Erling Haaland Vs Luis Suarez

Pep Guardiola’s latest and most valuable asset Erling Haaland has worked his way into the top of the Premier League. Since his arrival, he is making wonders happen for Manchester City as he is scoring goals for fun out there. Haaland is the top scorer in the Premier League and will most likely win the golden boot in his very first season. He is a goal-scoring machine and it looks like this is not much of a task for him.

Erling Haaland is outscoring many great strikers in the world and now he is aiming to be at the top of the pyramid alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. There is no doubt that he will make it as he has more goals than Cristiano and Messi at the age of 22.

Luis Suarez on the other hand has had a great career with FC Barcelona won a lot of titles and memories for his fans all around the world. The player has scored some of the most astonishing goals for Barcelona, Liverpool and his country.

1: Player Stats:
The best way to differentiate between two Strikers is to see how good they were at scoring in their career. It’s not a surprise that both these players are serial goal scorers and have a lot of goals under their belt. Before we compare them based on any stat we must acknowledge one thing is that these two players have an age gap of 13 years between them. Over the course of time, these stats will change from the time of writing.

Comparing Haaland and Suarez based on the best seasons they had in their respective careers till now. Suarez combined with Neymar and Messi was unstoppable in 2015 while Haaland had a good season with Dortmund in 2020.

Head-to-Head:

 HaalandSuarez
Matches2835
Goals2740
Shots93137
Assists616
Passes470935
Pass Success %74%73%
Offsides1861
Fouls2141

Overall Career Stats:

OverallHaalandSuarez
Matches193709
Goals147441
Assists37243

It’s clear that Luis Suarez has a lot more goals compared to Erling and he deserves to be the winner in this category. One thing which we should note is that Erling has a better goal ratio compared to Suarez and he has plenty of time left to catch up with him. Anyhow, the way things stand it looks like Suarez edges over Haaland in this category.

2: Titles Won

The trophy cabinet of Luis Suarez is a lot bigger than Haaland’s as he was part of the mighty Barcelona team. The MSN trio won plenty of titles and is also considered the best trio in the history of football.

 HaalandSuarez

Premier League

00
La LigaN/A5
Champions League01
Spanish CupN/A4
German Cup1N/A
UEFA SupercupN/A1
Austrian League1N/A
Others17

Haaland may have few titles at this moment but we must also consider that he had moved to Manchester City, over the past few years this team is winning the Premier League like there is not enough competition for them. Pep can bring a lot of titles to the cabinet of Erling Haaland in future.

3: International Career

The Norwegian striker is comparatively young yet very beneficial to his country. Haaland was the footballer of the year for Norway for 2 years in a row and it looks like he is going to win plenty more. Norway does not have a very strong team and it would be a big task for Haaland to win an international title with Norway.

The memory of Suarez saving the goal from his hand is enough for us to understand that he is passionate about his country. He won the Copa America for Uruguay where he was the main player during the competition in his country. During the entire course of his career, he gave brilliant performances to keep his nation’s flag high.

Suarez is surely ahead of Haaland in this category.

4: Personal Life

Erling Haaland is a fun person who is known for his funny interaction with the media and fans. Haaland is currently focusing on the upcoming World Cup and keeping his body fit to stay at the top and make a legacy that will last for decades.

Luis Suarez is an established player who loves his family and his old teammates. Suarez is a normal man who loves music and watches tv. There are other things Suarez is famous for but we won’t add his chewing controversy to this.

5: Individual Honours

When it comes to strikers one of the best ways to compare them is based on individual awards that they have achieved over their careers.

Individual honours of Erling Haaland:
Eliteserien Breakthrough of the Year: 2018
Austrian Footballer of the Year: 2019
FIFA U-20 World Cup Golden Boot: 2019
UEFA Champions League Breakthrough XI: 2019
Bundesliga Player of the Season: 2020–21
Bundesliga Rookie of the Month: January 2020, February 2020
Bundesliga Team of the Season: 2020–21, 2021–22
Premier League Player of the Month: August 2022
ESM Team of the Year: 2019–20
IFFHS Men’s World Youth (U20) Team: 2020
Golden Boy: 2020
Gullballen: 2020
Kniksen’s honour award: 2020
Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year: 2020
UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2020–21
UEFA Champions League Forward of the Season: 2020–21
UEFA Champions League top goalscorer: 2020–21
UEFA Nations League top scorer: 2020–21
FIFA FIFPro World11: 2021

 

Individual Honours Of Luis Suarez:

Ajax Player of the Year: 2008–09, 2009–10
Dutch Footballer of the Year: 2009–10
Eredivisie Golden Boot: 2009–10
IFFHS World’s Best Top Division Goalscorer: 2010, 2014, 2016
Copa América Best Player: 2011
Copa América Team Of The Tournament: 2011
PFA Team of the Year: 2012–13 Premier League,[ 2013–14 Premier League
Liverpool Player of the Season: 2012–13, 2013–14
Premier League Player of the Month: December 2013, March 2014
Liverpool Players’ Player of the Season: 2013–14
PFA Players’ Player of the Year: 2013–14
FWA Footballer of the Year: 2013–14
Premier League Player of the Season: 2013–14
Premier League Golden Boot: 2013–14
European Golden Shoe: 2013–14, 2015–16
Trofeo EFE: 2014–15, 2020-21
UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2014–15, 2015–16
ESM Team of the Year: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2015
FIFA Club World Cup Golden Boot: 2015
FIFA Club World Cup MVP of the Final Match Trophy: 2015
La Liga Pichichi Trophy: 2015–16
Copa del Rey top scorer: 2015–16
La Liga World Player of the Year: 2015–16
UEFA La Liga Team of The Season: 2015–16, 2016–17
FIFA FIFPro World11: 2016
Trofeo Alfredo Di Stéfano: 2020-21

Is Haaland better than Luis Suarez?

Suarez is miles ahead of Haaland in each of the criteria that we have compared them on. It is understandable as they have a huge age gap between them. Let us understand one thing here is that if Haaland continues his current form then he won’t just be above Suarez but above some of the best players who ever played the beautiful game. 

Haaland is already ahead of Suarez in terms of goals in the Champions League. He is also ahead of some great players of this generation such as Gareth Bale, Fernando Torres, Higuain, Sterling and many others at just the age of 22. It’s just a matter of time when Haaland will catch up to Suarez’s numbers and the debate will completely change.

What is the net worth of Erling Haaland in 2022?
The net worth of Haaland is $12m or £9 million in 2022

What is the net worth of Luis Suarez in 2022?
The net worth of Luis Suarez as of November 2022 is around  $70 Million. The player is still playing and there might be a change in this number.

What is the market value of Erling Haaland and Luis Suarez?
The market value of Luis Suarez is £7.02M and the market value of Erling Haaland is £135M in 2022.

 

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