Kylian Mbappé wins the first ever Kopa Trophy
Paris Saint-Germain congratulates Kylian Mbappé on winning the Kopa Trophy on Monday evening, awarded to the best young player in the world under 21 by the weekly magazine France Football.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker, who will celebrate his 20th birthday on 20 December, was chosen by a prestigious panel including of all the former winners of the Ballon d'Or, such as former Paris Saint-Germain stars George Weah and Ronaldinho.
In 2018 the “Boy from Bondy” won the domestic treble (French Championship - French Cup - French League Cup) with Paris Saint-Germain, followed by a World Cup victory with France, smashing youth football records and confirming his entry onto the podium of the greatest players in the world.
"I would like to warmly congratulate Kylian on winning the first ever Kopa Trophy, said Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, President of Paris Saint-Germain. This year Kylian has really hit new heights, both here at Paris Saint-Germain and with the French national team and more to come . His progress is one of the most impressive ever seen in football. Kylian has all the assets to win many trophies over the coming years, both individually and for his team. Through his work and strength of character, he is a success story not only for the youth and also has an extraordinary ability to inspire our supporters all around the world. His family will always be a great support for kylian and his strong ambitions. We all proudly look forward to seeing Kylian in our colours for many years to come.”