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Can Erling Haaland Challenge the Dominance of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Mohamed Salah?


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The wheel of club competition will return to spin in the final this week with the end of the international break and Norwegian star Erling Haaland is looking to continue breaking records in his first season with Manchester City.

Halland has scored 28 goals in 27 matches he has appeared in in the English Premier League this season and 42 goals in all competitions and has the opportunity to join the many players who have scored 50 or more goals in one season in general.

The Norwegian star has a great opportunity to break some local records, passing Alan Shearer and Andy Cole as the most single-season goalscorers in Premier League history with 34 goals in a single season. consisted of 22 teams.

So far, Mohamed Salah holds the record as top scorer in a single season, with 20 league teams, with 32 goals, according to the BBC.

And outside of England there are records that Haaland aims to break, for example Argentine star Lionel Messi holds the record for most goals scored in a single season, whether in the league or in all competitions, and it was an exceptional season (2011-2011). 2012) with Barcelona.

At the time, Messi managed to score 50 goals for Barcelona in the Spanish league and 73 goals in all competitions to beat the number of German legend Gerd Müller who scored 67 goals in all competitions, a number that stood for 39 years.

Messi and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo have scored 50 goals or more in a single season on more than one occasion, with Rocket Madeira’s highlight scoring 61 goals in the season (2014-2015) at Real Madrid. Jersey.

As for other players who have scored at least 50 goals in one season, they are: the Uruguayan Luis Suarez with Barcelona, ​​who scored 59 goals in the season (2015-2016), and the Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the current AC Milan player. scoring 50 goals in one season with Paris Saint-Germain.

The best result of Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, the current player of Barcelona, ​​was 55 goals for Bayern Munich in the season (2019-2020).

And if Haaland maintains his current scoring average, he will finish the Premier League with 40 goals this season, which has been achieved only 7 times in the history of the English Premier League, which lasts 133 years, and the last time. One of those who achieved this was Jimmy Griffiths, who scored 41 goals for Chelsea in the season (1960–1961).

The Norwegian star still plays in the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League, which could put him up to 18 matches this season.

Haaland’s scoring rate in all competitions is (1.14) goals per match, and if he maintains the same rate, he will score by about 20 more goals and thus raise his tally to 60 goals, which means Messi’s number too will not exceed, so he will need to provide more to reach the number of the Argentine star.

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