Erling Braut Haaland is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester City and the Norway national team. He is considered one of the best players in the world and is known for his speed, strength, positioning, and finishing inside the box. Haaland holds the record for the most goals scored by a player in a single Premier League season, with 36.
Haaland was born on July 21, 2000, in Leeds, England. His father, Alf-Inge Haaland, was a Norwegian international who played as a defender and midfielder. He started his career at his hometown club Bryne in 2016. He moved to Molde in 2017 where he spent two years. In January 2019, Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg signed him on a five-year contract.
Haaland made his professional debut for Bryne in April 2017. He scored his first goal for the club in May 2017. In July 2017, he moved to Molde. He scored 16 goals in 14 appearances for Molde in the 2017 Eliteserien season. In January 2019, he moved to Red Bull Salzburg. He scored 29 goals in 27 appearances for Salzburg in the 2018-19 season. In December 2019, he moved to Borussia Dortmund for a fee reported in the region of €20 million. He scored 41 goals in 40 appearances for Dortmund in the 2019-20 season. In May 2022, he moved to Manchester City for a fee reported in the region of £51 million.
Here is a list of Erling Haaland’s football career records:
- Most goals scored in a single season for Salzburg: 29 goals in 27 appearances (2018-19)
- Most goals scored in a single season for Borussia Dortmund: 41 goals in 40 appearances (2019-20)
- Most goals scored in a single season for Manchester City: 36 goals in 33 appearances (2022-23)
- Most goals scored in a single Champions League season: 10 goals in 7 appearances (2019-20)
- Most goals scored in a single FIFA Club World Cup tournament: 5 goals in 2 appearances (2020)
- Youngest player to score 10 goals in the Champions League: 19 years, 10 months and 25 days (2019)
- Youngest player to score 50 goals in the Champions League: 20 years, 206 days (2021)
- Youngest player to score 100 goals in all competitions for a Norwegian club: 19 years, 11 months, and 23 days (2020)
- Youngest player to score 100 goals in all competitions for a German club: 20 years, 1 month, and 26 days (2020)
- Youngest player to score 100 goals in all competitions for an English club: 21 years, 5 months, and 27 days (2022)
Haaland is still only 22 years old, so it is likely that he will break many more records in the years to come.
Haaland made his international debut for Norway in September 2019. He has scored 17 goals in 18 appearances for Norway.
Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge Haaland, was a Norwegian international who played as a defender and midfielder. His mother, Gry Marit Breivik, is a former handball player. He has two little sisters, Ingrid and Cecilie.
Haaland is currently dating Spanish model Ingrid Berg Solberg.
Haaland is known for his healthy lifestyle. He eats a strict diet and he trains hard every day. He is also a very religious person.
Height & Weight
Haaland is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 88 kilograms.
Haaland’s net worth is estimated to be around $50 million.
Haaland’s weaknesses include his lack of experience at the highest level and his tendency to get injured.
Erling Haaland is a world-class striker who is still only 22 years old. He has the potential to be one of the best players in the world for many years to come.