Kylian Mbappe Overtakes Edinson Cavani as Paris Saint-Germain’s Top Goalscorer
Kylian Mbappe has achieved yet another feat in his glittering career by overtaking Edinson Cavani as Paris Saint-Germain's all-time leading scorer with his 201st goal in their clash against Nantes Saturday in Ligue 1.
The goal, which came in stoppage time, secured a 4-2 win for the French forward and the prestigious record.
A brief ceremony was held after the match at the Parc des Princes, with a large portrait of Mbappe displayed. Expressing his honor, Mbappe said, “It’s very special to be here. The last time I was here was to announce I was staying, so it’s an honor to be here as the club’s top scorer. It’s a privilege to be a PSG player and to wear this historical jersey with the biggest club in France.”
Reaching and even surpassing Cavani's 200 goals mark in a shorter time span, Mbappe had achieved his feat in just 247 games, while the Uruguayan has taken 301.
Kylian Mbappe is no stranger to records. The Paris-born ace moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 for a world-record fee of €180 million, becoming the most expensive teenager in the world.
The transfer saga between Mbappe and Real Madrid had some ups and downs and caused some tension between the player and fans. Eventually, he put all that to bed last May by signing a three-year contract extension.
In December, Mbappe wrote his name into the history books yet again as he won the World Cup Golden Boot. His eight goals in Qatar saw him become just the second player to score a hat trick in a World Cup final. France was ultimately defeated in a penalty shootout, yet Mbappe's 12 total World Cup goals, four adrift from the record-holder Miroslav Klose, were enough to lead them to glory two years ago.