April 2001. A battle between arch-rivals Manchester United and City. Defender Alfie Holland leaves in tears after being fouled by United’s Roy Keane. A leg injury ended his football career. He had something in reserve when he split in 2003, holding the City shirt. After 20 years, that diamond weapon that protected Alfie rules Europe. Earling Holland, youngest son of Alfie Holland.
Haaland, who started his career with Norwegian club Brien FK in 2016, joined Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg in January 2019 and German giants Borussia Dortmund on 29 December 2019. Holland was brought to Dortmund for 178 crore rupees. Fans had to wait until January 18, 2020 to see the value of this investment. A close game between Borussia and Augsburg. Augsburg led by three goals to one. Holland came on as a substitute in the 55th minute. The 21-year-old scored a hat-trick in 20 minutes. At the end of the game, Borussia won 5-3. The biggest comeback the Bundesliga has ever seen. An even greater incarnation. Earl of Holland.
The football world has not forgotten Holland’s celebration of scoring a double against PSG in the 2019-2020 Champions League. Holland holds the record of being the youngest player to score in five consecutive Champions League games. He also made history by becoming the top scorer in the Champions League at the age of 21. Holland made his name in front of the world when he scored 9 goals for Norway against Honduras in the Under-20 World Cup. In 89 games played in Dortmund, 86 goals were scored off the boy’s boots.
Perhaps all these achievements were just training for Erling. The goal is different. Fathers club blue shirt. On May 10, 2022, Erling Holland joined Manchester City for Rs 454 crore. In order to give a new wing to his father’s lost dreams, he came to the stage after rejecting the big offers of the big clubs. He did not have to wait long to pay tribute to Manchester United, which had caused his father to stop playing. On October 3, 2022, Holland scored a hat-trick against United and set up two more goals. A miserable 3-6 loss to Manchester United. Alfie Holland was in the gallery to witness it.
Holland’s horse is in the City. Opponents are sweating as manager Pep Guardiola’s tactics add up. 31 goals from 26 games. 25 goals in 19 Premier League games alone. Holland is one of the league’s top scorers. Last season’s top scorers, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Tottenham’s Son Heung-min scored 23 goals each. It was halfway through the league and Holland went over. Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who is second in goalscoring this season, has scored 15 goals. With 18 games left in the season, Holland will break many more records if his momentum continues.
If he scores another 9 goals, he can become the top scorer of the season. Andy Cole and Alan Shearer’s record of 34 goals each in the old format of 42 games will be broken. The current record is held by Mohamed Salah who scored 32 goals in the new format from 38 games. He needs 13 more goals to tie the record for most goals scored in a season for Manchester City. This record is held by Tommy Johnson.
If the ball is in Haaland’s hands, the opponents will have more trouble. The reason for that is his amazing speed and his ability to get the ball into the net in the number of bullets. The Dutch era has just begun in the world of football. The figures so far are also an announcement that someone will move football forward when Messi and Ronaldo leave the field.
Premier League Games: 19
Playing time: 1,551 minutes
Total goals: 25
Height: 6.4 feet
Weight: 88 kg