Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland 2021: Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

The wonder kid from Norway, Erling Braut Haaland is one of the most feared strikers in the world. This 21-year-old soccer player has turned tides and become a prolific goal-scorer in the last three years. He plays for Norway national team and Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.

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

Significantly, his off-the-ball movement and incredible athleticism make him a sensational target-man for both club and country.

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Early Life

Erling Haaland was born to a former soccer player Alf-Inge Håland and his mother Gry Marita on 20th July 2000 in Leeds, England. His father played the game from 1994 to 2001 as a defender or striker. He played for clubs like Bryne, Nottingham Forest, Leeds, United, Manchester City, and Rosseland. He has an elder brother Astor Haaland and a younger sister named Gabrielle Haaland.

Ever since he was born, he wanted to play soccer like his father.

Erling Haaland's career

Initially, he started his career at the age of five at Bryne FK. He made his debut in 2016 after some impressive performances with the reserve team. But, things didn't go well as planned as he moved to Molde which was managed then by the current Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Soccer Football - World Cup - UEFA Qualifiers - Group G - Norway v Netherlands - Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway - September 1, 2021 Norway's Erling Braut Haaland and Netherland's Virgil van Dijk Stian Lysberg Solum/NTB via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NORWAY OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN NORWAY.

The player then showed his mettle as he scored goals for the club. He scored on his debut on 26th April 2017. At the end of the season, he finished with four goals in 20 appearances for the club. After that, the striker started scoring regularly in his second season with Molde. The performances showcased on the pitch handed him the Eliteserien Breakthrough of the Year award. At the end of the season, he became the top scorer of the club and finished 16 goals in 30 matches.

His performances earned him a move to Red Bull Salzburg on 19th August 2018. The goals flowed as he scored in six consecutive games including a first-half hat-trick against Genk in the UEFA Champions League. As the tournament progressed, he scored against Liverpool and Napoli as his performances draw constant praise from fans and pundits. These performances made him the first teenager to score in five consecutive matches in this competition. He ended the season with 29 goals and this made Borussia Dortmund buy the striker.

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Borussia Dortmund v 1. FC Union Berlin - Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany - September 19, 2021 Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham, Erling Braut Haaland and teammates celebrates their third goal, an own goal scored by 1. FC Union Berlin's Marvin Friedrich REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler DFL regulations prohibit any use of photographs as image sequences and/or quasi-video.

The club signed him for 20 million Euros as they got themselves a prolific striker. On 18th January 2020, he came off from the bench to score a hat-trick in 23 minutes against FC Augsburg. More goals followed as he became the first person to score seven goals in their first three Bundesliga games. The world took notice of this sensational player as he skyrocketed to the top of the goal-scoring charts. The 2019-20 campaign saw him scoring 44 goals 40 club appearances playing for both Salzburg and Dortmund.

Likewise, the following season was similar in terms of goal-scoring. The striker became the youngest and the fastest player to score 20 goals in UEFA Champions League competitions in just 14 matches. He won the 2020-21 DFB-Pokal final; by scoring a brace against RB Leipzig and winning his first title with Dortmund. The Norwegian striker finished the season with 41 goals in all competitions; that included 27 goals in the league as those performances earned him fan-voted Bundesliga Player of the Season award. Nevertheless, he became the top scorer of the UEFA Champions League by scoring 10 goals.

International Career

The striker plays for Norway as a striker helping them to score goals on the attack. Even though he plies his trade with the national side, for now, his performances during the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland saw him get recognition from sports fans. On 30th May 2019, Haaland scored nine goals in Norway's match against Honduras giving them a 12-0 victory. This became the highest-scoring match of this competition, as well as, saw a player scoring nine goals in this competition. Although they got knocked out in the group stages, Haaland was the golden boot winner of the tournament.

Soccer Football - World Cup - UEFA Qualifiers - Group G - Latvia v Norway - Daugava Stadium, Riga, Latvia - September 4, 2021 Norway's Erling Haaland shoots at goal REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

He then made his senior debut on 5th September 2019 against Malta. On 4th September 2020, he scored his first international goal against Austria but ended up losing the match 1-2.

Erling Haaland Net Worth and Endorsements

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The Norwegian striker is reported to have a net worth of $12 million and reportedly earns a salary of £141,000 per week. The striker has a deal with Nike after his agent Mino Raiola weighed up options from Puma to strike a better contract deal.

Raiola is a superagent in soccer as his clients include notable soccer players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Marco Verratti, Matthijs de Ligt, and Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Age21
Marital StatusSingle
Height1.94 m
Weight88 kg
NationalityNorway
TeamsBryne, Molde, Red Bull Salzburg, Borussia Dortmund
EndorsementsNike
AgentMino Raiola

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