When it comes to the future of soccer, Kylian Mbappe is a name that strikes many fans in the world of soccer. With his enormous achievements at just 24 years old, thanks to the recent comparison between his teammates at PSG and the winning of the World Cup, Messi has grown as a big thing next for PSG. He is seen as the next big superstar after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
He signed his first professional contract in February 2004. At the age of 16, he made his debut for Barcelona in a friendly match against Porto FC, after spending 145 days and 16 years. Messi began his early career at Newell’s Boys in 1995 before moving to Barcelona Academy in 2000.
PSG will secure a record of his completion prior to March 2016 in his first professional contract that he signed. His debut for the team came on December 2nd, 2015, at the young age of 16. Mbappe progressed through the ranks of AS Monaco Academy, on the other hand.
In the realm of football, PSG and Monaco have been involved in soccer matches. Within the French league, there exists one league, and both AS Monaco and PSG have accumulated four league titles each. At the age of 24, Mbappe has triumphed in securing five league titles. Messi, who is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished soccer players in history, has attained nearly all the attainable trophies. At the age of 35, Messi has claimed victory in 11 league titles, with 10 of them coming from La Liga and 1 from Ligue1.
Messi has claimed 15 domestic titles with Barcelona and PSG. On the other hand, Mbappe has accumulated eight domestic trophies. Additionally, Messi has triumphed in the Champions League on four occasions, whereas Mbappe is still awaiting his first victory in the competition.
Contrasting the accomplishments of Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe at the age of 24
Messi won the Pichichi award once, while also winning the European Golden Shoe once before turning 24. On the other hand, Mbappe finished as the top scorer in Ligue1 four times and won the FIFA Golden Boot once. At the age of 24, Mbappe had 253 goals and 132 assists in 363 appearances for both club and country, whereas Messi made an astonishing 326 appearances in all competitions for both club and country, scoring 197 goals and providing 84 assists.
In 2008, Messi emerged victorious in the Olympics Gold and FIFA U-20 World Cup, amassing an impressive collection of 20 accolades by the tender age of 24. Among his other notable achievements are two Club World Cups, two European Super Cups, three UEFA Champions Leagues, six domestic championships with Barcelona, and five La Liga triumphs. Meanwhile, at the age of 24, Mbappe boasts an impressive tally of 17 trophies, which includes two youth championships, one UEFA Nations League title, one FIFA World Cup victory, eight domestic cup triumphs, and five Ligue1 championships.
Trophies achieved by Messi and Mbappe with their respective national squads
Those who witnessed Qatar’s biggest triumph in the last FIFA World Cup cannot forget it. Followed by the Finalissima in the last year, Messi won his first Copa America in 2021. Messi has reached the peak with Argentina, winning three trophies in recent years.
In the year 2021, Mbappe emerged victorious in the second installment of the UEFA Nations League alongside France. In Qatar, Argentina defeated France in a penalty shootout, where Mbappe also secured the runner-up position. At the age of 19, he achieved triumph in the FIFA World Cup in 2018. Additionally, his teammate Mbappe from PSG boasts two international accolades.
Notable accolades achieved by Messi and Mbappe
Messi has won the Golden Ball Cup in the FIFA World Cup twice, in 2014 and 2022. He has also been awarded the Best Men’s Player FIFA Player of the Year twice in his illustrious career. The Argentine wizard has won the prestigious Ballon d’Or award a record seven times, making it the most coveted individual award in soccer.
He has also won six European Golden Shoe seasons. He has also won the Pichichi trophy eight times, the prestigious Laureus World Sportsman of the Year in 2020. He has also won the Men’s UEFA Player of the Year twice. He has been named the Argentine Footballer of the Year 15 times.
On the other hand, Mbappe has emerged as the top scorer in Ligue1 on four occasions. Additionally, he has been honored with the title of French Player of the Year three times. Furthermore, during the Qatar FIFA World Cup, the talented forward from PSG was awarded the FIFA World Cup Golden Boot. Mbappe has also achieved success by winning the Copa Trophy and the highly sought-after youth accolades, Golden Boy. However, he is yet to secure the prestigious Ballon d’Or award and a European Golden Shoe.
Impressive achievements in the name of Messi
Messi has an astonishing collection of records. He holds several records under his name. In 2012, he set the Guinness World Record for the most goals in a calendar year and also holds the official record for the most assists. He has won the Golden European Shoe six times, which is the most ever. Additionally, Messi has the most Ballon d’Or awards, making him the most decorated player.
The only player who has won the FIFA World Cup Golden Ball twice is the superstar from PSG. He also holds the record for the most goals in a single UEFA Champions League season for his club (120). Messi has the most goals in La Liga as well (474). He is the only player in history to score 40+ goals in ten consecutive seasons for his club.
Achievements set by Mbappe
Recently, Mbappe became the all-time top scorer at PSG with 24 goals. He also became the second player in the history of the World Cup to score a hat-trick in the final. Additionally, he became the youngest player to reach double-figure goals in the World Cup. Mbappe now holds the record for the most goals in World Cup finals, with four goals in the 2018 final and one goal in the 2022 final.
Is Mbappe making massive strides in his career? Only time will tell if he will be able to emulate the records of his idol Cristiano Ronaldo and his PSG teammate Lionel Messi.