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Mbappe, Alli, Dembele: Who are the top 25 young footballers in Europe's elite leagues?

09:52 GMT 30/10/2018
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Who are the most decisive young players aged under 23 in Europe? Goal gives you the lowdown with our ranking in conjunction with Opta

Kylian Mbappe has never done things like the others. On Sunday, the 19-year-old showed that once again as he captured the spotlight at Stade Velodrome, where he won the match for Paris Saint-Germain

Head coach Thomas Tuchel admitted that he punished the forward by putting him on the bench for the start of the game against Marseille, but just three minutes after coming onto the field, he accelerated like lightning to open the scoring and tilt the match in PSG’s favour.

Since August, he has posted terrifying figures, already up to 10 goals in Ligue 1 this season. But where does he rank in comparison to other players under 23? Goal has taken a look at the most decisive young players – adding together goals and assists – in Europe’s five major leagues since August 2016.

  • Kessie Milan

    #25 ​Franck Kessie

    22, Ivorian, AC Milan.

    95 matches, 23 times decisive – 14 goals, 9 assists.

  • Allan Saint-Maximin Bouna Sarr Nice Marseille Ligue 1 21102018

    #24 ​Allan Saint-Maximin

    21, French, Nice.

    86 matches, 23 times decisive – 10 goals, 13 assists.

  • Leon Bailey Bayer Leverkusen 2018-19

    #23 ​Leon Bailey

    21, Jamaican, Bayer Leverkusen.

    65 games, 26 times decisive – 19 goals, 7 assists.

  • Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester City 2018-19

    #22 ​Kelechi Iheanacho

    22, Nigerian, Leicester.

    69 games, 27 times decisive – 17 goals, 10 assists

  • Patrick Cutrone

    #21 ​Patrick Cutrone

    20, Italian, AC Milan

    56 matches, 27 times decisive – 23 goals, 4 assists

  • Lorenzo Pellegrini Roma Viktoria Plzen

    #20 ​Lorenzo Pellegrini

    22, Italian, Roma.

    81 matches, 28 times decisive – 12 goals, 16 assists.

  • Maxwel Cornet

    #19 Maxwel Cornet

    22, Ivorian, Lyon.

    102 games, 29 times decisive – 18 goals, 11 assists.

  • Christian Pulisic Borussia Dortmund 08262018

    #18 ​Christian Pulisic

    20, American, Dortmund.

    94 matches, 29 times decisive – 12 goals, 17 assists

  • Maxi Gomez Celta Vigo

    #17 ​Maxi Gomez

    22, Uruguayan, Celta

    47 games, 29 times decisive – 21 goals, 8 assists.

  • Pablo Fornals Villarreal

    #16 ​Pablo Fornals

    22, Spanish, Villarreal

    93 games, 30 times decisive – 13 goals, 17 assists

  • Jonathan Bamba Nicolas Pepe Lille Saint-Etienne Ligue 1 06102018

    #15 Jonathan Bamba

    22, French, Lille

    68 games, 30 times decisive – 18 goals, 12 assists.

  • Jean Kevin Augustin RB Leipzig

    #14 ​Jean-Kevin Augustin

    21, French, RB Leipzig

    66 games, 30 times decisive – 20 goals, 10 assists.

  • KAI HAVERTZ BAYER LEVERKUSEN

    #13 ​Kai Havertz

    19, German, Bayer Leverkusen

    76 games, 31 times decisive – 14 goals, 17 assists.

  • MARCO ASENSIO REAL MADRID ESPANYOL LALIGA

    #12 Marco Asensio

    22, Spanish, Real Madrid

    105 matches, 34 times decisive – 22 goals, 12 assists.

  • Mikel Oyarzabal Real Sociedad

    #11 ​Mikel Oyarzabal

    21, Spanish, Real Sociedad

    95 matches, 34 times decisive – 20 goals, 14 assists.

  • Julian Brandt Bayer Leverkusen

    #10 ​Julian Brandt

    22, German, Bayer Leverkusen

    92 matches, 34 times decisive – 18 goals, 16 assists.

  • Gabriel Jesus Manchester City 2018-19

    #9 ​Gabriel Jesus

    21, Brazilian, Manchester City

    65 games, 34 times decisive – 26 goals, 8 assists.

  • François Kamano Bordeaux

    #8 ​Francois Kamano

    22, Guinean, Bordeaux

    95 matches, 35 times decisive – 25 goals, 10 assists.

  • Malcom Barcelona

    #7 Malcom

    21, Brazilian, Barcelona

    84 matches, 35 times decisive – 21 goals, 14 assists.

  • Marcus Rashford, Man Utd

    #6 ​Marcus Rashford

    20, English, Manchester United

    115 games, 38 times decisive – 25 goals, 13 assists.

  • Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona

    #5 ​Ousmane Dembele

    21, French, Barcelona

    85 games, 48 times decisive – 19 goals, 29 assists.

  • Leroy Sane Manchester City 2018-19

    #4 ​Leroy Sane

    22, German, Manchester City

    97 matches, 53 times decisive – 25 goals, 28 assists.

  • Dele Alli Tottenham

    #3 ​Dele Alli

    22, English, Tottenham

    106 matches, 62 times decisive – 38 goals, 24 assists.

  • Timo Werner Leipzig 15092018

    #2 ​Timo Werner

    22, German, RB Leipzig

    88 matches, 62 times decisive – 46 goals, 16 assists.

  • Kylian Mbappe PSG Ligue 1 10202018

    #1 ​Kylian Mbappe

    19, French, PSG

    100 games, 90 times decisive – 59 goals, 31 assists.