Erling Braut Haaland striker achieved the goalscoring performance of a top striker despite being only 19 years old.
Haaland hit the Milestones of 41 goals
Haaland opened the scoring for Dortmund in the victory over Schalke over the weekend. It was the Norwegian striker’s 13th table after 13 matches for Dortmund in all competitions.
Haaland became the primary player to score within the Bundesliga, after 66 days of absence due to Covid-19. He reached the 10-goal in the Bundesliga after only 9 matches. He and his teammates met the expectations of the fans, with a goal party on the occasion of the European soccer peak.
Since the beginning of this season, Haaland has scored a total of 41 goals for Red Bull Salzburg and Dortmund. His goalscoring performance is comparable to top strikers like Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. However, he is even better than two seniors.
The Dortmund striker hit 41 goals at 19 years and 9 months and 23 days. Meanwhile, Ronaldo has to wait until the age of 23, 3 months and 6 days to do the same in the 2007-2008 season. Messi reached this milestone earlier than Ronaldo, when he was 22 years old, 10 months, and 6 days in the 2009-2010 season.
The top striker stars like Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, or Antoine Griezmann have not even reached this milestone. While Robert Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had to wait until 27 years old, Edinson Cavani had to wait until 29.
Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane reached this milestone earlier, respectively at the age of 25 and 24 and Luis Suarez made the 2009-2010 season at the age of 23. According to Transfermarkt, the value of he has increased from $ 5.5 million to 65, 5 million USD.
‘I have not regained my best form’
Young striker Erling Haaland was not pleased with himself despite scoring in the first match after two months off because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I have not regained the best form. As everyone knows, I have not played seven weeks in a row. But I have worked hard in the last period and was not surprised to score,” Haaland said later. Dortmund’s match against Schalke 4-0.
The 19-year-old Norwegian striker authored an opening goal against Schalke. Thanks to a good start, Dortmund won the Ruhr region derby.
Dortmund’s victory was in the first round of the Bundesliga after a two-month break from the Covid-19 epidemic. The match must still be in a closed state with the audience, players sitting far apart on the bench, even keeping a distance from each other when sharing the joy of the goal.
Before the outbreak, Haaland was Dortmund’s most effective striker. He scored 12 goals in 11 games right after completing the transfer in January. Including his achievements in Salzburg earlier this season, he has owned 41 goals in 34 games this season.
After 26 rounds, Dortmund is second and only four points behind Bayern. They also have another match with the leading team.