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Zlatan: first MLS player to be part of FIFA Team of the Season

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Los Angeles Galaxy celebrates a goal during the second half against the Portland Timbers at Dignity Health Sports Park

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The LA Galaxy captain and superstar was chosen as centre-forward for the FIFA 19 Team of the Season, making him the first MLS player to be included.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's mission when he came to the United States was to outscore eeveryone else in the MLS, and he showing that he's well on the way to doing just that. The LA Galaxy captain has become the first MLS player to be included in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team's Team of the Season.

Ibra arrived in the States in March 2018, debuting against crosstown rivals LAFC on 31 March. The former Manchester United player showed his quality and goal-scoring ability right from the start, netting a brace on his debut to hand Galaxy victory.

During his first season, Zlatan scored 20 goals and supplied ten assists, finishing among the top marksmen in the league. Ahead of his second campaign in the MLS, the striker vowed to exceed those figures, as he wants to break every record the league has. With only nine games played, Zlatan has nine goals and two assists, making him the second-highest scorer in the tournament so far.

FIFA 19 Team of the Season where Zlatan is the first MLS player to enter the team

And it's all because of these numbers that Ibrahimovic was considered in the vote to be selected for the FIFA 19 Team of the Season, as most leagues around the world are about to end. Videogame fans will be able to complete their templates in 'Ultimate Team' mode.

Variation from the original card

Zlatan's card has an average of 95 and is valued at a minimum of one million, 700 thousand and reaches 2 million 300 thousand. This card was improved in almost all features - it reads: 87 speed, 97 shooting, 90 passing, 95 dribblings, 95 physical and 60 in defense.

FIFA 19 Team of the Season where Zlatan is the first MLS player to enter the team

The differences between the cards is fairly broad since there are ten more points in the special one (Team of the Season) on average per player, while the basic one has 59 speed, 86 shooting, 77 passing, 79 dribblings, 34 defense and 78 physical.