Comparing Haaland’s record since 2019-20 to the game’s greats

Comparing Haaland’s record since 2019-20 to the game’s greats
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Erling Haaland needed just 10 minutes against Bayern Munich to underline his status as one of the best players in the world. But how does he compare to the other absolute superstars of the game?

Given how Haaland’s rivalry with the other immediate standout player of the next generation, Kylian Mbappe, is already being talked up, we had to include the PSG striker, as well as the three extraordinary figures from the old guard: Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

We’ve gone back to that start of the 2019/20 season, when Haaland broke through as an elite player at Red Bull Salzburg, and compared his record to Ronaldo’s at Juventus, Messi’s at Barcelona, Lewandowski’s at Bayern Munich and Mbappe’s at PSG all over the same period of time.

Total club goals (games)

Robert Lewandowski – 91 (80)
Erling Haaland – 75 (68)
Cristiano Ronaldo – 64 (77)
Kylian Mbappe – 56 (69)
Lionel Messi – 55 (77)

We are 8️⃣ minutes into #DerKlassiker and Erling Haaland has scored twice ⚠️

The movement. The finish. This guy is a pure striker! pic.twitter.com/SC4cym7SiL

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 6, 2021

League goals (games)

Robert Lewandowski – 64 (64)
Cristiano Ronaldo – 51 (55)
Erling Haaland – 48 (48)
Lionel Messi – 44 (57)
Kylian Mbappe – 36 (43)

Champions League goals (games)

Robert Lewandowski – 19 (15)
Erling Haaland – 18 (13)
Kylian Mbappe – 10 (16)
Cristiano Ronaldo – 8 (13)
Lionel Messi – 7 (13)

Total club assists

Lionel Messi – 38
Kylian Mbappe – 27
Erling Haaland – 18
Robert Lewandowski – 18
Cristiano Ronaldo – 10

READ: Erling Haaland v Kylian Mbappe for best footballer of the 2020s? Bring it on

Minutes per goal (all competitions)

Erling Haaland – 68.3
Robert Lewandowski – 76.3
Kylian Mbappe – 92.3
Cristiano Ronaldo – 103.6
Lionel Messi – 122.6

Minutes per goal or assist (all competitions)

Erling Haaland – 55.1
Kylian Mbappe – 63.5
Robert Lewandowski – 63.7
Lionel Messi – 73.3
Cristiano Ronaldo – 89.6

International goals (games)

Cristiano Ronaldo – 14 (12)
Erling Haaland – 6 (7)
Robert Lewandowski – 6 (10)
Kylian Mbappe – 3 (6)
Lionel Messi – 3 (6)


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