In the match between France and the Netherlands in the first round of EURO 2024 qualifying, the home team won 4-0 on the day Mbappe wore the captain’s armband for the first time. Mbappe personally made a mark with a brace in the 21st and 88th minutes.
According to statistics, Mbappe currently has 38 goals and climbs to the 5th place in the list of top scorers for France. He pushed Karim Benzema to 6th (scoring 37 goals in 97 caps for the national team). Notably, Mbappe is only 24 years old at this time and he has a lot of time to reach further because the gap between Mbappe and number 1 striker Olivier Giroud is only 15 goals.
More impressive, if compared at the age of 24 years and 3 months, Mbappe is better than Olivier Giroud (0 goals), Zinedine Zidane (5 goals), Griezmann (6 goals), Thierry Henry and Michel Platini (with 11 goals) and Karim Benzema (13 goals) on the number of goals in the Blue shirt.
Back with the victory over the Netherlands, France overcame Greece to climb to the top of Group B with the same 3 points but more than the difference (+4 vs +3). In front of Mbappe and his teammates will be a competition against the Republic of Ireland on March 28. It is a good opportunity for Mbappe to close the gap with former player Michel Platini – who is ranked 4th in the list of France’s top scorers with 41 goals.