The question that has always lingered in the minds of football lovers is: who could take the throne when Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo no longer played?
It seems however that a response came earlier than expected in Kylian Mbappe, the star of the French national team and Paris Saint-Germain. He definitely has everything to be the next King of football.
At only 19 years of age, the striker has broken three extraordinary records compared to the Argentine and Portuguese at the same age.
Starting with goals for their respective clubs, Mbappe ( Monaco and PSG ) passed both by a distance.
Goals for clubs
Kylian Mbappe – 52 goals
Leo Messi – 25 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo – 17 goals
Mbappe has also scored more in the Champions League than Messi and Cristiano at 19 years old.
Goals in Champions League
Kylian Mbappe – 10 goals
Leo Messi – 2 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo – 0 goals
And finally, the Frenchman has also exceeded the pair at national team level.
Goals with national teams
Kylian Mbappe – 9 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo – 7 goals
Leo Messi – 4 goals
The World Cup won by France, places Mbappe ahead of both from the collective point of view too.
As the world patiently awaits the heir to the throne of football, we just might have an idea as to who the next king would be.