What a year this has been for Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe as he recently got named the 2018 French Player Of The Year. N’golo Kante has passed down the gauntlet for the 20-year-old, who also secured the 2018 World Cup title for his country and the Ligue 1 trophy for PSG.
Other than being named the second most expensive player in the world this year, he was also awarded the Young Player Of The Tournament in the World Cup. The former AS Monaco man’s rise to stardom has occurred at a meteoric rate this year and his most recent recognition is very well deserved.
Mbappe burst into the footballing stage in the 2016/17 season when he scored 26 goals and recorded 14 assists in 46 games for Monaco as an 18-year-old, helping the side to the Ligue 1 title.
Paris Saint-Germain quickly signed him in the summer of 2017 and Mbappe helped them as well to the league title. He quickly turned from a prodigy into a bonafide star when he took the stage for his country last June.
The attacker scored 4 times in the FIFA World Cup and also became the youngest scorer after Pele to register a goal in the final.
One would think that Mbappe might slow down this season after such a gruelling period with both club and country last term. But the 20-year-old is back in full force this season, having already scored 16 goals in 19 appearances for PSG this season.
Finishing fourth in the 2018 FIFA Balon d’Or race might just be the cherry on top of the cake for Mbappe this year. There truly is no ceiling for the talented footballer and we might just be noticing the uprising of yet another player in the same stature of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.