Erling Haaland has received the 2020 Golden Boy award… and it actually comes as no shock to anybody.
Haaland beat out the likes of England starlets Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood, and Barcelona ace Ansu Fati, to grace Tuttosport’s entrance web page as the latest Golden Boy.
Following within the footsteps of these resembling Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas, Raheem Sterling and Kylian Mbappe, Haaland topped the voting with Fati named runner-up and Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies coming in third.
All these gamers are undeniably elite stars, however based mostly on Haaland’s unbelievable debut season he simply had to be named Golden Boy.
He netted a ridiculous 44 (sure, 44) objectives in all competitions throughout 2019/20, with 28 scored for Pink Bull Salzburg within the first half of the season earlier than he joined Dortmund and grabbed one other 16 objectives in solely 18 matches!
He’s began this marketing campaign in equally scintillating type, netting 11 in 11 – together with 4 objectives in simply three Champions League matches.
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Europe has been a very wonderful stomping floor for Haaland, as he’s scored 14 objectives in solely 11 video games within the Champions League.
Haaland isn’t solely performing to a ridiculous stage for his membership, both.
He performed 5 occasions for Norway in 2020 and scored six objectives!
Erling Haaland’s ridiculous season
Haaland’s breakthrough 2019/20 season will go down in historical past
- Appearances – 40
- Objectives – 44
- Hat-tricks – 5
- Minutes per purpose – 62.5
- Assists – 10
- First Dortmund participant ever to attain on his debut within the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and the Champions League
- Quickest participant to ever attain double figures for objectives in Champions Leauge, with ten in seven matches
- Gained Bundesliga participant of the month award for January regardless of taking part in 59 minutes that month
Everybody knew Haaland was set for stardom throughout his time with Pink Bull Salzburg, and that’s why Dortmund splashed out round £18million to signal him in January.
And BVB’s choice was repaid instantly, as Haaland made his debut as a 56th minute substitute towards Augsburg – and solely went and scored a hat-trick inside 23 minutes!