Erling Haaland may only be 22 years old, but his place in the upper echelons of global goalscorers is already unquestioned.
The Norway international joined Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund in time for the new Premier League season, and is already off and running after scoring twice in his EPL debut against West Ham to open the new campaign.
Haaland has built himself into a goalscoring sensation over the past few years — first at RB Salzburg, where he netted 17 times in 16 league matches, before a prolifi ronaldo football dress c two-year stint at Borussia Dortmund that yielded another 62 goals in 67 appearances in the Bundesliga.
He also has 23 UEFA Champions League goals to his name in just 19 games, and Manchester City will expect him to add to that tally and help them to finally live up to their previously unfulfilled European potentia list of ronaldo hat tricks l.
While establishing himself as one of the world's best goalscorers, Haaland has naturally built up quite a repertoire of goal celebrations. Here, The Sporting News brings you the low-down on all the moves you can expect to see more of in the Premier League this season:
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What do Erling Haaland's goal celebrations mean?
Yoga meditation pose
Haaland's most signature goal celebration involves the Norwegian sitting on the ground in a me cristiano ronaldo jersey adult small ditative pose, with his wrists resting on his knees and touching one finger to his thumb. This pose is known as the 'Lotus' pose in yoga and is us ronaldo juventus black jersey ed when a person is looking to find calm, zen, and inner peace.
The celebration is iconic enough that is has been included in the last few editions of the FIFA video game.
It most recently came into focus as the 22-year-old Man City striker sat on the London Stadium pitch after scoring his first Premier League goal on his debut against West Ham.
"I like to meditate," Haaland said in an interview with Esporte Interativo back in March of 2020. "It's been helping me a lot to meditate and find an inner peace, so it's been good for me.
"It ma ronaldo psv shirt kes me feel calm and gives me tranquility. This is why I sometimes celebrate like that when I score."
Haaland is no stranger to doing yoga, and he even did a v addison rae ronaldo shirt ideo for fans with German fitness coach and influencer Pamela Reif while with Borussia Dortmund, showing simple stretching and meditation techniques.
The goal pose was also made famous by Neymar in March of 2020 in an Instagram post that appeared to be a shot at Haaland.
The then-Borussia Dortmund frontman scored a brace at home in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 matchup against PSG. Prior to the second leg, Haaland supposedly posted an image of himself to Snapchat with the caption "My city, not yours" next to the word "PARIS".
Following the return leg in France, where PSG won 2-0 to advance in the tournament via a 3-2 aggregate score, Neymar then posted a photo of him doing the meditation pose with the caption, "Paris is our city, not yours," and adding the phrase, "Your city is in Norway bro, go back" to Haaland's original post. The saga ended when Haaland's teammates confirmed that the original post was fake, revealing that the Norwegian doesn't even have a Snapchat account.
Haaland was welcomed to Man City by Kevin de Bruyne, who also did the celebration upon netting his hat-trick on the way to four goals in a 5-1 rout of Wolves in May, after the Haaland to City transfer had been confirmed.
Finger to his ear
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Another celebration that has already made its way to the Premier League, Haaland has also been known to point one finger to his ear while his other hand points towards the sky.
The Norwegian international did this to celebrate his second goal on his debut with Man City against West Ham.
Haaland has used this celebration enough that it has become a sort of second trademark move, even making this gesture while posing for photos during his unveiling at Man City.
Haaland hasn't really spoken about any particular meaning behind this celebration. Footballers often put their hands to their ears for goal celebrations, signaling the home fans to get louder for the team after finding the back of the net.
When playing on the road, it can often be a sarcastic gesture to ask the opposing home fans where the noise has gone.
Prolific Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham has made a habit of using a similar celebration as his signature move, cupping his hand to his ear and rotating his wrist back and forth as fans sing "Mitro's on fire!"
At times, Haaland will simply let it fly with un-choreographed leaps, jumps, and other high-flying acrobatics.
The striker, who stands at 6ft 4in tall (1.93m), will leap high into the air, often letting out a primal yell.
The celebration is similar to that of Cristiano Ronaldo's famous "siuuuu", where he too jumps into the air, turns 180-degrees, and finishes by thrusting his arms down.
Haaland has previously expressed his admiration for Ronaldo, going as far as to say he plays football because of the Portuguese superstar.
"I would love to meet him and tell him that I am a footballer thanks to him," Haaland said in an interview in 2020. "For me, he was always a role model."
While Haaland has his stock of go-to celebrations that are special to him, the young striker has also been known to improvise on occasion fan burns ronaldo shirt .
He went viral in one Bundesliga match back in November, 2021 when he scored against Wolfsburg away from home. He ran over to the touchline, got down on one knee, and pointed directly at a female Wolfsburg fan clad in a winter coat and mittens.
The celebration was especially funny given the woman's reaction, as the camera panned over just in time to catch her hostile reaction, giving Haaland an X-rated ronaldo football shirt portugal gesture.
Haaland also made a pistol gesture after scoring his second goal for Man City on his Premier League debut against West Ham, pointing to the crowd repeatedly with each arm in succession. When asked about this after the match by Sky Sports, Haaland failed to answer the que ronaldo soccer kit stion, expressing he did not understand the English word "pistols."