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Goal scorers: Kylian Mbappé sets a(nother) new record

Goal scorers: Kylian Mbappé sets a(nother) new record

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Publish on 08/24 at 11:00 - S. WILLIS

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Thanks to his hat-trick against LOSC on Sunday (7-1), Kylian Mbappé became the top scorer in Ligue 1 Uber Eats in the 21st century, overtaking former teammate Edinson Cavani, while Monaco's Wissam Ben Yedder closes in on the top three. Check out the complete ranking...

Kylian Mbappé has dethroned Edinson Cavani. With a hat-trick at LOSC on Sunday night (7-1), the French international another of the records within striking distance to his tally this season.

In just two appearances since the start of the season, Paris Saint-Germain's No7 has become the top scorer in the top flight in the 21st century. He has now scored 139 goals (16 with ASM and 123 with PSG) in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, ahead of former Parisian Edinson Cavani and his 138 goals.

But that's not all: Mbappé is also approaching the Uruguayan's record of league goals with the capital club. With four goals this season, he is now only 16 goals away from overtaking El Matador as PSG's all-time top scorer in the Ligue 1 Uber Eats - a benchmark that is well within reach by the end of the season.

Wissam Ben Yedder: Podium in sight

Four-time Ligue 1 Uber Eats top scorer Mbappé is not the only player currently in the top flight to feature in this list of the top scorers of the 21st century. Monaco's Wissam Ben Yedder, still yet to score in 2022-23, is in fourth place (126 goals), just four lengths behind Pedro Miguel Pauleta in third (130). A little further back, Alexandre Lacazette, who has already scored two goals for Olympique Lyonnais this season, equalled Jimmy Briand and Andre-Pierre Gignac at the weekend with 102 goals (tied for seventh). Finally, Dimitri Payet of Marseille (11th) is still just one goal away from reaching the 100 mark, while Kevin Gameiro of Strasbourg (14th) is approaching the 90-goal mark (88).

Top scorers in Ligue 1 Uber Eats in the 21st century:
1. Kylian Mbappé: 139
2. Edinson Cavani: 138
3. Pedro Miguel Pauleta: 130
4. Wissam Ben Yedder: 126
5. Bafétimbi Gomis: 122
6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 113
7. Jimmy Briand: 102
--. André-Pierre Gignac: 102
--. Alexandre Lacazette: 102
10. Mamadou Niang: 100
11. Dimitri Payet: 99
12. Djibril Cissé: 93
13. Mevlüt Erdinç: 92
14. Kevin Gameiro: 88
15. Florian Thauvin: 86