- Kylian Mbappé celebrates his 22 years this Sunday, November 20
- Video review of his debut and his first World Cup
- Youngest scorer in the final since Pelé
Sunday July 15, 2018, Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. France leads 3-1 against Croatia, we play the 63rd minute when Kylian Mbappé receives the ball 25 meters from the Croatian goal and unleashes a dry strike low to the ground that strikes Danijel Subašić.
This dazzling news of their prodigy gives the Blues three steps ahead, who will ultimately win 4-2 and hang a second star on their jersey, 20 years after the coronation of 1998.
Mbappé, he becomes at 19 the second youngest goalscorer in the history of the World Cup after Pelé. Author of four goals during the tournament, the native of Bondy dazzled the whole world with his maturity and ease at the highest level, and will be elected Best Young Player of Russia 2018.
Since then, the Parisian meteor has continued on this same trajectory. At the end of 2020, when he turns 22 this Sunday, he already has 16 goals in 39 selections with the France team. His performances in the selection as with Paris Saint-Germain earned him to be unanimously considered as one of the best players in the world.
In the video below, journalists and experts look at the Mbappé case and the reasons for its incredible precocity.