Mbappe overtakes Cavani to become PSG’s all-time top scorer

With his 92nd-minute goal against Nantes, Kylian Mbappe has become PSG‘s all-time leading goalscorer.

The French star has surpassed the 200-goal mark that had kept him level with Edinson Cavani.

Mbappe overtakes Cavani

From his first goal against Metz on 8 September 2017 to his 201st goal against Nantes on 4 March 2023, Mbappe has been able to smash the 200-goal mark in just 247 games.

Cavani needed 301 games to reach that figure. The Frenchman averages a total of 0.81 goals per game in a PSG shirt, almost a goal per game.


Mbapp celebrando su gol

Mbappe is also PSG‘s all-time top scorer in the Champions League, with 34 goals in the top club competition. It has taken Mbappe six seasons in Paris to achieve these legendary figures, which is quite a feat.

Mbappe has been the top scorer in Ligue 1 in the last four editions: 28 goals (2021-22), 27 goals (2020-21), 18 goals (2019-20) and 33 goals (2018-19). This season, Mbappe has 30 goals in all competitions for PSG: 18 in the league, five in the cup and seven in the Champions League.

PSG’s all time top scorers

  • Kylian Mbappe, 201 goals
  • Edinson Cavani, 200 goals
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 156 goals
  • Neymar, 118 goals
  • Pauleta, 109 goals
Mbappe overtakes Cavani to become PSG's all-time top scorer

“It’s a privilege to play for PSG”

The party at the Parc des Princes was in full swing and there was even a trophy set aside to immortalise the moment. “It’s a privilege for me to play here. I’m Parisian and being at PSG is special. I arrived when I was young and I’ve grown and matured a lot, on and off the pitch, since then,” admitted Mbappe.

Future doesn’t depend on Champions League

The French striker spoke to the media in the press room after beating Cavani’s record and, of course, was asked about his future. Will it have an impact on whether or not he will stay at PSG if they lose to Bayern Munich?

“If I linked my future to the Champions League, and I don’t want to disrespect the club, I would have gone far away! I’m very happy here, and for the moment I’m only thinking about making PSG happy.”

Although Mbappe admits that it’s not his main objective, he does talk about winning the Ballon d’Or in the future: “Of course, the Ballon d’Or is always an objective.

For a player of my stature, it’s something I have in my sights, but it’s not the priority at the moment. It’s at the back of my mind, it’s normal. If we continue this run, I won’t be far away from it.

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