Mo Salah Or Harry Kane? Who is the better player?

Once upon a time, there was little competition to Harry Kane for being the best striker of the Premier League but since the arrival of Mohammed Salah, everything has changed. The comeback of Salah in the Premier League is brilliant for he has achieved great milestones in a short amount of time. On the other hand, the career of Harry Kane is going into a slow constant decline where he ends up shutting his haters wrong.

Since the time Salah joined Liverpool their rivalry for getting the Golden Boot has been getting more and more intense. The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo means an addition to this already savage race for being the best.

Salah Or Kane? Who is the best striker in Premier League?

1: Personal Stats

The Tottenham striker has produced some of the best stats for the Premier League and has his name linked with the likes of Thiery Henry and Alan Shearer. Everything changed for Kane after Salah signed for Liverpool giving him tough competition every year. 

The duo always ends up being close to one another by a goal or two. In the 2020/21 season, Kane got 1 goal more than Salah while in the 2019/21 season Salah got 1 more than Kane. Meanwhile, in the current 2021/22 season there is only one horse race with Salah marching comfortably with 15 goals so far while Kane has just 4 goals. The long fight of Salah Vs Kane might end in this season. 

Coincidentally 2018 is the best season of their career:

Mo Salah Or Harry Kane? Who is the better player?

Mo Salah made the record for the most goals scored (32) in a single Premier League season. The Spurs captain did not finish far behind with 30. However, our Egyptian king is still ahead of him as he had more assists.

In terms of overall career statistics, Kane has a better record for scoring than Salah. Kane is known for his attacking capabilities while it took Salah a long time to learn and attack from the wing. If things remain like this then Salah can overtake Harry Kane by the end of his career as he has played almost 100 fewer matches.

In this category, Mo Salah slightly edges over Kane for having better G/A contributions.

2: Titles

The trophy cabinet of Tottenham Hotspurs is waiting to fit in trophies but they had little luck in getting them. In search of titles, Harry Kane wanted to leave Spurs but he couldn’t as his club did not agree due to his current contract with them. In his career, he has won no titles.

One of the main players who changed the fate of Liverpool In a very short span Mohammed Salah won two of the most important titles thereby conquering both the Premier League and Europe. The player has won a total of 8 titles in his career.

Mohammed Salah easily wins over Harry Kane in this category.

3: International Career

The England national team has always had Harry Kane on the list of starters for a long time. On multiple occasions, he has proved his worth for his country and always strives for more. The player has scored tons of goals for England with little success to win any title.

The Egyptian king is also down for his country whenever they need them even if it comes with the price of missing a few Premier League matches. However, in this category, Kane is better in front of goals for the country compared to Salah.

In terms of International career, Harry Kane wins over Salah.

4: Individual Honours

According to the pundits of football, the only way to compare players is through individual honours. If a player performs well then he will surely be rewarded even if his team does not win anything major. 

Individual Honours of Harry Kane:

  • 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
  • London Football Awards Premier League Player of the Year: 2018, 2021


Individual Honours of Mohammed Salah:

  • UAFA Golden Boy: 2012
  • Swiss Super League Player of the Year: 2013
  • El Heddaf Arab Footballer of the Year: 2013, 2017, 2018
  • A.S. Roma Player of the Season: 2015–16
  • Globe Soccer Best Arab Player of the Year: 2016
  • CAF Team of the Year: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • CAF Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament: 2017
  • Premier League Goal of the Month: January 2021, October 2021
  • BBC African Footballer of the Year: 2017, 2018
  • African Footballer of the Year: 2017, 2018
  • Goal Arab Player of the Year: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • PFA Players’ Player of the Year: 2017–18
  • FWA Footballer of the Year: 2017–18
  • Premier League Golden Boot: 2017–18, 2018–19
  • Premier League Player of the Season: 2017–18
  • PFA Premier League Team of the Year: 2017–18, 2020–21
  • Liverpool Players’ Player of the Season Award: 2017–18, 2020–21
  • PFA Fans’ Player of the Year: 2017–18, 2020–21
  • UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2017–18
  • ESM Team of the Year: 2017–18
  • Onze d’Argent: 2017–18
  • Honorary Citizen of the Chechen Republic: 2018
  • Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine: 2018
  • UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award: 2018 (3rd place)
  • FIFA Puskás Award: 2018
  • The Best FIFA Men’s Player: 2018 (3rd place)
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2019
  • FSA Player of the Year: 2018, 2021
  • Time 100: 2019
  • GQ Middle East Man of The Year Award: 2019
  • Fans’ Footballer of the Year award: 2020, 2021
  • IFFHS CAF Men’s Team of The Year: 2020, 2021
  • IFFHS Best CAF Men’s Player of the Decade: 2011–2020
  • IFFHS CAF Men’s Team of the Decade: 2011–2020
  • Laureus Sporting Inspiration Award: 2021
  • Golden Foot: 2021
  • IFFHS Best CAF Men’s Player of the Year: 2021

There is no comparison when it comes to personal awards. The Egyptian Mohammed Salah is miles ahead of Harry Kane.

Is Mohammed Salah better than Harry Kane?

The Englishman Harry Kane is an absolutely brilliant striker who is most feared by defenders all around the world for his finishing skills. In the long career of Kane in the Premier League, he has proved that his importance by adding his name with some of the best strikers in the history of the Premier League. Even after achieving all those victories, it is unfortunate that he does not win over Mo Salah. 

Mohammed Salah is one of the best players in the world right now. He is the player who can make you believe that his team is going to win every title they play for. The player is known for his skills which he use to dribble inside the box and score himself giving his spectators Lionel Messi vibes. Salah also have one thing in common with Leo is that he is also loved by everyone and is a very humble person in real life.

The Spurs captain may be one of the best strikers of the Premier League but Mohammed Salah is a more complete player than him.

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