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Kylian Mbappe's iconic moments for PSG, France and Monaco

Planet Sport takes a look at Kylian Mbappe's most iconic moments for club and country.

Mbappe has quickly risen to soccer stardom after making his debut for Monaco as a fresh-faced teenager in 2015.

Following his debut breakthrough season, the French forward moved to league rivals Paris Saint-Germain where he still currently plies his trade.

In his relatively short career, Mbappe has wasted little time to become a household name across the globe and it comes as no surprise the Monaco academy-product has frequently been compared to French compatriot Thierry Henry.

Aged just 22, the rapid forward boasts an impressive wealth of trophies, including domestic trebles, major international honours and a host of individual accolades.

Renowned for his speed, versatility and two-footed finishing abilities, Planet Sport takes a look at the standout moments from Mbappe's illustrious career so far.

League title with Monaco and individual recognition

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After turning down the likes of ChelseaReal Madrid and Bayern Munich, Mbappe eventually settled on a move to Monaco's academy.

A debut against SM Caen and a first goal past Troyes made him the club's youngest-ever first-team player and also their youngest goalscorer in history, displacing Henry on both occasions.
However, it was Mbappe's second season when he really started to hit the headlines.

His 26 goals in 44 matches in all competitions propelled his side to a Champions League semifinal and their first Ligue 1 crown in 17 years.

His most notable performances came against Metz and Manchester City that year.

A hat trick against the former side made him the youngest to ever do so in Ligue 1 since Jeremy Menez in 2005. While a simple tap-in against the Citizens represented a remarkable mid-season run of form, in which he scored 11 goals in 11 games.

Unsurprisingly, his pivotal role in Monaco's title-winning season did not go unnoticed, as he would then win his first UNFP Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year award.

Golden Boy award and guiding France to U-19 Euro success

Spectacular performances at club level were then replicated by the forward on the international stage, albeit initially at Under-19 level.

France won the 2016 UEFA European Championship with relative ease, crushing Italy 4-0 in the final of the youth tournament.

Despite not scoring against Italy, Mbappe played a large part in guiding his nation to success, due to his performances in prior matches.

He scored five goals across the tournament, two of which came versus Portugal in the semi-final where he single-handedly sealed the French's place in the final with a dazzling display.

For his efforts both domestically and internationally, the forward won Europe's Golden Boy award in 2017, recognising the fact he was one of the most talented young prospects in world soccer.

Moving to Paris Saint-Germain and becoming the most expensive teenager ever

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League rivals Paris St-Germain only allowed Mbappe two seasons to establish himself at Monaco before prising him away to the Parc des Princes.

An initial loan move for a year laid the platform for a colossal, record-breaking move in the subsequent season.
It would then become apparent the loan deal was reportedly to avoid complications with PSG's Financial Fair Play budgets - an understandable consideration for the fee they were about to pay Monaco.

Nevertheless, after a year on loan, Mbappe became the world's most expensive teenager and the second-most expensive soccer transfer, when signing on the dotted line at PSG for an estimated £200million ($265million).

A transfer fee which can only be eclipsed by the man he was about to partner in attack - Neymar.

PSG's French domination and Ligue 1 Player of the Year

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With a front three of Neymar, Mbappe and Edinson Cavani, it was perhaps inevitable PSG cruised to the 2017/18 Ligue 1 title.

A change of scenery for the French attacker but the same result at the end of the season. The 2017/18 title made it back-to-back Ligue 1 successes for the forward, who scored 21 times in 44 appearances.
To continue with the high standards that have dictated his relatively short career as of yet, he would also win the UNFP Ligue 1 Young Player of the Season award for the second consecutive year.
Now established as a central figure at the Parc des Princes, Lucas Moura handed over the number 7 shirt to PSG's new kid on the block before the 2018/19 season.

In March 2019, a goal against Caen symbolised his 50th for Unai Emery's Parisians. Prior to that, four goals in 13 minutes against Lyon made Mbappe the youngest player to score four goals in a game in Ligue 1 over the last 45 seasons.

His rapid rise to the top continued with France Football awarding him the inaugural Kopa Trophy, recognising the world's most expensive teenager as the brightest soccer talent under the age of 21.

