Erling Haaland Becomes Fastest Player to Score 15 Champions League Goals

Max Cooper
Haaland is fast-becoming a superstar of the game
Haaland is fast-becoming a superstar of the game / Lars Baron/Getty Images

Erling Haaland has only just surpassed his teenage years, but he is already becoming a bonafide superstar of our beautiful game.

Since bursting onto the scene as a fearless and precocious young talent for Austrian behemoths Salzburg in 2019, he has broken a succession of incredible records for Borussia Dortmund, both domestically and on the European stage.

Put your hand in the air if you're the world's most in-form striker
Put your hand in the air if you're the world's most in-form striker / DeFodi Images/Getty Images

The Norwegian forward's displays in the Champions League have particularly caught the eye, and his goalscoring exploits have left us all gawping in amazement. The 20-year-old broke yet another record during BVB's 3-0 win over Club Brugge, becoming the quickest player to reach 15 European goals in the competition's history.

The previous record was joint-shared between former Manchester United star Ruud van Nistelrooy and Tottenham Hotspur alumni Roberto Soldado, who hit the magic 15-goal marker in 19 games.

Haaland, on the other hand, has reached this milestone in just 12 matches for Dortmund and Salzburg - seven fewer than the previous record-breakers.

As has become the norm with Haaland, he was on fire yet again against Club Brugge, breaking the deadlock for Lucien Favre's side on 20 minutes before Man Utd target Jadon Sancho curled home a lovely free-kick just before half-time.

Haaland doubled his tally for the evening on the hour-mark to complete the scoring, maintaining the German giants' place at the top of Group F in the process.

His six goals in this season's competition makes him the highest scoring player thus far, with Manchester United's Marcus Rashford and Juventus striker Alvaro Morata close behind on five strikes apiece.

Though he's just out of those terrible teenage years, Haaland has already scored over 100 career goals, surpassing the total reached by Newcastle United legend Shola Ameobi over the course of his entire 18-year career.

One can only imagine who he has in his crosshairs next.