Simply how good can Erling Haaland be and what number of goal-scoring information will the Manchester Metropolis striker break? The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Aguero and Alan Shearer are nervously ready to seek out out the reply to these questions.
Since finishing a £51 million switch from Borussia Dortmund to Metropolis this summer season, Haaland has scored a exceptional 19 targets in 12 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s workforce. With struggling Southampton subsequent up on the Etihad on Saturday, there’s a real prospect of the previous Molde and FC Salzburg ahead registering a hat trick in 4 successive dwelling Premier League video games.
Already this season, Haaland has rewritten the report books in a Metropolis shirt. He has eclipsed membership legend Aguero by scoring in 9 successive video games — Aguero solely managed eight straight video games on two events — he reached 10 Premier League targets within the quickest-ever time (six video games) and is the primary participant to attain in his first 4 Premier League away video games.
Haaland’s father, Alfie, the previous Metropolis midfielder, just lately mentioned within the documentary “Haaland: The Huge Resolution” that his son might transfer round Europe’s main leagues throughout his profession: “I believe Erling desires to show his skills in all leagues. Then he can keep there [Manchester City] for 3 or 4 years on the most. He could possibly be, for instance, 2½ in Germany, 2½ years in England after which in Spain, Italy, France, proper?”
The clock could possibly be ticking on Haaland Jr.’s possibilities of breaking the foremost information in England, however having made such an exceptional begin to his profession on the Etihad, the 22-year-old is actually in with an opportunity of notching a number of extra earlier than he hangs up his Metropolis shirt. Here is what he ought to have his eye on.
All stats offered by way of ESPN Stats and Data.
Quickest participant to 100 Premier League targets
Shearer (whose identify will come up a number of occasions on this article) holds the report for being the quickest participant to 100 Premier League targets, hitting the century mark after 124 video games with Blackburn Rovers within the 1995-96 season.
Shearer’s feats for Blackburn helped the membership win the Premier League title in 1994-95, when he scored 34 targets in a 42-game season, and later he turned the world’s most costly footballer with a report £15m transfer to Newcastle United in August 1996.
Haaland is more likely to want not less than 2½ seasons, at his present strike price, to hit 100 Premier League targets. However he has already scored 14 in eight video games, so Shearer’s report is actually one he might break.
Quickest participant to attain three Premier League hat methods
Haaland claimed this report for himself final Sunday after turning into the primary Manchester Metropolis participant to attain a hat trick in opposition to Manchester United since Francis Lee in 1970 — Phil Foden then turned the second to take action in the identical recreation.
Haaland wanted simply eight Premier League video games to attain three hat methods and the magnitude of his feat is highlighted by the truth that he took the report from Michael Owen, who scored his third Premier League hat trick for Liverpool in his forty eighth recreation.
Most targets in a Premier League season
Shearer and Andy Cole share the report of 34 targets in a Premier League season, though each registered that determine in a 42-game marketing campaign, with Cole managing it for Newcastle in 1993-94 and Shearer doing so with Blackburn in 1994-95.
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah holds the report for many targets in a 38-game season, scoring 32 in 2017-18, however each the 34 and 32-goal milestones are beneath critical risk from Haaland this season.
Craig Burley and Steve Nicol marvel at Erling Haaland’s first 5 video games within the Premier League.
All-time Premier League purpose scorer
Shearer continues to be the Premier League’s report purpose scorer, regardless of the final of his 260 targets in 441 video games coming in the course of the 2005-06 season with Newcastle.
Rooney, who scored 208 Premier League targets from 491 video games with Everton and Manchester United earlier than retiring, is the one different ahead to interrupt the 200-goal barrier, though Tottenham’s Harry Kane (190 from 290 video games) is closing in on that milestone and will but overhaul Shearer’s tally as he’s nonetheless solely 29 years previous.
Shearer’s report is all of the extra exceptional contemplating he did not play his first Premier League recreation till he was 22 — having already scored 22 targets within the previous First Division with Southampton — and he suffered each a cruciate ligament harm and a critical ankle harm throughout his peak years at Blackburn and Newcastle.
Take away these accidents, and add within the 22 top-flight targets Shearer scored earlier than the Premier League started in 1992-93, and the previous England captain would probably have recorded greater than 300 membership targets.
If Haaland is to come back near Shearer’s report, even when he stayed at Metropolis for six seasons, he must common simply over 43 targets a season to hit the 260 mark.
Most Premier League hat methods
Aguero has probably the most Premier League hat methods, with the previous Argentina worldwide scoring 12 for Metropolis throughout his 10-year stint on the Etihad.
However, having already scored three hat methods for Metropolis, Haaland might erase Aguero from the report books, if he continues at this tempo and solely spends three full seasons on the membership.
Most targets within the Manchester derby
Rooney holds the excellence of scoring probably the most total targets within the Manchester derby, with 11 in all competitions for United in opposition to Metropolis.
Joe Hayes and Lee are Metropolis’s high scorers within the fixture with 10 targets apiece however, with three targets from one recreation already (courtesy of a hat trick within the current 6-3 win), Haaland might shortly transfer away from each gamers and Rooney to develop into the Manchester derby’s most prolific purpose scorer.
Most Champions League targets
Ronaldo is the all-time main purpose scorer within the Champions League with 140 targets for Manchester United, Actual Madrid and Juventus. It’s a report that many had thought would by no means be overwhelmed resulting from Ronaldo’s unimaginable consistency.
Nevertheless, Haaland is rising as an actual risk to Ronaldo and will not want to remain at Metropolis to interrupt that report. By scoring twice in Metropolis’s 5-0 win in opposition to FC Copenhagen this week, Haaland took his Champions League tally to twenty-eight targets in 22 appearances for FC Salzburg, Dortmund and Metropolis.
If he leaves Metropolis within the years to come back, you possibly can safely assume Haaland will solely play for Champions League heavyweights, so he’ll nonetheless rating loads of targets in Europe.
However Ronaldo’s report is formidable — the 37-year-old additionally tops the charts for having probably the most Champions League appearances (183) — and Haaland must be enjoying commonly within the competitors over the following 10 years to have an opportunity of breaking it. And he has to remain match.
Most Champions League targets in a single season
Ronaldo may get to maintain his all-time Champions League report, however he could possibly be pressured to wave goodbye to this report.
Throughout Actual Madrid’s run to Champions League glory in 2013-14, Ronaldo scored 17 targets from 11 video games for the LaLiga aspect and it stays a report haul in a single season.
However Haaland has already scored 5 targets in three video games in Europe for Metropolis this season, so if Pep Guardiola’s workforce go deep into the competitors — with a doable 13 video games to play in complete — Ronaldo’s tally could possibly be eclipsed.
The English report that was meant to be unbreakable
Each football-crazy child rising up in England has heard of the legend of Dixie Dean.
Dean scored 60 targets in 39 league video games for Everton within the previous First Division in the course of the 1927-28 season and no one has come near beating that report, earlier than or since.
Aston Villa‘s Tom Waring scored 49 targets within the 1930-31 season and that’s as close to as anybody has ever come to emulating Dean, who’s immortalised in a statue exterior Goodison Park.
However might Haaland obtain the unthinkable and surpass 60 targets? He has already scored 14 targets in eight Premier League video games for Metropolis, so his strikerate is 1.75 targets per recreation. If he maintains that type for 38 video games, he might rating 66 this season.
It stays extremely unlikely, however the truth that Dean’s report is even being talked about in relation to Haaland emphasises simply what a exceptional expertise he’s.