In an exciting 4-2 victory over Nantes, Kylian Mbappe scored a club-record 201st goal for Paris St-Germain. He had to wait until the 92nd minute, but he was efficient as he turned to score with his left foot and pass Edinson Cavani for first place on PSG's total of goals. The forward from France, who turned 24 in December, has made a name for himself in the sport.
"I play to make history," said Mbappe, who joined in 2017 initially on loan from Monaco before a 180m euros move. "I have always said I wanted to make history in France, in the capital of my country, in my city, and I am doing that. It's magnificent, but there is still a lot to be done." He added, "For me, as a native Parisian, this is special. If someone had said to me I would score the goal to beat the record while wearing the captain's armband, I would not have believed it."
The Frenchman participated in two World Cup championship matches, taking home the trophy in 2018 and the Golden Boot for leading scorer in 2022. Mbappe scored a hat-trick in the World Cup final against Argentina in December, which France lost on penalties after a 3-3 draw. Mbappe also helped his nation win the 2021 Nations League.