Football: Teenage sensation Erling Haaland says it's a dream to play for Borussia Dortmund

Rising through the ranks at second-tier Norwegian side Bryne, Borussia Dortmund teenage sensation Erling Haaland played for the reserve team in the lower leagues as a 14-year-old. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

SINGAPORE - Before he became the unstoppable scoring machine he is now, Borussia Dortmund teenage sensation Erling Haaland could have easily been one of those wonderkids who promised much and ultimately delivered little.

Rising through the ranks at second-tier Norwegian side Bryne, he played for the reserve team in the lower leagues as a 14-year-old and scored 18 goals in 14 games in the 2015/16 season.

Already a subscriber? 

Dive deeper at $0.99/month

Want more exclusives, sharp insights into what's happening at home and abroad? Subscribe to stay informed.

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and straitstimes.com

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • 2-week e-paper archive so you never miss out on any topic that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.