Erling Haaland in the Champions League: Scoring record, opponents, how he compares to Ronaldo, Messi, Mbappé

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Erling Haaland is only 22, but the Manchester City forward has been rewriting the UEFA Champions League record books since he announced himself with a first-half hat-trick on his debut. UEFA.com takes stock.

Manchester City's Erling Haaland celebrates after scoring against former club Dortmund

Manchester City’s Erling Haaland celebrates after scoring against former club DortmundManchester City FC via Getty Ima

Haaland in the Champions League

Overall
Games
: 21
Goals: 26
Mins per goal: 62 (1,622 total)

By club
Salzburg: 6 games, 8 goals
Dortmund: 13 games, 15 goals
Man City: 2 games, 3 goals

After just three and a bit seasons, Erling Haaland has already scored more goals than all but 30 players in Champions League history. One more and he will be level with Rivaldo and Luis Suárez.

Star strikers at 20-game mark

Erling Haaland – 25 goals
Harry Kane – 15 goals
Kylian Mbappé – 12 goals
Karim Benzema – 12 goals
Robert Lewandowski – 11 goals
Lionel Messi – 8 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo – 0 goals

It took Haaland 14 games to surpass Ole Gunnar Solskjær (19 in 77) as Norway’s top-scoring Champions League player.

How Haaland’s goals have come

Left foot: 19
Right foot: 4
Headers: 3

Haaland has taken three (left-footed) penalties in the competition and scored them all.

Haaland: Every Dortmund Champions League goal
Haaland: Every Dortmund Champions League goal

Which clubs has Haaland scored against?

• Haaland has faced 12 different teams in the Champions League and scored against ten of them – only Ajax and Manchester City successfully kept him out back when he was at Dortmund. Eight of his goals have come against Belgian opposition while Sevilla alone have shipped six in three outings.

Opponents by club Games Goals
Ajax 1 0
Beşiktaş 2 3
Club Brugge 2 4
Dortmund 1 1
Genk 2 4
Lazio 1 1
Liverpool 2 1
Man City 2 0
Napoli 2 3
Paris 2 2
Sevilla 3 6
Zenit 1 1
TOTAL 21 26

When Haaland has scored his UEFA competition goals

• Haaland’s goals have been spread evenly across both halves so far, but opposition managers should note that he gets stronger as they wear on. He is most dangerous in the 66-75 minute slot.

Time Goals
0–10 1
11–20 3
21–30 2
31–40 3
41 to half-time 4
First half 13
46–55 1
56–65 2
66–75 5
76–85 3
85 to full time 2
Second half 13
TOTAL 26

Haaland’s full Champions League match log

2019/20 (Salzburg/Dortmund)
17/09/2019 Salzburg 6-2 Genk ⚽⚽⚽
02/10/2019 Liverpool 4-3 Salzburg ⚽
23/10/2019 Salzburg 2-3 Napoli ⚽⚽
05/11/2019 Napoli 1-1 Salzburg ⚽
27/11/2019 Salzburg 1-4 Genk ⚽
10/12/2019 Salzburg 0-2 Liverpool
18/02/2020 Dortmund 2-1 Paris ⚽⚽
11/03/2020 Paris 2-0 Dortmund