7 Things About Football Star Kylian Mbappe That Will Impress You

2. Mbappe was the 2nd teenager to score in world cup FINAL

Mbappé, who is 19 years old, became the youngest player to score in a World Cup final in many years. The only and sole other adolescent to accomplish this was Brazilian hero Pelé, who scored in a 1958 World Cup final that his nation went on to defeat Sweden 5-2. Naturally, Mbappé scored in France’s 4-2 win against Croatia this season.

Pelé even tweeted congrats to the French star, writing “Only the second teenager to have scored a goal in a #WorldCupFinal! Welcome to the club, @KMbappe – it’s great to have some company!”

Pelé went even further, joking in another tweet: “If Kylian keeps equalling my records like this I may have to dust my boots off again..”

In a media interview, he commented, “Let’s put things into proportion – Pele is in another league. It’s flattering to be the second one after Pele.”