Is Rasmus Højlund related to Haaland? Football fans have been asking this question for quite a while now. Here’s what we know about them.
Rasmus Højlund is a professional football player from Denmark playing as a forward for Serie A club Atalanta. Since 2022, he has been a prominent part of the Atalanta team.
Before that, Rasmus played for Sturm Graz and Copenhagen. In addition to that, Hojlund is a national player who has represented the national football team of Denmark in various events.
The 6 feet 3 inches player is gradually doing well in his career, and he has received praise from everyone due to his outstanding playing skills.
Lately, another question has been raised as Hojlund has been compared to Norwegian professional footballer Erling Haaland.
Is Rasmus Højlund Related to Haaland?
No, Rasmus Højlund and Haaland are not related to each other. Both of them are engaged in the same field and are doing pretty well. However, professional footballers do not have a blood relationship.
Many football experts say that Rasmus and Haaland have many similarities. In a recent interview, Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini even compared his summer signing with the Manchester City goal machine.
Piero said, “He has very similar characteristics to Haaland. He is so quick, he’s under 11 seconds over 100m, and that’s not even trying very hard.”
Due to that, many people may have gotten confused and thought that Rasmus and Haaland are related to each other. Rasmus has been the talk of the town for the past few days.
It all started when the news of Rasmus Manchester United was shared.
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Are Rasmus Højlund and Haaland Brothers?
As said earlier, Rasmus Højlund and Haaland are unrelated, and they are not brothers too. Due to their similarities and comparisons, fans have asked some questions about their relationships.
Both of them have their own siblings. Not to mention, Rasmus is not the only child of his parents as he grew up with his twin younger brothers named Emil and Oscar.
For your information, Emil and Oscar are also footballers with Rasmus’s former club, Copenhagen. On the other hand, Haaland was raised in England with his two elder siblings: Astor Haaland and sister Gabrielle Braut Haaland.
Haaland has a good relationship with both of his siblings. Not to mention, his sister Gabrielle is an Instagram personality and healthcare assistant by .
A Look At Rasmus Højlund and Haaland Family Life
Rasmus Højlund and Erling Haaland were raised in a sound family background. Meanwhile, Rasmus was born on February 4, 2003, to his parents, Anders Hojlund (father) and Kirsten Winther (mother).
Hojlund was born in Copenhagen and was raised in Hørsholm, Capital Region. Further information regarding his other family members remains unclear.
Apart from that, Haaland was born Erling Braut Haaland on July 21, 2000, to his parents Alfie Haaland and Gry Marita Braut in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
It can be said that he was inspired by his father to get involved in this sport. His father, Alfie, is a former professional footballer who represented multiple clubs, including Leeds United and Manchester City.