Being known as one of the greatest young football stars in the world, Kylian Mbappe has obviously added so many memorable football moments to the history of this beloved sport.
Born on 20 December 1998, Kylian Mbappe is known as one of the most extraordinary soccer players in the world. Making his debut for Monaco as a rising young star in 2015, he has been known for his speed, finishing, dribbling, and strength.
Currently kicking the ball for the French champions, PSG,Mbappe
joined the team in 2017 on an initial loan and later on made his permanent move in 2018 with a transfer worth €180 million.
Having a long list of achievements, despite his young age, Mbappe has played a crucial role in all the clubs he has played for so far, including the France national team, which he has made his senior debut for in 2017.
Here are just a few of the many achievements he has attained so far.
The Ligue 1 title in 2016–17 withMonaco
, three Coupe de France, four Ligue 1 titles withParis Saint-Germain
, and the most important of all, the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League with France. Mbappe has also been one of the best on the individual scale, in spite of his young age.
So far he has been honored with many individual titles, including the 2017 Golden Boy title, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award, the French player of the year in 2018 and 2019, the 2018 UEFA Team of the Year, and the Globe Soccer Best Player of the Year in 2021.
Considering all these achievements, here we have decided to talk about
Kylian Mbappe’s most memorable moments during his career
in this article today. So stay tuned and enjoy.
Here are some of
Kylian Mbappe’s most unforgettable moments
Starting his youth career at AS Bondy, where his father was the coach, Mbappe later settled on Monaco in 2015 to be a member of the second team. However due to his skill and maturity, after only three weeks he was promoted to the first team.
Mbappe made his debut for the team after only 2 months in a match against SM Caen, which was over in a 1-1 draw. After this match Mbappe became the club's youngest-ever first-team player, also breaking Thierry Henry's record, to become the youngest goalscorer in history. Just standing on the first step of the fame ladder, he proved his superiority during his second season at Monaco, when he scored 26 goals in the 44 matches he played. Subsequently, that season, he propelled his club to a Champions League semifinal and also helped them win their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years.
There is no doubt that every football player around the world wishes to gain the most notable football awards in the world and breaks different world records. One of these many awards is with no doubt the golden ball award which Kylai Mbappe achieved at the age of 19.
Initially kicking the ball for France U17 and 19 national teams, Mbappe was called up for the first team’s matches againstLuxembourg
in March 2017.
Becoming the second-youngest player after Maryan Wisniewski to kick the ball for France at the age of 18 years, three months, and five days, soon Mbappe scored his first senior international goal in a 2018 World Cup qualification match against theNetherlands
, on 31 August 2017.
His efforts for both his domestic and international clubs gained him Europe's Golden Boy award in 2017.
Being the reason for some of the most memorable moments in Monaco FC football history, Mbappe didn’t spend much of his golden professional career with the Monégasques, as he soon was offered an eye-catching transfer fee to move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Mbappe moved to the Parc des Princes on 31 August 2017 on loan. After two seasons on loan with the club, the young star was offered €145 million-plus €35 million in add-ons as a permanent transfer fee, just a year away from the World Cup. The impressive transfer fee made Mbappe the most expensive teenager ever, the most expensive transfer ever within a domestic league, and also the second most expensive player of all time, behind the Brazilian star,Neymar
After the departure of Lucas Moura who joined Tottenham in 2018, PSG’s number 7 was handed out to the team’s young star. This was announced by PSG on Twitter along with a promotional video from Mbappe with the hashtag #KY7IAN.
Consecutively Mbappé stated, "I keep trying to progress on the pitch and I think that, for me, it was the right time to change number. It is something of an affirmation. The No. 7 shirt is a legendary one and many greats have worn it. I hope that I will be able to do this number justice on the pitch."
Here are a number of the most iconic legends who have worn the number 7 jersey so far.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus, Portugal national team)
Eric Cantona (Manchester United)
George Best (Manchester United)
David Beckham (Manchester United
, England national team)
Raul (Real Madrid
, Schalke 04, Al Sadd, New York Cosmos)
Mbappe has always been one of the greatest young footballers and wearing Paris Saint-Germain number seven, soon he kept on going up the ladder of success.
Linking up with Neymar andEdinson Cavani
, the three formed one of the most august forward lines in world football for PSG.
Mbappe began the season with a memorable victory over Guingamp in Ligue 1 in which Donatello scored twice in the last 10 minutes of the match. Soon he accompanied Cavani and Neymar to score the three goals of their match against Angers at home which resulted in a 3–1 victory. Mbappe was the star of that match as he scored his goal from a volley, and also assisted Neymar.
