Erling Braut Haaland is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester City as well as the Norway national team. He is regarded as one of the best players in the world, and he is known for his speed, strength, and finishing ability.
Haaland progressed through the youth system to play for Bryne’s reserve and senior teams. He joined Molde in 2017 (also playing for their reserve team) and stayed for two seasons. He joined German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in December 2019, where he won the DFB-Pokal in 2020-21.
Haaland was born on July 21, 2000, in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, while his father, Alfie Haaland, was playing in the Premier League for Leeds United. He moved to Bryne, his parents’ hometown in Norway, when he was three years old. Along with football, Haaland participated in a variety of other sports as a child, including handball, golf, and track and field. He also set a world record in his age category for the standing long jump when he was five years old, with a distance of 1.63 meters in 2006.
Erling Haaland Height and Weight
Height: 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight : 88 kg / 194 lbs
Erling Haaland Net worth and Salary
Weekly Salary 900k
Net worth is $12 million
Haaland began his career at the age of five in the academy of his hometown club Bryne. He played for Bryne’s reserve team during the 2015-16 season and impressed, scoring 18 goals in 14 games. Gaute Larsen was fired as Bryne manager in May 2016, and youth coach Berntsen was promoted to caretaker manager. The interim manager, who had previously worked closely with Haaland in other youth teams, gave the teenager his first start three months before his 16th birthday. On May 12, he made his debut against Ranheim in the second-tier 1. divisjon.
Manchester City announced on May 10, 2022, that they had reached an agreement to sign Haaland after activating his €60 million (£51.2 million) release clause. The agreement was finalized on June 13, when City announced that Haaland would begin his five-year contract on July 1. On July 30, he made his competitive debut, playing 90 minutes in a 3-1 loss to Liverpool in the 2022 FA Community Shield.
His league debut, he scored two goals in a 2-0 away win over West Ham United on August 7. On 27 August, Haaland scored his first Premier League hat-trick in a 4-2 victory over Crystal Palace, and his second, a perfect hat-trick, four days later in a 6-0 win over Nottingham Forest, breaking the previous record by 14 matches; he was later voted Premier League Player of the Month for August, his first month playing in the league.
On 28 August 2019, manager Lars Lagerbäck named Haaland to the Norway senior team squad to face Malta and Sweden in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches; he made his senior national team debut on 5 September 2019 against Malta. Haaland scored his first senior international goal for Norway in a 1-2 loss to Austria in the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League B on September 4, 2020. Three days later, he scored twice in a 5-1 win over Northern Ireland. Haaland scored his first international hat-trick in Norway’s 4-0 win over Romania in a Nations League B match on October 11, bringing his senior team tally to six goals in six games. During the international break in September 2021, Haaland scored five goals in three World Cup qualification matches, including a second hat-trick for Norway in a 5-1 win over Gibraltar.
Style of play
Haaland, a prolific goal scorer, possesses all of the characteristics of a complete center-forward. Earling makes effective use of his large frame to hold play up and involve others. He has the speed and skill to come in behind, dribble and create, and finish with both feet and his head. Haaland typically comes deep to collect the ball to assist his team in building play, frequently looking to spread the ball wide for a teammate before turning and sprinting towards goal. He has the awareness to turn on the ball and create from a forward-facing position when he comes too deep for defenders to follow him.
In the penalty area, he makes small, sharp movements to detect an opportunity for a teammate to find him in space, and he can change his running line and accelerate into that space, making him extremely difficult for defenders to read.
Haaland is the son of Alfie Haaland, a former defender for Nottingham Forest, Leeds United, and Manchester City, and Gry Marita Braut, a former women’s heptathlete. Jonatan Braut Brunes, his cousin, is also a professional footballer. Brunes became Bryne’s youngest player ever in a game against KFUM Oslo on 16 May 2016, at the age of 15 years, 9 months, and 9 days, breaking Haaland’s previous record set four days earlier.