Kylian Mbappe’s admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo is well documented. Even the father of the French player told the media in 2016 that the idol of Mbappe is the legendary Portuguese star.
Over the past six years, Kylian Mbappe has performed admirably and shot to fame while Cristiano Ronaldo was at the height of his super power in 2016 with Real Madrid.
Wilfried Mbappe, Kylian’s father, told France Football in 2016:
“He is a Real Madrid fan and his idol is Cristiano Ronaldo. He spent hours watching videos [de Ronaldo] Online.”
Since then, Kylian Mbappe has risen to prominence with Monaco, scoring 27 goals and providing 16 assists for the Ligue 1 club. The Frenchman moved to Paris Saint-Germain soon after and formed a deadly partnership with Neymar in attack during the early stages of his career.
The 24-year-old has scored 190 goals and provided 93 assists in 237 games for the Parisians since joining the club. The eternal rival of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, is now Mbappe’s teammate at Paris Saint-Germain.
The Frenchman has also been at his best for the club this season, scoring 19 goals and providing five assists in 20 appearances for PSG. Aside from his exploits with the Parisians, Kylian Mbappé has also been exceptional for Les Bleus. He won the 2018 World Cup with France and was part of the team that reached the final in 2022.