At 23, Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe is etching his name alongside some of the greatest footballers to play at the FIFA World Cup.
In only his second tournament, the France international has already scored nine goals, which is impressive in itself. However, the young forward is putting himself in some legendary company scoring at this pace.
The UEFA Champions League’s official Twitter account noted that Mbappe has already found the back of the net more times than Diego Maradona, Cristiano Ronaldo and Rivaldo.
Mbappe added two goals in France’s 3-1 win over Poland in the World Cup Round of 16 as Les Bleus advances to the quarterfinals, where they will face either England or Senegal, with the likely opponent being the Three Lions. Nonetheless, this tournament has shown anything can happen.
Additionally, moving to the next round will allow Mbappe another opportunity to continue climbing the goal scorer chart at the World Cup and putting himself alongside other legendary players.