This 21-Year-Old Star Has a Better Goal Ratio Than Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Mohamed Salah in 2021

Published 10/26/2021, 3:20 PM EDT
Soccer Football – Champions League – Group C – Besiktas v Borussia Dortmund – Vodafone Park, Istanbul, Turkey – September 15, 2021 Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland as the teams line up before the match REUTERS/Murad Sezer TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


The amount of great strikers to have played for Borussia Dortmund is incredible. Robert Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang entertained fans at Signal Iduna Park for a long time. However, their latest star, Erling Haaland, has what it takes to become the best player in the world (also in his favor is that he won’t be in his prime at the same time as Lionel Messi).

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The Norwegian soccer player has been in fine form this season, scoring tons of goals for his club. Moreover, he leads the goal-scoring charts by scoring more goals than Lionel Messi, Karim Benzema, and Cristiano Ronaldo in 2021.

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Erling Haaland has scored more goals than Lionel Messi

The ability of Haaland is incredible. Not only he is a great striker but his physicality and determination to be the best separate him from the rest of the forwards. Haaland has had a prolific 2021 and his goal-scoring ratio is better than most of the top-class soccer players in the world.

Lewandowski leads the charts with 1.26 goals per game as he scored 48 goals in 2021. Moreover, Erling Haaland is close to Lewandowski as he scored 37 goals in 2021 at a rate of 1.00 goal per game. The most interesting part about Haaland’s performances is he leads many world-class players in terms of goals scored.

Soccer Football – Champions League – Group C – Besiktas v Borussia Dortmund – Vodafone Park, Istanbul, Turkey – September 15, 2021 Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland in action with Besiktas’ Souza REUTERS/Murad Sezer

After Haaland, Lionel Messi scored 31 goals and scored 0.86 goals per game, and is ranked third on the list. Mohamed Salah scored 30 goals last season while Ronaldo scored 31 goals in this year.

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Haaland’s injury looks to be serious

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Dortmund received disappointing news recently as Erling Haaland may miss the rest of the year due to injury. The player suffered a hip injury and rumors suggest he will be out of the rest of the season. This will be an enormous blow to Dortmund’s hopes of challenging Bayern Munich for the title.

Significantly, Haaland has already scored 13 goals and assisted four-goal goals in just 10 games this season. If he misses the rest of the season, then Dortmund would be in trouble because he is their main goal-scorer. With Dortmund competing for the Bundesliga title, it will be important for the team to not miss him for the rest of the season.

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The influence of Erling Haaland is incredible. His off-the-ball movement and finishing abilities speak volumes about his potential. Thus, Haaland would be a major miss for Dortmund.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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