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Footage from Erling Haaland’s debut for Bryne as a 15-year-old shows he was destined for greatness

Destined for greatness! Sensational footage of Erling Haaland’s debut for Bryne in the Norwegian second tier, when he was just 15, proves the forward was poised for stardom after he sealed a £51m move to Man City.

  • Erling Haaland sealed a £51m move to Manchester City earlier this week
  • However, it hasn’t always been a global name, as it made its debut in Norway.
  • There, she was given her first maiden bow for Bryne even though she was only 15 years old.
  • Footage from the match shows that the superstar was destined to come out on top.

Manchester City were quick to swoop in to acquire Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund in a £51m deal this week, and a sensational video shot during his early days in Norway as a teenager reveals he was always poised for stardom.

Haaland hasn’t always been the global name it is today. He made his debut for Bryne in the Norwegian second tier aged just 15 in 2016, playing the full 90 minutes as his team lost to KFUM-Kameratene Oslo in front of a meager crowd of 1,649.

The small town is where his father, Alf-Inge Haaland, started his career, and the family returned there after he left Manchester City in 2003. His son quickly entered the world of football and began coaching under manager Alf Ingve Berntsen. .

Erling Haaland made his senior debut with Byrne in the Norwegian second division at just 15 years old.

Erling Haaland made his senior debut with Byrne in the Norwegian second division at just 15 years old.

Despite his age, Haaland is said to have stood out above the rest at both the regional and national levels, and was rewarded with his first senior game.

In a clip of his best moments from debut, the leader’s physical presence, as well as his quick thinking as he fell into dangerous areas around the box, were evident.

One moment in particular sees him playing down the right, where he took their full back, beat them near the baseline and crashed into a dangerous-looking delivery.

The striker was caught on camera hitting players despite the difference in age and experience.

The striker was caught on camera hitting players despite the difference in age and experience.

The video shows that Haaland was able to keep up despite his inexperience, and his former coach was not surprised by his meteoric rise.

“He had a passion for football, but a lot of kids have that,” Berntsen said. bbc sport.

It had what you in the UK call courage. He had something special and when he was on the pitch he was totally focused on football.

He learned from a young age how to behave as a footballer, how to behave in the locker room, how important it is to have fun but practice a lot.

His inaugural bow for the club came against KFUM-Kameratene Oslo in front of a crowd of 1,649.

His inaugural bow for the club came against KFUM-Kameratene Oslo in front of a crowd of 1,649.

“He had perfect genetics and his family was also very good at letting him think football-wise.

“We started talking quite early, since he was 12 years old, which was something special because tactically, technically and mentally he is never afraid, he has great determination and we knew that in a few years, when he was strong and fast, this would explode.

“But you never know, he might have gotten bored of football.”

Coach Alf Ingve Berntsen gave Haaland the chance and said he was destined for greatness

Coach Alf Ingve Berntsen gave Haaland the chance and said he was destined for greatness

Haaland enjoyed 10 minutes of first-team action before Berntsen took over as caretaker boss in May 2016, playing 16 times that season.

However, he was unable to deviate from the mark before passing Molde.

There, he scored on his debut under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and has progressed further and further, dazzling at Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund.

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