Albert Braut Tjaaland: Things to know about Erling Braut Haaland's cousin – 90min UK

That Erling Braut Haaland isn't bad, is he?
Well, neither is his 17-year old cousin. It seems as though footballing ability runs in the family's genes, because another one of them is emerging as a real talent in Norway. And he's got slicked back blonde locks and a killer death stare to match.
Albert Braut Tjaaland is making an almighty splash playing for Molde FK in his homeland, purely for the sheer number of goals he's scoring. Sounds familiar, right? Like his cousin, Tjaaland is a true prospect and another promising youngster coming through for Norway.
So, here's what you need to know about him.
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Like his cousin, Tjaaland started out for his hometown club Bryne FK. He made his debut aged 16 and, in the summer, moved to Molde FK after scoring 40 goals in 31 games for Bryne's youth.

He revealed that Haaland helped him make the decision: "I look forward to my time in Molde. It is a very nice place where I can develop. I talked to him [Haaland]. He said it was a good place to develop but I made the choice myself."

And he's not looked back since, scoring a ridiculous number of goals for the Under-19s of Norway's top club (more on that soon).
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You'd be forgiven for thinking it actually is Erling Haaland in some of these pictures but, honestly, it's his cousin.

They are very similar though. Despite being a few inches shorter than his cousin (although he is just 17), Tjaaland is still what you would classify as a tall, strong, sometimes brutish striker – all physical attributes that have drawn comparisons to the Borussia Dortmund man.
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Comparisons with Haaland have also been drawn for his style of play.

As is the case for his cousin, Tjaaland doesn't let his size hinder his technical skills. The teenager carries the ball smoothly, has a beautiful first touch and a bit of finesse, as well as being able to put himself about.

They're freakishly similar, right?
? Albert Braut Tjåland (17), cousin of Erling Braut Haaland, has scored 64 goals in 37 games for the Norwegian team Molde ???

Runs in the blood.
64 – 64?! – goals in just 37 matches for Molde's youth side since joining in the summer is proof enough that Tjaaland is a bit of a sharp shooter.

With an average of 1.72 goals per 90 minutes, Tjaaland's record is actually better than his cousin's at youth level.

This could get interesting…
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No, that isn't a younger Erling, it's Albert. Unsurprisingly, Tjaaland has also represented his country at youth levels.

It's certainly an exciting time for Norway. The 17-year old is yet another thrilling prospect along with the likes Haaland, Martin Odegaard and Sander Berge coming through for the Lions.

With a goal record like he has, it can't be too long before we see Tjaaland don a senior Norwegian shirt.
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We told you they weren't the same person, didn't we?

While Haaland prefers using his left boot, Tjaaland is stronger off of his right peg – and what a peg it is.

There had to be a difference somewhere.
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