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Kylian Mbappe: The stats behind his incredible 2021/22 season

Jack Gallagher
Image by Matthew Burt
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Molten-hot take alert: Kylian Mbappe is a very good footballer.

Even more molten-levi hot take alert: Kylian Mbappe may be the best footballer in the world right now.

Guessing you weren't ready for fire takes like that, huh?

We thought so.

To back up these takes, we at 90min - as part of our Rivals series - have decided to collate some of the most incredible stats behind Mbappe's form in 2021/22.

1. 30+

Kylian Mbappe has scored 30+ goals in a fourth consecutive season for Paris Saint-Germain, having netted 31 in all competitions so far this campaign.

2. 163

The forward is now the second highest goalscorer in PSG's history (163 goals) - moving ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the all-time list.

3. Last 3 games

In his last three games at both club and international level, Mbappe has contributed a ridiculous eight goals and four assists.

4. Assists

Mbappe has recorded the second most assists in all of Europe this season (14), behind only Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller.

5. 96+

Compared to forwards across Europe's top five leagues, the PSG star is among the 96+ percentile in (via FBREF) :
- Non-penalty goals.
- Total shots on goal.
- Assists.
- Shot-creating actions.
- Progressive carries.
- Dribbles completed.
- Touches in attacking penalty area.
- Progressive passes received.

6. 1.32

Throughout the 2021/22 season Mbappe has average 1.32 goal contributions per game.

7. Champions League

Mbappe has been involved in at least one goal in each of his last seven games in the Champions League (five goals, four assists).

8. 100

In 2021/22, Mbappe became the youngest player to score 100 Ligue 1 goals with one team since 1950.

9. 30

The forward became the youngest player to 30 goals in the Champions League this season - beating Lionel Messi to the record by 144 days.

10. 2015

Since December 2015 no player has scored more Ligue 1 goals than Mbappe.

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