Erling Haaland, one of the most promising young football stars, has already had his name written in gold letters in sports history.
Haaland of Borussia Dortmund was born on July 21, 2000, in Leeds, UK, while his father, Alf-Inge Haaland, was playing for Manchester City in the English Premier League after leaving Leeds United.
The 20-year-old, who is the hero of the young generation of Norway, became a record-breaking player whose international fame has improved worldwide.
Here are some of the insane records the 20-year old has already broken:
1. After scoring twice against Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, Haaland became the tournament’s youngest player to reach 20 goals.
He scored 20 goals in 14 games, outperforming Poland’s Robert Lewandowski, Argentina’s Lionel Messi, and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo. He also surpassed his countryman Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to become Norway’s all-time leading scorer in the UEFA Champions League.
2. In the 2019-2020 season, Haaland became the first teenager to score in the first UEFA Champions League matches in a row. He, not surprisingly, won the 2020 Golden Boy award.
3. Borussia Dortmund’s star became the club’s first-ever player to score in a debut match in the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, and Champions League. Furthermore, on debut in the Bundesliga, Haaland scored a hat-trick against FC Augsburg.
4. In Dortmund’s 3-2 away win over Stuttgart, the Norwegian international set a new Bundesliga speed record. During a counter-attack at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, he reached a top speed of 36.04 km/h (22.39 mph).
5. The youngest player in Champions League history to score in six consecutive games. Scoring in the Champions League is a difficult task. Only Messi and Ronaldo have more than 100 goals. Haaland dominated the UCL with Dortmund, scoring in six straight games.
Considering these records, it’s easy to say Haaland has a long way to go and has the potential to be one of the greats. Rumoured to move away from Dortmund, he’s being tracked by most of the top European clubs. Understandable, considering his quality.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) February 18, 2020