Think back to when you were a five-year-old child. Not a care in the world, right? 


Some of us had just about mastered distinguishing our left from our right (without holding up our left hand in an L shape, of course). 


Others had achieved the unthinkable feat of understanding the concept of numbers - and could even count backwards in three-numbered bursts. 


And then there are those like Erling Braut Haaland, who are built in a scientific laboratory, designed to make every other human feel significantly inferior. The Norwegian superstar is only 19 years old and he is already upstaging and humiliating just about every defender he comes up against in Europe. 

But this has been a trait of his from an early age, ​International Age Records can reveal. Haaland currently holds the record for the longest standing jump for five-year-olds all over the globe. 


I'm not sure I even knew how to jump when I was five. 


But unlike this un-athletic writer, Haaland shocked the world on 22 January 2006, by producing a spectacular standing leap of 1.63m to become the best tiny jumper in history. 


Haaland helped children all over the world to reach new heights with his gargantuan leap, and he is believed to have said after the jump, "It's one small jump for child, but one giant leap for childkind," before running after (and outpacing) a passing ice-cream van. 

Erling Haaland,Marco Verratti

To put this incredible achievement into some context, the Norwegian child prodigy's jumping distance is equivalent to: 


Just over nine-tenths of Napoleon's full height. 


Ten centimetres more than Danny DeVito's height. 


Four times the length of an average bowling pin. 


One-sixtieth of Big Ben. 


One-tenth of a Brachiosaurus.


Basically, the little boy could jump pretty far. 

Erling Braut Haaland

Who knew that in 14 years' time, Haaland would be leaping head and shoulders above the entirety of European football, putting the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappé into the shade. 


The teen has clearly been destined for greatness with his jumping prowess, but it's the ​Borussia Dortmund fans who are now jumping for joy over their teenage sensation's record-breaking performances


Some are born great, and some have greatness thrust upon them. Haaland definitely falls into the former category.