Phil Foden Or Kylian Mbappe? Who is the better player?

The world is experiencing domination from these two clubs in recent years after getting new management. Manchester City and PSG are now the driving force of their leagues having world-class talents in their ranks.

Two such exceptional talents are Phil Foden of Man City and Kylian Mbappe from PSG. Despite being young these two players have impressed their fans thereby making them hopeful about the future.

It has been up for debate if Foden is better than Mbappe as an overall player. To find the answer let us first compare them in these 4 areas.

1: Personal Stats

The style of player Foden is suited as a central midfielder while Mbappe is more of a winger and can also play as a striker. In PSG the generational Kylian Mbappe has found the back of the net easily and has many goals in his name for Ligue 1 and the Champions League.

Phil Foden Or Kylian Mbappe? Who is the better player?

It’s easy to point out that Kylian had a better season last year and is performing great this season too. Meanwhile, Foden helped his team win the Premier League too but since he is a midfielder his contributions did not reflect on the personal stats.

Kylian Mbappe is the winner in this category.

2: Titles

Every player is rewarded if he is the best and these two have their fair share of trophies. The Man City and Pep Guardiola favourite won 10 titles including 3 Premier League, 1 FA Cup and 4 times League Cup winner.

In the capital of France Mbappe has won pretty much everything except the Champions League. Kylian has lifted 15 titles and is way ahead of his competition as PSG continues to dominate Ligue 1 with great players such as Lionel Messi, Neymar, Verrati, Navas and Mbappe of course. 

People claim Ligue 1 to be easy compared to the Premier League and it makes this category more difficult. Phil Foden is 2 years younger than Mbappe and can catch up with him when he reaches his age. 

Despite having fewer trophies Phil Foden is the winner in this category. 

3: International Career

The career of Foden with England is under process and he did not win anything with his country yet. He is expected to get more game time for England in future and people have high hopes for the next generation. The young England team looks promising and maybe Foden can lift a title or two with England in future.

Everyone knows the success Kylian Mbappe experienced with France and how important he is for the team. He won the World Cup and the UEFA Nations League before the age of 22. This player is a crucial asset of the French team and he is always called up for international duty despite having an abundance of other talented players.

Mbappe is the undisputed winner in this category.

4: Individual titles

Individual Honours of Phil Foden 

FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Ball: 2017

BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year: 2017

Alan Hardaker Trophy: 2020

UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2020–21

Premier League Young Player of the Season: 2020–21

PFA Young Player of the Year: 2020–21


Individual Honours of Kylian Mbappe

UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year: 2018–19, 2020–21

UNFP Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year: 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19

UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2020–21

UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2016–17, 2019–20, 2020–21

FIFA FIFPro World11: 2018, 2019

Golden Boy: 2017

FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award: 2018

FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2018

Kopa Trophy: 2018

IFFHS Men’s World Team: 2018

French Player of the Year: 2018, 2019

UEFA Team of the Year: 2018

Ligue 1 Top Goalscorer: 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21

Onze de Bronze: 2019

UEFA Nations League Finals Golden Boot: 2021

There is no need for any debate as Kylian is miles ahead of Foden when it comes to winning titles with his name on them.


Is Foden better than Kylian Mbappe? Who is the better player?

The people who understand football will agree that these two are exceptionally talented players way ahead of many other players of their age. The Man City midfielder Foden is comparatively younger and is still learning under Pep. In future, he may as well turn out to be a legend of City or get his name among the list of most elite midfielders. 

In the French capital, there is no competition from Foden as Mbappe is ahead of him in many categories. He can pass, dribble, score, defend and assist to make him the most important player on the field. The player did not just perform well in Ligue 1 but also in the Champions League and with the French National team. He scored a goal in the World Cup final and helped his team to lift it. 


These two players can be the next biggest rivalry if things turn out that way. Pep compared Foden with Messi while Mbappe is a big fan of Cristiano. The age gap between them is 2 years which is almost similar to Cristiano and Leo. Cristiano is a winger and Mbappe plays on the wing too while Messi dominates the ball from midfield and Foden does that too for City. The world can again be divided into two halves in future when these two players reach their prime. 

Based on all the provided stats Kylian Mbappe is the winner.


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