World Cup 2022: Kylian Mbappe Bypasses Brazil Idol Pele to Set Incredible Record

World Cup 2022: Kylian Mbappe Bypasses Brazil Idol Pele to Set Incredible Record

  • France's Kylian Mbappe eclipsed a long-standing record held by the legendary Brazilian Pele
  • The young forward reached his recent feat following his impactful brace against Poland
  • Mbappe has now set his sights on winning the World Cup for the second time in a row

Kylian Mbappe's goal-scoring heroics against Poland etched his name in the sands of time at the World Cup.

Mbappe, who has been in red-hot form at the 2022 World Cup, led France to the quarter-finals with a brace in Les Bleus' 3-1 win over their European counterparts on Sunday, December 4.

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Mbappe overtook Brazil football legend Pele for the most World Cup goals scored by a men's player before turning 24. Photo credit: @ESPNFC
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In guiding France past Poland, the 23-year-old pulled down a number of records, as he continues to spearhead his country's title defence in Qatar.

What records did Mbappe break?

Mbappe became the youngest player to reach five knockout stage goals at the World Cup since Pelé in 1958, following his brace against Poland.

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Aside from that, his 9 goals bypassed Pele for most World Cup goals scored by a men's player before turning 24 years old, with the legendary Brazilian reaching eight goals, as noted by ESPNFC.

Up next for France is a quarterfinal clash with the 1966 world champions, England.

Mbappe eyes World Cup

Mbappé wants a World Cup win for the second time in his career, Sports Brief also reported, with five goals in five games so far.

Mbappe, who played a starring role in France's route to winning their second world title in 2018, wants to attain the feat four years on.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward has been in blistering form for Les Bleus, scoring five goals in as many games played, including a brace in the round-of-16 clash against Poland.

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Mbappe prays for Pele

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Mbappe sent prayer to Pele, after the legendary footballer was rushed to end-of-life care after failing to respond to chemotherapy treatment.

The three-time World Cup winner's health has been deteriorating in the last few days, sparking concern among the football community.

The news of his current health situation has left many people on social media sending well wishes to the family, including Mbappe.

Source: Sports Brief News