After becoming the first teenager to score in a World Cup final since Pele in 1958, Kylian Mbappe's astonishing rise has continued with the striker winning the first ever Kopa Trophy at the 2018 Ballon d'Or award ceremony. Born in France to a Cameroonian father and Algerian mother - the teenager has arguably already cemented his status as the biggest talent in football in the past 60 years.
Kylian Mbappe Wins Young Player Of The Year at Ballon d'Or
allAfrica, 4 December 2018
He has been compared to Brazilian legend Pele for being the first teenager since a 17-year-old Pele to score twice in a World Cup game. And as if his stunning double in France's… Read more »
Football star Kylian Mbappe (file photo).
Brazil legend Pele reacts on twitter about Kylian Mbappe's sensational success.
Diaspora Diaries and Football Politics
Africa In Fact, 14 November 2018
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Mbappé Becomes Second-Most Expensive Footballer With PSG Transfer
RFI, 1 September 2017
French teen sensation Kylian Mbappé joined Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco on a season-long loan Thursday, just hours before the transfer deadline in a deal that seems to… Read more »
Les Bleus beat Croatia in the finals of the World Cup in Russia with a team made up almost entirely of players of African descent. allAfrica's Michael Tantoh provides a list of the ... Read more »
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