CAPE TOWN – At the tender age of 19, Kylian Mbappe is already considered among the 10 best players in the world after being nominated for The Best FIFA Award this week.
The who’s who of football made the list – last season’s winner Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, World Cup Golden Ball recipient Luka Modric, the French trio of World Cup champions Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane, Belgian wizards Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne, England’s Golden Boot winner Harry Kane and Egyptian magician Mohamed Salah.
They were reviewed from July 3 last year until July 15 this year – the date of the World Cup final.
But who will be chosen as the king of the football world on September 24 in London? Let’s look at why Mbappe should be the man wearing the crown…
1 He’s just 19 years old and a World Cup champion