Haaland a coveted player in the world is a Norwegian striker who plays for German based club Borussia Dortmund.
He began his footballing career at hometown playing for Bryne FK and moved to Molde at age of 16years.In his first season at Molde he scored 4 goal in 20 appearances. In the 2018 season, having been compared to Lomelu Lukaku by his Coach Ole Gunnar, he emerged the top scorer for Molde with 16 goals in all competitions.
Having impressed, Haaland moved to Red Bull Salzburg in August 2018 in a 5-year deal. The inform striker scored 4 hat tricks including in their Champions League win against Genk in his first Champions League game. He went on to score in his first three Champions League appearances with a goal at Anfield and a brace against Napoli. He is the first teenager to have scored in his first five consecutive Champions League Appearances.
Haaland attracted interests from Manchester United and Juventus but was signed on a five-year deal by Borussia Dortmund for 20M Euros in December 2019. He scored 5 goals in his first 2 games in Dortmund shirt with a hat-trick against Augsburg and a brace against FC Koln to become the first Bundesliga player with such score in opening 2 games.
Haaland concluded his 2019-20 season with 13 goals and 2 assists in his 15 appearances in Bundesliga having spent part of the campaign at Salzburg before joining Dortmund in December 2019.
In 2020-21 season, he showed prospect of determination for success by scoring a brace in the opening game. He was named the Bundesliga player of the Month of November, he was also the third best scorer in Bundesliga with 27 goals behind Andre Silva and Bayern Munich hitman Robert Lewandowski leading having netted 41 times. Haaland ended the season with 41 goals in all competitions.
2021 was a good year for the striker having emerged the best scorer in the Champions League with 10 goals 2 ahead of Kylian Mbappe who came second with 8goals.
Haaland has represent his country Norway at different levels including the Under 19 and Under 20 before being called to the senior team squad in August 2019.He scored his first international goal against Austria and first international hat trick during their 4-0 home win over visitors Romania. He holds a record of most goals (9) scored in the Under 20 world cup by an individual in match.
Place of birth and age
Haaland was born in Leeds, United Kingdom on 21st July 2000 where his father was playing for Leeds United in the Premier league before they moved to Bryne in Norway their home country.
Position of play
The Norwegian plays as a Centre forward with good striking capabilities that pose a threat to opposition teams.
Trophies won by Haaland
Austrian Cup Winner twice
Austrian Champion twice
2020 Bundesliga player of the competition
He joined Bryne FK from Bryne FK Under 19 on 8th September 2015.After 2 years, he moved to Molde before joining RB Salzburg for a year and switched to Borussia Dortmund on January 2020.
He is contracted to German based Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund until 2024 with release clause of 75M Euros effective 2022 summer.
He earns 7.9 Million Euros at Borussia Dortmund per year.
He made his debut for is National team in September 2019.
He first played for Borussia Dortmund against Augsburg on 18th January 2020 scoring a hat-trick having come on as a substitute.
At Borussia Dortmund, he has been entrusted with the number 9 jersey while at Norway he wears number 23.
Net worth and value
Haaland has an estimated transfer value of 180M Euros.
Style of play
He likes to make runs with his athleticism and strength
He plays with high level of confidence.
He is a prolific goal scorer with an eye for the ball.
Social media handles
Erling Haaland on Instagram- @erling.haaland
Erling Haaland on Twitter- @erling.haaland
In 2020 he had three injuries with knee problem in June and November and a torn muscle fibre in December.
He had suffered an abdominal muscle injury in December 2019.
2020 Bundesliga player of the competition
Bundesliga player of the year twice (2018 & 2020)
Top scorer in Champions League with 10 goals (2020-2021)
Top scorer UEFA Nations League B with 6 goals (2020-2021)
Top scorer U-20 World Cup with 9 goals (2018-2019)
In 2018 an Eliteserien Breakthrough of the Year
Austrian Footballer of the Year in 2019
Appearance for Norway
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Appearance for Borussia Dortmund
Appearance in Champions League
Appearance in Bundesliga
Appearance in DFK-Pokal
Appearance in DFL-Supercup
Appearance for RB Salzburg
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|AUSTRIAN BUNDESLIGA (2019-20)||14||16||4|
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Appearance for Molde
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