Erling Haaland is the latest player added to the list of commemorative statues, with a town in his native Norway commissioning a giant carving of the Borussia Dortmund forward.
Algard, which is close to where the 21-year-old was brought up, has commissioned Norwegian artist Kjetil Barane to produce a wooden carving of Haaland.
Haaland stands above many in the goalscoring charts, and it will be a similar story with the carving as it will stand at over three metres in height - with Barane using a chainsaw to produce the finished article.
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“It is a great honour for me to be allowed to make him as a sculpture,” Barane has told NRK.
“It is not easy, it is tough.”
Haaland is the latest player to be immortalised in statue form, some with better results than others.
A bust of Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled at Madeira airport in 2017, and it caught the eye for its rather bizarre look.
A second statue of Ronaldo was unveiled in the Indian city of Goa, while there were eyebrows raised when a bizarre statue of Liverpool sensation Mo Salah was presented to the world in Sharm El-Sheikh in 2018.
Barane will hope that his carving of Haaland is better received when it is completed.
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