Comparing Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe’s career records so far
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are continuing to deliver the goods, but there will surely come a time in the not-too-distant future that they begin to wane and allow the next generation to dominate in their place.
People are already talking up their successors in terms of the next era-defining individual rivalry, with PSG forward Kylian Mbappe and Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland getting talked up as set to reign supreme for the next decade.
It’s not difficult to see why, when you take a look at their goalscoring records and what they’ve already achieved so soon into their careers. It’s easy to forget that Mbappe is still only 22, while it’s frankly ridiculous that Haaland is 20.
It will be fascinating to see how their careers develop, and where they end up: Haaland is being strongly linked with Chelsea, and will surely leave Borussia Dortmund sooner or later. Mbappe, meanwhile, is constantly tipped to join Liverpool or Real Madrid as his contract ticks over into its final year in the French capital.
But which one has had the more impressive career to date? We’ve compared their records for club and country.
Club (Monaco, PSG)
Sub appearances: 50
Penalties scored: 12
Minutes per goal: 104
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 112
Minutes per goal or assist: 69
Sub appearances: 9
Penalties scored: 1
Minutes per goal: 204
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 216
Minutes per goal or assist: 105
4 x Ligue 1, 3 x Coupe de France, 2 x Coupe de la Ligue, 2 x Trophee des Champions, 1 x FIFA World Cup
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Club (Bryne, Molde, RB Salzburg, Borussia Dortmund)
Sub appearances: 52
Penalties scored: 11
Minutes per goal: 90
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 100
Minutes per goal or assist: 71
Sub appearances: 1
Penalties scored: 0
Minutes per goal: 136
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 136
Minutes per goal or assist: 118
2x Austrian Bundesliga, 1 x Austrian Cup, 1 x DFB Pokal