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Kylian Mbappe or Erling Braut Haaland?

Who is better between Kylian Mbappe
and Erling Braut Haaland?

Football has been entertaining us for centuries. In that period, we have seen some legendary players. We’ve also witnessed some great rivalries in that period. We also saw some great comparisons between players. So let’s discuss who is better between Kylian Mbappe and Erling Braut Haaland

First people used to compare Pele
and Maradona. Then we saw the rivalry between Ronaldo and Ronaldinho. From 2009
we are witnessing rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Now we
are going to start another debate who is better between Kylian Mbappe and
Erling Haaland.

Before discussing this rivalry we
will discuss their backgrounds, careers, and achievements.

Kylian Mbappe 

Kylian Adesanmi Mbappe Lottin was born on 20th December 1998. His parents were Africans living in France. Since his childhood, he was very fond of Football. That is why, at the age of six, he was one of the best child footballer. Kylian started his football career at AS Bondy. Kylian was trained by his father, who was the coach of AS Bondy. He started his career as a left-winger. Mbappe was known as an amazing dribbler.

Career
and Achievements:

Because of his incredible performance, he was attracted by Non-French clubs also. That is why he left for Chelsea under 11s’ team. In 2013, he joined junior team of AS Monaco where he showed some excellent performances. His performances caught the eye of the senior team.
In 2015, he started his professional career as a winger for the senior team. At the age of 17, he scored his first goal for Monaco. This goal made him the youngest ever goal scorer for the club.

Becoming
a Star:

2016/17 was the season of his life. In this season, he scored 15 goals and 11 assists. This performances helped Monaco become champions of France. He didn’t only rule France, but he also dominated Champions League. Mbappe became one of the top scorer of Champions League.

He was beginning to attract Europe’s top clubs and Paris-Saint Germain would go on to sign him for 160 million pounds. He also got selected for France National Team. He won the World Cup 2018 with France and was also voted the best young player of the tournament. He also became the youngest player to score 100 career goals. His extraordinary performances had made him one of the best players in the world.

Erling
Haaland

Background:

Erling Braut Haaland was born on 21
st July 2000. His birthplace was in Leeds England and then, he moved to Norway.
He was born to a footballing father, Alf-Inge Haaland. As football was his
family sport, he was very passionate about football.

Career
and Achievements:

He started his career at Bryne, his
hometown club in 2016. Then he moved to another club, Molde. Erling Braut Haaland
spent two years there where he showed some excellent performances. As a
striker, his finishing was on another level. That was why in 2019, Austrian
Club, Red Bull Salzburg signed him on a five-year contract.

Becoming
a Star:

This was the time for Erling Haaland to show the world his skills. With his extraordinary striking ability, his team became champions of Austria. He also started his show in current Champions League season 2019/20. He became the first teenager to score in five consecutive games in the Champions League.

Currently, he is the 2nd top scorer in the Champions League this season 2019/20. He also served his national team splendidly – he won the golden boot at the FIFA under-20 world cup in 2019. Now, he has been called up to the Senior National team. All these achievements attracted many clubs and in December 2019, German Giants Borussia Dortmund bought him in for an initial 20 million euros.

The beginning of the debate:

A few seasons ago, Kylian Mbappe was considered to be the best young player in the world. No other teenager compared to him in the world. It was looking like he will be the only contender for Ballon D’or in Future.

Then came the kid Erling Haaland and he is proving everyone wrong.

Although, he hasn’t achieved as much as Kylian Mbappe did. With his performances, surely he is making a case for himself. Now football fans are debating, who is better between Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland?

In Champions League’s round of 16, this debate was started. When Halland scored two goals against PSG (Mbappe’s team). Prompting the commentator to ask, what do you say, who is better between Kylian Mbappe and Erling Halland?

When Haaland was in the Austrian League, there was no comparison. When he came to German Bundesliga, the comparison started. Mbappe was playing in one of the strongest teams in the world Paris Saint Germain. He had the support of some big names in this team. On the other hand, Haaland had not a single big name in his team. Now Haaland is also playing in one of the biggest clubs in Europe and now, he has the support of high-class players.

Who
is better between Kylian Mbappe and Erling Braut Haaland:

If we analyze their careers, achievement and futures, it is very early to predict. Both of these players are at the initial stages of their careers. Both of them are in learning process. It is very difficult to predict the best when both are playing in different leagues. But you can say that both are ruling their leagues.

Mbappe has excellent speed, finishing, dribbling, and passing ability. He can play as striker, and also as attacking midfielder and a winger. He enhanced his skill by playing along Neymar in PSG and Griezmann in the national team. He learned a lot from these two. He is playing with some serious talents and big names. He is playing for one of the best club and also for the best National Team in the world. Mbappe has performed consistently excellent in for many seasons. And, he’s won a World Cup.

Erling Haaland also has extraordinary speed and insane finishing. He only plays as a striker. In future, he may be deployed in other positions, but he is still developing. Now he is in a big club where he can boost his skills and can rely on a terrific support system in Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus. But in National Team he is a one-man army.

Teams play an important role in making you a good player. Mbappe is playing for one of the best club in the world and also for the current world champions France. Erling Haaland is also playing for a good club, but it is not the best in the world. Also his National Team is nowhere in the list of world best teams. So, for all the various reasons and factors aforementioned, Mbappe has the advantage in the debate “Who is better between Kylian Mbappe and Erling Halland”. For now!

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