As Paris Saint-Germain’s all-time top scorer, Kylian Mbappe has reached another milestone with his 201st goal against Nantes on Saturday, surpassing Edinson Cavani. The France forward scored PSG’s fourth goal in stoppage time to secure a 4-2 win and the record.
The club organised a short ceremony after the final whistle, with a large portrait of Mbappe displayed at the Parc des Princes. Mbappe said being here as the club’s top scorer is an honour. The last time I was here was to announce I was staying [to extend his contract]. PSG is a unique club, and playing in such a historic shirt is a privilege.
While Cavani took 301 games to score 200 goals, Mbappe has scored just 247 in far fewer games. A Paris native, Mbappe joined PSG from Monaco in 2017 for an incredible transfer fee of €180 million. His time at the Parc des Princes has not been without controversy. After a protracted on-and-off transfer saga involving Real Madrid in May, he finally signed a three-year extension to his contract.
In December, Mbappe became the second player in history to score a hat trick in a World Cup final after scoring eight goals in Qatar.
As France lost the 2018 World Cup final to Argentina in a penalty shootout, Mbappe has 12 total World Cup goals, just four behind record holder Miroslav Klose of Germany.