Pele v Kylian Mbappe: Tale of the tape

Kylian Mbappe led France to their second World Cup triumph after the 4-2 win over Croatia on Sunday in a tournament that saw him win the Best Young Player award.

Here, we compare Mbappe to the Brazilian great Pele, who won his first World Cup aged 17 in 1958, at similar stages in their career.

Pele v Kylian Mbappe (Pa Graphics)

Pele v Mbappe

17 years, 8 months, 6 days – Age at World Cup final – 19 years, 6 months, 25 days

6 – Goals in their first World Cup – 4

1 – Best Young Player awards – 1

25 – Goals after 22 caps – 8

Sao Paulo State Championship – Domestic honours – Ligue 1 (x2), French Cup, French League Cup

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