Late Brazilian football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also known as Pele, has always had a soft spot for many footballers, but perhaps he had it the most with France international, Kylian Mbappe.
From the very first moment Mbappe appeared in 2017 during his time at Monaco, the young French attacker started racking up praises from Pele himself.
The duo met a couple of times in person and developed a beautiful friendship. Pele always saw a lot of himself every time he watched the Paris Saint-Germain forward perform.
Mbappe always revered Pele as the true Greatest player Of All Time (GOAT) despite having Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo as his childhood idol and playing with Argentina captain, Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain.
The 23-year-old has all the attributes Pele used to possess when he was a youngster.
Pele was a generational talent and Mbappe is going through a very similar experience with France.
In July 2018, Pele congratulated Mbappe for equaling his 60-year-old World Cup record in France’s 4-3 win over Argentina.
On December 18, 2022, Pele hailed Mbappe, who scored a hat-trick and another goal during France’s 2022 FIFA World Cup 4-2 penalty final defeat to Argentina after the match ended in a 3-3 draw after extra time