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Pele v Kylian Mbappe: Tale of the tape

A look at the early career progression of Pele and Mbappe.

Kylian Mbappe led France to their second World Cup triumph after the 4-2 win over Croatia on Sunday in a tournament that saw him win the Best Young Player award.

Here, Press Association Sport compares Mbappe to Brazilian great Pele, who won his first World Cup aged 17 in 1958, at similar stages in their career.

Pele v Kylian Mbappe (Pa Graphics)

Pele v Mbappe

17 years, 8 months, 6 days – Age at World Cup final – 19 years, 6 months, 25 days

6 – Goals in their first World Cup – 4

1 – Best Young Player awards – 1

25 – Goals after 22 caps – 8

Sao Paulo State Championship – Domestic honours – Ligue 1 (x2), French Cup, French League Cup

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