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Manchester City Star Erling Haaland Unexpectedly a Fan of Minecraft, Shares Snippet of Latest Gaming Session

Published 05/20/2023, 1:40 PM EDT

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In the world of gaming, one of the most well-known and endearing gaming IPs is none other than Minecraft. Sprawling across generations of gamers and offering them an endless and seemingly boundless gaming experience that no other game has ever been successful in re-creating. 

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Minecraft has an ageless community. Anyone can enjoy its creative gameplay. No matter if you are an office worker, a movie actor, or a professional soccer player, everyone has a place in the world of Minecraft. Proving this fact, the record-breaking Manchester City Star, Erling Haaland shared that he too is a big fan of the game. 

Manchester City Star Erling Haaland shocks fans with Minecraft obsession


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In the Premier League match against West Ham United, which took place on May 4, Erling Braut Haaland, the Norwegian star, continued his stupendous form as he added another goal to his record-breaking tally. During a post-match interview, a reporter asked Haaland what he planned to do after returning home. Haaland responded by stating, “I will go home now, play some video games, eat something, and then sleep. That’s what I’m going to do.”

Intrigued by his response, the reporter further inquired about the specific video games Haaland enjoys playing. Initially hesitant and slightly embarrassed, the 22-year-old footballer confessed, “I cannot say. It’s too embarrassing.” However, to the surprise of his fans, Haaland eventually revealed on Instagram that his favorite game is none other than the widely popular Minecraft.


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After this reveal many people were sightly upset with Haaland as they think there is nothing to be embarrassed about playing Minecraft. But taking the fact that Minecraft is widely played by the teenage demographic, being a 22-year-old athlete and admitting an obsession with this game could seem a lit bit odd, maybe that is why he refrained from answering the question then. 


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Erling Haaland has been on a great run even before joining Manchester City. However, after joining the reigning Premier League champions, the Norwegian has taken the ‘toughest league in the world’ by storm. For nearly 30 years, the record stood at 34 goals, which were created by Andy Cole and Alan Shearer in the 1993/94 and 1994/95 seasons, respectively. However, the main thing to be noted here is that it was a 42-game season back then.

Keeping that in mind, Haaland not only broke the record of Mohamed Salah’s 32 goals during the 38-game season in 2017/18 but also shattered the long-held record by Cole and Shearer with five games to spare. On top of that, he has added more and currently stands with 36 goals to his name. With three more fixtures left for City to play, the 22-year-old can make the mark untouchable.



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Written by:

Rituraj Halder


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Rituraj Halder is an eSports writer with a strong presence in the Indie community. With a deep passion for story-driven adventure RPGs, Rituraj has spent half his life crafting intriguing narratives inspired by them, making him a modern-day storyteller in his own right. His extensive experience as a scriptwriter for entertainment shows gives him a unique edge in understanding the world of sports entertainment.
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