Speculation over Kylian Mbappe’s future is finally over as he will stay at Paris Saint-Germain.
The 23-year-old was expected to join Real Madrid as a free agent, but it was confirmed on Saturday that the French striker had signed a new three-year contract. contract with PSG.
Mbappe joined Ligue 1 champions Monaco, initially on loan, in 2017 and spearheaded the capital club, although he played alongside Neymar and, from the 2021-22 season, by Lionel Messi.
PSG were desperate to keep the World Cup winner and have now gotten their wish.
Here, Stats Perform breaks down the key numbers and records behind Mbappe’s PSG career to date.
The key figures
217 – While featured in PSG’s starting XI against Metz, he has made 217 appearances so far, more than any other player since joining the club. Of those appearances, 190 were departures.
168 – Before the game against Metz, the striker scored an incredible 168 goals for PSG, 72 more than Neymar, who was second on the list since Mbappe bowed out at PSG.
77 – Before the game against Metz, he was also the best passer since joining PSG, creating 77 goals.
775 – As expected, he also topped the PSG team in shots, with 775 shots, 398 of which hit the target. Magnificent.
42 – No player has contributed to more goals in Europe’s top five leagues this season before Saturday’s game than Mbappe, who has been involved in 42.
15 – This season, Mbappe has become the first player to score at least 15 goals and provide at least 15 assists in a single Ligue 1 campaign since Eden Hazard did so for Lille in the 2011-12 campaign.
100 – When he scored against Lyon in March 2021, Mbappé became the youngest player to score 100 Ligue 1 goals, aged 22 years and 91 days. He is also the youngest player to score a century of goals in Europe’s top five leagues of the 21st century.
2 – Mbappe is already Ligue 1’s second top scorer since the turn of the century, having netted 132 times in the competition before Saturday’s game. Only the great PSG Edinson Cavani, with 138, scored more.
1 – He hopes to become the first player to finish top scorer and the main assist provider in the same Ligue 1 season since Opta started collecting this data in 2008.
8 – Ever consistent, Mbappe had scored at least one goal and provided at least one assist in eight different Ligue 1 games this season, the highest tally of his career in the same top-flight campaign, before the last game of the 2021 -22 campaign.
3 – Mbappe is aiming to be the third player to finish top scorer in four consecutive Ligue 1 seasons, after Carlos Bianchi (four in a row with Reims and PSG) and Jean-Pierre Papin (five in a row with Marseille).
50 – It’s not just domestically that Mbappe has thrived. Since Opta collected such data, starting in the 2003-04 season, he is the fastest and youngest player to reach 50 Champions League goals, doing so in 51 appearances, at age 22 years and 352 days.
32 – At kick-off against Metz, Mbappé was at 32 goals shy of equaling Cavani’s club record of 200 for PSG.