Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are arguably the two best footballers of all time, but there is a very good chance that Paris Saint-Germain and France international forward Kylian Mbappe could surpass both of them, at least at international level.
Messi has never won the World Cup, and neither has Ronaldo, but Mbappe has already won it once and could do it again this year.
And in 2026 and 2030.
At least theoretically.
France have reached the quarter-finals of the 2022 Qatar World Cup and could successfully defend the title they won in Russia four years ago.
Didier Deschamps’ side can be backed at 4/1 on Betfair to go all way in Qatar.
While Ronaldo is 37, Messi is 35.
This is going to be the duo’s final World Cup.
Mbappe at 23 is just getting started.
The PSG forward could end up winning the World Cup more times than the legendary Pele.
And he could break all sorts of other records on a personal level as well.
Mbappe has scoredso far in his career.
And this one in Qatar is not finished yet.
Messi has nine World Cup goals to his name, while Ronaldo has found the back of the net eight times in football’s biggest competition.
Mbappe also has more goals than Pepe before they turned 24.
And that is something.
The 23-year-old is not a targetman upfront, but he is a brilliant wide forward who cuts in and can score all sort of goals.
Mbappe’s record in club football is also imperious.
The forward has scored 250 goals in his professional club football career so far.
And let us not forget that Mbappe is still only 23.
Only Neymar had more career goals at that age than Mbappe.
Lionel Messi was almost 25 when he found the back of the net for the 250th time, while Ronaldo was 26 years and eight months.
Just imagine if Mbappe continues in this trajectory and does not get injured.