Vinicius Jr Or Pedri? Who is the better player?

It is always exciting when players from these two clubs compete against each other. The rivalry is old and has just got more bitter with time. It is the demand of people for the biggest event in football. In recent times after the departure of Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi & Ramos it feels like El Clasico has lost its touch. Meanwhile, it did not lose anything instead it’s getting ready for future rivalries to firm their steps in Spain.

Two such promising players are Vinicius Jr of Real Madrid and Pedri from FC Barcelona. It has been a magical year for both these players as they contributed so much to their club and country. The Golden Boy of 2021 Pedri got praised for the number of matches he played while Vinicius picked up his form to Real Madrid standards in 2021.

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1: Personal Stats

The Brazilian Vini Jr is known to be quite efficient on the wing while Pedri is more of a midfielder. In the previous season, both these players scored the same amount of goals (3) and assists (3) in La Liga. The new season is going magical for Vinicius as he is on a goal-scoring streak for Real Madrid and he also scored against Barcelona to secure a place in the finals of Supercopa De Espana 2022.

Overall Career Stats:

Vinicius Junior Or Pedri

It’s clear that Vinicius Jr is clear of Pedri when it comes to goal contributions for the club. However both these play a very different role and it’s likely for a midfielder to have less G/A than a winger. Another important fact to note here is that Pedri is 2 years younger than Vinicius and he can learn to increase his G/A contributions in future.

In terms of Personal Stats, the Real Madrid winger Vinicius Jr is the winner.

2: Titles

It would have been more fortunate for these two if they played in the prime era of Barcelona and Real Madrid. Not long ago these two clubs were winning the majority of the titles. 

Vinicius Jr still has plenty in his trophy case as he won the La Liga, Super Cup and the FIFA CWC with Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Pedri just won the Copa Del Rey with FC Barcelona. The club didn’t have the best of their starts this year but it may soon change as Barcelona is the club destined to lift trophies. 

The Brazilian masterclass Vini Jr wins.


3: International Career

Pedri had the most appearance for any player (73) in the club and international team. The critics of Euro 2020 termed Pedri as the best Spaniard on the pitch and some people termed him as ‘New Xavi’. The player contributed to Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics but unfortunately, they couldn’t win. Despite having a young age Pedri’s contribution was great for 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. Vini is expected to make more appearances for them as he is starting to form good chemistry with his Brazilian teammates.


The upcoming World Cup will be a big chance for both of them to make their name internationally. The Brasil National team is stronger compared to the current Spanish Team. In the future, Vinicius can win the biggest title in international football with the help of Neymar, Jesus, Casemiro, Marquinhos and other stars in their squad. 

It is difficult to decide the winner in this category as the recent contribution of Pedri for Spain has been marvellous while Vinicius won more with Brazil.

The way things stand Vinicius is the winner yet again.


4: Individual Honours

According to the pundits of football one of the best way is to compare their individual titles. If a player is actually good then he is always rewarded for his performance.


Honours of Vinicius Jr

  • Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior Best Left-Winger: 2017
  • South American U-17 Championship Best Player: 2017


Honours of Pedri Gonzalez

  • UEFA Champions League Breakthrough XI: 2020
  • UEFA European Championship Young Player of the Tournament: 2020
  • UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2020
  • Trofeo Aldo Rovira: 2020–21
  • Golden Boy: 2021
  • Kopa Trophy: 2021
  • IFFHS World’s Best Youth (U20) Player: 2021


Pedri has won some of the most prestigious awards in his youth. It has been a great year for him in 2021 while fans expect a lot more from him in 2022 which will surely happen.


It would be right to say that Pedri is clear of Vini in terms of getting titles with their name on them.

5: Club

Vinicius Jr experienced adult football in two different clubs. The player was signed from Flamengo to Real Madrid in 2017. During his time with Flamengo, he caught the eye of Madrid scouts. He scored 10 goals and made 4 assists in 49 appearances for them.

Flamengo is a top club of Brasil and being a part of it is a big achievement for many Brasilian players.

Pedri has been in Spain his whole life and has juggled between just two Spanish teams. The early career of Pedri isn’t well-decorated as compared to Musiala’s but he proved himself in Las Palmas before Barcelona set their eyes on him.

The club requires playmakers like Pedri after the departure of Lionel Messi. Pedri will get the first-team action this season for Barcelona as they need to rely more on the young players if they want to win titles.

Is Vinicius Jr better than Pedri?

The young Barcelona Golden Boy is a master of his art at just the age of 19. People can clearly see that he is always confident on the ball and always knows his next moves just like Xavi or Iniesta did in their early careers. The journey is long and there is plenty of room for improvement and it looks like Pedri is here to stay. 

The Real Madrid star is performing great in 2021-22 for his club. In the current La Liga season, he has paired well with Karim Benzema filling the goal gap after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. Vinicius is highly skilled and talented. He knows how to work the ball against defenders to convert goals for his club. The best part about him is his unmatched speed on the field.

It would be too unfair to judge them so early on in their career. A lot more will happen in future and maybe every stat can change for anyone. Based on the above comparisons Vinicius is ahead of Pedri. Pedri has a big advantage over Vini as he is 2 years younger than him and can overtake him in the coming future.



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