Manchester City News: Manchester City signed Erling Haaland at the start of the season from none other than Borussia Dortmund by paying a fee of £51 million which might seem less. In only a few days the striker became a key part of Guardiola’s setup.
A Bryne academy graduate, Haaland made his senior team debut with the club and then joined Molde. He stayed two seasons with the Norwegian club before moving to RB Salzburg.
Upon signing for Salzburg, Haaland finally showed his potential and scored in the first five Champions League matches. Within months he became one of the hottest prospects in the world. Haaland finally joined Dortmund in 2019 and carried his brilliant goalscoring form, broke many records and established himself as one of the best strikers in the world.
Today, let’s take a look at the top 3 goal records Erling Haaland has broken.
Manchester City News: A Premier League Talisman
After signing for Manchester City at the start of the window, Haaland has become the most important player for Pep Guardiola. His goal-scoring rate for the Citizens is staggering and he took no time to settle in the Premier League.
The Norwegian striker scored his first two goals in the Premier League in his debut match against West Ham. In the following match, Haaland failed to score any.
However, since then he has not looked back. Haaland scored back-to-back hat-tricks against Crystal palace and Nottingham Forrest. He scored nine goals in his first five appearances in the English top flight breaking the previous record of Sergio Aguero and Micky Quinn.
After failing to score against Bournemouth in his second-ever Premier League match, Haaland scored his first hat-trick against Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium. He followed it up with another hat-trick against Nottingham Forrest.
By doing so Haaland has become the fastest player in the Premier League to notch up two hattricks. The record was earlier held by Demba Ba who needed 21 games to net two hat-tricks.
Manchester City News: Goalscoring Rate
Known as one of the best strikers of this generation, Haaland has a phenomenal goal-scoring record with his former team Borussia Dortmund.
The Norwegian goal machine played two & a half seasons for the German club and netted 62 goals in 67 Bundesliga appearances.
In the process of doing so, the striker averaged a goal every 87 minutes which is mesmerizing. To put more context into it Bundesliga’s best striker of recent past Robert Lewandowski averaged a goal every 100 minutes.
In his very short career so far, Erling Haaland has become one of the best finishers in the world. His goalscoring rates and records are just top-notch.
The striker is now expected to be a huge part of City in this season and many upcoming seasons.