Erling Haaland and the records he can break

A new phenomenon in the world of football has taken place, and it’s named Erling Haaland. The Scandinavian Norway international has taken the footballing world up and running with his goal-scoring prolific. Born on 21 July 2000 in Leeds, England to former Manchester City player Alf Inge Haaland, he started his career at FC Molde in Norway.

Erling Haaland
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Under then-coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who later became the Manchester United coach for a brief period, Haaland performed well, and the coach during his tenure at the Red Devils also recommended for his signing. The recommendation couldn’t go through but instead, he signed for the German giants Borussia Dortmund.

The Norwegian has not just joined Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund for 60 million euros when his release clause was triggered. He was essential to the Black and Yellow's success as well with some fabulous form there. Scoring a staggering 86 goals in a mere 89 appearances with a total of 17 assists he managed a goal involvement in every match he played. 

Haaland was bought from Redbull Salzburg from Austria for 20 million euros after his exceptional display for them, not to mention his game vs Liverpool that caught the eye of the black and yellows. Scoring a total of 25 goals in 27 appearances he landed onto the European stage in some style and hasn’t stopped yet. 

His record for the U-19s is pretty much an eye-catching one with 9 goals in 3 matches, he scored all the goals in a single match at the under-20 World Cup vs Honduras. So far for the Norway first team he has had 14 caps he has amassed 11 goals already and is hunting for more. A striker of his capability would certainly be hoping to perform at his level best for his team to have a name in the European Competitions.

Records broken by Erling Haaland

Haaland broke the record for the most number of goals in a single season in the Premier League. Amassing a total of 36 goals in the 2022-2023 season he went ahead of the likes of Andrew Cole and Alan Shearer who had 34 goals respectively.

  • He is the first player to reach a half-century of goals in the English Top Flight.
  • He is the first player to score in the first 4 away games.
  • He became the fastest player to score 25 goals under coach Pep Guardiola in just 20 matches.
  • Haaland has the record for the most number of goals scored in the first five games of the Premier League with 9.
  • No other player than Haaland has scored 3 hat-tricks in successive home games for the club.


  • He is the quickest to reach the first hattrick and also the quickest to reach the first three hattricks in the premier league.
  • He has taken the fewest games to score 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 goals in the Champions League.
  • He also holds the record for scoring the most number of goals in a single match in an under-20 official tournament. He scored 9 goals vs Honduras in the Under-20 World Cup.


Records that Erling Haaland is close to break 

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  • Netherlands legend Ruud Van Nistelrooy is the current holder to reach the 40-goal mark in the Champions League in just 45 games. He has 35 in 32 at present and might need a mere 5 in 13.
  • Haaland can break the record for the most hattricks in a single season. He currently has 4 but can match the tally of 5 held by Alan Shearer.
  • He can achieve the feat of Cristiano Ronaldo of scoring a total of 17 goals in a Champions League season. Haaland is on 12.
  • Dixie Deans's amazing record of 63 goals in the English top flight is a record nobody was able to break for the past 96 years. Haaland with his goal-scoring spree was able to score 52 last time out and if stays in good form and shape, we might see a long-standing record getting broken again.


With time for legendary players like assists and Lionel Messi coming to an end, there must be players that can act as an heir to them. Haaland should certainly be considered one of them with him already at the age of 23 breaking the records that took a long to be made. Standing at 1.94 meters tall and with a strong masculine physique, the striker has all the ability to become the best striker on the planet, and in the coming years, we might be able to witness that.

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