Erling Haaland - Updated Feb 2024

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Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland is a famous Norwegian professional footballer. Erling Haaland plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester City and the Norway national team. He is also known as the best player in the world, better known for his speed, strength, and finishing.

Early Life

Erling Haaland came to the world on the 21st of July 2000, in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. His birth name is Erling Braut Haaland and is 23 years old as of 2023.

In addition, he holds Norwegian nationality and has a zodiac sign of Cancer. Similarly, he has his belief in Christianity through religion and belongs to the Norwegian ethnicity.

This player is the son of Alfie Haaland (father) and Gry Marita Braut (mother). In addition, he is also a former personal football player while his mother is a homemaker.

Similarly, he has a sister whose name is Gabriella and his elder brother whose name is Astor. When Erling was just three years old, he moved to Bryne, his parent’s hometown in Norway.

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Caption: Erling Haaland childhood photo (Source: Instagram)

Talking about his academic career, he studies at a local elementary school in Leeds. Moreover, he participated in a variety of activities as a youngster, involving ball games, golfing, and athletics, in addition to practicing soccer from their younger years. When he was just five, he achieved a world record in his age category for the standing long jump with a recorded distance of 1.63 meters in 2006.

Professional Career


At the age of five, Erling Haaland began in the academy of his hometown club Bryne. He played for Bryne’s reserve team and impressed, scoring 18 goals in 14 matches, during the 2015-2016 season. After some matches, he plays as a winger and striker. However, he failed to score in his breakthrough season at Bryne, Haaland was offered a trial by the German club 1899 Hoffenheim before eventually moving to Molde to play under Ole Gunnar Solskjær. In addition, he made 16 total senior appearances for Bryne.


Molde on the 1st of February 2017 that the club is signing a contract with the 16-year-old Haaland. On the 26th of April 2017, h made his debut for the club in a Norwegian Cup match against Volda TI, scoring on his debut in a 3–2 win. And, he made his debut goal in the same match. On the 4th of June 2017, he made his league debut against Sarpsborg 08. In his first season for Molde, he scored four goals. This footballer finished the 2018 season as Molde’s top goalscorer with 16 goals in 30 matches in all competitions.

Red Bull Salzburg

In August 2018, Haaland signed with the Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg. On the 1st of January 2019, he was announced to join the club. He scored his debut Salzburg hat-trick against SC-ESV Parndorf in the Austrian Cup on 19 July 2019.

On the 10th of August 2019, he scored his first Austrian Bundesliga hat-trick against Wolfsberger AC in a 5–2 victory. Similarly, he also became the first player ever to score as many goals in his first 3 matches in the Champions League.

Afterward, he got a third hat-trick for Salzburg on 14 September in a 7–2 victory over TSV Hartberg; this was the sixth consecutive league game Haaland had scored in, with 11 total goals.

He made his debut in the UEFA Champions League against Genk, where he scored three goals in the first half of an eventual 6–2 victory, his fourth overall hat-trick for Salzburg.

Following it, he was the second teenager after Karim Benzema in Champions League history to score in each of his first three appearances in the competition. Haaland was also part of the Salzburg team that won the 2018-19 Austrian Football Bundesliga and Austrian Cup.

Borussia Dortmund

In January 2020, he signed with German club Borussia Dortmund during the winter transfer. With the club, he signed a four-and-a-half-year contract worth €20 million.

On the 18th of January 2020, he made his debut appearance for the club against Augsburg. Where he scored a hat-trick within 23 minutes during his debut match in a 5-3 victory.

In his first half-season with the club, he scored a total of 13 goals and made two assists in 15 Bundesliga games. He scored three goals in four games to help Dortmund win the DFB-Pokal title in the 2020-21 season.

He finished as the Champions League’s top goal-scorer for the 2020-21 season and was also named the Bundesliga player of the season following his electric performances in front of goal.

