15 Things You Need to Know About Erling Braut Haaland

Erling Braut Håland is a 19-year-old Norwegian striker, who has become an overnight sensation and is already viewed as one of the most talented and promising football players in the world.

Erling Braut Håland, Borussia Dortmund
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Erling Braut Håland started his football career at a Norwegian side Bryne FK where he played throughout his youth and in September 2015 got promoted to the main squad. Håland remained with the team up to February 2017, when he got signed by Molde FK where he continued to hone his skill and soon started to show immense potential as a player. It was not until January 2019, when he got signed by RB Salzburg, however, when his career rook off. Håland incredible performance in the Austrian Bundesliga helped Salzburg win the title of league champions as well as the Austrian cup. In 27 appearances for RB Salzburg, Håland scored 29 goals and added seven assists. With 16 league goals to his name, Håland ended the season as the second-best scorer in the league, only trailing Shon Weissman who scored 20.

Håland’s impressive performances did not go unnoticed as he caught the attention of Borussia Dortmund, who did not hesitate to splash out €20 million to acquire the young talent at the turn of the year.

Since joining the Borussia, Håland already left a mark and proved himself as one of the biggest talents that ever stood on the pitch, not only in Bundesliga but most likely in the history of the sport. To date, Håland made nine appearances for BVB, which includes seven league matches, one UEFA Champions League appearance and one DFB-Pokal appearance. In seven league matches, Håland scored nine goals and added one assist, while he scored twice for BVB in the Champions League and once in DFB-Pokal.

In his first three appearances for Borussia, Håland scored seven goals – he produced a hat-trick in his debut against Augsburg, added two more in Borussia’s hammering of FC Koln and two more against Union Berlin. With that, he also became the first-ever player to score seven goals in their first three appearances in the German top flight.

It goes without saying that the future for Erling Braut Håland is bright and if he can continue playing at this pace, he just might become one of the best football players that ever lived.

Here are 15 things you need to know about the new teen superstar Erling Braut Håland.

  1. Who is Erling Braut Håland?

Erling Braut Håland is an English-born Norwegian professional footballer, who has joined Borussia Dortmund at the start of the year, having previously played for Red Bull Salzburg, Molde FK and Bryne FK.

 

  1. How old is Erling Braut Håland?

Born on 21 July 2000, Erling Braut Håland is currently 19 years old.

 

  1. What nationality is Erling Braut Håland?

Although born in Leeds, England, Erling Braut Håland is of a Norwegian nationality and has already made two appearances for the Norwegian national football team.

 

  1. How many goals did Erling Braut Håland score in his career?

To date, Erling Braut Håland has scored 61 goals in 103 appearances, meaning he has scored a goal every 1.7 game. He scored most of his goals at Red Bull Salzburg, where he bagged 29 in 27 appearances.

 

  1. How many goals did Erling Braut Håland score this season?

In the 2019/20 season, Erling Braut Håland scored 40 goals in 31 games. 28 of those goals came while he played under RB Salzburg, while the remaining 12 he scored for Borussia Dortmund.

 

  1. What position is Håland?

Erling Braut Håland’s main position is striker, although he did play as a left-wing for BVB in their clash with FC Koln, where he scored twice.

 

  1. How many hat tricks has Håland scored this season?

This season alone, Erling Braut Håland scored six hat-tricks – two for RB Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga, once in the UEFA Champions League and once in OFB-Cup. The Norwegian prodigy also scored a hat-trick in his debut match for Borussia Dortmund against Augsburg.

 

  1. How tall is Erling Braut Håland?

Erling Braut Håland is 1.94 m (6’4) tall.

 

  1. Who is Håland’s agent?

Erling Braut Håland’s agent is Mino Raiola, a prominent Italian agent who also overlooks other football stars such as Paul Pogba, Marco Verratti, Lorenzo Insigne, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alessio Romagnoli and Konstantinos Manolas, to name a few.

 

  1. Where was Erling Håland born?

Erling Braut Håland was born in Leeds, England.

 

  1. Can Erling Håland play for England?

FIFA rules state that “Any player who is a naturalised citizen of a country in virtue of that country’s laws shall be eligible to play for a national or representative team of that country,” meaning Erling Braut Håland is, in theory, eligible to play for the English national team, but he chose to play for Norway.

 

  1. Why is Erling Braut Håland not playing for England?

Erling Braut Håland chose to play for Norway, as he has represented the nation at various age groups, from U15 up to U21 and is now a member of the senior team.

 

  1. Will Erling Braut Håland play at EURO 2020?

Erling Braut Håland will be able to participate in the EURO 2020 qualifications, where his nation will be chasing a ticket for the tournament. Norway’s first fixture will be played on March 26, 2020, when they will face off against Serbia in the promotion semi-finals.

 

  1. Who is Erling Braut Håland’s father?

Erling Braut Håland’s father is Alf-Inge Rasdal Håland, who was also a professional footballer from 1990-2012. Just like Erling, Alf-Inge Rasdal Håland started his football career in Bryne and later moved to play in England, where he played under Nottingham Forest, Leeds United and Manchester City. Alf-Inge ended his football career at Rosseland BK in July 2012.

 

  1. Who is Erling Braut Håland’s football hero?

As claimed by Erling Braut Håland, his football hero is his father, who inspired him to become a professional footballer. Erling’s goal as a professional footballer is to be better than his father, who made 34 appearances for the Norwegian national team and played over 200 games in the English Premier League.

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