By Sean Walsh
Kylian Mbappé scored his record 201 goals for Paris Saint-Germain in a 4-2 win against Nantes on Saturday night, becoming the top scorer in the club’s history.
The mercurial striker recently approached Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani with 200 goals at PSG, and in the dying embers of their most recent victory, preceded him at the top of the all-time Les Parisiens charts.
With Nantes running out of steam, Mbappé desperately tried to score late on to become the all-time record holder. During five minutes of added time, he was picked on by wing-back Timothee Pembele in the center of the penalty area, spinning and firing past goalkeeper Alban Lafont.
Mbappe joined for the first time PSG on an initial loan from Monaco in 2017, eventually making the move permanent for a whopping €180m.
He scored on his club debut in a 5–1 win against Metz, ending his debut season with 21 goals in 44 games to lead France to World Cup victory that summer.
After swapping the number 29 shirt for the vacated number 7, Mbappe ramped up his scoring exploits across several gears. He found the net 33 times in 29 games in the 2018/19 season and has since scored at least 30 goals in all competitions in each season for PSG, with his lowest tally coming in 2019/20 due to COVID-cancelled .
Mbappe they currently top Ligue 1’s scoring charts by two goals having won the division’s Golden Boot in each of the last four seasons.
This article was originally posted on 90min.com as Kylian Mbappe becomes PSG’s all-time top scorer.