What goal scoring records could Erling Haaland break at Manchester City?


    Erling Haaland in action for Manchester City
    Erling Haaland has a number of goal scoring records in his view (Picture: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

    Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has made an astonishing start to life in English football.

    City’s superstar scored 14 goals in his first 10 appearances for his new club, after moving to Manchester from the Bundesliga in June 2022.

    And given the rate at which Haaland is finding the back of the net, a whole host of goal scoring records could fall the way of the Norwegian goal machine in the coming months and years.

    Which goal scoring records could he break though? Here’s how they stand currently…

    Most goals in a Premier League season

    Current record (38 game season): Mo Salah, 32 goals, 2017/18

    Current record (42 game season): Andy Cole, 34 goals, 1993/94

    Mo Salah scored on the final day of the season to go down in history as the player with the most goals in a single 38-game Premier League season.

    To make it even more impressive, this was only Salah’s first season in the Premier League having joined from Fiorentina the previous summer.

    The all-time record for the most goals scored in a Premier League season belongs to Andy Cole.

    Cole scored 34 goals for Manchester United in 1993/94 when the league featured 22 teams, meaning that clubs played a total of 42 games in their league campaigns.

    Mo Salah scoring for Liverpool in the Premier League
    Salah scored 32 goals in the 2017/18 season (Picture: Michael Regan/Getty Images)
    Andy Cole celebrates scoring for Manchester United
    Whilst Andy Cole scored 34 goals in 1993/94 (Credits: Getty Images)

    Most hattricks in a Premier League season

    Current record: Alan Shearer, 5 hattricks, 1995/96

    Shearer registered an astonishing five hattricks in the 1995/96 season.

    His 31 goals helped Blackburn Rovers to a shock Premier League title.

    Haaland scored consecutive hattricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest, meaning that after just seven games of the 2022/23 season, the Norwegian already had two hattricks to his name.

    Alan Shearer scoring for Blackburn Rovers
    Alan Shearer scored 5 hattricks for Blackburn on the way to the Premier League title in 1995/96 (Picture: Getty Images)

    Best goals-to-minute ratio in a Premier League season

    Current record: Sergio Aguero, 90 minutes, 2013-14

    Another Manchester City striker holds the record for the best goals-to-minute ratio in a season.

    Sergio Aguero, who is City’s all-time record goal scorer with 260 goals in all competitions, scored a goal every 90 minutes to help fire the Cityzens to the Premier League title in 2014.

    Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring for Manchester City
    Sergio Aguero is Manchester City’s record goalscorer (Picture: Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

    All-time Premier League goalscoring record

    Current record: Alan Shearer, 260 goals

    Haaland is someway off Shearer’s record, who scored his Premier League goals for Blackburn and Newcastle.

    But if Haaland hangs around for City long enough, and keeps up his phenomenal goal scoring record, then the record that Shearer has held since he retired in 2006 could one day fall to the Norwegian.

    Newcastle United's Alan Shearer celebrates scoring a goal
    Alan Shearer found the back of the net 260 times in his Premier League career (Picture: PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

    Most goals in a season across all competitions

    Current record: Lionel Messi, 73 goals, 2011-12

    The big one. Messi scored his staggering 73 goals in 60 matches across six different competitions, which is a record for European football.

    And incredibly, despite Messi’s heroics, Barcelona missed out on both the Champions League and La Liga.

    If Haaland beats Messi’s record, then not only will the Norwegian have the greatest goal scoring record in a season ever, but Manchestrer City will surely have their hands on important silverware come the end of the season.

    Lionel Messi scores for Barcelona in the Champions League
    Lionel Messi holds the record for the most goals scored across all competitions in a single European season (Picture: Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

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