Erling Haaland reveals the jobs he would want if he wasn't a footballer, and they will surprise you
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Erling Haaland has revealed the two jobs he would be doing if he wasn’t a footballer, and the answers may surprise you.
On Thursday night, the 22-year-old was presented the 2023 Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year award.
It comes after winning his first Premier League title with Manchester City and breaking the record for the number of goals in a single season.
Haaland has scored 36 league goals in 35 appearances and claimed that his first English football season had been better than expected.
“I expected to do good things but to do this I didn’t quite expect. It’s been a fantastic season so far and I’m happy,” he stated.
“We joke a lot, we enjoy it a lot in the locker room and on the pitch. I am really enjoying it and there’s so many good guys in the team.”
During the course of the awards evening, the Norwegian international sat down with Sky Sports and embarked on a quick-fire round of questions.
In the interview, he announced that his best friend in football was Jack Grealish, described himself as ‘relaxed’, and said that Kevin De Bruyne was the greatest player he’d been on the pitch with.
Elsewhere, Haaland also revealed what job he would like to have if he wasn’t an athlete.
The number nine was asked by a Sky journalist: “If you weren’t a footballer, what would you be?”
Surprisingly, he offered up two career alternatives that he could have pursued and revealed that in another life he would be trading as a “welder or a farmer.”
However, being born into a sports-mad family has obviously led the award-winning footballer down a wildly different path.
His father, Alf-Inge is of course a former City and Nottingham Forest player while his mother, Gry Marita Braut, has been recognised as a champion heptathlete.
Elsewhere, his cousin Albert Braut Tjaaland has previously been hailed as a footballing prodigy and his sister Gabrielle has brought even more talent into the family.
She married Norwegian attacker Jan Gunnar Eide in 2020 and has since welcomed a son and a daughter into the world.
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