Erling Haaland Has an Incredible First Season With Manchester City…Enough to Win The Ballon d’Or?

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Erling Haaland has once again shot his career to the limelights as Manchester City emerge 2022/23 champions of Europe.

The Norwegian goal poacher ran out of goals from the semifinals of the Champions League but his astonishng stat for the club cannot be overlooked.

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Erling Haaland wins Premier League in his first season with Manchester City

After putting five pass RB Leipzig in the group stage and quarterfinal tally against Bayern Munich, Erling Haaland has enough on his Champions League goal bank to ward off competitors for the Golden Boot Award.

Haaland has 11 Champions League goals for Manchester City in 12 games and has clinched the Champions League Golden Boot Award.

Erling Haaland wins FA Cup in his first season with Manchester City

His Champions League feat with Manchester City is just a tip of the iceberg. In the Premier League, Erling Haaland has raised the bar, hitting the peaks of his storied career and demolishing records while setting new ones.

In his debut season with Manchester City, he has won the Premier League title with the club.

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Erling pulled an astonishng Premier League goal stat, outscoring his number of Premier League appearances for City.

In 35 Premier League matches, he has scored 36 goals and delivered 8 assists for the club.

Haaland dismantled a 29-year-old Premier League goal record which was set by Andy Cole in 1993/94 season.

Erling Haaland wins Champions League in his first season with Manchester City

Andy Cole hit a record Premier League goal tally in 1993/94 season when he scored 34 goals in 40 games for Newcastle United. Andy Cole’s 34-goal tally was the most Premier League goal ever scored by a player in a single Premier League season.

Pertinent to note, Andy Cole set the 29-year-old goal record in a 42-game season when the Premier League was made up of 22 teams. Now, Erling Haaland has dismantled the record, playing less number of games (35) in a 36-game season.

In all competitions, the Norway international has hit the half-century milestone with 52 goals, overtaking Vic Watson and Pongo Waring on 50 goals – records set more than 90 years ago.

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The only record that is yet to be broken by Erling Haaland is Dixie Dean’s all-time record of 63 goals in 1927/28 season.

In all competitions this season, Haaland has hit 52 goals in 53 appearances for Manchester City.

Haaland has smashed all Premier League vital awards in his debut season with Manchester City. He has won the Premier League Golden Boot Award, Premier League Player of the Season, Premier Young Player of the Season, and the FWA Footballer of the Year.

Apart from his individual brilliance, Erling Haaland has raked in a historic treble with Manchester City. He has won the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League with the club.

Are the stats of Erling Haaland enough for the Ballon d’Or?

No Premier League player has won the Ballon d’Or since Cristiano Ronaldo clinched the trophy with Manchester United in 2008 after winning the Champions League.

All eyes will be on the next edition of the Ballon d’Or award. As things stand, Erling Haaland will be expected to lead all potential nominees for the award after a stunning first season at Manchester City.

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