Erling Haaland celebrated the 2020 Golden Boy award by setting a record against Dortmund in the Bundesliga victory over Hertha.
Haaland has just won the Golden Boy 2020 – Golden Boys award for the best U21 player of the year. On the same day, the Norwegian striker set up a poker shot to help Dortmund beat Hertha 5-2. With this poker shot, Haaland has set up many proud milestones in their young career.
Erling Haaland needed 33 minutes after the break to decide the match in Berlin. At the age of 20 and 4 months, Haaland is the youngest player in history to score 4 goals in a single match in the Bundesliga.
Haaland has scored his 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd goals. No player has ever scored so many in his first 22 appearances in the Bundesliga. The Norwegian star replaced the legendary Uwe Seeler when the former Hamburg striker “only” scored 20 goals in this time period.
Haaland scored 23 goals in 22 Bundesliga games
Haaland has 10 goals in 8 games, leveling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s record for Dortmund in 2015/16 and 2017/18.
Haaland has scored 19 out of 23 goals after the break, with no player doing better than before. Coach Hertha – former top striker Bruno Labbadia commented: “He has extremely good and the quality ball moves. He waited for his chance and then finished. He’s too perfect for his age. ”
Haaland only needs 15 minutes to score the first 3 goals against Hertha. It was the first perfect hat-trick (with both right foot, left foot, and header) in the Bundesliga since April 2019 (Hoffenheim’s Ishak Belfodil against Augsburg).
Haaland just won the Golden Boy award
In the Dortmund shirt, Aubameyang had a perfect hat-trick in November 2016 on a trip to Hamburg. Only Norbert Dickel and Manfred Burgsmuller scored a faster hat-trick at Dortmund. In his Dortmund debut on January 18 against Augsburg (5-3), Haaland scored 3 goals in 23 minutes, faster than any player in the Bundesliga.
Two and a half weeks ago, Haaland scored twice against Club Brugge in the Champions League (3-0). The 1.94-meter high striker scored his 13th and 14th goals, with no player doing any better in his first 11 games.
In the Champions League on September 17, 2019, with Salzburg meeting Genk (6-2), Haaland scored 3 goals in one half – no player succeeded in such a debut.