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Top Facts about Alexander Sorloth, The Norwegian Who Favored Football

Sat 04 December 2021 | 8:30

Top Facts about Alexander Sorloth focuses mainly on the footballer’s private life along with general information regarding his football career.

Sorloth has established himself as a key member of an exciting Norway national team that includes Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Erling Haaland and Arsenal's 

Martin Odegaard

, thanks to his rediscovery of the speed and strength that made him such a threat during his youth career at Rosenborg and during loan spells at FK Bodo/Glimt and Midtjylland.

Now at the age of 25, Sorloth has gone from a striker who lacked confidence and was concerned about his future at Palace to one of Europe's most in-form and bright prospects, generating interest from a variety of clubs

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Quick Facts

  • Full Name:

     Alexander Sorloth

  • Nicknames:

     King of the North, the New Haaland

  • Date of Birth:

     5 December 1995

  • Place of Birth:

     Trondheim, Norway

  • Age:

     25

  • Nationality:

     Norwegian

  • Height:

     1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)

  • Weight:

     90 kg

  • Marital Status:

     Unmarried

  • Girlfriend: 

    Lena Selnes

  • Market Value: 

    20 Million Euros (17.8 Million Pounds)

  • Position:

     Striker

  • Current Team:

     Real Sociedad (on loan from RB Leipzig)

  • Jersey Number:

     23

Alexander Sorloth Upbringing Years and Family Roots

For Starters, the striker is known as "the new Haaland." Alexander Sorloth was born on December 5, 1995, in the city of Trondheim, central Norway, to his mother Hildegunn Roten, and father Goran Sorloth.

The forward grew up with two sisters, Karoline and Amalie, in his hometown of Strindheim in Trondheim. Sorloth had a lot of energy and adrenaline growing up in the town.

As a result, he could actively participate in three sports, one of the Top Facts about Alexander Sorloth. They include ice skating, handball, and soccer.

While he was at it, the then-youngster had the support of his middle-class parents.

They ensured that he and his sisters were well provided and that he was free to choose which sport he wanted to pursue as a career.

The striker's nationality is aptly described by the word Norwegian.

The results of the research conducted to determine his ethnicity indicate that he is most likely of Inntrondsk ancestry.

Alexander Sorloth Career Buildout

Soccer was the Norwegian's first choice because it was his greatest passion. Sorloth's father, a former professional footballer, was pleased with his son's decision.

One of the Top Facts about Alexander Sorloth is that his father urged him to devote 100 percent of his time to the sport and arranged for his enrolment in the Rosenborg youth academy.

Alexander Sorloth Path to Prominence

Rosenborg

's soccer prodigy came through the ranks and made his professional debut when he was 17 years old.

Sorloth will never forget his debut, which took place in a Europa League qualifying encounter and in which he scored just 12 minutes after coming off the bench, another one of the Top Facts about Alexander Sorloth.

He was offered a contract by Rosenborg in July 2013 after several years in the youth system.

He made his professional debut with Rosenborg in the second half of a Europa League first qualifying round match against Crusaders, and it took him only 12 minutes to score his first goal, Rosenborg's sixth in a 7–2 victory.

The footballer made his Tippeligaen debut on July 20, 2014, in Rosenborg's home game against Sogndal, coming on as a 60-minute substitute for Alexander Soderlund.

Before the start of the 2015 Tippeligaen, Sorloth was loaned to

Bodo/Glimt

. When the promising forward was loaned to Bodo Glimt, he began to consider retiring from soccer, one of the

Top Facts about Alexander Sorloth.

According to VG, a Norwegian newspaper, he said:

“I HAD CHANCES TO SHOW ROSENBORG HOW GOOD I WAS BUT I FAILED TO DO SO.

WHEN I MOVED TO BODO, I LIVED IN A SAD, DARK APARTMENT. I WASN’T EVEN CONSIDERING PLAYING.”

Sorloth was fortunate enough to have an inspiring talk with his father, which convinced him not to give up. As a result of his decision, he enjoyed a fantastic season with Bodo.

He soon established himself as one of the team's and league's greatest players, scoring 13 goals and adding five assists in 26 games (19 appearances), including six goals in one game against

Sarpsborg 08

.

The striker scored his second hat-trick of the season against Stabaek in his final game for Bodo/Glimt.

Sorloth announced on November 6, 2015, that he will be joining

FC Groningen

on a 4.5-year deal at the end of the season. A transfer price of roughly €750,000 was paid by Groningen.\

FC Midtjylland announced on June 1, 2017, that Alexander Sorloth has signed a four-year contract with the club.

