Kylian Mbappe Backed To Overtake Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo After Reaching 300 Career Goals

Kylian Mbappe Backed To Overtake Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo After Reaching 300 Career Goals

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
November 21, 2023 at 5:26 AM
  • Kylian Mbappe has been backed to surpass the goal-scoring feats of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Legendary French striker Thierry Henry believes has the potential to unseat the football GOATs
  • Mbappe recently attained a feat neither Messi nor Ronaldo could achieve at his age

Kylian Mbappe has received substantial support from legendary French striker Thierry Henry in potentially surpassing the goal-scoring records of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, having already reached 300 career goals.

Mbappe, who emerged onto the football scene just over six seasons ago as a promising teen talent, is swiftly cementing his place among the sport's legends at the youthful age of 24.

Kylian Mbappe, Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi
Kylian Mbappe celebrates with joy after notching a hat-trick against Gibraltar in France's UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifying match. Photo by FRANCK FIFE
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With a World Cup victory under his belt and a runner-up finish in the last edition, the Frenchman showcased an exceptional performance as Les Bleus achieved their largest win margin in their history.

His contributions, tallying six goal involvements (three goals and three assists) during the emphatic 14-0 win against Gibraltar in the Euro 2024 Qualifiers, propelled him to become France's third all-time top scorer, reaching the milestone of 300 career goals, per Fan Nation.

According to Opta Statistics, the PSG striker achieved the feat at 24, outpacing Messi and Ronaldo in their goal-scoring trajectories at the same age.

Reflecting on Mbappe's remarkable scoring abilities, his compatriot Thierry Henry hinted at the possibility of the young talent reaching an astounding milestone of 1000 career goals, a feat yet to be accomplished by either Messi or Ronaldo.

"What this little one does is not nothing. It’s just incredible […] the problem is when you are so good, people often see when you miss or when you’re not good," Henry said as quoted by Sportskeeda.
He continued: "We expect a lot of him, but he should just not have been so good! Joking aside, let’s be happy that he is French. How high can he go? 1000. I’m overdoing it, but honestly, it is Kylian that decides."

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Mbappe draws inspiration from Messi

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Kylian Mbappe believes he still has more to add to his game despite reaching a milestone in his career yesterday and took a cue from Lionel Messi.

Speaking to Telefoot after reaching the milestone, the 24-year-old spoke of his development as a player and admits he must keep growing and changing his game like his former PSG teammate.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
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.
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