Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, the English star of Manchester City, continued to break records in the Premier League, after reaching his third “hat-trick” in the competition, after only 8 matches.
Haaland showed a glimpse of what he could also provide in the Champions League, and sent a clear threatening message to the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, who is the most scored player in a single season in the history of the competition.
Everyone in England started talking about the possibility of Erling Haaland breaking all records in the Premier League, led by the legend Alan Shearer, the tournament’s top scorer with 260 goals.
Breaking Shearer’s number needs at least ten seasons, but if Haaland continues at the same current scoring rate with Manchester City, he can break the number in only 4 and a half seasons, that is, before the end of his current contract with the team in the summer of 2027.
Halland has the best scoring rate currently in the history of the Premier League, the Norwegian monster scores 1.75 goals per game, a rate that allows him to reach 66.5 goals after 38 rounds.
Haaland’s continuation at the same rate will guarantee him breaking the record recorded in the name of Liverpool’s top scorer, Mohamed Salah, as the most scored player in one season in the competition with its current system of 20 teams.
Mohamed Salah scored 32 goals in the 2017-2018 season, becoming the new record holder over Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 31 goals in the 2007-2008 season.
The record for the most scored player in a single season in general in the history of the English Premier League in all its forms is held by the English duo Andy Cole and Alan Shearer, with 34 goals each.
Cole won the Golden Boot in the 1993-1994 season, and after a season Alan Shearer equaled the same number with Newcastle, but the number of Premier League matches at the time was 42, not 38, because there were 22 teams instead of 20 in the current system.
Even if Halland stumbles and his scoring rate drops by 50 percent, he will guarantee to break the record by reaching 33.2 goals, exceeding the number recorded in the current competition system, at least.
In the Champions League, Halland played two matches with Manchester City, during which he scored 3 goals, to top the list of top scorers early and send another warning to Cristiano Ronaldo, better than he scored in one season in the history of the tournament.
Haaland has a scoring average of 1.5 goals per match, which means that he can reach 19.5 goals if he plays 13 games and leads his team to the final, and continues at the same rate in hitting the net.
The record in one season is registered in the name of Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 17 goals in the 2013-2014 season with Real Madrid, more than one player approached him, but none of them succeeded in equalizing him, and some stopped at 15 goals such as Karim Benzema and Robert Lewandowski.
Halland has scored in his entire participation in the Champions League so far, 26 goals in only 21 games, with a scoring rate of 1.23 goals per game, which makes him an extraordinary candidate to break Cristiano Ronaldo’s record as a historical scorer for the competition.
Ronaldo is the top scorer in the Champions League with 140 goals, followed by Argentine Lionel Messi with 126 goals. Ronaldo scores 0.76 goals in each Champions League match, while Messi scores 0.79 goals in the match, which gives Halland a golden opportunity to overcome the historical duo.