Kylian Mbappe was 19 when France won the 2018 World Cup. France’s 4-2 victory over Croatia made him just the second teenager to score a goal in a World Cup final, after Brazilian legend Pele. Mbappe was named the best young player of the tournament. He scored his four goals overall, alongside the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammate Antoine Griezmann.
Four years later, Mbappe continues to build his legacy. He is one of the highest-paid players in the world, with Paris Saint-Germain, one of his richest clubs. Despite having played just his 61 games for France, he ranks 7th on the all-time scoring list for France. In his 309 appearances for the domestic club, he has scored a whopping 221 goals. And most importantly, he already has a World Cup title ahead of the 2022 final.
When it comes to overall stats, Mbappe still has a long way to go to catch up with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Pele. But we can’t help but look ahead to see where the French superstar ends up. Here are the total goals scored by his three players above, according to the latest data:
Messi: 818 goals in 1,057 appearances, 0.77 goals per game
Ronald: 837 goals in 1,181 appearances, average 0.71 goals per game
beginning: 761 goals in 835 appearances, average 0.91 goals per game
Mbappe has 0.68 goals per game but is still far from his prime. This average is likely to rise as he nears his peak. The forward also doesn’t have the necessary individual achievements like Messi, Ronaldo and Pele. He has never won the Champions League or the Ballon d’Or.
The only thing that can set Mbappe apart from this group is international acclaim. He already has his one World Cup and could win his one more in Sunday’s final, two days before his 24th birthday. If he wins, he will deny Messi the World Cup title in the process. Pele has won the World Cup three times, but Mbappe has at least 10 years left and will win it twice, which is probably the third title in addition to him getting 3 of his shots. means
Messi won the Copa America title and Ronaldo won the European Championship, but Mbappe will have more chances in the latter. You have done enough to compare with
There is uncertainty about sustained greatness. Injuries, natural decay, and extraordinary moments can derail a career. That’s what makes Messi and Ronaldo stand out. However, Mbappe has a foundation for sustained greatness due to his early success. That foundation could be further strengthened with a victory in Sunday’s final.