French magazine rates Mbappe as the world’s fastest footballer (VIDEO)

Mazino Dickson

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French publication Le Figaro has crowned Paris Saint Germain (PSG) striker Kylian Mbappe as the world’s fast footballer.

Mbappe is judged to have a speed of 36km per hour!

The 2018 World cup beat a host of globally-renowned players including the English Premier League duo of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mohammed Salah, the magazine said.

Other listed players include Nacho Fernandez, Alvara Odriozola, Kingsley Coman, Mohamed Salah, Leroy Sane, Kyle Walker, Karim Bellarabi and Inaki Williams.

Steady rise

Mbappé started his senior career with Ligue 1 club Monaco, where he made his professional debut in 2015, aged 16.

At Monaco he won a Ligue 1 title, Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year, and the Golden Boy award.

 

In 2017, he signed for league rivals Paris Saint-Germain on an initial loan, which was made permanent in 2018 in a transfer worth €180 million, making him the second-most expensive player, and most expensive teenager ever.

 

Besides starring in France’s 2018 World Cup win in Russia by scoring four goals, Mbappe shot himself to football folklore by becoming the youngest French goalscorer in World Cup history at age 19 and also the second teenager to score two goals in a World Cup match after Pelé in Sweden 1958.

 

Mbappe is on course for another Ligue 1 title with PSG – while he eyes the UEFA Champions League as well.