Kylian Mbappe just turned 24 on 20th December this year, and he has had a career to be envied. Winning a World Cup with the country you play for is the first dream a soccer player can have.
Kylian Mbappe has hit the headlines very often in the past few months. His performances on and off the pitch are equally responsible for that. The PSG forward had an amazing World Cup in Qatar, he won the Golden Boot scoring 8 goals, his dating rumors with transgender model Ines Rau and Belgian model Rose Bertram are the hottest gossip for soccer fans.
Mbappe had his breakthrough season at Monaco when he was only 18 and PSG signed him for a whopping $191 million from the title-winning side in 2018. He became the second most expensive player in soccer history after his PSG teammate Neymar. Mbappe’s lightning pace and his incisiveness in front of the goal made him an absolute menace to deal with. He became a regular in Didier Deschamps’ French setup at the age of only 19.
The 24-year-old PSG man had a controversial saga with Real Madrid over a potential free transfer in the summer of 2022. However, PSG offered him an insane deal to stay at the club and he chose to stay put in the French Capital rather than move to his dream club in the Spanish Capital.
Mbappe became a familiar name to the supremely talented French team following his permanent move to PSG. He was a starter for France in the Russia World Cup 2018 and scored 4 very important goals including one in the final. Mbappe won the 2018 World Cup with France and became the Young Player of The Tournament as well.
How old was Kylian Mbappe when he won the World Cup
Kylian Mbappe is set to achieve greatness and one can make a case about him already achieving it. One of The greats of the game Lionel Messi had to wait till 35 to win his first and only World Cup for his country. Whereas, Portuguese record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo who is 37 now, didn’t get his hands on the trophy.
Kylian Mbapee however has done an impossible task, playing in two World Cup finals. He played his first World Cup back in 2018, aged only 19. France went on to win the entire World Cup tournament with utter dominance. Mbappe didn’t only win the World Cup by sitting on the bench as a young player but played an extremely important role in scoring four times. He scored two very important goals against Argentina in a 4-3 win in the round of 16 clash.
Mbappe led France to a back-to-back World Cup final this year as the starman. An injury-ridden French squad almost beat the eventual winners of Argentina with the help of a mouthwatering hat trick by Mbappe. Argentina’s grit and determination were able to beat France 4-2 on penalties. Mbappe’s performance got widely appreciated by soccer fans who have now 12 World Cup goals aged only 24. He has every chance to beat Germany’s Miroslav Klose’s all-time highest goalscoring record of 16 goals.