·4 October 2022
·4 October 2022
Erling Braut Haaland continued his insane run of goalscoring form in last Sunday’s Manchester derby.
Haaland has now scored a whopping 14 Premier League goals in 2022/23, which is only nine fewer than the Golden Boot-winning totals recorded by Heung-min Son and Mohamed Salah last season.
The 22-year-old has made goalscoring look way too easy over the past two-and-a-half years and it's scary to think how many records he's going to break during the course of his professional career.
One new achievement Haaland can now boast about is his historic goal return after 75 appearances in Europe's top leagues.
In that timeframe, no player has scored more times and the Norwegian is also the only man to average more than a goal per game.
=18. Diego - 34 goals
=18. Alvaro Negredo - 34 goals
=18. Fernando Torres - 34 goals
17. Alexandre Pato - 36 goals
16. Luis Suarez - 37 goals
15. Djibril Cisse - 38 goals
=12. Didier Drogba - 39 goals
=12. Michael Owen - 39 goals
=12. Kylian Mbappe - 39 goals
=9. Julio Baptista - 40 goals
=9. Harry Kane - 40 goals
=9. David Trezeguet - 40 goals
8. Edin Dzeko - 41 goals
7. Neymar - 43 goals
6. Adriano - 46 goals
5. Andriy Shevchenko - 54 goals
4. Ruud van Nistelrooy - 56 goals
3. Radamel Falcao - 59 goals
2. Ronaldo Nazario - 63 goals
Yeah, that Haaland guy is a bit good at football...
On top of his outrageous numbers in league action, Haaland has thrived in both the Champions League and on the international stage.
In Europe's top-tier competition with City, Borussia Dortmund and Red Bull Salzburg, the 22-year-old has scored 26 goals in just 21 appearances.
And with Norway's national team, Haaland has made the net bulge on 21 occasions in 23 games.
The phrase 'he was born to score goals' is a bit overused in the footballing world, but when it comes to Haaland, the description could not be more accurate.
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