Mbappe Sets Record Neither Ronaldo, Messi Managed To Achieve After Hat Trick Against Gibraltar

Mbappe Sets Record Neither Ronaldo, Messi Managed To Achieve After Hat Trick Against Gibraltar

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at November 19, 2023 at 8:54 AM
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  • Kylian Mbappe achieved a feat neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo could manage before the age of 25
  • The PSG superstar clocked 300 career goals as France demolished Gibraltar 14-0
  • In the process, Mbappe became France's third-all-time top scorer, behind Thierry Henry and Olivier Giroud

Kylian Mbappe continues his remarkable ascent among football's elite after an exceptional display for France in their penultimate UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers against Gibraltar.

The 24-year-old delivered a breathtaking performance, guiding Les Bleus to a dominant 14-0 victory over the underdog side, securing France's top spot in Group B.

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Kylian Mbappe reached 300 career goals at age 24, a feat neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo managed at the same age. Photos by ullstein bild, Jonathan Moscrop and Andreas Rentz
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Mbappe's impact was undeniable, netting three goals and contributing as an assist-maker for three others, orchestrating their most significant win in history at OGC Nice's Allianz Riviera stadium.

Not only did the result make history, but it also upheld France's flawless record in the qualifiers, securing a flawless streak of seven wins in as many games.

Furthermore, the Paris Saint-Germain superstar continues to climb the ladder of France's all-time top scorers. He has surpassed Antoine Griezmann, now claiming the third position on the list, CBS Sports reports.

With 46 goals to his name, Mbappe trails the iconic Thierry Henry by a margin of five goals in second place and Olivier Giroud by eight, currently the leading scorer.

The astounding milestone doesn't end there.

Mbappe reached an astonishing 300 career goals at the tender age of 24, a feat unmatched by even the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar Jr. at a similar age, as per Opta Statistics.

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Mbappe scores unbelievable goal in Gibraltar rout

Sports Brief also reported that in France's penultimate UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers, Mbappe displayed sheer brilliance, notably sealing Les Bleus' commanding 14-0 triumph over Gibraltar on Saturday.

His exceptional performance against the European underdogs culminated in a stunning long-range goal, setting a new margin for the most significant win margin in French history.

Mbappe's jaw-dropping goal, the team's 12th in the match, was followed by two quick-fire braces from Olivier Giroud, solidifying a resounding win for the 2000 European champions and cementing their position as Group B winners.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.