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Who is Erling Haaland?

Erling Braut Haaland (born 21 July 2000) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the Norway national team.

He will join Premier League club Manchester City on 1 July 2022. Considered one of the best players in the world, he is known for his athleticism, speed, and finishing.

Erling Haaland Biography, Wiki

For Biography starters, he bears the nicknames – Manchild and Big Earl. Erling Braut Haaland was born on the 21st day of July 2000 to his mother, Gry Marita Braut and father, Alf-Inge Håland, in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

The Norwegian came to the world as the last-born child, out of three children born to the union between his parents. Alf-Inge and Gry Marita had their son in England because their family lived there at that time. In the year of his birth (2000), Erling’s father played football in the English league.

For Erling, having a caring big brother in Astor brought so many boyhood emotions. This he now bundles into a perfect childhood memory. You might wonder why he wore a Man City jersey. It is because his Dad, Alf-Inge Rasdal Håland, played for that club between the years, 2000 to 2003.

Erling Halland didn’t just have Astor, his older brother. He also grew up alongside an elder sister, Gabrielle Haaland. Erling enjoyed a perfect sibling relationship with them. As a child, he was so full of energy – also smiled a lot. Grinning like a Cheshire cat brings a lot of nostalgic reminiscence of his wonderful early days with Astor and Gabrielle.

In the year 2004, after a family disaster (explained below), Erling Haaland’s family left England. He was age three at the time his parents moved to Bryne, their hometown in Norway. This was where he spent the rest of his childhood.

Growing up at Bryne in Norway, young Haaland was a fun-loving and energetic kid who religiously played football with his friends. In addition, the young football enthusiast had interests in varied physical activities, including golf, athletics, and handball.

Erling Haaland Biography Wikipedia
Erling Haaland
Full nameErling Braut Haaland
Birth nameErling Braut Håland
Date of birth21 July 2000 (age 21)
Place of birthLeeds, England
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)

Erling Haaland Career

Haaland joined his hometown club Byrne’s academy when he was just five years old. He enjoyed a steady rise through the youth teams at Bryne and was handed his first opportunity in the club’s first team when he was just 15 years old – after his youth-team boss took over first-team affairs.

Erling was initially deployed as a winger but gradually began to gain more opportunities in his preferred central striking role.

Bryne coach Alf Ingve Berntsen was immediately impressed by what he saw from Haaland despite his young age.

“I saw Erling for the first time when he was five when he joined indoor training with a group one year older,” Berntsen explains. “His first two touches led to goals. He was very, very good from the first moment, even though he hadn’t played in the club before.

“He started playing in his own year group, but because he was so much better than the others, we immediately pulled him up to Under-6. In 2005, the club built a grass-covered indoor soccer pitch that was always open during the weekends. Erling and around 20 others always met there on weekends and played for hours.

“He was a little smaller than his opponents because he was a year younger. But even if his opponent was significantly taller, he kept scoring goals. When he was 11 or 12, we knew he would go far. We already knew back then that he had what it takes to be a youth international.”

After having made a total of 16 senior appearances for Bryne, Haaland ended up signing for fellow Norwegian side Molde in February 2017.

He scored his first league goal for Molde on 1 June 2017 against Sarpsborg 08 after coming on as a substitute. He went on to net a total of 14 league goals for Molde in 39 games before a move to Red Bull Salzburg beckoned.

Erling Haaland FAQ’s

Who is Erling Haaland?

Erling Braut Haaland (born 21 July 2000) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the Norway national team.

How old is Erling Haaland?

Erling Haaland is currently 21 years old.

Who is Erling Haaland’s girlfriend?

Erling Haaland’s girlfriend name is not known.

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