Ibrahimovic, 36, looked to be facing the end of his career after suffering a serious knee injury at Manchester United.
But showed remarkable tenacity despite his advancing age to recover and return to the field of play within six months, before his eventual move to LA Galaxy.
Now, after netting 12 goals in his last 11 MLS games, the Sweden all-time record goalscorer has issued a plea to his fans.
"Let's see because I feel alive now," he said upon being asked about hanging up his boots.
"I had this injury, but afterwards people forget because after three months I showed everybody that I'm still alive. Actually, I did it after two minutes when I came here.
"I feel good, I feel fresh and I'm happy here. I like my team-mates, I like the club, I like the people around it and I like the city.
"I want to help the club. I want to help the people around. I want to help my team-mates win and I'm here for the moment, so all of you should enjoy [it] while I'm here.
"I want to play football for as long as I can because after the injury the answer was that I couldn't play again."