Days after UEFA Men’s Player of the Year triumph, Erling Haaland shocks fans with dramatic hairstyle change

Erling Haaland is in the form of his life. The former Borussia Dortmund striker scored 36 Premier League goals last season, the most by anyone in a single season in the competition’s history. His goals helped Manchester City mount a late title challenge, pipping Arsenal to their fifth Premier League trophy in six seasons.

His efforts also helped City win the treble for the first time in the club’s history, and Haaland was duly recognized with the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award. A few days after winning the award, the young Norwegian came out with a dramatic hairstyle change, shocking football fans worldwide.

Haaland ditches iconic blonde hair for edgy cornrows

Erling Haaland is not just famous for his goalscoring abilities or the kind of jump power that makes him easily connect with Kevin de Bruyne’s crosses. The Norwegian is also famous for his iconic blonde hair, which has become his signature look in the past few years. The year’s Balon d’Or contender styled his blonde hair in different ways last season, most notably against Arsenal, when he unpacked his hair for a full look.

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Norway hosted Georgia in their Euro qualifying games yesterday, and while they cruised to a 2-1 win, Haaland’s new edgy cornrow hairstyle was the talking point. Everyone is familiar with the youngster packing his hair in a trademark style, but his new look indicates that he may be ready to ditch that for a new cornrow style.

The Manchester City forward celebrated his new hairstyle with a goal for his country yesterday as he scored the team’s opening goal before Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard added the second and final goal for the host. Georgia tried to fight back but had to settle for a consolation goal in the game’s dying minutes when they scored in the 91st minute, but it wasn’t enough to secure anything from the match.

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Erling Haaland claims prestigious UEFA Men’s Player of the Year accolade

Manchester City did the treble last season, which may not have been possible without Erling Haaland’s goals. The Norwegian forward scored 52 goals for City, including 36 in the Premier League, and 12 in the Champions League, four more than his closest competitor, Mo Salah, who scored eight in the continental competition.

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Haaland’s efforts to help City lift the Champions League earned him the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award, beating Lionel Messi and club teammate Kevin de Bruyne to the title.

Can Haaland inspire City to another treble-winning campaign this season? Let us know what you think in the comments.


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