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Erling Haaland’s double against Sevilla on Wednesday took his UEFA Champions League total to 18 goals.

The Dortmund striker now trails Kylian Mbappé’s pre-21st birthday tally by just one goal. Haaland does not turn 21 until July and, with his club well poised in this season’s knockout stage, looks set to have plenty of further opportunities to reach yet another impressive milestone in his burgeoning career.

UEFA Champions League goals before 21st birthday

Top scorers before the age of 21


Top scorers before the age of 21

19 Kylian Mbappé (Monaco, Paris)
18 Erling Haaland (Salzburg, Dortmund)
12 Karim Benzema (Lyon)
9 Patrick Kluivert (Ajax)
8 Obafemi Martins (Inter Milan)
8 Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
8 Raúl González (Real Madrid)
8 Javier Saviola (Barcelona)
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0 Cristiano Ronaldo (Sporting CP, Manchester United)

Fastest to milestone goals (selected players)

1st goal: Benzema (1 game), Haaland (1), Lewandowski (3), Mbappé (4), Messi (5), Ronaldo (27)
10th goal: Haaland (8), Benzema (14), Mbappé (15), Lewandowski (17), Messi (23), Ronaldo (37)
20th goal: Benzema (34), Lewandowski (36), Mbappé (40), Messi (40), Ronaldo (56)

Goal No. Benzema Haaland Mbappé Messi Lewandowski Ronaldo
1 1 1 4 5 3 27
10 14 8 15 23 17 37
20 34 40 40 36 56

Kylian Mbappé in UEFA Champions League

DOB: 20/12/1998
Debut: Monaco 1-1 Leverkusen, 27/09/2016 (17 years, 282 days)
1st goal: Man. City 5-3 Monaco, 21/02/2017 (18 years, 63 days)
10th goal: Bayern 3-1 Paris, 05/12/2017 (18 years, 350 days)
20th goal: Paris 5-1 Başakşehir, 09/12/2020 (21 years, 355 days)
Total: 41 matches, 24 goals, 17 assists

Season Matches Goals Assists
All 41 24 17
2020/21 6 5 3
2019/20 10 5 6
2018/19 8 4 5
2017/18 8 4 3
2016/17 9 6 0
  • Youngest player to reach ten goals (18 years, 350 days).
  • Youngest to reach 20 goals, breaking the record of Messi (22 years, 266 days).
  • Second youngest Frenchman to score in UEFA Champions League after Karim Benzema.
  • Third highest scoring Frenchman in UEFA Champions League knockout stages with ten goals, behind only Thierry Henry (12) and Benzema (18).

Erling Haaland in UEFA Champions League

DOB: 21/07/2000
Debut
: Salzburg 6-2 Genk, 17/09/2019 (19 years, 58 days)
1st goal
: Salzburg 6-2 Genk, 17/09/2019 (19 years, 58 days)
10th goal
: Dortmund 2-1 Paris, 18/02/2020 (19 years, 212 days)
Total: 13 matches, 18 goals, 2 assists

Season Matches Goals Assists
All 13 18 2
2020/21 5 8 1
2019/20 8 10 1
  • Youngest player to score first-half hat-trick on competition debut.
  • First teenager to score in first five appearances (Benzema is next best with three).
  • Fastest (12 appearances) and youngest (20 years, 99 days) player to reach 15 goals, breaking record of Mbappé (20 years, 306 days).
  • Second highest scoring Norwegian in UEFA Champions League history, level with John Carew and just one behind Ole Gunnar Solskjær. The former Manchester United forward made 77 appearances.

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