Kylian Mbappe to Be Awarded Unique Ligue 1 Honour For Outstanding Goal Scoring Achievement

Kylian Mbappe to Be Awarded Unique Ligue 1 Honour For Outstanding Goal Scoring Achievement

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • France star Kylian Mbappe is currently on an incredible goal-scoring run
  • The Paris Saint-German forward scored a hat-trick in the win vs Gibraltar
  • The 24-year-old is set to be awarded by the French league governing body

November 2023 is turning out to be a spectacular month for Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe.

The French football sensation dazzled with a remarkable hat-trick against Reims and took his performance to new heights by contributing to six goals in France's World Cup qualifying fixture against Gibraltar.

It even got better for the former Monaco star as he reached an impressive milestone of 300 career goals in record time.

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Kylian Mbappe reacts during the UEFA EURO 2024 qualifier match between France and Gibraltar. Image: Jonathan Moscrop.
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In the wake of these accomplishments, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner is poised to receive a special honour from the French league's governing body.

Ligue 1 to honour Mbappe

As the 24-year-old gears up to continue his stellar form for PSG in the upcoming match against his former team, Monaco - and as the anticipation builds for what promises to be a classic encounter - the French captain is set to receive a unique award.

The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has announced the introduction of a new badge to be displayed on the shirt of the leading goal-scorer in Ligue 1 each week.

This distinctive badge, labelled 'S1', carries symbolic significance, with 'S' representing scorer and the number one denoting the player's status as the top scorer in Ligue 1.

Mbappe, currently leading the goal standings with 13 goals, is set to get the honour of wearing this badge in the upcoming match.

Former PSG forward, Pedro Pauleta will have the honour of presenting the jersey to the Parisians' number seven.

According to PSGReport, this ceremonial act will be a weekly occurrence, with the badge changing hands whenever there is a new leader in the Ligue 1 top scorers table.

Additionally, a special trophy will be awarded to the top scorer at the conclusion of the season.

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Kylian Mbappe trolls teammate Ousmane Dembele

Since his €50 million transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, Ousmane Dembele has struggled to find the back of the net for his new club.

The 26-year-old ex-Barcelona forward is yet to score a goal for his new club despite accumulating over 800 minutes of playing time.

As Sports Brief previously reported, his poor form in front of goal has led Mbappe to troll his teammate, Dembele in an interview.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).