As far back as I can remember I always wanted to know whether Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi was the best player in the world – well everyone else has been debating it anyway. Now its Haaland vs Mbappe taking over the debating reigns.
However the age of those two megastars is basically over now with the Portugal star in Saudi Arabia and the Argentine on the verge of moving to MLS.
With that in mind the new generation is bursting through to takeover and dominate football in the years to come with Haaland vs Mbappe at the front of the charge.
There's always plenty of debate about which forward fans would rather have in their team and much of the debate it similar to the one about Messi and Ronaldo and their styles of play.
Both stars started their senior career during the 2015/16 season. Mbappe played for Monaco in Ligue 1 and Haaland played for Norwegian side Bryne.
The French attacker's highest-scoring season was the 2021/22 season where he scored 46 goals for Ligue 1 giants PSG.
Haaland's highest-scoring was in 2019/20 when he netted a total of 44 goals for RB Salzburg and Dortmund.
In league games across Byrne, Molde, Red Bull Salzburg, Borussia Dortmund and City the 22-year-old has bagged 149 goals in 191 games whilst Mbappe has 148 in 176.
The former Dortmund man has a ratio of 1.17 goals per game in the Champions League with 35 strikes in just 30 appearances in the competition.
Mbappe has more goals with 41 strikes but he's done that in 60 appearances, giving him a ratio of 'only' 0.66 goals per game.
Mbappe once again enjoys a clear edge over Haaland in the number of assists provided in club football in his career to date. The Frenchman has provided over 100 assists in eight seasons so far.
The PSG star provided the most assists, 26, in the 2021/22 season, while the Norwegian forward provided 12 in the 2020/21 season, his most assists in a single season so far.
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.
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.
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, the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League he wom with Manchester City this season.
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.
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.