Kylian Mbappe is the name on everyone’s lips after the highly emotional Russia 2018 world cup. This Paris Saint-Germain star who is also referred to as "Donatello" by his club mates thanks to his resemblance to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle character, is definitely on his way to becoming a football legend.
Mbappe’s name became famous on June 30 when he scored against Argentina in France’s 4-3 victory. From there on the 19-year-old became the hottest prospect and the person to watch from there onwards.
Here are 5 more things that you need to know about this famous French player.
1. His Blistering Pace
Mbappe is not only quick on the pitch but he is also incredibly fast. In today's football, the pace is one thing that puts a player at an advantage. A fast pace makes defenders worried because the player always outruns them once they break their defenses.
Before it was Cristiano Ronaldo who held the record of 34kmh during Portugal's 3-3 draw with Spain. Alas! Now he trails Mbappe who goes at 38kmh just shy of 44.72kmh which is what the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt ran at.
Mbappe’s remarkable display of pace and power has had the world impressed as we all remember the great works of France’s Thierry Henry. The country seems to be trending on a world scale when it comes to great footballers.