Kylian Mbappe is 23 years old and playing his second FIFA World Cup. The French forward, with his brace against Poland, equalled GOAT Lionel Messi (9) and overtook Cristiano Ronaldo (8) in terms of goals in the tournament’s history. 


The young striker has reached nine goals at the World Cup, making him the quickest under the age of 24 to reach eight. He has overtaken Brazil’s legend Pele for most goals in World Cup history before turning 24.

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Mbappe’s action on the field took France one step closer to defending their World Cup title as they beat Poland. France is now in the quarter finals of the World Cup 2022 in Qatar where they will play the winner of England vs Senegal.

It was only in 1962 when Brazil had won back-to-back World Cups. No other team has made the record since, but hopes are high for France after Sunday’s victory. 

Mbappe overtook Ronaldo with a strike in the 74th minute in the round of 16 clash. He had scored four goals in his debut World Cup campaign in 2018 when France won the title in Russia.

When he made his first score against Peru, he became the youngest French goalscorer in World Cup history at the age of 19 years.

Mbappe’s first goal in this year’s World Cup was in the first group match against Australia. Later, he hit another with a 2-1 win over Denmark second group match, which brought France to the round of 16.

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He is also the first-ever French player to score four or more goals at multiple World Cups.

Meanwhile, Olivier Giroud became France’s highest goalscorer of all time after the game vs Poland.