Mbappe Or Prime Neymar? Who is the better player?

It does not matter if you are friends or play for the same club when it comes to being better than the other. Leo won the Ballon D’or over the likes of Xavi, Iniesta, Suarez & Neymar himself. It all comes down to being the best on the pitch. In the end, the one who is the best always gets ahead. This could also be one of the reasons why Neymar left Barcelona.

Coming back to Mbappe and Neymar who play for PSG. In his day Neymar was unstoppable while Mbappe is enjoying his prime as he is 6 years younger than him.

1: Personal Stats

The best way to compare these two statistically is to compare their best versions. Neymar was a total beast in the 2015/16 season when Barcelona won the Champions League while Mbappe was balling it in his first season in the Ligue 1.

Mbappe Or Prime Neymar? Who is the better player?

It is clear that the young generation is much faster when it comes to showing crazy stats. In his debut season, Mbappe has achieved a lot more than Neymar. The player is much ahead of the Prime Neymar of FC Barcelona. Some people might say that it is because of the level of Ligue 1 but to their surprise, he outperformed him in the Champions League too. Kylian Mbappe scored 4 goals with 5 assists while Neymar scored 3 with 4 assists.

Overall Career Stats:

Mbappe Or Prime Neymar? Who is the better player?

The French National has a lot to catch up but it looks like he will easily do it in future. Despite being the fan favourites Neymar did not win over Mbappe when it comes to personal stats.

Mbappe wins in this category.

2: Titles

These two players have been blessed by some of the biggest titles from world football. For the past few years, they play for the same club so most of the titles for Mbappe and Neymar would be won together.

The exceptional talent Mbappe has won a lot in a short time. He has lifted 12 titles with almost every major title in his vault except the Champions League title.

In this category, Neymar is miles ahead of Mbappe with almost double the amount he won. In his career, he won 23 titles including the UEFA Champions League, 2 La Liga, 3 Ligue 1, 3 Copa Del Rey and many other titles. The trophy cabinet of Neymar is bigger than many wingers of this century.

Plenty of room for improvement but Neymar wins comfortably in this category.

3: International Career

History suggests that Brasil has given the world the most skilful and creative players including the likes of Pele, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Kaka and Romario. It won’t be wrong to say that Neymar’s name will be added to this lift when he hangs his boots. He won the Confederations Cup and the Olympics in 2016. The National team of Brasil has the potential to lift far bigger titles and they are aiming to lift them 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.

Kylian Mbappe is the undisputed winner in this category.

4: Individual Titles

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


Individual Honours Of Neymar:

  • Chuteira de Ouro: 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Best Player: 2011
  • World Soccer Young Player of the Year: 2011
  • FIFA Club World Cup Bronze Ball: 2011
  • South American Footballer of the Year: 2011, 2012
  • FIFA Puskás Award: 2011
  • Bola de Ouro Hors Concours: 2012
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Dream Team: 2013
  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2014
  • Samba Gold: 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020
  • UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2014–15, 2019–20, 2020–21
  • La Liga Best World Player: 2014–15
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year: 2017–18
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2015, 2020
  • FIFA FIFPro World11: 2015, 2017
  • IFFHS Men’s World Team: 2017
  • ESM Team of the Year: 2017–18
  • IFFHS CONMEBOL Team of the Decade: 2011–2020
  • Copa América Team of the Tournament: 2021.


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


It is very difficult to compare them based on individual trophies. Neymar has won the Puskas trophy while Mbappe was the Golden Boy of 2017. Based on the above-stated stats of these two individuals Mbappe is slightly ahead of Neymar as he is more likely to add titles to this list compared to Neymar.

Is Mbappe better than Neymar?

In most of the stats shown above Mbappe has been better than Neymar. The Brazilian was unstoppable in his early career in Santos & Barcelona while he continue to perform greatly in PSG. A majority of people will pick Neymar over Mbappe as he was the most promising talent just like how Mbappe and Haaland are today. The player continues to amuse us in different ways on the field.

The French forward Kylian Mbappe is faster than him and is better at scoring goals too. Before reaching the age of 23 he has already won a lot for his club and country. It is easy to say that Mbappe can surpass Neymar when he reaches his age with better stats and more trophies in his bag. 




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