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Erling Haaland Facts and Bio, Rookie of the Month in 2020

Erling B. Haaland, better known as Erling Haaland, is a potential professional footballer that has played for the first team of Borussia Dortmund since January 2020. Borussia Dortmund is a top-tier German football team. Haaland has been a revelation for the team since joining Borussia Dortmund, scoring at least one goal in every match they've played together.

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These are the following additional information about Erling Haaland.

Haaland’s Early Life

Erling Braut Haaland, a.k.a Erling Haaland was born on July 21st 2000 in Leeds, UK. His parents were Alf-Inge Haaland and Gry Marita. Besides, Haaland has two younger siblings who make up their family members. His father was previously a Norwegian football player who played for Manchester City and now serves as the striker's agent. 

After Haaland's birth, his parents decided to move to Norway. Haaland seemed more focused on his field performance than his academic achievement. As an athlete who prioritized football, Haaland decided to join the local football club named Bryne to enhance his football skills.

Haaland’s Club Career

After joining the Bryne Football Club, Haaland rapidly gained the attention of the organization's supporters and management due to his remarkable performance on the field. This footballer immediately showed his ability to be a competent reader of the game, letting him go through the ranks and demonstrate his capacity to lead the next generation. As a result, Haaland may have made his debut with the senior team when he was just 15 years old.

Erling Haaland continued his hot streak with the senior team, scoring goals and dishing out assists. The scouts of the Norwegian club Molde FK, managed at the time by Ole.  

Gunnar Solskjaer, took notice of this, leading to the player being taken to the highest level of play in Norway. Although the player joined the club in 2017, it was always unlikely that he would remain there for an extended period. Even though he got offers from top-tier teams like Juventus and Bayer Leverkusen, he decided to sign with an Austrian team named RB Salzburg instead.

On January 1, 2019, Haaland began his career with RB Salzburg. The athlete has been playing exceptionally well since joining the club. After Kareem Benzema, he also became the second player to score goals in three straight Champions League games. Kareem Benzema held his previous record. 

On July 19, 2019, the player recorded his first hat trick for RB Salzburg while competing in the Austrian Cup. Just one month after earning his first hat trick for the club, the player earned his first hat trick in an official competition for the Austrian league against Wolfsberg.

Despite attention from teams like Manchester United and Juventus, the midfielder decided to sign with the German club Borussia Dortmund on January 1, 2020. Since joining Dortmund, the player has scored at least one goal in every contest the squad has participated in.

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Haaland’s International Career

Regarding international representation, Erling Haaland decided to represent Norway rather than England. The youngster contributed to the team's qualification for the UEFA U-19 Championship by scoring a hat trick while competing for the Norway U-19 side versus Scotland.

The youngster was selected to play for Norway's U-20 team against Honduras (FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2019) due to his quick improvement, which earned him the opportunity to compete in the tournament. The player has a chance to bring the Golden Boot trophy back with them from Poland, even though Norway was eliminated from the game in the group stage.

The athlete was called up for the senior squad after a streak of impressive performances in the Under-19 World Cup and the Austrian Bundesliga. These efforts earned the player a spot on the senior team. In the Euro 2020 qualifying match on September 5th, 2019, Haaland made his first-ever appearance. The game was against Malta.