He is the man of the moment, the sensation of the season, the record-breaker of the Premier League and the Champions League.
He is Erling Haaland, the Norwegian star who has taken the world by storm with his incredible goals and performances for Manchester City.
He is the dream of every sports bet enthusiast who can rely on his consistent brilliance.
Born in Leeds, England in 2000, he followed his father's footsteps into football and moved to Norway to start his career at Bryne FK in 2016. Haaland then impressed at Molde FK, Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund, winning titles and accolades along the way. He joined Manchester City in 2022 for €60 million and became a scoring machine that shattered records left and right.
He scored a hat-trick on his debut for City in the Premier League against Crystal Palace on August 27, 2022. He netted 12 goals in 10 games in the Champions League, beating Cristiano Ronaldo's record of 11 goals in 2013-14. He bagged five goals in one game against RB Leipzig in the second leg of the Champions League last 16 on March 14, 2023, matching Lionel Messi's feat in 2016-17. He won the Premier League Golden Boot with 36 goals in 33 games, eclipsing Harry Kane's 35 goals in 2016-17. He also won the European Golden Shoe with 72 points, ahead of Robert Lewandowski's 68 points and Kylian Mbappé's 64 points.
He is valued at €170 million as of November 2022, making him the most valuable player in the world, ahead of Kylian Mbappé (€160 million) and Vinicius Junior (€120 million). He is also the most valuable player in the Premier League, the Norway national team, and his position as a centre-forward.
He has earned the admiration and praise of many professionals in football. His coach Pep Guardiola called him a “fantastic player”. “He's so fast, so powerful, he has a great finish, he's very clever, very smart to find spaces. His movements are incredible,” the Spanish coach said.
Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager, said he was a “wonderful player”. “He has a great mentality and he never gives up. He has a natural talent for scoring goals.”
Other top strikers have also complimented him. "He's a beast. He's a machine. He's a phenomenon," said Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich striker.
Kylian Mbappé, the rising French star, said he was an “exceptional talent”. “He's got everything: speed, power, technique, finishing. He's a complete striker.”
Lionel Messi, the legendary Argentinean player, said he was a great player. “He has a huge personality and he plays with a lot of confidence. He has a bright future ahead of him.”
The rising praise of Haaland shows how he can be an influential player when it comes to adjisting bids in sports betting.
He has also represented Norway at various levels and won the Golden Boot at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup after scoring nine goals in one match against Honduras. He has scored 21 goals in 23 games for his senior team.
He is still young and has a lot of potential. He is also very confident, committed and skillful which are essential for a striker. He could help Norway qualify for major tournaments and achieve success on the international stage. He could also win more trophies and awards with Manchester City and become one of the greatest players of his generation.