Haaland a coveted player in the world is a Norwegian striker who plays for German-based club Borussia Dortmund.
He began his footballing career in his hometown playing for Bryne FK and moved to Molde at age of 16years.In his first season at Molde, he scored 4 goals 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 in-form 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 interest 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 a score in the 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 the 2020-21 season, he showed the 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 top scorer in the Champions League with 10 goals 2 ahead of Kylian Mbappe who came second with 8 goals.
Haaland has represented 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 Romania. He holds a record for most goals (9) scored in the Under 20 world cup by an individual in a match.
Erling Haaland Manchester City transfer
Following the departure of Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero from Etihad, Manchester City has been playing without a striker. However, this seems to be a thing of the past as it was confirmed Haaland will be joining ahead of next season.
Erling Haaland‘s Parents.
Name of his father goes by as Alf-Inge Haaland and his mother is called Gry Marita Braut. He is the last born in a family of three kids. His father was also a football player playing in English League where the Norwegian was born in 2000.
Erling Haaland’s age, height, and weight.
Born on July 21, 2000, in Leeds England, Haaland is 21 years old. He is 1.94m tall or 6.4 feet and has a weight of 88kg or 194lbs.
Erling Haaland’s injury history
The striker has suffered setbacks in his career attributed to injuries that he has suffered from time to time. Some of the notable injuries include an abdominal muscle injury in December 2019, knee injuries in June, November, and torn fibre in December 2020.
Erling Haaland’s net worth and market value.
Haaland’s value has risen over time; an analysis of his current value reveals that he has a market value of 150 million euros. Tracking back to his early days, he had a market value of 0.2M euros as of December 2018 when he was 16 years old playing at Bryne.
The Centre forward has an estimated net worth of 12 million dollars. The main source of his worth is his successful football career where he gets his earnings.
Erling Haaland Transfer history.
Haaland was playing at Bryne FK youths between 2005 and 2015 when he was included in the senior team. In February 2017 Molde signed him for 0.1M euros.
After two years, RB Salzburg signed him for 8M euros from Molde and as he continued to impress Borussia Dortmund spent 45M euros to acquire his services. Effective July 1, 2022 Haaland will be a Manchester City player after a deal of 51M euros was agreed.
Erling Haaland salary
Based on his contract at Borussia Dortmund, Erling Haaland earns a weekly salary of 132,000 euros equivalent to 6.86 million euros a year. However, following an agreement to join Manchester City, his wages are most likely to go high.
Erling Haaland contract
Erling Haaland joined Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund on July 1,2020 from Salzburg. His contract was set to expire on June 30, 2024 but he has already agreed with Manchester City to join the Premier League on July 1, 2022.
Erling Haaland’s position and style of play
The main position of play for Haaland is at the Centre forward. The player has good striking capabilities that pose a great threat to opposition defenders. Haaland’s style of play involves making runs with his athleticism and strength, high level of confidence, and prolific goal scoring.
Erling Haaland ranking.
Globally Haaland ranks at position 2 among all players in the world. In his country Norway, Haaland is number 1. Looking at how he sits at the club level and the Bundesliga, he settles for position 1 at Borussia Dortmund and position 1 in Bundesliga respectively.
At the Centre forward, which is his main position of play, he ranks number 2. A quick look at his age mates that are players born in 2000, Haaland stands at position 1.
Erling Haaland FIFA 22 rating.
Haaland has an overall rating of 88 with the potential of 93. He rates with three stars in skill moves and three stars for the weak foot. He has an international reputation of four. His work rate is high/high. In terms of traits, he is a solid player and speed dribbler.
A 360-degree view of his rating shows that he has a pace rate of 89, shooting of 91, passing is at 65, dribbling is 80, defence at 45, and physicality at 88.
Trophies won by Erling Haaland
- DFK-Pokal with Borussia Dortmund (2021)
- Austrian Bundesliga Winner twice with Salzburg (2019,2020)
- Austrian Cup with Salzburg (2019)
- Syrenka Cup with Norway U17 (2016)
Erling Haaland individual awards
- Champions League Forward of Season (2021)
- Top Scorer Champions League (2021)
- Top scorer UEFA Nations League (2021)
- 2020 Golden Boy
- 2020 Bundesliga player of the competition
- Bundesliga player of the year twice (2018 & 2020)
- Top scorer U-20 World Cup (2019)
- In 2018 an Eliteserien Breakthrough of the Year
- Austrian Footballer of the Year in 2019
- Eliteserien Breakthrough of the Year 2018