Mbappe hits 30 goals in a season – how do other stars compare to PSG's unstoppable 20-year-old?

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The World Cup winner surpassed the 30-goal mark in top-flight football at just 20 years old - but how do other prolific greats compare?

By scoring a hat-trick in PSG's win over Monaco on Sunday, Kylian Mbappe broke the 30 goal barrier in Ligue 1 for the season.

At 20 years and four months of age, he is the youngest person ever to achieve 30 goals in a year in the French top-flight.

Mbappe could surpass Phiippe Gondet's record for Ligue 1 goals in a season with six more in PSG's three remaining games. Bondet notched 36 for Nantes in the 1965-66 campaign.

Current European Golden Shoe leader Lionel Messi has 33 goals this season and if Mbappe were to equal or surpass Bondet's mark, he would surely challenge for that crown too.

Mbappe's achievement looks even better when bearing in mind many of the great forwards of eras gone by, including Pippo Inzaghi, Andriy Shevchenko, Michael Owen, Didier Drogba, Gabriel Batistuta, David Trezeguet, Radamel Falcao and Sergio Aguero, have never passed that mark .

Goal has looked back at the ages at which other goalscorers passed the 30-goal barrier in Europe's Top-5 leagues for the first time.

We restricted the list to the last 30 seasons, but as the first of those started a decade before Mbappe was born, that shouldn't make his feat less impressive.

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    #17 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (31 years and 7 months)

    Season: 2012/2013
    Club: PSG
    Goals scored: 30

     

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    #16 Edinson Cavani (30 years and 3 months)

    Season: 2016/17
    Club: PSG
    Goals Scored: 35
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    #15 Diego Forlan (30 years)

    Season: 2008/09
    Club: Atletico Madrid
    Goals Scored: 32
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    #14 Gonzalo Higuain (28 years and 6 months)

    Season: 2015/16
    Club: Napoli
    Goals Scored: 36
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    #13 Samuel Eto'o (28 years and 2 months)

    Season: 2008/09
    Club: Barcelona
    Goals scored: 30
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    #12 Robert Lewandowski (27 years and 9 months)

    Season: 2015/16
    Club: Bayern Munich
    Goals Scored: 30
  7. #11 Luca Toni (27 years)

    Season: 2003/04
    Club: Palermo
    Goals Scored: 30
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    #10 Thierry Henry (26 years and 9 months)

    Season: 2003/04
    Club: Arsenal
    Goals Scored: 30
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    #9 Mohamed Salah (25 years and 11 months)

    Season: 2017/18
    Club: Liverpool
    Goals Scored: 32
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    #8 Harry Kane (24 years and 10 months)

    Season: 2017/18
    Club: Tottenham
    Goals Scored: 30
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    #7 Alan Shearer (23 years and 9 months)

    Season: 1993/94
    Club: Blackburn
    Goals Scored: 31
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    #6 Luis Suarez (23 years and 4 months)

    Season: 2009/10
    Club: Ajax
    Goals scored: 35
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    #5 Cristiano Ronaldo (23 years and 3 months)

    Season: 2007/08
    Club: Manchester United
    Goals Scored: 31
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    #4 Lionel Messi (22 years and 11 months)

    Season: 2009/10
    Club: Barcelona
    Goals Scored: 34
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    #3 Ruud van Nistelrooy (22 years and 10 months)

    Season: 1998/99
    Club: PSV
    Goals Scored: 30
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    #2 Kylian Mbappe (20 years and 4 months)

    Season: 2018/19
    Club: PSG
    Goals Scored: 30
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    #1 Ronaldo (18 years and 8 months)

    Season: 1994/95
    Club: PSV
    Goals Scored: 30