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Mbappé, another record year?

Since its debut in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, Kylian Mbappe collects records. A phenomenon of precociousness, he immediately made an impression by becoming AS Monaco’s youngest scorer in the league, at 17 years and 62 days. The rest of his career only confirmed this great appetite for records. The Bondynois wants mark the history of his country “, as he often confides, and the 2022/23 season which opens on Friday will offer him the opportunity.

His records already established

Kylian Mbappé never wastes time. From his beginnings, on December 2, 2015 at 16 years and 347 days, to today, the Parisian crack has never stopped shaking up the hierarchy and inscribing his name in the rich history of Ligue 1 Uber Eats. Youngest player to reach 50 goals in the top flight, aged 20, 2 months and 3 days, he did it again two years later by becoming the youngest player in history to reach 100 goals (22 years, 3 months and 1 day). Scorer against OL in March 2021, he beat Hervé Revelli, who had achieved this performance at 23 years and 5 months with ASSE.

Previously, Mbappé had also become the youngest player (20 years and 5 months) to score at least 30 goals in a Ligue 1 Uber Eats season, signing 33 goals for PSG in 2018/19, and the youngest goalscorer in a Classic, by scoring against OM at 19 years and 67 days old in February 2018. Last season, he did even better by becoming the first player to finish top scorer and top assist in the championship the same year.

Records within reach

During this 2022/23 financial year, Mbappé should, unless surprised, add other records to his list of hunters. If he keeps his usual pace, he should become Ligue 1 Uber Eats top scorer in the 21st century fairly quickly. Author of 135 goals in the elite, he is only three lengths behind Edinson Cavani and his 138 achievements with PSG. To become the capital club’s top scorer in the league, however, he lacks 20 goals to overtake the Uruguayan, which is well within his reach this season.

Always concerning the records at PSG, with 24 doubles signed with the Parisian formation, it is only two units from the record of Zlatan Ibrahimovic (26). Regarding the triplets, he lacks three to overtake the best Parisian brand, also the work of the Swedish giant with 6 triplets registered during his stay in Paris.

Quadruple holder of the title of top scorer in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, Kylian Mbappé can finally equal the record of Jean-Pierre Papin, top scorer in five consecutive seasons with OM from 1988 to 1992.

The challenges he can set himself

Always confident in his abilities, Kylian Mbappé can even aim for records hitherto considered difficult to achieve, first and foremost the prestigious record of Josip Skoblar. Since the 1970/71 season, the Dalmatian eagle has indeed remained the player who has scored the most goals in a Ligue 1 Uber Eats season (44, with OM). On his way, Mbappé will also find the mark of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, record holder for the number of goals scored in a league season with PSG (38 in 2015/16). The Bondynois will have to push his limits for this, with a personal best of 33 units during the 2018/19 financial year.

With his 135 goals in the top flight, Kylian Mbappé is currently the 29th top scorer in the history of Ligue 1 Uber Eats. If Delio Onnis (299 goals) is still out of reach, he can move closer to the Top 10 this season, with Gunnar Andersson and Carlos Bianchi sharing ninth place with 179 goals.

Scorer but also passer, as he proved last season with his 17 offerings, the 2018 world champion can also aim for the record number of assists delivered in a season. It is his former teammate Angel Di Maria who currently holds the best mark, since the creation of the official ranking of passers, with 18 units (2015/16).

Other records to beat:

Most consecutive games scoring: 13, Serge Masnaghetti from December 1962 to April 1963 (Mbappé: 7, from February to March 2019)

Most consecutive games scoring with PSG: 8, Carlos Bianchi from September to October 1978 (Mbappé: 7, from February to March 2019)

Most goals in a match: 7, André Abegglen, Sochaux-Valenciennes: 12-1 on August 25, 1935 and Jean Nicolas, Valenciennes-Rouen: 1-9 on May 1, 1938 (Mbappé: 4, against OL on October 7, 2018)

Most assists in a game*: 4, Memphis Depay, Metz-OL: 0-5 on April 8, 2018 (Mbappé: 3, against Lorient on April 3, 2022)

* Since the creation of the official passer ranking in 2007/08


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