Where is Alf Inge Haaland now?
Alf Inge Haaland, regarded by many Leeds United fans as an icon because of his outspoken views on rivals Manchester United quit playing football in 2003 at the age of 31 after 3 years at Manchester City.
A Norweigan international player, Haaland represented his country on 34 occasions and featured in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
He is one of a handful of Norwegian players who represented their country but never featured in the top domestic league.
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A contributing factor to his early retirement was a horror tackle by Roy Keane in the Manchester derby which allegedly stemmed from a game four years later when Haaland was playing for Leeds and accused Keane of feigning injury when he had actually ruptured his cruciate ligament.
When Keane released his second book, The Second Half in 2014 he controversially claimed that he didn’t regret his horror tackle on Haaland.
Haaland responded by tweeting a picture of a bearded Saddam Hussain taken shortly after his capture in 2003 with the message: ‘can’t take a man seriously when he’s got a beard like….’
In 2015 Haaland rejoined his first club Bryne FK as a director. The club currently play in the Norwegian second division.
His son Erling Haaland has followed his father into the professional game and is currently one of the most exciting young strikers in world football.
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Alf Inge Haaland: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Leeds United, Manchester City, Nottingham Forest|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com