Erling Halaand and Kylian Mbappe are arguably the two football superstars in the football world that could take Ronaldo and Messi’s place.
For nearly two decades, the most heated topic of discussion among football fans has been who is better, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?
Interestingly, the two footballing superstars are still going strong in their thirties, and have outstanding club and international records.
There are, however, quite a few players in the younger generation who have already made a reputation for themselves as stars.
And among them are the two most well-known players, Kylian Mbappe of PSG and Erling Haaland of Manchester City.
It is plausible to assume that Mbappe and Haaland are now vying to become the next big guns in football.
Let’s take a look at their stats first so we can determine which player is superior between the two football stars.
Erling Halaand and Kylian Mbappe’s Stats
The 2015–16 season marked the beginning of the senior careers of both legendary football stars.
Haaland played for the Norwegian team Bryne, while Mbappe represented Monaco in Ligue 1.
The 2021–2022 season was the 24-year-old French attacker’s most productive one in which he netted 46 goals for Ligue 1 powerhouse PSG.
Meanwhile, Haaland scored the most goals, 44 for both RB Salzburg and Dortmund in the 2019-2020 season before adding to his goal tally at Manchester City.
The PSG star had the most assists creating 26 assists in the 2021/22 season, while the Norwegian forward had his most assists in a single season to date with 12, in the 2020/21 campaign.
Again, Mbappe has a significant advantage over Haaland in terms of assists in club football over his entire career.
In his first eight seasons, the Frenchman has already contributed over 100 assists.
Halaand and Mbappe’s stats this season
Manchester City’s ace, Erling Halaand outscored Kylian Mbappe this season in terms of goals scored.
The Norwegian superstar has made 49 appearances in all competitions, scoring 52 goals and dishing out 8 assists.
Mbappe, on the other hand, played 40 games for PSG in all competitions, scoring 38 goals and contributing 9 significant assists.
Furthermore, Kylian Mbappe has participated in 323 games throughout his club career and has scored 243 goals, plus 115 assists.
Overall, Mbappe is ahead of the 22-year-old Norwegian star in terms of goal scored as Halaand made 233 appearances in his club career and scored 187 goals with 44 assists.
Who is a better striker between Mbappe and Halaand?
Erling Haaland has probably scored more goals this season, but Mbappe currently seems to be a more complete player.
According to Transfermarkt, the Frenchman is currently the most valuable player in the world, valued at a staggering €180 million.
Halaand and Mbappe’s Trophies
Five league championships and seven significant knockout matches have been won by Kylian Mbappe thus far in his career.
Mbappe won four of the five league championships with PSG and one with Monaco.
On the other hand, while playing for Red Bull Salzburg, Haaland won two league championships in Austria as well as two significant cup tournaments, including the Premier League that he won with Manchester City this season.
However, Halaand is set to expand his collection as a result of Manchester City’s qualification for both the FA Cup final against local rival Manchester United and the Champions League final against Inter Milan which will be played on the 3rd and 10th of June respectively.
Comparing Haaland, who represents Norway, to Mbappe, who plays for France, the PSG star represents a far stronger national team.
Mbappe made his debut for France in international competition in 2017, and one year later, he helped Les Bleus win the World Cup, undoubtedly the pinnacle of his career.
The PSG player’s career thus far includes two significant international championships. He contributed to France’s victories in the UEFA Nations League in the 2020–21 season and the 2018 Russia World Cup.
On the other side, Haaland made his international debut in 2019, although he has not yet had the opportunity to excel at a major competition.
The Norwegian is yet to receive an international honor with his national team.
Their earnings and Net worth
Haaland presently receives a weekly basic salary of £375,000.
The Sun claims that City hierarchy will meet with Haaland after this season to negotiate a new contract, making him the highest-paid player in the Premier League with a base wage of £500,000 per week.
According to reports, Erling Haaland currently has a net worth of $40 million. His football career and endorsement contracts have contributed significantly to his wealth.
Meanwhile, Mbappe’s annual salary under the new contract with PSG is expected to be $63 million. This implies that he will make about $1.15 million every week.
The Frenchman is one of the highest-paid football players in the world, with a net worth of 95 million dollars, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland’s Club
Erling Halaand is a professional soccer player who plays as a striker for the Premier League club Manchester City.
Few of his many nick titles are: The Terminator, Big Earl, Striking Viking, Zlatan Jr., and Daemon.
Kylian Mbappe is a French professional football player who plays as a striker for France’s national team and Ligue 1 team Paris Saint-Germain.
He is regarded as one of the top players in the world and is well-known for his shooting, dribbling, and outstanding speed.
Haaland is currently 22 years old. Mbappe, meanwhile, is 24 years old right now.
Who between Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland do you think will go on to be the greatest footballer of all time?