Haaland reaches 100 goals before Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo

Erling Haaland managed to reach 100 goals in his career at the age of 20 years and seven months old in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-2 defeat to Bayern Munich last Saturday.

It took the Norwegian striker just 73 seconds to open the scoring against the Bavarians, and he needed just eight minutes and 41 seconds to double their lead before Bayern turned the game around.

Haaland scored 20 times in 50 games for Molde, 29 in 27 matches at Red Bull Salzburg and now has 45 in 46 duels for Dortmund, while he has also scored six in seven caps for Norway.

This season, he has netted 29 in 28 games and is the Champions League’s top scorer with eight goals, followed by Olivier Giroud, Marcus Rashford and Alvaro Morata, who have mustered six apiece.

Meanwhile, only Robert Lewandowski has scored more Bundesliga goals (31) than Haaland, who has hit the back of the net 19 times in Germany.

According to the Brazilian journalist Rodolfo Rodrigues, only two players, Pele and Ronaldo Nazario, needed fewer games than Haaland to reach 100 career goals.

Pele achieved it in 86 games at the age of 18 years and one month and Ronaldo managed to do so after 108 matches, aged 19 years and two months.

Kylian Mbappe needed 175 games (20 years and eight months), while Romario also needed 175 matches (23 years and one month) and Neymar made it after 184 duels (20 years old).

It took Lionel Messi 210 matches to reach this tally (22 years and three months), while Lewandowski had to play 216 games (23 years and three months) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic needed 270 duels to score 100 goals (25 years and two months).

Curiously, the one who needed the most games (301) to reach 100 goals was Cristiano Ronaldo (22 years and 11 months), who, currently, stands out as the top scorer in history of the sport with 768 goals.


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