Erling Braut Håland
Håland with Red Bull Salzburg in 2019
|Full name||Erling Braut Håland|
|Date of birth||21 July 2000|
|Place of birth||Leeds, England|
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Red Bull Salzburg|
|2019–||Red Bull Salzburg||16||(17)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:25, 10 December 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 September 2019
Håland started his career at his hometown club Bryne FK in 2016, and moved to Molde FK the next year where he spent two years. In January 2019, Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg signed him on a five-year contract. In the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League, he became the first teenager to score in five consecutive UEFA Champions League matches.
He joined the academy of his hometown club Bryne FK. During the 2015–16 seasons, Håland played for the reserve side Bryne FK 2 where he impressed scoring 18 goals in 14 games. His performances for the Reserve side led him to his senior debut, 15 years of age, Håland made his Bryne debut on 12 May 2016 in a 1. divisjon match against Ranheim. Whilst at Bryne, he also had an unsuccessful trial at German Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Håland played 16 games for Bryne.
On 1 February 2017, Molde FK announced the signing of Erling Braut Håland. He made his debut on 26 April 2017 in the Norwegian Cup match against Volda TI. Håland scored his first goal for Molde in his debut in the 3–2 win against Volda. His league debut came on 4 June 2017 when he came on as a substitute in the 71st minute against Sarpsborg 08. He received a yellow card after 65 seconds on the pitch. Håland scored the winner in the 77th minute, a goal which was his first Eliteserien goal. Håland scored his second league goal of the season on 17 September, a match-winning goal against Viking in a 3–2 win. In the aftermath of the goal, he received criticism from teammate Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson for celebrating towards Viking supporters. Håland finished his first season at Molde with 4 goals in 20 appearances.
On 1 July 2018, Håland scored 4 goals against Brann within the first 21 minutes of the game, securing his team a 4–0 away win over the unbeaten league leaders at the time. The hat-trick was scored in 11 minutes and 2 seconds and all four goals in 17 minutes and 4 seconds. A Manchester United scout was present at the match. Molde FK manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær after the game compared Håland style of play to Romelu Lukaku and revealed the club had rejected several bids for Håland from different clubs.
In the following game on 8 July, Håland continued his scoring run when he scored two goals and gained an assist in the 5–1 victory against Vålerenga. Håland scored in Molde's UEFA Europa League victory against KF Laçi in a 3–0 win on 26 July. Due to a sprained ankle, Håland did not participate in Molde's three last league games of the season. For his performances in the 2018 Eliteserien, Håland received the Eliteserien Breakthrough of the Year award. He finished the 2018 season as Molde's top goalscorer with 16 goals in 30 matches in all competitions.
Red Bull Salzburg
On 19 August 2018, Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg announced that Håland would join the club on 1 January 2019, signing a five-year contract. On 19 July 2019, Håland scored his first hat-trick for the club in a 7–1 Austrian Cup win against SC-ESV Parndorf, and followed it on 10 August with his first Austrian Bundesliga hat-trick in a 5–2 win against Wolfsberger AC. Håland scored his third hat-trick for Red Bull Salzburg on 14 September, in a 7–2 victory over TSV Hartberg, taking his seasonal record to eleven league goals in seven games, and three days later, he got another in his 2019–20 UEFA Champions League debut against Genk in a 6–2 victory, his fourth overall for the club.
Håland then went on to become only the second teenager in Champions League history to score in each of his first three appearances in the competition, after Karim Benzema, with 1 goal against Liverpool and 2 against Napoli. Thereby he also became the first player ever to score as many as six goals in his first 3 matches in the Champions League. Later on, he scored a goal against Napoli to be the first teenager to score in four consecutive matches, and fourth player to achieve that feat, following Zé Carlos, Alessandro Del Piero and Diego Costa. On 27 November, he scored another goal against Genk, to reach five consecutive matches, and to join Alessandro Del Piero, Serhiy Rebrov, Neymar and Robert Lewandowski in doing so.
Håland has represented Norway at various age groups. With Norway U19, on 27 March 2018 he scored a hat-trick against Scotland in a 5–4 victory to help Norway secure their qualification to the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.
On 30 May 2019, Håland scored nine goals in Norway U20's 12–0 win against Honduras U20 at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Lublin, Poland. This was Norway U20's biggest ever win and Honduras U20's heaviest ever defeat. This also set a new U-20 World Cup record for most goals scored by a single player in a match, and also the biggest win by any team in the history of the tournament. Despite the Norwegians being eliminated in the group stage, and Håland not scoring in any other games in the tournament, he won its Golden Boot.
After the impressive performance in 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, a good run of form with Red Bull Salzburg and scoring six goals in the first four games of the 2019–20 Austrian Bundesliga, on 28 August 2019 Håland was named by manager Lars Lagerbäck in the Norway senior team squad to face Malta and Sweden in 2020 Euro qualifying matches, and made his debut on 5 September 2019 against Malta.
- As of match played 10 December 2019
|Red Bull Salzburg||2018–19||Austrian Bundesliga||2||1||2||0||1[b]||0||5||1|
- As of 5 September 2019
Honours and achievements
- Most goals scored by a player in a single match at a FIFA U-20 World Cup (9 goals in Norway's 12–0 win against Honduras at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup).
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