In the 2021-2022 season, he began with a hat trick over Wehen Wiesbaden in the first round of the DFB-Pokal on 7 August 2021. Having a good start, but during the first months of the season, Haaland was sidelined with a hamstring injury, returning on 16 October and scoring a brace against Mainz in a 3–1 victory.
Afterward, he suffered a hip flexor injury, which sidelined him for two months. On the 27th of November 0f 2021, he made his return in a win over a 3-1 goal and scored his 50th Bundesliga goal.
With this, he set a new record for the fewest appearances and also became the youngest player to score 50 league goals. However, Dortmund announced that Haaland would be leaving at the end of the season to sign for Premier League club Manchester City on 10 May.
He played the last match for the club against Hertha BSC and scored Dortmund’s first goal in a 2–1 win.

Manchester City

On May 10, 2022, English club Manchester City announced they had reached a deal to sign Haaland after activating his €60 million (£51.2 million) release clause with a five-year deal.

He made his debut on 30 July, playing 90 minutes in a 3–1 defeat to Liverpool in the 2022 FA Community Shield. Similarly, he scored two goals on his league debut in a 2–0 away victory against West Ham United on the 7th of August.

He scored his first Premier League hat-trick in a 4–2 victory against Crystal Palace on the 27th of August and scored his second, a perfect hat-trick, four days later in a 6–0 win against Nottingham Forest.

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Caption: Erling Haaland kicking the ball (Source: Instagram)

After this, he was named the quickest individual in Premier League history to score two hat-tricks, beating 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.

He made his Champions League debut for the club on the 6th of September, scoring two goals against Sevilla and becoming the first player to score 25 goals in 20 Champions League appearances.

In addition, he became the first player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick in three successive home games in City’s 6–3 win against Manchester United, in which he also got two assists. He scored a hat-trick against Wolverhampton Wanderers on the 22nd of January 2023.

International Career

Haaland was eligible to play from England’s side through his father. However, this football player chose Norway to represent on an international level. This football star has represented Norway in different age categories U15, U16, U17, U18, U19, U20, and U21 teams.
For the Norway U20 football team, he scored 9 goals in a 12-0 win against U20 at the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup. As a result, he set a new U20 World Cup record for the most goals scored by a single player in a match.
However, his country fail to advance to the knockout stage and he won the tournament’s, Golden Boot. Due to his great performance in the FIFA U20 World Cup, he was called up to the Norway senior team.
On the 5th of September 2019, he made his senior international debut against Malta. He scored his first senior international goal for Norway in a 1–2 loss against Austria in the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League B on the 4th of September 2020.
He scored a brace in a 5–1 victory against Northern Ireland, three days later. His first international hat trick came on 11 October in Norway’s 4–0 win over Romania in a Nations League B match, bringing his tally for the senior team to six goals in six matches played.
He scored five goals in three World Cup qualification matches, including a second hat-trick for Norway in a 5–1 victory against Gibraltar, during the September 2021 international break.

Erling Haaland – Awards

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Caption: Erling Haaland wins the Golden Boy Award (Source: Republic World)

During his football career, he has earned several awards. ‘Eliteserien Breakthrough of the Year: 2018’, ‘Austrian Footballer of the Year: 2019’, ‘Austrian Bundesliga Player of the Season: 2019–20’, ‘FIFA U-20 World Cup Golden Boot: 2019’, ‘Bundesliga Goal of the Month: September 2021’, ‘Premier League Player of the Month: August 2022’, ‘IFFHS Men’s World Team: 2022’ are some of his individual’s recognitions
 and awards.

Net Worth 2023

His net worth estimated at around $12 million as of 2022. While he is currently paid an annual salary of £19.5 million from his current football club. Similarly, he earned additional money from endorsement deals.

Relationship Status

Coming towards his personal life, Erling Haaland is single and unmarried. However, there is no information about whether he is single or dating someone. He is mainly focused on his career rather than on making any relationships. Similarly, this football star is out of any controversy and is fully focused on his footballing career.

Body Measurements

Caption: Erling Haaland during his training (Source: Instagram)

Relating his body stats, he stands 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 87kg. Moreover, he has blonde hair with blue eyes, and his body measurement measures 43-14-32 inches. He wears a shoe size of 10 US.

Erling Haaland – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@erling.haaland’ there are over 23.7 million followers. Likewise, there are 4 million followers on his Twitter page ‘@ErlingHaaland’ and over 14 million followers on his Facebook page.