Erling Braut Haaland is a Norwegian soccer player who burst on the scene and was immediately hailed as a world-class striker after his move from Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga ahead of the 2020-21 season. Haaland scored an impressive 27 goals in 28 league games in his first season for Dortmund – a feat only bettered by Andre Silva and the incumbent top scorer in Bundesliga, Robert Lewandowski. Haaland possesses all the hallmarks needed to be the best striker in the world, 194cm tall, weighing in at just about 90kg. Combine those assets with raw pace and the ability to finish makes him a fearful opponent for any defender.

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