Haaland Started To Make Strides

LONDON: Erling Haaland averaged better than one goal per game in his first 100 appearances in Europe’s top leagues.

The player created glory in the Premier League when he scored 14 goals in just eight league games.

And statistics after 100 games in Europe’s top leagues leave stars like Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi far behind.

Haaland scored 103 goals in 100 league appearances with Borussia Dortmund and City.

It is more than double Mbappe’s 48 goals in 100 Ligue 1 games.

Two more legends namely Messi and Ronaldo are further back.

Messi scored 41 times in 100 La Liga games for Barcelona while Ronaldo only found the net 16 times in 100 European premier league games.

Sky Sports pundits Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville put together a list of striker goals including Luis Suarez, Harry Kane and Alan Shearer for comparison.

Suarez scored 59 goals in 100 appearances in Europe which looks great, but he is far behind Haaland.

Kane found the net 45 times but surprisingly Shearer managed just 20 times in the same period before scoring 260 goals in 441 Premier League games in total.