Pro:Direct One's to Watch: Erling Haaland
We don't regret to inform you that we know everything about football here at Pro:Direct, therefore, we welcome you to our first ever episode of 'One's to Watch'. A weekly feature you'll want to read and watch as we give you a baller in world football that's on form.
From stats to clips, background to future, here's why we think Erling Braut Haaland is "One to Watch".
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Date of Birth: November 4th 1998
Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain
Football Nation: Morocco
Current Club: Borussia Dortmund (On loan from Real Madrid)
Height: 1.81m (5ft 11in)
Position: Defender - RB
Preferred Foot: Right
Shirt Number: 5
International Caps: 18
Firstly, before we kick things off, you might be wondering why Haaland plays for Norway but was born in Leeds? Well, his father Alf-Inge Haaland is a retired professional football who played for the mighty Leeds back in the 90's. Everyday is a school day with Pro:Direct.
But that's not why your here is it, let's get into why Erling Braut Haaland is week one 'One to Watch'.
January 1st 2019 RB Salzburg pay a fee of £4.50m to Molde FK for the 19-year-olds services and since then his stats have been outrageous. Here're the numbers the big man is pulling out:
Appearances (all comps): 11
Goals Scored (all comps): 18
Goals Per Minute: 55
Big Chances Created: 7
Passing Accuracy: 64%
Ariel Duels Won: 47.1%
Yellow Cards: 1
Red Cards: 0
Notable moments this season:
It's only October but Haaland has already cemented his name into European folklore. Whilst banging them in the Norwegian Bundesliga, he's then taken that form into the UEFA Champions League, scoring a memorable hat-trick at home against Genk during matchday one. He then goes to European Champions Liverpool and scores an equaliser in front of the Salzburg faithful. Now, people start to take notice of the Norwegian/Yorkshire centre-forward.