HOW I became...Erling Haaland
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is a terrifying presence to any opposition, standing at 6'4" (193 cm) tall. The 19-year-old Norwegian inherited the dogged work ethic of his footballing father (Alf-Inge) and it was not long before the 'manchild' burst on to the stage. After a brief period at Bryne FK, where he was able to force himself into the first team at just 15, Haaland moved to Molde, where he worked under coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, before finishing the 2018 season as their top goal scorer. This was followed by a big move to FC Red Bull Salzburg. He felt at ease on the bigger stage, becoming only the second teenager in UEFA Champions League history to score in each of his first three appearances in the competition. It was not long before Dortmund signed Haaland in January 2020. He has quickly established himself in the Bundesliga as one of the deadliest strikers in Europe. We went to Norway to learn more about his roots...
Let us show you how he became Erling Haaland, the next football superstar.
Can he continue this incredible form in the seasons to come and cement his place as one of the best in the world? Tell us what you think below...
Report: Matthias Frickel
Edit: Kirsten Jungclaus, Phil Czegka
Camera: Matthias Frickel, Ullrich Crüwell
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