Jubilation as 20-year-old star becomes fastest player to score 25 league goals, beats CR7 and Zlatan to the record

Jubilation as 20-year-old star becomes fastest player to score 25 league goals, beats CR7 and Zlatan to the record

Erling Haaland is the fastest player to reach 25 goals in the league in all of Europe

– The Norwegian youngster beat Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic to reach the quarter of a century of goals

– The 20-year-old joined Dortmund and has been linked with a move to Manchester United

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Erling Haaland scored his 25th Bundesliga goal for Dortmund in 25 appearances during the 3-1 win over rivals RB Leipzig.

The Norwegian youngster has set a new record as the fastest player to score 25 goals in his first 25 league appearances in the German topflight division beating Uwe Seeler’s record of 23.

Haaland currently averages a goal in every 75 minutes and the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Gerd Muller have not been able to match the tally.

Dortmund star becomes fastest player to score 25 league goals, beat Ronaldo Ibrahimovic

Dortmund star becomes fastest player to score 25 league goals, beat Ronaldo Ibrahimovic.
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The 20-year-old is now the fastest player to score 25 goals in one league during the 21st century beating Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Kevin Philips’ record.

Here is a list of the fastest player to have scored goals since the year 200:

30. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, 2017/18) – 40 matches

=27. Julio Baptista (Sevilla, 2004/05) – 39 matches

=27. Ruud van Nistelrooy (Man Utd, 2002/03) – 39 matches

=27. Carlos Tevez (Juventus, 2014/15) – 39 matches

=21. Pauleta (Bordeaux, 2001/02) – 38 matches

=21. Diego Forlan (Villarreal, 2004/05) – 28 matches

=21. Dario Cvitanich (Nice, 2013/14) – 38 matches

=21. Sergio Aguero (Man City, 2012/13) – 38 matches

=21. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, 2019/20) – 38 matches

=21. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan, 2019/20) – 38 matches

=17. Grafie (Wolfsburg, 2008/09) – 37 matches

=17. Radamel Falcao (AS Monaco, 2016/17) – 37 matches

=17. Luis Suarez (Barcelona, 2015/16) – 37 matches

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=17. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal, 2018/19) – 37 matches

=12. Roy Makaay (Bayern Munich, 2004/05) – 36 matches

=12. Marek Mintal (Nuremberg, 2005/06) – 36 matches

=12. Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid, 2006/07) – 36 matches

=12. Mario Balotelli (Nice, 2017/18) – 36 matches

=12. Radamel Falcao (Atletico Madrid, 2012/13) – 36 matches

=9. Fernando Torres (Liverpool, 2008/09) – 34 matches

=9. Catanha (Celta Vigo, 2000/01) – 34 matches

=9. Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich, 2010/11) – 34 matches

=6. Luca Toni (Bayern Munich, 2008/09) – 33 matches

=6. Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan, 2000/01) – 33 matches

=6. Diego Milito (Inter Milan, 2009/10) – 33 matches

=4. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, 2009/10) – 27 matches

=4. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain, 2018/19) – 27 matches

=2. Kevin Phillips (Sunderland, 1999/2000) – 26 matches

=2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain, 2012/13) – 26 matches

1. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund, 2020/21) – 25 matches

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Robert Lewandowski is grateful for working with Jurgen Klopp during their four years at Borussia Dortmund.

The Poland striker described the German boss as a “bad teacher in the best sense of the word”and added that the Liverpool manager is also a father figure to him.

The duo shared a strong bond together and used an example from the 2011/12 season to illustrate their relationship.

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