Alexander Sorloth Ascend to Prominence

His good success in subsequent transfers to Groningen and Midtjylland piqued

Crystal Palace

's interest, and he was signed in 2018. Sorloth, on the other hand, did not have nearly enough playtime.

In reality, in 20 Premier League matches, he only made four starts, one of the Top Facts about Alexander Sorloth.

The Norwegian joined Crystal Palace for a rumored cost of £9 million on January 31, 2018. In a 3–1 away defeat to Everton on February 10, 2018, he made his debut.

He scored his first goal for Crystal Palace in an EFL Cup match against Swansea City on Tuesday, August 28th, with the game ending 1–0.

Sorloth moved to Gent on loan for the second half of the 2018/19 season in search of a regular first-team opportunity.

The forward's breakthrough came the following season when he was loaned to

Trabzonspor

in Turkey's top flight.

Sorloth joined the Turkish Super Lig team Trabzonspor on loan until the conclusion of the 2020–21 season in August 2019.

The soccer player made his Trabzonspor debut against Sparta Prague in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round, where he scored the game's second goal in a 2–2 draw.

Sorloth scored his first hat-trick for Trabzonspor against Kasimpasa in a 6–0 victory in March 2020.

He passed renowned Georgian former center-forward Shota Arveladze as Trabzonspor's top-scoring foreign player in a single season on July 5, 2020, with 29 goals, one of the Top Facts about Alexander Sorloth.

Sorloth did not return to Trabzonspor after representing Norway in two UEFA Nations League group matches (with

Erling Braut Haaland

).

Instead, the 25-year-old joined

RB Leipzig

on September 22, 2020, for a sum of €20 million plus €2 million in potential add-ons, with any proceeds split evenly between Trabzonspor and Crystal Palace.

In the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League, he produced the game-winning goal against Istanbul Basaksehir on December 2, 2020, in a 4–3 win.

It was his first goal for the club. Sorloth signed a season-long loan deal with Real Sociedad in La Liga on August 25, 2021.

Alexander Sorloth Personal & Love Life

There is a glamorous WAG behind every successful footballer. Are you familiar with the name Lena Selnes? She's Alexander Sorloth's girlfriend.

They've been in a relationship for more than four years. Alexander Sorloth's girlfriend has been with him since he joined FC Groningen in early 2016, one of the

Top Facts about Alexander Sorloth.

Vacations are frequently taken by couples who have no children outside of wedlock. They clearly enjoy each other's company, and it won't be long before they walk down the aisle together.

The forward is noted for being an adventurous, friendly, and fun-loving individual outside of football.

For the purpose of modesty, he does not talk highly of himself and seeks to downplay his strengths. Sorloth dislikes persons who talk too much, that is just one aspect of his personality.

His interests include traveling, cooking, swimming, and watching movies. He also enjoys ice skating and playing handball, as he has done since he was a child.

Sorloth was a Chelsea F.C. (commonly known as The Blues) fan as a child. It was around this time that English players such as Gianfranco Zola, Tore Andre Flo, and later

Didier Drogba

wowed spectators.

As of 2021, the 25-year-old has yet to reveal his religion. Regardless, the chances are that he is a believer, and possibly a Christian. His sister Caroline, in particular, has a Christian name.

Because he plays like his compatriot Erling Braut Haaland, the football talent is known as "the new Haaland." They're both the same height and have the same hair color as well, one of the Top Facts about Alexander Sorloth.

Alexander Sorloth Networth & LifeStyle

The attacker signed a contract with RB Leipzig in September 2020, which paid him a remarkable 1.4 million Euros (1.2 million Pounds) each year.

According to calculations, he earns €3,836 (£3,404) per day and €160 (£142) per hour! This indicates that the typical person would have to work for at least 3.5 years to earn the same amount that the King of the North does in a month, another one of the Top Facts about Alexander Sorloth.

Let's find out how the forward makes his money and about his spending habits. For starters, Alexander Sorloth's net worth in 2021 is still being estimated.

We discovered that Sorloth has a sizable wealth base when we factored in endorsements, playing bonuses, and sponsorship.

His modesty prevents him from flaunting his lavish lifestyle, which includes living in a large home and driving high-end automobiles.

Alexander Sorloth Family

Goran is the proud father of the talented forward. He is a former professional footballer, as we previously stated, and an accomplished one at that.

Sorloth grew in a house filled with medals and honors earned by his father during his 14-year striker career. Goran and his only son, Sorloth, have a tight relationship.

He frequently calls him after each match to give him advice on how to improve certain aspects of his game, another one of the

Top Facts about Alexander Sorloth.

The footballer's mother is Hildegunn Roten. She is a handball fan who helped in the upbringing of the soccer phenom with his siblings.

