Comparing Kylian Mbappe’s 2021-22 stats to Real Madrid’s forwards

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Kylian Mbappe celebrates his goal for PSG against Monaco, Parc Des Princes, December 2021

Kylian Mbappe has been one of the best strikers in the world since his emergence as a 17-year-old.

At just 23 years of age, Mbappe has already won the World Cup and multiple league titles, and looks set to depart PSG on a free transfer in the summer of 2022.

It is expected that he will follow in the footsteps of his idol Cristiano Ronaldo by joining Real Madrid as a ‘Galactico’ signing, to be the final piece in their attack which currently has Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior tearing up La Liga.

With such a potent front line, and the likes of Eden Hazard and Rodrygo competing for a place, some may question whether Real Madrid need another attacker instead of a midfielder or defender, but you do not turn down a chance to sign someone who is bound to win a Ballon d’Or in the future.

We’ve compared Mbappe’s Ligue 1 stats from this season to the corresponding La Liga output of Real Madrid’s current attackers to see how he stacks up against their current options.

Goals

Karim Benzema – 13
Vinicius Junior – 10
Kylian Mbappe – 9
Marco Asensio – 5
Rodrygo – 0
Eden Hazard – 0

Assists

Kylian Mbappe – 8
Karim Benzema – 7
Vinicius Junior – 4
Rodrygo – 1
Eden Hazard – 1
Marco Asensio – 0

Minutes per goal

Karim Benzema – 106.3
Vinicius Junior – 143.3
Marco Asensio – 153.8
Kylian Mbappe – 159.1
Rodrygo – N/A
Eden Hazard – N/A

Minutes per goal or assist

Karim Benzema – 69.1
Kylian Mbappe – 84.2
Vinicius Junior – 102.3
Marco Asensio – 153.8
Eden Hazard – 440
Rodrygo – 511

Chances created per 90 minutes

Eden Hazard – 3.9
Karim Benzema – 2.3
Kylian Mbappe – 2.1
Vinicius Junior – 1.8
Marco Asensio – 1.5
Rodrygo – 0.9

Successful dribbles per 90 mins (success rate)

Kylian Mbappe – 3.6 (61%)
Vinicius Junior – 3.5 (50%)
Eden Hazard – 2.5 (80.6%)
Karim Benzema – 1.2 (80%)
Rodrygo – 1.2 (40%)
Marco Asensio – 0.9 (69.2%)

Passes per 90 mins (passing accuracy)

Eden Hazard – 42.9 (90.8%)
Karim Benzema – 35 (84.7%)
Vinicius Junior – 34.6 (87.1%)
Marco Asensio – 33 (87.5)
Kylian Mbappe – 30.1 (81.7%)
Rodrygo – 30 (86.4%)

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)

Karim Benzema – 4 (2.9)
Kylian Mbappe – 3.9 (2.6)
Vinicius Junior – 3 (2.2)
Marco Asensio – 3 (1.4)
Eden Hazard – 2.2 (1.6)
Rodrygo – 1.6 (1.1)


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