Kylian Mbappé has become the face of French football and was recently named national team captain. Since 2022, the 24-year-old has been one of the top goal-scorers for Les Bleus. Now, where does the winger rank?
Sofascore Brazil compiled a list of top goal scorers for the country over the last two years. With the 2022 FIFA World Cup and different qualifying matches in that period, some national teams haven’t only played friendlies.
Nonetheless, the Paris Saint-Germain star ranks at No. 2 with 21 goals scored for France. Mbappé is ahead of players like Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes (20) and Manchester City’s Erling Haaland. So, which player is ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner?
Mais participações em gols por seleções desde 2022:
31 – 🇦🇷 Lionel Messi
21 – 🇫🇷 Kylian Mbappé
20 – 🇵🇹 Bruno Fernandes
16 – 🇳🇴 Erling Haaland
16 – 🏴 Harry Kane
14 – 🇧🇷 Neymar
14 – 🇸🇳 Sadio Mané
14 – 🇺🇸 Jesús Ferreira
14 – 🇨🇲 Vincent Aboubakar
14 – 🇺🇸 Christian Pulišić
— Sofascore Brazil (@SofascoreBR) September 13, 2023
Well, it’s Lionel Messi. The Argentine has scored 31 goals for the reigning World Cup champions. Furthermore, the 36-year-old scored a brace in that World Cup final in Qatar, preventing France from winning back-to-back trophies.
During this international break, Messi scored a goal in the 1-0 win over Ecuador as CONMEBOL began their 2026 World Cup qualifying process. Meanwhile, the Frenchman didn’t pick up a goal in France’s two games this window but don’t expect that to last too long.