Mbappe or Vini Jr? Who is the better player?
In recent history, no player has a better profile than Mbappe. Kylian Mbappe is a sensation that is spreading worldwide with every game he plays. The French footballer sits at the top with little to no competition from other footballers. Kylian is the highest goalscorer for PSG and Ligue 1 in the 2023 season and has also proved to be very beneficial for his country.
On the other hand, Vinicius Jr has been making a name of his own in Spain. The Flamengo kid has paved his way to be in the first team for Real Madrid, a few seasons back most of the Madrid fans criticized Vinicius for some poor performances but now that has completely changed. The new Vini Jr is loved by thousands of Madrid fans and millions of people throughout the world.
Players like Vinicius and Mbappe are the heart of the team. These two individuals are majorly responsible for the victories that their teams have experienced in the last few seasons.
1: Player Stats
The wunderkind of PSG is the driving force for this team and scores or assists in most of the games. According to fans, Kylian is the player who is carrying PSG since the time he moved to this team. In his short career, he already has more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi at the same age, it only gets better as it looks like he is not going to stop.
The Real Madrid winger is a great help to the team as he can get inside the box and out helping Benzema or any other striker inside the box and taking help from the space that Vinicius has created with his exceptional dribbling skills.
Comparing Kylian Mbappe and Vinicius Jr based on the 2021/22 season:
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In every aspect, Kylian Mbappe is ahead of Vinicius Jr when it comes to personal stats. He is the clear winner in this category.
2: Titles Won
The two players are still very young and will lift a lot of titles in their careers. One of the main reasons why people love them is that they both have helped them win titles which are very difficult to achieve. Vinicius helped Real Madrid lift the Champions League title. It was not likely for Real Madrid to win the UCL but they did through the contributions of players like Karim Benzema, Vinicius, Modric and others.
In his career Mbappe has lifted more titles than Vinicius Jr. He is ahead of Vinicius and wins in this category.
3: International Career
The National team of Brasil is filled with great young talents. It takes a lot of talent and hard work to get into the starting lineup of this team. The World Cup 2022 is the first for Vinicius for Brasil. He also made it to the starting 11 and made a huge impact on his country. The young Brazilian national has achieved more for his country, especially in the youth team (U-20, U-17 and U-15). The player won the South American Championship twice with the youth squad and was the highest scorer for them in 2017.
Everyone knows the success Kylian Mbappe experienced with France and how important he is for the team. He won the World Cup 2018 and the UEFA Nations League before the age of 22. This player is a crucial asset to the French team and he is always called up for international duty despite having an abundance of other talented players. Mbappe took the world by storm with his performances in the World Cup Qatar 2022. In future, if Mbappe continues to perform like this he will end up as the biggest French icon of all time by the time he retires.
4: Personal Life
Kylian Mbappe is a very motivated player who likes to stay low-key. He is not in the news for weird rumours or is not around controversies. The only thing which is in the mind of this young player is to do his best and make a name for himself just like his idol Cristiano. At this moment Kylian is not dating anyone but with the amount of money he has it is clear that there would be thousands of women who would want him. The net worth of Kylian Mbappe is $110 Million in 2022.
Vinicius is just 22 years old and is yet to see a lot of things in life and be a part of big controversies. The player is a fan of Neymar and would love to follow in his steps. At this moment he is just focused on his career and maybe later he can follow his idol indulging in the riches. Vinicius Jr loves to watch Basketball and travel.
5: Individual Honours
Personal glories make a player stand out among the others who have had a similar career. Only the best of players receive individual honours for the contributions they have made on the pitch. Both these players have many such individual titles during their respective careers.
Individual Honours of Vinicius Jr:
- Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior Best Left-Winger: 2017
- South American U-17 Championship Best Player: 2017
- UEFA Champions League Team Of The Season: 2021-22
- UEFA Champions League Young Player of the Season: 2021-22
- La Liga Team Of the Season: 2021-22
Individual Honours of Kylian Mbappe:
- UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year: 2018–19, 2020–21,2021–22
- 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, 2021–22
- UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2016–17, 2019–20, 2020–21
- UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2021–22
- FIFA FIFPro World11: 2018, 2019
- Golden Boy: 2017
- FIFA World Cup Young Player Award: 2018
- FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2018
- Kopa Trophy: 2018
- IFFHS Men’s World Team: 2018, 2021
- French Player of the Year: 2018, 2019
- UEFA Team of the Year: 2018
- Ligue 1 Top Goalscorer: 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22
- Ligue 1 Top assist provider: 2021–22
- Globe Soccer Best Player of the Year: 2021
- Onze de Bronze: 2019
- UEFA Nations League Golden Boot: 2021
Who is the better player?
The above comparison is enough stats for anyone to agree that Kylian Mbappe is a better player than Vinicius Jr. There are many factors involved which should be noted before concluding. Mbappe plays in Ligue 1 which is not as competitive as La Liga, he is also surrounded by exceptional world-class talents such as Verrati, Di Maria, Cavani, Neymar and Messi which also helped him get more G/A than Vinicius. However, Vinicius had to work his way past Flamengo and then play in the Real Madrid B team first and later on, after performing well he got a chance to be the first team of Real Madrid. Vini also played with the likes of Benzema, Modric, Kroos and Ramos who helped him be the player he is today.
Considering all the scenarios in mind we can still conclude Mbappe is the winner because he has performed well for his country and is not someone who is carried by the team. Both Vinicius and Mbappe are the driving force of their teams and we should respect both of them.