June 21, 2024

Sébastien Romain Teddy Haller (born June 22, 1994) is a professional Ivorian footballer widely recognized as Sebastian Haller. Currently, he serves as the striker for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.

Haller has garnered attention for his outstanding performances, particularly representing his homeland, Cote D’Ivoire, also known as Ivory Coast, in the 2024 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

His exceptional talent and skill have solidified his reputation as a prominent Ivorian player, elevating him to one of the standout performers in the AFCON.

Facts & Wiki

  • Full Name: Sébastien Romain Teddy Haller
  • Other Name: Sebastian Haller
  • Born: June 22, 1994
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Place of Birth:  Ris-Orangis, Essonne, France
  • Nationality: Ivory Coast
  • Spouse: Married
  • Girlfriend • Partner: Priscilla Haller
  • Children: 1
  • Net worth: $12 million

Early Life

Haller was born and raised in Ris-Orangis, Essonne, France, to a French father and an Ivorian mother. He spent his childhood in France before moving to his mother’s homeland.

From a tender age, Haller exhibited a deep passion and innate talent for football. Growing up surrounded by a vibrant football culture, he devoted countless hours refining his skills on the streets and neighborhood pitches.

His standout performances in youth tournaments didn’t go unnoticed, as local football scouts quickly recognized his exceptional talent. Haller secured a spot in the youth academy, where his dedication and skill flourished.

Career

Haller began his career at a young age, nurtured in the streets and local pitches of his hometown. His innate skill and dedication caught the eye of scouts, leading him to join FC Utrecht in the Eredivisie, where he thrived as a dynamic striker, showcasing his goal-scoring abilities and physical presence.

Transitioning to the Bundesliga with Eintracht Frankfurt on May 15, 2017, Haller elevated his game on the European stage, forming a lethal attacking trio and contributing significantly to his team’s triumphs in domestic and continental competitions. His stellar performances abroad garnered widespread acclaim, culminating in a transfer to the English Premier League powerhouse, West Ham United, on July 17, 2019.

Despite encountering obstacles during his tenure at West Ham, Haller continued to showcase glimpses of brilliance, showcasing his technical finesse and aerial dominance. However, his move to Ajax in January 2021 reignited his career. Swiftly integrating into the squad, Haller made an immediate impact with his goal-scoring prowess, propelling Ajax’s pursuit of silverware.

On July 6, 2022, Haller embarked on a new chapter with Borussia Dortmund, signing a contract that extended until June 30, 2026. However, his journey took an unexpected turn when, on July 18, he was diagnosed with a malignant testicular tumor, a cancer that develops in the testicles; despite this setback, Haller exhibited remarkable resilience, undergoing two surgeries and enduring four cycles of chemotherapy, ultimately triumphing over the disease.

In January 2024, Haller’s remarkable story took another inspiring turn as he was named in the Ivorian squad for the 2024 Africa Cup Of Nations, hosted in his homeland. Displaying his unwavering skill and determination, he delivered a standout performance in the semi-final match against DR Congo, scoring the decisive goal in a 1–0 victory, securing his country’s place in the final against Nigeria.

Personal Life

Haller is happily married to Priscilla Haller, a well-known blogger and successful businesswoman. The couple tied the knot in 2016, and together, they have a beautiful daughter. Priscilla has been a pillar of support for Haller, standing by him throughout his surgery and six-month recovery period and showing unwavering love and encouragement during his time away from football.

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Net Worth

Haller has an estimated net worth of about US$12 million.


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