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Erling Haaland Biography

Norwegian Footballer

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Erling Braut Haaland (born 21 July 2000), known as Erling Haaland, is a Norwegian professional footballer who hails from Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. He plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester City and the Norway national team. Recognized as one of the world’s best players, Haaland is celebrated for his speed, strength, positioning, and finishing skills. He holds the record for the most goals scored by a player in a single Premier League season.

Erling Haaland
Full Name Erling Braut Haaland
Born July 21, 2000 (age 23)
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation Footballer
Relationship Status Single
Awards European Golden Shoe
Organization Manchester City

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Early Life

  • Born on 21 July 2000 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
  • Moved to Bryne, Norway, at the age of three.
  • Engaged in various sports during childhood, including handball, golf, and track and field.
  • Reportedly set a world record in his age category for the standing long jump at five years old.


Club Career


  • Began his football journey with the academy of hometown club Bryne at age five.
  • Played for Bryne’s reserve team during the 2015–16 season, scoring 18 goals in 14 matches.
  • Made his senior debut in a second-tier 1. divisjon match against Ranheim in May 2016.


  • Signed with Molde in February 2017.
  • Scored his first goal for Molde in a Norwegian Cup match against Volda TI.
  • Finished the 2018 season as Molde’s top goalscorer with 16 goals in 30 matches.

Red Bull Salzburg

  • Joined Austrian Bundesliga champions Red Bull Salzburg in January 2019.
  • Scored multiple hat-tricks for the club in various competitions.
  • Became the first teenager to score in his first four Champions League matches.

Borussia Dortmund

  • Transferred to Borussia Dortmund in December 2019.
  • Scored a hat-trick on his debut for Dortmund in January 2020.
  • Finished the 2019–20 season with 44 goals in 40 club appearances.
  • Continued his impressive form in the 2020–21 season, winning the Bundesliga Player of the Season award.
  • Departed Dortmund at the end of the 2021–22 season.

Manchester City

  • Joined Manchester City in the summer of 2022.
  • Played a pivotal role in Manchester City’s continental treb le-winning campaign.
  • Set multiple Premier League records, including most goals scored in a season.

International Career

  • Represented Norway at various youth levels.
  • Scored a record nine goals in a single match during the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
  • Made his senior international debut for Norway in September 2019.
  • Scored multiple goals in World Cup qualification matches and UEFA Nations League games.

Awards and Nominations

  • Named Young Player of the Season and Premier League Player of the Season in 2022.
  • Became the first teenager to score goals in five consecutive UEFA Champions League matches.
  • Won the Golden Boy award in 2020.
  • Named Bundesliga Player of the Season in 2021.
  • Included in the FIFA FIFPro World11 in 2021 and 2022.
  • Won the European Golden Shoe and the Premier League Golden Boot.

Personal Life

  • The son of Alfie Haaland, who played for Leeds United in the Premier League.
  • Grew up in Bryne, Norway, after moving from Leeds at the age of three.
  • Apart from football, Haaland was involved in various sports during his childhood.

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