Kylian Mbappé vs Erling Haaland: goals, statistics, palmares, who is the best?

Kylian Mbappé and Erling Halland, the new prodigies of world football have performances worthy of the greatest. While Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are reaching the end of their careers and Neymar is on the threshold of his thirties, Mbappé and Erling are part of these standard bearers of the new generation. Number of goals, statistics, palmares, here is the ultimate comparison.

Kylian Mbappé Erling Haaland

Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland do not have quite the same profile. Fast, agile and striker, the first can evolve on the wing as in the axis of the attack. Haaland has the profile of the formidable center-forward, surgical in front of goal. In style, difficult to compare the two players. However, the figures remain eloquent to know which one has the most impact.

After our Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi comparison (statistics and palmares), we dedicate this article to Mbappé and Haaland. With the hope that they will regularly fill the pages of the guestbook for the next few years of football. At 22 and 20 respectively, they have in common the precocity of their presence in the world top.

Kylian Mbappé vs Erling Haaland: club and national goals, ratio

Mbappé has been playing regularly at the top level for a little longer than Halland and has more games and goals to his name. The ratios nevertheless make it possible to erase the bias of seniority. The Frenchman started his professional career in 2015 with AS Monaco. Haaland moved to Norwegian D2 in 2016, but only made his Premier League debut from 2017 with club Molde FK.

Kylian Mbappé: number of goals and assists

Season Team Matches Buts Assists Ratio buts
2015-2016 AS Monaco 14 1 3 0, 071
2016-2017 AS Monaco 44 26 11 0,59
2017-2018 AS Monaco 2 0 0 0,00
2017-2018 Paris Saint Germain 44 21 15 0,48
2018-2019 Paris Saint Germain 43 39 13 0,91
2019-2020 Paris Saint Germain 37 30 14 0,81
2020-2021 Paris Saint Germain 40 33 10 0,83
2021-2022 Paris Saint Germain 3 1 2 0,33
National selection 48 17 12 0,35
Total over career 275 168 80 0,61
  • AS Monaco : 27 goals in 60 games
  • PSG : 123 goals in 164 games
  • National selection : 17 goals in 48 caps
  • Total career : 168 goals in 275 games
  • Ratio de but : 0.61 goals per game
  • Assists : 80.

Erling Haaland: number of goals and assists

Season Team Matches Buts Assists Ratio buts
2015 Bryne FK 2 3 2 0 0,67
2016 Bryne FK 2 11 16 0 1,45
2016 Bryne FK 16 0 0 0,00
2017 Molde FK 2 4 2 0 0,50
2017 Molde FK 20 4 1 0,20
2018 Molde FK 30 16 4 0,53
2018-2019 Red Bull Salzbourg 5 1 0 0,20
2019-2020 Red Bull Salzbourg 22 28 5 1,27
2019-2020 Borussia Dortmund 18 16 3 0,89
2020-2021 Borussia Dortmund 35 33 9 0,94
2021-2022 Borussia Dortmund 4 5 3 1.25
National selection 12 7 0 0,60
Total on career 179 130 25 0,72
  • Bryne FK : 18 goals in 30 games
  • Molde FK : 22 goals in 54 games
  • Red Bull Salzbourg : 29 goals in 27 games
  • Borussia Dortmund : 49 goals in 52 games
  • National selection : 7 goals in 12 caps
  • Total career : 130 goals in 179 games
  • Ratio de but : 0.71 goals per game
  • Assists : 25.

Champions League statistics

At the European level, Mbappé and Haaland have a series of impressive statistics in the Champions League. The first has 27 goals in 44 games and 17 assists. Mbappé only played one match in the Europa League and that was with AS Monaco. He scored a goal in the only game.

Erling Haaland has scored 20 goals in 16 Champions League games, which equates to a massive ratio of more than one goal per game. He has three assists in the competition. Haaland has only played in the Europa League once and hasn’t scored a goal.

Kylian Mbappé: goals in the Champions League

Season Club Matches Buts Assists Ratio buts
20/21 PSG 9 8 3 0,89
19/20 PSG 10 5 6 0,5
18/19 PSG 8 4 5 0,5
17/18 PSG 8 4 3 0,5
16/17 As Monaco 9 6 0,67
Total 44 27 17 0,61
  • Number of matches in the Champions League : 44
  • Number of goals : 27
  • Number of assists : 17
  • Goal per game ratio : 0,61.

Erling Haaland: Champions League goals

Season Club Matches Buts Assists Ratio buts
20/21 Dortmund 8 10 2 1,25
19/20 Dortmund 2 2 0 1
19/20 RB Salzburg 6 8 1 1,33
Total 16 20 3 1,25
  • Number of matches in the Champions League : 16
  • Number of goals : 20
  • Number of assists : 3
  • Goal per game ratio : 1,25.

Awards: number of trophies in major competitions

In terms of record, Mbappé leads widely against Haaland. He won 11 trophies in total, including 10 in club. Mbappé won the World Cup in 2018 with France. He holds 4 Ligue 1 (1 with Monaco and 3 with Paris). He won 3 French Cups, a League Cup and 2 Champions Trophies. Haaland meanwhile won the Austrian championship twice with RB Salzburg.

Kylian Mbappé

  • Championship wins: 4 (4 times champion of France, 3 Ligue 1 won with PSG and 1 with Monaco)
  • Winner of the Coupe de France: 3 (2018,2020 and 2021 with Paris)
  • League Cup winner: 1 (2018 with PSG)
  • Winner of the Champions Trophy: 2 (2019 and 2020 with PSG)
  • World Cup winner : 1 (2018).

Erling Haaland

  • Championship wins: 2 (2 times Austrian champion with RB Salzburg).

Mbappé vs Haaland: individual distinctions

Individually, the two players have yet to win any major accolades. No golden ball unlike Ronaldo and Messi who have won the last 10 years. Mbappé and Haaland, however, have small personal sporting distinctions as follows.

Kylian Mbappé

  • Best player in Ligue 1 in 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Golden Boy 2017: best young European player (under 21)
  • French Revelation of the Year 2017 (by France Football)
  • 7th in the 2017 Ballon d’Or ranking at 19 years old
  • Best young player of the 2018 World Cup
  • 4th at the 2018 Ballon d’Or
  • French player of the year 2018 and 2019
  • Best Ligue 1 player in 2019 and 2021
  • Top scorer in Ligue 1 (2018-2019 and 2019-2020 2020-2021 seasons)
  • 6th at the 2019 Ballon d’Or.

Erling Haaland

  • Golden Boy 2020: best young European player (under 21)
  • Best young player in the Austrian league in 2018
  • Top scorer in the Under-20 World Cup in 2019
  • Player of the year 2019 in Austria.
  • Bundesliga Player of the Month for January 2020.
  • Top scorer in the Champions League in 2021.

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