Being second to Pelé in the World Cup record books is an honour for France star Kylian Mbappé.
France and Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappé is happy to be behind Pelé in the World Cup record books. Mbappé, then 19, became the second youngest player to score in a World Cup final when he struck in France's 4-2 win over Croatia in last year's final. Pelé is the youngest and the pair are the only teenagers to have netted in a decider at the showpiece tournament.
Scoring in a World Cup final
Mbappé has no problems being second to Pelé, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players ever. "For a record, you have to be the first, but I am behind him and that's not a problem, I am happy. It was fantastic," he said on Tuesday. "Before the final, I knew that I could have this opportunity and make history with him. With the French national team, we did something huge. We did it for our country. There is nothing more important, I always said it. It is very important to defend your nation on the pitch. And make history with France, it was a big dream."