Kylian Mbappe has been voted as the winner of the prestigious Golden Boy award for the best player in Europe under the age of 21.
The PSG striker, who has scored four goals and provided four assists in 11 games for the club this season, burst onto the world stage with Monaco last season and is now flourishing in the French capital, having formed a terrifying partnership with Brazilian Neymar.
The PSG star has flourished at Parc des Princes and now joins a long line of wonderkids to have won the prize. The 18-year-old, who has already won eight France caps, is currently on loan at Parc des Princes, and will officially join the club on a permanent basis next season, for a fee of €180 million.
Mbappe wins the award ahead of the likes of Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele and Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma, and joins a list of illustrious previous winners, including Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Isco.
The prize is voted on by journalists from across the world, with Italian newspaper Tuttosport confirming the winner on Monday.
Mbappe won with 291 votes, ahead of second-placed Dembele by some distance – the Barcelona star earned 149 votes while Marcus Rashford seemingly beat Gabriel Jesus to the third position.