5 best gifts footballers gave to team-mates as Haaland hands out Rolex watches

Erling Haaland's spell in the Bundesliga had come to a close after an emotional last game at the Signal Iduna Park over the weekend.

Haaland will leave Germany as one of the league's most potent strikers the Bundesliga has ever seen. However, he also had a parting gift for his teammates, who all received a Rolex from the Norwegian talisman.

However, Haaland is the only footballer to leave his teammates with a gift that goes beyond their talents on the pitch. And Daily Star Sport is looking at five footballers who have given their former teammates a parting gift.

Erling Haaland – Rolex

Haaland purchased 38 personalised Rolex watches, believed to cost between £11,000 – £13,000 for his teammates and coaches after leaving Borussia Dortmund.

While 20 more employees at the club, believed to be chefs and counsellors, reportedly received their own Omega watch, worth between £6,000 – £8,000.

Haaland's leaving gifts are believed to have set him back just under half a million, but it's a splash in the ocean for the Norwegian who will earn a reported £300,000-per-week at Manchester City.

What gift would you get your co-workers if you were to leave? Let us know in the comments section

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – PS5s

In 2020, Zlatan Ibrahimovic decided to treat the entire AC Milan team to an early Christmas present.

The big Swede forked over for the then newly released PS5s for himself and his teammates, almost a year after returning to Italy following a spell stateside.

Three of his teammates, Samu Castillejo, Mateo Musacchio and Rafael Leao, posted the console on their Instagram stories with a thank you message to Ibrahimovic.

Sergio Aguero – Tag Heuer and his car

Sergio Aguero quickly rose to legend status at Manchester City, largely thanks to his heart-stopping final minute title-snatching strike.

And almost a decade after his famous goal, Aguero brought the City chapter of his career to an end – but the staff at City were all gifted a Hublot or Tag Heuer watch, with the words “Gracias! Kun Aguero” engraved.

He even raffled off his new Range Rover Evoque – which was won by kit manager Ally Marland.

Cristiano Ronaldo – iMac

Cristiano Ronaldo received his first red card at Juventus in a Champions League clash with Valencia, but the bad news for Ronaldo didn't end there.

After Ronaldo left the Old Lady last summer, Wojciech Szczesny revealed: "It took a very long time because he couldn't process that red card and insisted high and low that he was not doing anything wrong. It took him a bit, about two months of arguing, but we all have received an iMac."

Massimiliano Allegri's rules dictated any Juve player that was sent off had to purchase his teammate a gift.

Ralf Rangnick – 'Wheel of Misfortune'

Okay, we're slightly cheating with this last entry, but the current Manchester United interim boss had a similar approach to Allegri.

Ralf Rangnick, and current Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch, came up with the 'wheel of misfortune' at RB Leipzig for any player worthy of a punishment.

One of the punishments on the wheel was to purchase up to 60 members of staff a small gift, but it's unknown if anyone ever drew the punishment.

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