Mbappe Congratulated By Pele After Becoming Second Teenager To Score In A World Cup Final

Pele did it at the 1958 final, Mbappe did it in Moscow.

19-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe put the finishing touches on a blistering World Cup campaign Sunday after scoring his fourth goal of the tournament — the PSG phenom entered the competition with just four international goals to his name. 

With his strike long-range strike against Croatia in the 65th minute, Mbappe joined Pele as the only teenager to have scored in a World Cup final. Pele, at the age of 17, scored a brace as Brazil defeated Sweden 5-2 in the final of the 1958 World Cup. 

Here’s the goal from Mbappe that effectively buried Croatia today. 

Pele, now 77, was quick to send a message of congratulations to Mbappe over social media.

At the match’s conclusion, Mbappe was given the 2018 FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award. It's clear that the phenom values the ultimate prize a little more. 

The $158 million that PSG paid Monaco for his services already looks a bargain, especially when you consider how much Juventus just paid for a 33-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo. 

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