Haaland’s athletic prowess was already evident from a really early age. Remarkably, he still holds the planet record for the longest standing long jump by a five-year-old International Age Records show that the Norwegian striker set the record on 22 January 2006, producing a noteworthy leap of 1.63m
Before leaving Norway to play with Red Bull Salzburg in Austria, Haaland was a part of a assemblage called the Flow Kingz together with fellow leading young Norwegian players Erik Tobias Sandberg and Erik Botheim. Their YouTube video for Kygo jo, has thus far attracted over 9million views! “We were with the national team at Under-16 or Under-17,
Haaland has revealed that at one stage the Champions League anthem served as his dedicated, go-to alarm call tone. "[The Champions League anthem] is my alarm tone. I awaken to that each day - it is the last song I'm bored with,” he said speaking in 2019. "I always get an ideal start to the day."
Haaland is already a formidable physical presence, due to his tall, imposing 6ft 4ins frame. And such was his notable size and stature when playing at Molde in his native Norway, Haaland was fondly given the nickname, 'The Man-Child' by his teammates. Advertisement Not least after one remarkable season that saw him gain 12cm in height!
Haaland grew up in Bryne which could be a small farmers’ town about 25 miles south of Stavanger. And he says he can see taking care of and tending to animals on the land once he finishes playing football.
Haaland's father Alfie introduced him to variety of sports; including skiing, handball and athletics. "It was before [Erling] started playing football,” Alfie revealed.
Haaland revealed that he visited bed with the five match balls he had registered hat-tricks during a goal-laden first few months there. Advertisement Haaland enjoyed a shocking start to his career with the Austrian club
Gry Marita Braut was a renowned Norwegian heptathlete champion during the 1990s. It’s a demanding, testing event that sees competitors specialising in an exceedingly series of gruelling disciplines comprising the 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200m, long jump, javelin and 800m.
In the wake of the forward’s spectacular exploits during the 2012/13 season in south Wales, which saw Michu score 22 goals in 43 appearances and help the Welsh club lift the League Cup,
Haaland was born on 21 July 2000 in Leeds a bit over a month after his father Alfie Haaland had joined City from Leeds United.