Kylian Mbappé entered a little more into the legend of Paris Saint-Germain at just 24 years old by becoming the club’s only top scorer, after his 201st goal against Nantes on Saturday, exceeding Edinson Cavani’s 200 goals.
With a cross shot from the left, the 2018 world champion deceived Alban Lafont, the “canary” goalkeeper, for the 26th day of Ligue 1.
“Kyky” definitely has a sense of spectacle, he had equaled the Uruguayan six days earlier in Marseille (3-0), signing a spectacular double.
He even broke the record with the armband on his arm, after the exit – grimacing – of Marquinhos.
The Parc des Princes gave him a huge ovation, shouting his name seven times when called by the announcer, like his jersey number.
After the match, Mbappé was honored on the lawn. He thanked in particular “the supporters”, and announced that he wanted to go “always higher”, and that “it starts on Wednesday” in Munich.
– With long strides –
All Parisian supporters hope that with this thundering form, the world champion will continue his quest for records at Bayern Munich. PSG must overturn the defeat of the first leg at the Parc des Princes (1-0) on Wednesday to see the quarter-finals of the C1. Two years ago he scored twice at the Allianz Arena (3-2)…
In the meantime, Mbappé is pursuing the club’s records with great strides. He has overtaken Cavani in five and a half seasons (since 2017), when the “Matador” took seven years to score his 200 goals.
He scored 137 of his Parisian goals in L1, 34 in the Champions League, 27 in the Coupe de France, 2 in the Coupe de la Ligue and 1 in the Champions Trophy.
For a season and a half, Mbappé has been the leader of this team. “There is a PSG without Mbappé and a PSG with Mbappé”, sighed the Marseillais Matteo Guendouzi, crestfallen opponent of the Classic.
President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi could congratulate himself in the corridors of the Stade Vélodrome for having succeeded in extending his treasure for two years last summer.
Now record scorer, “Kyk’s” is no longer far from the Parisian Top 20 in the number of matches played. He played his 247th against Nantes and is approaching Jean-Claude Lemoult, 20th with 266 matches. But he is still far from the 435 matches of Jean-Marc Pilorget (1st), rather threatened by Marco Verratti (405 matches), but the Italian midfielder was suspended against the Canaries.
– Papin in the viewfinder –
Mbappé is also climbing the hierarchy of top scorers in the history of the French Championship. He joins Jacky Vergnes (153 goals) in 18th place and he has Jean-Pierre Papin in his sights. JPP is 17th with 156 goals.
To overtake King Delio Onnis (1st) and his 299 goals, the Bondynois would have to stay a few more seasons at PSG. However, his contract runs until 2024, and the top scorer in the history of the World Cup finals with 4 goals, ahead of the 3 goals of Geoff Hurst (England), Pelé (Brazil) and Zinedine Zidane (France) risks losing. have suitors this summer, one year from the end of his contract…
At the start of the season, he came within a few hundredths of a second of stealing the record for the fastest goal in L1 from Michel Rio. On August 21, Mbappé scored against Lille after 8 seconds 6 hundredths, while the Caennais had done so against Cannes after 7 seconds and 72 hundredths, on February 15, 1992.
Another record reaches out to him, that of Olivier Giroud, top scorer in the history of the Blues with 53 goals. Mbappé is already at 36.
That of selections, held by Lloris (145 caps) is a little further, but at 24 the prodigy pulverizes all passing times, with already 66 selections.
In Ligue 1, there remains a record that Mbappé has not touched, the septuplets of Jean Nicolas with FC Rouen (against Valenciennes in 1938, 9-1) and André Abegglen with Sochaux (again against VA in 1935, 12 -1). He stopped at a quadruple against Lyon, October 7, 2018 (5-0)…