In the historic victory of France over Gibraltar by 14-0, the three goals scored by Kylian Mbappé elevated his career total to 300 goals at the age of 24 years and 11 months. The renowned French player achieved this impressive goal-scoring milestone at a younger age than football icons like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
When compared to notable Brazilian players, it is important to highlight that Mbappé’s achievement does not surpass those of Pelé and Neymar, who reached the 300-goal mark at earlier ages.
The table below presents the age at which various football legends reached the milestone of 300 official goals:
Pelé – 22 years
Ferenc Puskas – 24 years and 21 days
Neymar – 24 years and 8 months
Mbappé – 24 years and 11 months
Messi – 25 years
Cristiano Ronaldo – 27 years and 3 months
Lewandowski – 27 years and 10 months
Zico – 28 years and 26 days
Luis Suárez – 28 years and 7 months
Romário – 29 years
Ibrahimovic – 32 years
Mbappé, who began his professional career at the age of 16 and joined Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at 18, has consistently stood out by breaking records and achieving historic feats from a young age.
As the champion of the 2018 World Cup, Mbappé scored a goal in the final against Croatia, becoming the second-youngest player to score in a World Cup final at the age of 19, second only to Pelé, who scored in the 1958 final at the age of 17.
In the 2022 World Cup held in Qatar, Mbappé surpassed figures like Thierry Henry, Zinedine Zidane, and Michel Platini, reaching nine goals in World Cups and becoming the second-highest scorer in the history of France in the tournament, trailing only Just Fontaine, who has 13 goals.
The 14-0 victory over Gibraltar marked the largest win in the history of the French national team, surpassing the 10-0 victory over Azerbaijan in 1995, and is also the biggest win in the Euro Qualifiers, surpassing Germany’s 13-0 win over San Marino in 2006.
Already qualified for the 2024 Euro Cup in Germany, France maintains a flawless performance in Group B of the qualifiers, with a 100% record, accumulating 21 points in seven games played. The next challenge will be against Greece next Tuesday.
Find out more about me & the news on Spotify
Passionate sports news author, trailblazer, and captivating storyteller. Redefining sports journalism with her insightful coverage and engaging style. Breaking barriers and inspiring readers worldwide.