As expected, at the end of the 2018/19 season, PSG once again finished top of Ligue 1, with Mbappe recording 33 goals to be named the top goalscorer, while also winning his first UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year award.

Back-to-back league top goalscorer and another domestic treble

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A first trophy in 2019/20 came in the form of the Trophee des Champions, with Mbappe scoring in a 2-1 final win over Rennes.

Aged just 20 years and 306 days, Mbappe then became the youngest player to grab 15 Champions League goals, as he completed the perfect hat trick away at Club Brugge.

Due to the interventions of Covid-19, Ligue 1 was cut short in May. However, the same outcome still occurred; PSG won the title, Mbappe finished as top goalscorer for the second consecutive season.

A badly tempered Coupe de France final was then marred by Loic Perrin's sending off, as he injured PSG's number 7 with a reckless lunging tackle.
Nevertheless, the Parisians went on to win yet another domestic trophy, completing another treble to add to Mbappe's ever-growing collection of winners' medals.

The one medal which still evades him, however, is the Champions League. A competition in which PSG were involved in when soccer returned post Covid-19 stoppage.

Champions League finalist and history maker

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Returning to action in the Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta, Mbappe came on as a second-half substitute to assist Eric Choupo-Moting's late injury-time winner.

This win put Thomas Tuchel's men into their first Champions League semi-final since 1995 and was only their second appearance at this late knockout stage.

Despite a quiet semifinal performance from the forward against RB Leipzig, the Parisians crushed their opponents 3-0 to reach their first-ever Champions League final.

The final showdown against Bayern Munich proved a step too far as Tuchel's side went down 1-0 to the Germans, meaning Mbappe remains in search of the one which he is missing.
In the 2020/21 edition of the Champions League, the Frenchman, now 22, scored twice against Istanbul Basaksehir to make him the youngest player to 20 Champions League goals.

Mbappe still remains in search of an elusive Champions League medal, which is virtually the only medal he is missing, despite having only been a professional soccer player for less than a decade.

Winning the 2018 World Cup and Best Young Player award

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The French youngster's success is not just limited to domestic football.

After impressing for the French Under-19 side, Mbappe became the second youngest to ever represent France's senior side, appearing against Luxembourg three months after his 18th birthday.

A first senior international goal came against the Netherlands in the 2018 World Cup qualification stages, but it was the actual tournament where Mbappe would reinforce the hype surrounding him.
Playing in Russia, he became France's youngest World Cup goalscorer (aged 19) with a slick finish against Peru in the group stages.

However, his 2018 World Cup, and perhaps Les Bleus' tournament in general, was defined by Mbappe's fine solo performance against Argentina in the knockout stages.

Scoring twice past Lionel Messi's South American side and winning a penalty for Antoine Griezmann to convert, the 19-year-old effectively single-handedly dragged his nation past Argentina.

Unsurprisingly, his performance earned him the man of the match award but, more importantly, his two goals made him the second teenager to score twice in a World Cup match.

The only other player ever to do so in history? Pele.

In true Mbappe fashion, as had become the norm for the teenage sensation, he scored in the 4-2 final win over Croatia, making him the second teenager to score in a World Cup final.

The only other player to ever achieve such a feat? You guessed it. Pele.
For his four goals and leading his side to their second World Cup win, the Frenchman was named the FIFA World Cup Best Young Player of the Year - a fitting tribute to a player who will continue to light up world soccer for years to come.

First hat-trick for France

Kylian Mbappe scored his first ever international hat-trick during a 2022 World Cup qualifier between France and Kazakhstan.

Didier Deschamps' side ran riot as their 8-0 home victory ensured qualification for next year's tournament.

Mbappe was the star of the show as he scored four of the eight goals. The Paris Saint-Germain forward completed his hat-trick in 32 minutes as his early efforts gave the hosts a 3-0 lead.
The 22-year-old added a fourth just before the full-time whistle to round-off an emphatic win at Parc des Princes.
His hat-trick was the first by a French international in a competitive fixture since Dominique Rocheteau's effort in 1985.

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