Mbappe at 19: The fantastic French teenager’s rapid rise

A year ago Kylian Mbappe was a virtual unknown, but he has plotted a stunning path from the Monaco bench to superstardom.
Kylian Mbappe celebrates his 19th birthday on Wednesday, ending a year that has seen him go from an unknown to one of the most famous sportspeople on the planet.

After joining Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco in a deal that is set to make him the second most expensive player in history, Mbappe has set about justifying his stardom.

A year ago, the teenager was battling for a regular place in Monaco’s starting line-up but now features alongside Brazil superstar Neymar in a PSG strikeforce that is the envy of world football.

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