Eden Hazard Vs Neymar? Who is the better player?

Belgian football player Eden Michael Walker Hazard has established a name for himself as a winger and an attacking midfielder. Considered to be one of the best attacking midfielders of his generation, Hazard is well known for his speed, technical proficiency, offensive qualities and his ability as a penalty and free-kick taker. Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior famously known as Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. His unique skill set and prolific ability to contribute goals towards his team had made him one of the best footballers both Brazil and the world have ever seen. He has played with some of the best players in the world and has been a constant favorite of football fans throughout the world.

Neymar and Hazard have both had some terrific seasons when it comes to their football career. They can hence be compared on the basis of their best season to date as well as their overall stats. Neymar experienced a fantastic season in 2017-18 with PSG while the same can be said for Hazard for his 2018-19 season in Premier League.


On the basis of their prime season, Neymar appears to emerge victorious with 28 goals and 16 assists. He played a crucial role in helping PSG win the Ligue 1 title, scoring 19 goals in the league and providing 13 assists. We must also consider the fact that Hazard used to play for Chelsea in the Premier League which is much more difficult compared to the Ligue 1.

Overall Stats:


Upon looking at the player’s overall statistics we can establish that Neymar is clearly ahead of Hazard in terms of goals and assists. Hence Neymar is found to be the clear winner in this category.

2: Titles

Neymar had always shown the promise of a title and honor studded career and it skyrocketed with his entry in PSG. He has lifted many prestigious titles like La Liga, UEFA Champions League, and Copa Del Ray. Neymar being a part of the best teams in the world helped him bag great titles during his career.

On the other hand the career of Eden Hazard is also filled with massive titles as he fought against all odds to win the prestigious Premier League title.

Champions League11
Europa LeagueN/A2
Premier LeagueN/A2
La Liga22
Ligue 151
UEFA Supercup11
Spanish Supercup11
French Supercup10

3: Individual Stats

Looking at the individual awards and honours received by these two footballers it is safe to say that they both have a cupboard filled with laurels attached to their name.

Individual honours received by Neymar:

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Team of the Year: 2010, 2011, 2012

Chuteira de Ouro: 2010, 2011, 2012

Bola de Prata: 2010, 2011

Bola de Ouro: 2011

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Best Player: 2011

World Soccer Young Player of the Year: 2011

Copa Libertadores Most Valuable Player: 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 Golden Ball: 2013

FIFA Confederations Cup Bronze Shoe: 2013

FIFA Confederations Cup Dream Team: 2013

FIFA World Cup Bronze Boot: 2014

FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2014

Samba Gold: 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020, 2021

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


Individual honours of Eden Hazard:

Belgian Sportsman of the Year: 2018

UEFA Europa League Player of the Season: 2018–19

Ligue 1 Player of the Year: 2010–11,2011–12

FWA Footballer of the Year: 2014–15

Premier League Player of the Season: 2014–15

PFA Players’ Player of the Year 2014–15

PFA Fans’ Player of the Year: 2018–19

Belgium Player of the Year: 2017, 2018, 2019

Best Belgian Abroad: 2017, 2018, 2019

Chelsea Player of the Year: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17, 2018–19

Chelsea Players’ Player of the Year: 2014–15,2018–19

FIFA World Cup Silver Ball: 2018

Bravo Award: 2011

Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year: 2008–09, 2009–10

PFA Young Player of the Year: 2013–14

Chelsea Goal of the Year: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2018–19

The players share quite a similar set of honours except for the Puskàs Award received by Neymar. We have a clear winner in this category as the Brazilian has done more wonders in his career.

4: International Career

Neymar Jr. has set a precedent for one of the most successful international careers of all time. Since scoring on his debut for the Brazil national team against the United States on 10 August 2010, Neymar has gone on to record 77 goals in 124 international appearances, making him Brazil’s all-time men’s scorer tied with Pelé; he surpassed Ronaldo’s total of 62 goals with a hat-trick in a 2022 FIFA World Cup. Neymar played at his first FIFA World Cup in 2014, where he scored four goals, placing himself as the joint-third top scorer in the competition.

Even though holding a significantly successful career, the same rate of success cannot be observed in the case of Hazard. In both the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup, he assisted Belgium in reaching the quarterfinals. He was especially impressive during the 2018 World Cup, contributing to Belgium’s third-place finish with three goals and two assists. With no international titles to his name, he retired from international football on 7th December 2022 with a total of 23 goals.

5: Personal Life

Hazard is well known for his love of music, and he frequently plays music before games to help him concentrate. He is renowned for his philanthropic efforts. He has participated in a number of initiatives targeted at assisting kids and teenagers, such as backing the One Goal campaign to advance gender equality and education and working with the KickCancer charity to raise money and awareness for kids with cancer.

Neymar has also taken part in a number of charitable endeavours, including assisting organisations that support children in need and those that promote education. In addition to that he has frequently talked about his love of music and even put out a number of songs. He has moreover appeared in a number of Brazilian artists’ music videos.

Neymar Or Eden Hazard? Who is the better one?

Neymar and Hazard are both amazing players that have aided in boosting the performances of whichever teams they played for. After looking at all the aspects of the player’s careers at all levels we realise that even though both the players have had tremendous success in their respective careers, Neymar possesses a dominant upper hand if they are viewed in comparison.

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