A year of Haaland at Dortmund: 35 goals in 35 matches

Bundesliga On January 18, 2020

Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland
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A full calendar year has passed since Erling Haaland made his official debut for Borussia Dortmund in their 5-3 win away at Augsburg.

It was January 18, 2020, when the Norway international came off the bench in the 56th minute when the home side were winning 3-1 and scored a hat-trick to lead Dortmund to an impressive comeback.

Over the 365 days that have passed since his Bundesliga debut, Haaland has scored 35 times in the same number of matches, having also broken several Champions League and Bundesliga records.

No player had previously netted a hat-trick off the bench on his Bundesliga debut, with Haaland also becoming the first player to ever score five goals in his first two games, or seven in his first three matches.

With his brace against RB Leipzig, the Norwegian striker became the first Bundesliga player to ever net 25 in his first 25 games, breaking Uwe Seeler‘s historic record of 23.

Haaland, who also managed 29 goals in 27 matches with his former club RB Salzburg, before deciding to make the leap to a stronger league last January and Dortmund spend 20 million euros to acquire his services.

From that point on, he has been extraordinary both in domestic competition, as well as in the Champions League, where he became the youngest player to score 10 and 15 goals in the history of the competition.

Haaland scored eight in his first six games with RB Salzburg and added eight more to his tally after moving to Germany.

Meanwhile, Haaland has the best goals per minute ratio of all the players who have scored 10 or more times in the Champions League, with one goal every 56 minutes.

The Norway international became the first Dortmund player to score in his Bundesliga, Champions League, DFB-Pokal and DFL-Supercup debuts.

Last year, Haaland was crowned the winner of the 2020 Golden Boy prize, one which is given out every year by Italian newspaper Tuttosport to the best player under the age of 21.

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