Alf Inge Haaland

Where is Alf Inge Haaland now?

Former Leeds United defender Alf Inge Haaland quit playing football in 2003 at the age of 31 after three years playing at Manchester City.

Making nearly 300 first-team appearances for four clubs, he was part of the Leeds side which reached the UEFA Cup semi-finals in the 1999-2000 season.

He was also a member of the Norway national team winning 34 caps and was part of the squad which played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup finals.

He is also 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 earlier 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 one bit.

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 has followed his father into the professional game and is currently one of the most exciting young strikers in world football.

Follow on Twitter @alfiehaaland

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Alf Inge Haaland: Premier League Statistics

NationalityNorwegian
PositionDefender
Appearances181
Goals18
Yellow Cards35
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forLeeds United, Manchester City, Nottingham Forest

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com