Of course, Mbappe has also had ups and downs on the pitch during his professional career, of which one occurred over PSG’s match against Nîmes in September 2018, where Mbappe was sent off for the first time in his career with a straight yellow card after struggling withTéji Savanier
, who was also sent off. However, interestingly before being sent off, Mbappe did what he had to do, scoring once and assisting again, to help the team win the match with a 4-2 result.
Less than a month later Mbappe scored four goals in a 5-0 victory over Lyon, in only 13 minutes to become the youngest player to score four goals in one game in Ligue 1.
This was another defining moment to be recorded in Mbappe most memorable moments, as he scored his four goals between the 61st and 74th minutes of the match. A record to be broken after 45 seasons.
Beginning the New Year, on January 19th Mbappe became one of the two PSG players, besides Cavani, to score a hat-trick in a 9–0 win over Guingamp. A great beginning! Don’t you agree?! It is also worth mentioning that his result broke PSG’s previous season’s record.
As of his first appearance against his previous club, Monaco also, you must know that in April that year, Mbappe scored a hat-trick in a 3–1 win against them. Interestingly, PSG won the Ligue 1 title that season, with Mbappé as the Player of the Year, and also the top goalscorer with 33 goals.
Interestingly the awe-inspiring footballer managed to achieve the Ligue 1 player of the year award for two more seasons, in 2020–21, and 2021–22 respectively.
Mbappe began the new season with another title added to the list of his achievements, scoring in a 2–1 win overRennes
, which brought him the 2019 Trophée des Champions title.
Soon enough, the brilliant star got off the bench in another PSG match to create another memorable moment. Back on 22 October, 2019 Mbappe scored another perfect hat-trick in a 5–0 away win over Belgian side Club Brugge in the Champions League. Hence only two months to become 21, he became the youngest football player ever to score at least 15 goals in UCL history.
It is interesting to know that even the COVID-19 pandemic could not stop Mbappe from going up the ladder of success. In fact, as you may remember, in 2019, all the competitions were canceled and so was the French Ligue 1. However, as PSG were in first place at the time of the league’s suspension, with a twelve-point lead over second-placedMarseille
, they not only became the champions but also Mbappé, who was a joint joint-top scorer in Ligue 1 with 18 goals, along with Monaco'sWissam Ben Yedder
, won the title, due to his superior goals per game ratio.
Time to move forward and read the next item in our article about the most memorable moments during Mbappe’s professional life. Ready? Let’s carry on then.
Despite his young age, Mbappe had many titles and records to his name. However, he was still missing one of the most important ones: The UEFA Champions League title.
Hence when he came back on the pitch after curing the injury that he was struggling with after the 2020 Coupe de France Final, for the Champions League quarter-final againstAtalanta
, he had only one goal, and that was reaching the tournament’s semi-final and well, he did it!
Mbappe came to the field during the second half as a substitute and assisted Eric Choupo-Moting for his late injury-time goal, which gained PSG a sweet victory.
Interestingly this was Paris Saint-Germain’s first Champions League semi-final since 1995, which itself was such an achievement. The Parisians defeated their opponents 3-0 to reach their first-ever Champions League final, but sadly, they went down 1-0 to their rivals,Bayern Munich
This means that Mbappe is still in search of a Champions League medal, hoping that this year’s tournament would bring him better chances to open their rival's net.
When it comes to a great star, we all assume not only domestic but also international achievements and Mbappe is with no doubt an exception.
His international career started when he was only 18 years and 3 months old in France's match against Luxembourg, to become the second-youngest to represent France's senior team in history.
After scoring his first international goal against the Netherlands in the 2018 World Cup qualification, he managed to become France's youngest World Cup goalscorer (aged 19) amazing everyone in Russia.
However, the phenomenon astounded everyone later, in Les Bleus' rivalry againstLionel Messi
’s Argentina, in the knockout stages.
If you remember, the young superstar’s performance, you’d recall him passing Messi twice to score his side two times, in addition to the penalty he won forAntoine Griezmann
His brilliant performance earned him the man of the match award, while he also became the second teenager to score twice in a World Cup match. Interestingly, the other player to do so in history has been Pele.
As for the FIFA World Cup final, Mbappe scored once in his 4-2 victory against Croatia, and again became the second young player to achieve this record, after Pele.
The turtle scored his first international hat-trick in Les Bleus' match againstKazakhstan
at the 2022 World Cup qualifier. Mbappe scored four times, with three of his goals being netted in only 32 minutes, and the last one just minutes away from the final whistle, helping his side to win the match with an 8-0 victory, ensuring their qualification for next year's tournament.
And that was all on Mbappe’s most memorable moment during his career.
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