Two Teenagers Who Have Ever Scored in FIFA World Cup Final

File image of the FIFA World Cup trophy.
File image of the FIFA World Cup trophy.

Brazilian legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento popularly known as Pele and French sensational forward Kylian Mbappe are the only teenagers who have ever scored a goal in the FIFA World Cup final.

Pele bagged a brace at the age of 17 and 249 days to become the youngest goalscorer in the history of the tournament.

His two goals helped Brazil pick a 5-2 win over Sweden at the 1958 edition which was staged by the latter.

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Mbappe on the other hand became the second teen to net a goal in the World Cup final when he fired a low shot past the Croatian shot stopper Danijel Subašić at the 2018 edition staged in Russia.

The Paris Saint-Germain pacey forward scored the goal at the age of 19 to help France beat Croatia 4-2 and bag their first title since the 1998 edition.

Juventus midfielder Paul Labile Pogba and Antoine Griezmann were the other Les Bleus stars who scored in that memorable final.

Pele, a one-time Ballon d'Or winner, congratulated Mbappe after the former Monaco ace achieved the incredible feat.

“Only the second teenager to have scored a goal in a #WorldCupFinal! Welcome to the club @KMbappe - it's great to have some company!,” read a statement from Pele.

Elsewhere, Cameroon legend Roger Milla is  the oldest player to find the back of the net at the FIFA World Cup tournament. He did so at the 1994 edition staged in the United States aged 42 and 39 days.

The retired Indomitable Lions forward scored the lone goal in their 6-1 thrashing in the hands of Russia.

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