10 large PL names Haaland has already outscored: Yeboah, Saka, Vialli…

Erling Haaland’s begin to life as a Premier League footballer has been nothing in need of obscene.

Having been signed by Manchester Metropolis in the summertime, Haaland already had a popularity as one of the vital deadly goalscorers within the recreation after turning into the quickest participant to attain 50 targets in Europe’s main leagues for Borussia Dortmund.

The 22-year-old has instantly lived as much as the hype; Haaland has scored 25 targets in simply half a season’s price of video games. Metropolis nonetheless have 18 video games to go and the striker has already scored greater than every of the final 4 Golden Boot winners.

Listed below are 10 big-name Premier League gamers that Haaland has someway, after simply half a season in England, already outscored.

Tony Yeboah

Alf-Inge Haaland truly crossed paths with Yeboah at Elland Highway, however the two by no means performed collectively. George Graham introduced Haaland senior to Leeds United in the summertime of 1997 and unceremoniously shipped Yeboah out a number of weeks later.

The Ghanaian cult hero burned briefly however brightly at Leeds, scoring 24 targets in 48 Premier League appearances.

The standard of the strikes ensures that Yeboah will ceaselessly be remembered as a person who left his mark on the English recreation.

kenny cunningham

Okay, the previous Republic of Eire worldwide is not precisely essentially the most glamorous title, and given he was a centre-back, he should not be judged on targets.

However he was a former Premier League stalwart, who made 335 appearances within the competitors for Wimbledon and Birmingham Metropolis between 1994 and 2006.

Not solely has Haaland outscored Cunningham, however he is scored 25 extra. That is proper – Cunningham by no means scored a Premier League purpose. No participant has performed extra minutes within the Premier League with out discovering the again of the web.

If Haaland performs as many minutes as Cunningham and maintains his present fee of scoring, he’d find yourself with 485 Premier League targets.

READ: The ten gamers to have performed essentially the most PL minutes with out scoring

david ginola

One of the iconic names of the 90s, Ginola made 100 Premier League appearances for Tottenham, 58 for Newcastle (Kevin Keegan’s Entertainers, no much less) and 32 for Aston Villa.

However he solely scored 22 targets within the English prime flight.

Gianluca Vialli

The legendary Italian ahead arrived at Chelsea as a 32-year-old after notching over 100 Serie A targets for Sampdoria and Juventus.

Whereas Vialli by no means fairly matched these heights in England, he made a larger-than-life affect and Chelsea and stays one of many Premier League’s most beloved overseas imports.

And a document of 21 targets in 58 Premier League appearances is not dangerous in any respect, for what it is price.

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andrey arshavin

The loveable Russian oddball scored 23 targets in 105 Premier League appearances for Arsenal.

Arshavin scored 4 of these in a single recreation, which Haaland is but to do, and he did so at Anfield, the place Haaland drew a clean. What a fraud.

Mario Balotelli

The Italian is remembered extra as an amazing character than an amazing striker, as 21 targets in 70 appearances for Man Metropolis and Liverpool attest.

In truth, greater than any purpose – even the ‘Why All the time Me?’ one – his most impactful contribution from him within the Premier League was his one help from him.

michu

The streets remember prime Michu at Swansea Metropolis. Neither, apparently, does Haaland.

The Man Metropolis has spoken about how he grew up idolizing Michu, even imitating the Spaniard’s well-known celebration as a teenager.

“I gave him a Burgos shirt and he gave me a Borussia shirt,” Michu advised talkSPORT.

“I am glad he is having that affect in England, he’ll be a star at European degree with Mbappe. They are going to reign like [Lionel] Messi and Cristiano [Ronaldo] did.

“For me it’s an honor {that a} footballer of this degree had me as a reference after I was youthful.”

Michu was completely sensible again in 2012-13, scoring 18 targets for the Swans, finally ending up with a document of 20 targets in 52 Premier League appearances. That is fairly good, but it surely’s not fairly the 25 in 19 that Haaland has someway already mustered.

divock origin

Origi scored 22 targets in 107 Premier League video games for Liverpool.

We have not checked however we’re fairly certain each single one in all them was a last-minute winner towards Everton.

Jack Grealish

The Premier League’s first and solely £100million participant scored 15 targets in 105 appearances within the competitors for his boyhood membership Aston Villa earlier than scoring 5 in 40 following his big-money transfer to the Etihad.

Haaland’s Man Metropolis team-mate additionally scored 14 targets in three Championship seasons, and it was throughout that point that he developed into one in all England’s brightest stars.

To be truthful, targets are removed from the one metric on which we must be judging his recreation, and he is notched extra Premier League assists (22 in whole).

“I handed him one and he missed. I mentioned I would like these assists Erling,” he joked after Haaland spurned an opportunity earlier within the season. Two of Grealish’s three assists thus far this season have been for the large Norwegian.

Bukayo Saka

We completely love Saka. He is undoubtedly among the best younger skills on the earth and must be one of many first names on England’s teamsheet.

So it type of blows our minds a bit that he is already been outscored by Haaland, given he made his Premier League debut for Arsenal again on New Yr’s Day 2019 beneath Unai Emery.

The 21-year-old already has 100 appearances within the league for the Gunners, completed their prime scorer final season, and has been electrical of their title cost this yr. But he is scored one fewer Premier League purpose than Haaland. Ridiculous.


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