Erling Haaland has taken the football world by storm in recent years, with his stunning performances on the pitch making him one of the most sought-after players in the game. Ahead of the Real Madrid v Manchester City match, we take a look at how Haaland became a footballing phenomenon.
Haaland’s rise to stardom began in his native Norway, where he made his professional debut at the age of just 15. He quickly made a name for himself as a prolific goalscorer, scoring 20 goals in his first full season with Molde FK.
After a brief stint with Red Bull Salzburg, where he continued to impress, Haaland joined Borussia Dortmund in January 2020. Since then, he has been nothing short of sensational, scoring an incredible 49 goals in just 51 appearances for the German club.
Haaland’s performances have not gone unnoticed, with several top clubs, including Manchester City and Real Madrid, reportedly vying for his signature this summer. His impressive performances on the international stage, where he has scored 7 goals in 8 appearances for Norway, have only added to his appeal.
Haaland’s success can be attributed to his physical attributes, including his pace, strength, and aerial ability, as well as his exceptional finishing skills. But he is more than just a goal scorer – he also possesses impressive work rate and a willingness to press and defend from the front.
As he prepares to take on Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final, all eyes will be on Haaland to see if he can continue his remarkable form. Whether he stays at Dortmund or moves to one of Europe’s top clubs, one thing is for sure – Erling Haaland is a footballing phenomenon who is only just getting started.