Harry Kane or Erling Haaland? Who is the better player?

Not very long ago Harry Kane was linked with a move to Manchester City but unfortunately, the deal did not happen. Man City signed Jack Grealish for a reported £100M ending dreams of Kane to play in Manchester. The team led by Pep Guardiola played one more season without a striker and now finally they have signed Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund for a relatively less amount (£85.5m) compared to what was asked for Kane back in 2021.

The English pundits have been very harsh on Haaland after he arrived in the Premier League. Only if he was English himself then he would have had the ‘English Tax‘ and greater praises. These two players will finally go against each other as well as Mo Salah in the Premier League for the ultimate title ‘the Golden Boot‘.

Harry Kane Vs Erling Haaland:

1: Player Stats

The position that these two players play makes it very important to have as many goals and assists under their belt if they want to stand out from other strikers. The England captain Harry Kane has proved himself again and again in the Premier League by always being among the highest scorers in the league. It would be fair to say that only Salah has been a worthy opponent to him in all these years and now with the arrival of Haaland, this will be a race of 3 players.

Erling Haaland has made his debut in the Premier League in the best way possible by scoring so many goals for Man City. He is already the highest scorer in the Premier League which means he is already ahead in the race for supremacy. 

Kane and Haaland have a gap of 7 years in them and it won’t be fair for us to compare them based on the previous or current season. We can compare the stats of their best seasons, Haaland was in the form of his life in 2021 where he won the hearts of fans around the world while Kane was unstoppable back in 2017.

Head-to-Head:

 Erling HaalandHarry Kane
Matches2830
Goals2729
Shots93110
Assists67
Passes470623
Pass Success % 74%

73%

Offsides1817
Fouled2123

The difference between their stats is very close and Kane is just a bit ahead of Haaland at almost the same age that he is right now. We have to give Kane the credit he deserves. Kane is the winner in this category.

2: Titles Won

Despite being among the top strikers of this generation Harry Kane is very unlucky in this category as his trophy cabinet is completely empty. It may be one of the reasons why he wanted a move out of Tottenham Hotspurs so that he can win things somewhere else but it did not work out for him.

The Dortmund wunderkind Haaland has a few titles under his belt. Since Kane did not win any titles it would easily mean that Haaland is the winner in this category.

 HaalandKane
German Cup1N/A
Austrian League1N/A
Austrian Cup1N/A

3: International Career

Right from the debut of Harry Kane in 2015 for England he has been very helpful to the team. Over the years he has scored a lot of goals and was also awarded the player of the year award twice. Kane got close to winning the Euro 2020 where they reached the finals but unfortunately they lost to Italy. The Norwegian striker is comparatively young yet very beneficial to his country. Norway does not have a very strong team and it would be a big task for Haaland to win an international title with Norway.

Kane had a bigger role in the previous years for his country making him the winner in this category. Although it can change after a few years if Erling pulls off something big with Norway.

4: Personal Life

Harry Kane is a straightforward man who is focused on his game and is not usually around controversies. He is a simple man who loves to play golf, cook and work out. On the other hand, Erling Haaland is more often in the news for his funny interviews and his lifestyle.

At the time of leaving Dortmund for Man City, he was seen in a club dancing with Dortmund fans, it looked like he was giving the fans a last farewell.

5: Individual Honours

It is suggested by all the pundits of English football that the best way to compare two players is to compare their glories. If a player is genuinely good then he will surely be rewarded for his performance.

Individual Honours Of Erling Haaland:

Eliteserien Breakthrough of the Year: 2018

Austrian Bundesliga Player of the Season: 2019–20

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

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 Harry Kane:

Millwall Young Player of the Year: 2011–12

Premier League Player of the Month: January 2015, February 2015, March 2016, February 2017, September 2017, December 2017, March 2022

PFA Premier League Team of the Year: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2020–21

PFA Young Player of the Year: 2014–15

Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Year: 2014–15, 2020–21

Premier League Golden Boot: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2020–21

Premier League Playmaker of the Season: 2020–21

PFA Fans’ Player of the Year: 2016–17

Football Supporters’ Federation Player of the Year: 2017

England Player of the Year Award: 2017, 2018

FIFA World Cup Golden Boot: 2018

FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2018

IFFHS World’s Best Top Goal Scorer: 2017

Is Kane better than Haaland?

Erling Haaland has the best stats for a young and upcoming player. The players who are of his age can not even compare to his stats, especially in the Premier League. The wunderkind is bound to make new records of his own in the Premier League but at this moment it looks like he has a lot to achieve yet. Kane is a player who has stayed consistent which is one of the hardest things in any sport.

At this moment Kane is more reliable than Haaland despite winning less number of titles. In future there is a massive possibility that this might change if we project it from the stats Erling has at the age of 22, he has 7 years in hand to achieve more than Kane did in the Premier League.

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 Harry Kane in 2022?

The net worth of Harry Kane is around $49m in 2022

What is the market value of Harry Kane and Erling Haaland?

The market value of Harry Kane in 2022 is £81M and for Erling Haaland the market value is £135M.

How many goals did Harry Kane scored for Tottenham Hotspurs?

The player Harry Kane has scored 188 goals in 285 matches for Tottenham Hotspurs.

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