Kylian Mbappe never stops breaking all the records that stand before him. Regardless of the opponent, the French striker shines on the pitch and in statistics. He just surpassed 300 career goals at just 24 years and 333 days old. An achievement that neither Messi, Ronaldo, nor Neymar has achieved.
For the Argentine, we have to go back to October 27, 2012. On that day, Messi and Barcelona faced Rayo Vallecano in the tournament. Barcelona are at the top of La Liga, but it is another event that will make headlines in the Catalan newspapers. He scored a brace, and at the same time his 300th and 301st career goals, all at the age of 25 years and 122 days. With one difference compared to the Frenchman, Messi already had three Ballon d’Ors at that age…
In the same year, Ronaldo emulated his greatest rival of all time. During the 37th day of the tournament, the Portuguese took a penalty kick during the match against Granada (1-2) and scored his 300th goal in his career that day. He was 27 years and 91 days old at the time. But we know the longevity of the Portuguese. Since he was 30, he has also scored more than 300 goals…
Neymar is perhaps the closest to Kylian Mbappe’s statistics. Even if those of the Brazilian tend to differ, depending on which site you are referring to. On his official website, Neymar has scored 136 goals for Santos, while Tranvermarkt has scored “only” 72 goals. It is a big difference, and perhaps it can be explained by the fact that the striker counts the pawns he scored during friendly matches during his first appearance in Brazil. Objectives that are considered informal by other statisticians.
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But if we want to believe the numbers in official competitions and the data issued by Tranfermarkt, we have to wait until Wednesday, March 1, 2017, and Barcelona’s victory over Gijon (6-1) for Neymar to score his 300th goal in his career. A number that must be taken with a grain of salt, whether or not we count the goals he scored during regional or friendly matches while still at Santos. He was 25 years and 24 days old at the time.
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And Romelu is in all this? He is extremely precocious, has been at the highest level since the age of 16, and has never stopped being a goal-scoring machine. However, we will have to wait until February 14, 2021 for Big Rom to reach 300 career goals, both at the club and with the Red Devils. 3-1 win over Lazio, a brace and an assist while he was still an Inter player. He was 27 years and 277 days old. Huge performance.