Erling Haaland’s outstanding rookie season with Manchester City has earned him the 2023 Gerd Muller Trophy during the Ballon d’Or ceremony.
With his team winning the FA Cup, the Champions League, and the top flight in 2022–2023, the Norwegian striker scored an incredible 36 goals in the Premier League. With 52 strikes across all competitions, he ended the campaign. For City, the signing of Haaland changed everything.
As Pep Guardiola’s team defeated Arsenal to take the top spot in the English standings, his outstanding goal-scoring form made City the clear favourites for the Premier League title.
Additionally, the 23-year-old has been described as Lionel Messi’s main rival for the Ballon d’Or. Harry Kane came in third, while Kylian Mbappe came in second. The 2021 and 2022 Striker of the Year, Robert Lewandowski, was the recipient of the award in both of its previous incarnations. Goals scored for national teams are also included in the award.