Kylian Mbappé became the second youngest player to score a goal in a FIFA World Cup Final…The First?
The Brazilian living legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known throughout the world as Pelé.
Pelé, who is Fútbol royalty, remains the youngest player ever to score in a World Cup Final when in 1958 at the age of 17 scored two goals against Sweden.
“Pelé made football history, I am just trying to follow my own path. I am just starting out.”, Kylian Mbappé, “At the start, it might have seemed ambitious, but we believed. We had to show that we could do it. I am very happy. However, we all have different cases. For example, Adil [Rami] has worked his entire career to reach this point. Me? I am just getting started. I have the rest of my story still to write.”
The 19-year-old, Kylian Mbappé got into the action with 65 minutes in and scored a stunning hit atop the box goal which made it 4-1 ending for all intents and purposes a valiant and amazing Croatia – who has absolutely nothing to be ashamed of – run to the World Cup Final.
As is stands right now Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo just need to hand over their crowns as the world’s best players to the humble teenager.
“At the same age as Chrisitian Pulisic (19-years-old), American soccer fans can only salivate at what we just witnessed with Kylian Mbappe. He is, in fact, a direct personification of what we envisioned Pulisic would do for us on the world stage were we to make the big dance of futbol. The difference between Pulisic and Mbappe is the countries they play for. The French side was strong, the Americans are not. Both, however, have bright futures and have exceeded expectations. Mbappe just has the hardware to shied for it.”, Keith Richards