Kylian Mbappe is currently 24 years old and midway through his sixth season with Paris Saint-Germain. And he already owns the club’s all-time scoring record.
Mbappe became PSG’s all-time leader in goals after scoring in a 4-2 win over Nantes on Saturday. This brought his goal tally with the club to 201 in 247 games played. The previous record holder was Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, who scored 200 goals in 301 games during his seven years at Parc des Princes.
“It’s very special to be here. The last time I was here was to announce I was staying [to extend his contract], it’s an honor to be here as the club’s top scorer,” said Mbappe at an impromptu ceremony after the game. “It’s a privilege to be a PSG player, to play in this historic shirt, for the biggest club in France.”
Kylian Mbappe came really close to actually never getting a chance to break the record. At the end of the last season, Mbappe became a free agent and was reportedly close to ditching Paris to join Real Madrid. However, after thinking things through, he decided to remain with PSG until 2025.
Mbappe has made 22 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring 18 goals and dishing four assists. PSG is currently first in Ligue 1 standing, sitting 11 points ahead of second-placed Marseille, while playing in the Round of 16 in UEFA Champions League against Bayern Munich.