Norway and Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland has emerged as one of the best young strikers in the world, with the 21-year-old being tipped for big things and attracting interest from a number of top European clubs.
The youngster is scoring goals at a prolific rate and recently gave us another glimpse of it when he scored a hat-trick in Norway's 5-1 win over Gibraltar in a FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifying game. This means that the striker has now netted an astonishing 11 trebles so far in his nascent career - two have come for Norway, five during his time with RB Salzburg, one for Molde and three for his current club, Dortmund.
Such has been Haaland's brilliance in front of goal that he already has more career hat-tricks than some of the greatest strikers in the history of the sport. Here, we take a look at who he has surpassed in terms of hat-tricks so far.
List of great strikers who Haaland has more hat-tricks so far.
1) Robin van Persie - 10 hat-tricks
2) Michael Owen - 10 hat-tricks
3)Filippo Inzaghi - 10 hat-tricks
4) Radamel Falcao - 10 hat-tricks
5) Wayne Rooney - 9 hat-tricks
6) Fernando Torres - 9 hat-tricks
7) Dimitar Berbatov - 9 hat-tricks
8) Miroslav Klose - 9 hat-tricks
9) Samuel Eto'o - 8 hat-tricks
10) Raul Gonzalez - 8 hat-tricks
11) Didier Drogba - 7 hat-tricks
12) David Villa - 7 hat-tricks
13) Carlos Tevez - 7 hat-tricks