She also joined her husband in closely watching Sorloth's negotiations with Leipzig, and was delighted to hear that an agreement had been reached.

Siblings and Relatives

Karoline and Amalie are the player’s two little-known sisters. His ancestry is shrouded in mystery, especially when it comes to his paternal and maternal grandparents.

We haven't been able to find out who his relatives, aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces are either.

Alexander Sorloth Interview

The 25-year-old striker was interviewed by bundesliga.com to find out how he is adjusting to life in Germany's top flight. Below we brought you a small part of that interview:

bundesliga.com:

You have made it to one of the best clubs in the Bundesliga and even Europe. How does that feel?

Alexander Sorloth:

"It feels very good. Of course, it was a big transition coming into the team, with all the tactics.

It was a big transition coming from Turkish football to German football. Now I feel really settled in the team. The team is doing well and I'm doing well, so right now I'm really happy."

bundesliga.com:

The goals are starting to flow for you in the Bundesliga. How difficult was it at first?

Sorloth:

 "As I said it was a big transition, because in Turkey there was not so much tactics. I was basically going onto the pitch and if I got any tactical message it was basically just 'score' and not much else.

It was a completely different style of football. As a football player, and especially I think attackers, because we have to be creative when we are on the pitch and in the last third; I think the best way is to not think too much.

At the beginning I was thinking too much about how to play in the system etc. Now I feel settled in and things go automatically. I think that also shows on the pitch."

bundesliga.com:

What are your personal goals this season. Which areas do you want to develop in?

Sorloth:

 "Right now I want to fight my way into the first 11, that’s the first goal. Then try to help the team with goals and assists.

I don't like to put a specific number on it, that doesn't make sense to me, but to be important like I was in the last few games. Goals and assists, that’s what I'm about."

bundesliga.com:

You have played in a number of different European leagues, including the Premier League and now the Bundesliga. How do you compare the two? What makes the Bundesliga special?

Sorloth:

 "I think it's really high-tempo, there's a lot of fast-paced teams and a lot of counter-attacks. In the Premier League there are more teams that just sit back, there is not that much high pressure.

Only the top, top teams do that. Here there are more open games. I think it can be more fun to watch, because you see every week that here are some games where five, six or seven goals are scored.

I think that’s a little different. Overall it's a really high level and there is not that much difference from Premier League to Bundesliga."

Trivia

Here in the last section of our article, we’ll tell you about the Norwegian’s hometown and Zodiac sign.

Hometown

Trondheim, formerly known as Kaupangen, Nidaros, and Trondhjem, is a city and municipality in Norway's Trondelag county. As of 2020, it had a population of 205,332 people, making it Norway's third most populous municipality and fourth-largest urban area.

Trondheim is located at the mouth of the Nidelva River on the south coast of the Trondheim Fjord.

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF), and St. Olavs University Hospital are among the prominent technology-oriented institutions headquartered in Trondheim.

Regarding the main sports in this city, Granasen Ski Centre, a Nordic skiing site in Byasen, holds World Cup competitions in ski jumping, biathlon, and cross-country skiing on a regular basis, as well as the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 1997.

Trondheim ran for the Norwegian candidate for the 2018 Winter Olympics but was unsuccessful. Hiking and recreational skiing are available across the city, especially at Bymarka, which is accessible by tram. In Byasen, Trondheim Golfklubb contains a nine-hole golf course.

Rosenborg BK, one of the city's two top football clubs, plays its home games at Lerkendal Stadion. Between 1967 and 2018, they won the Norwegian Premier League 26 times, made it to the UEFA Champions League group stage 12 times, and reached the final eight once.

Ranheim Football is the city's second premier football club, having been promoted from the Norwegian First Division to Eliteserien in 2018, finishing seventh out of 16 teams in its inaugural season.

Byasen IL is a regular in the EHF Women's Champions League and plays their home games at Trondheim Spektrum.

Trondheim and Trondelag are also known for being the birthplace of the basse game.

Zodiac Sign

The great player was born in the year 1995 which is the year of the animal Pig. In Chinese zodiac culture, the Pig is a symbol of riches, felicity, honesty, and practicality, with a round and chubby face.

Many money pots (Chinese piggybanks) are shaped like pigs because many believe that invoking the Pig will bring financial luck.

Pigs are hardworking, empathetic, and generous creatures. They are extremely focused: once they set a goal, they will devote all of their efforts to accomplishing it.

Pigs rarely ask for aid, but they will gladly lend a hand to those that need it. Pigs are easily deceived because they never suspect deception.

When confronted with a problem, Pigs are generally calm. Pigs, no matter how serious the difficulties they face are, are capable of handling them appropriately and attentively.

They have a strong feeling of obligation to complete the task at hand.

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