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7 best LA Galaxy players of all time

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Several iconic and legendary players have donned the the LA Galaxy shirt during their extensive history as one of Major League Soccer’s original teams.

Since the Galaxy’s inaugural 1996 campaign, the club has seen many players come through the door that have starred across different positions on the pitch. Of course, there has to have been several players that have stepped up to lead the club as they have five MLS Cups, two US Open Cups, one CONCACAF Champions Cup and four Supporters’ Shields to their name.

Players have come and gone in Los Angeles, but only a handful have truly left their mark on the Western Conference club.

Here are the top seven players in LA Galaxy’s history.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Ibrahimovic starred in LA / Katharine Lotze/GettyImages

Although Zlatan Ibrahimovic didn’t end up lifting any trophies during his time at Dignity Health Sports Park, the former Sweden international was so good in MLS that he eventually made the move back to Europe.

Following two seasons from 2018-2019 in which Ibrahimovic managed 53 goals in 58 appearances, the iconic talisman returned to Europe to join AC Milan.

. DeLaGarza

DeLaGarza held his own in defense / Shaun Clark/GettyImages

AJ DeLaGarza might not be one of the household names you think of when LA Galaxy are mentioned, but he more than played his part in the team’s success in the early 2010’s.

DeLaGarza — who was capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well as a right-back — would go on to suit up 250 times for the Galaxy, lifting three MLS Cups and two Supporters’ Shield.

Mauricio Cienfuegos dribbles the ball

Mauricio Cienfuegos shined in the midfield / Brian Bahr/GettyImages

Before Riqui Puig was the star of the show in the midfield, Mauricio Cienfeugos was racking up goals and assists for the LA Galaxy starting in the 1996 campaign.

The El Salvador icon would go to feature for LA for eight seasons before retiring in 2004, tallying 40 goals and 64 assists in 245 outings while lifting one MLS Cup, one US Open Cup, one CONCACAF Champions Cup and two Supporters’ Shield.

Cobi Jones dribbles

Cobi Jones ran the show in the middle of the park / Brian Bahr/GettyImages

While Cienfuegos was a brilliant player, he couldn’t run the midfield alone — but Cobi Jones was there to form a brilliant partnership between the two as he also joined ahead of the 1996 season.

Before hanging up his boots in 2008, Jones ended a 12-year spell with the Galaxy as the team’s all-time appearances leader with 359 matches as well as 75 goals and 76 assists. Jones also enjoyed plenty of success, lifting eight…

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