Kylian Mbappe has shown off a signed shirt from Pele after he followed in the Brazil icon’s footsteps at the World Cup.
Mbappe scored four goals at Russia 2018, including a superb strike in France’s final defeat of Croatia.
Earlier in the tournament, the 19-year-old forward became the first teenager to score more than once in a World Cup match since Pele hit a double in Brazil’s final win against Sweden in 1958.
Pele subsequently sent his congratulations to the Paris Saint-Germain superstar and he has now shared a signed shirt with the attacker.
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) September 23, 2018
“Thanks for this amazing gift, King,” Mbappe wrote on Twitter alongside a snap of him holding the present.
Mbappe has said it is “flattering” to hear about comparisons with Pele, but the teenager is determined to forge his own path.
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