Kylian Mbappé is more successful than Messi, Ronaldo, and Maradona at 22

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Kylian Mbappé turned 22-years-old on Sunday, December 20, 2020, and what he has achieved in his football career at 22 is mind-boggling. When his football achievements were compared to the achievements of football icons like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Diego Maradona before they turned 22, it was discovered that he has achieved more than all of them.

Since Kylian Mbappé hit the limelight in 2015 while playing for a French club, Monaco, he is known to be a very clinical finisher and dribbler, with a lot of strength and explosive speed. This has made him one of the most difficult players to stop while on the ball.

With these attributes, he helped Monaco to win a Ligue 1 title in the 2016-2017 season. He went on to win Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year and the Golden Boy award.

In 2017, the French football star moved to Paris Saint Germain on loan and then made the move permanent in 2018 after the French Ligue 1 giants paid about €180 million for the transfer deal. The deal made him the second most expensive player in the world and the most expensive teenager in the history of football.

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So far at Paris Saint Germain, Kylian Mbappé has helped the club to win three Ligue 1 titles, and two Coupe de France titles. He has won Ligue 1 player of the year once and finished as the league top scorer twice. He is currently PSG’s fourth all-time highest goalscorer.

On the other hand, Kylian Mbappé made his international appearance for France national team in 2017 when he was just 18-year-old. He was taken to the 2018 World Cup in Russia where he shone like a million stars.

He helped France to win the World Cup by scoring four goals in the tournament and became the second teenager to score in the final of the World Cup after Pele. He didn’t only win the tournament, he emerged as the second joint-highest goalscorer of the tournament.

His performance at the World Cup earned him the Best Young Player and French Player of the Year awards.

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Below is the break down of the achievements of Kylian Mbappé before he turned 22:

  1. Kylian Mbappé has won 10 club titles (9 with PSG. 1 with Monaco)
  2. He has won 1 World Cup title with France.
  3. He is a two-time Ligue 1 top scorer.
  4. He has scored 4 World Cup goals.

The above achievements are overwhelmingly more than the achievements of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Diego Maradona before they turned 22-year-old.

Below is the break down of the achievements of Ronaldo, Messi, and Maradona before they turned 22.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Kylian Mbappé is more successful than Messi, Ronaldo, and Maradona at 22
Cristiano Ronaldo
  1. 3 club titles.
  2. No title with Portugal.
  3. 15 goals for Portugal.
  4. 2 EURO goals.
  5. 1 World Cup goal.

Lionel Messi

Kylian Mbappé is more successful than Messi, Ronaldo, and Maradona at 22
Lionel Messi
  1. 10 titles with Barcelona.
  2. 1 Under-20 World Cup title with Argentina.
  3. Olympic gold medal.
  4. 12 goals for Argentina.

Diego Maradona

Kylian Mbappé is more successful than Messi, Ronaldo, and Maradona at 22
Diego Maradona
  1. 1 title with Boca Juniors.
  2. 5 scoring titles.
  3. 1 Under-20 World Cup title with Argentina.
  4. Transferred to Barcelona for a then world-record fee ($7.6 million).
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