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Kylian Mbappe becomes 20th player to score 50 plus goals in a calendar year since 2000

Arjun Singh Devgan
Kylian Mbappe is considered to be the best young player in the world at present
Kylian Mbappe is considered to be the best young player in the world at present / John Berry/GettyImages
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France and Paris Saint-Germain striker, Kylian Mbappe is widely considered to be the best young player in the world with many believing that the striker will take over the mantle as the best player in the world once footballing legends, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo hang up their boots.

The 23-year-old enjoyed a fine 2021 in front of goal scoring 51 goals in the calendar year, with 43 of them coming for PSG and netting a further eight for France. This meant that the Frenchman became only the 20th player to score 50 plus goals in a calendar year since 2000, thereby joining an exclusive club.

Of the 20 players, Messi has staggeringly achieved the feat nine times while his long-term rival, Ronaldo has reached the mark on seven occasions, with Bayern Munich hitman, Robert Lewandowski and AC Milan superstar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic rounding off the list with three and two repeats, respectively.

This in all probability will not be the only time we will see Mbappe enter the list considering that he is still 23-years-old and will no doubt get better as his career progresses. The striker has so far scored 126 goals in 151 games for the French giants and 24 goals in 53 appearances for his national country.

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