‘I will never achieve what Pele has’, Mbappé tells AFP

“I will never achieve what Pelé has”, France striker Kylian Mbappé said during a meeting with Brazil’s football legend in Paris. “There’s only one ‘King’ and he’s there,” said Mbappe. “I’m just Kylian, I’m trying to do my best to help my team and my national side.

I hope Mbappe gets to 1,000 goals, says Pele

Brazilian football legend Pele says he hopes Kylian Mbappe scores more than 1,000 goals in his career, perhaps even going on to break his goal-scoring record, in an interview with AFP after meeting the French wonderkid for the first time. SOUNDBITECOMPLETES VID1326877_EN

Kylian Mbape on red carpet at Ballon d’Or

France’s Kylian Mbappe arrives on the red carpet ahead of the ceremony for the 2018 Ballon d’Or in Paris. He’s the favourite to win the Kopa Trophy for best Under-21 player. Meanwhile Croatia’s Luka Modric and a host of French World Cup winners, including Mbappé, hope to pick up the prestigious Ballon d’Or trophy, ending the 10-year duopoly of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. IMAGES

Mbappe: Ronaldo, Messi still best but won’t win Ballon d’Or

“I don’t think one of them will win the Ballon d’or this year, because as I said, it was a World Cup year,” says PSG star Kylian Mbappé on the chances of either Messi or Ronaldo winning the award. But “no one does better” than them, he insisted during an interview with AFP.