Kylian Mbappe records incredible speed of 36kmh as he finishes off PSG counter-attack


Kylian Mbappe records incredible top speed of 22.4mph as he sprints from his own six-yard box to finish brilliant PSG counter-attack in just 11 seconds during win over bitter rivals Marseille

  • Kylian Mbappe reached just over 22mph to finish off a PSG counter-attack 
  • He ran from his own six-yard box to the other end of the pitch in 11 seconds
  • PSG turned defence into attack after clearing a Marseille corner in the first half
  • Mbappe finished off the move to open the scoring in a 2-0 victory on Sunday 

Kylian Mbappe recorded an incredible speed of 22.4mph as he ran from his own six-yard box to finish off a Paris Saint-Germain counter-attack against Marseille on Sunday night.

The 22-year-old, who was ranked as the fastest player in the world last year, marked his 150th appearance for the French champions with a memorable goal in the ninth minute. 

Starting from almost his own goal-line, the forward ran the length of the pitch in 11 seconds to score his 16th goal of the season.

Kylian Mbappe hit a speed of 22.4mph (36km/h) to score his 16th goal of the season

Kylian Mbappe hit a speed of 22.4mph (36km/h) to score his 16th goal of the season

Mauro Icardi cleared a Marseille corner out to Marco Verratti, who then headed the ball back to Icardi.

The striker then flicked the ball to Angel Di Maria. The Argentine carried it for a few yards before noticing the sprinting Mbappe on his left. 

Di Maria then released the forward who evaded an attempted tackle from a Marseille defender to slot the ball beyond goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.

The forward made no mistake with a cool finish past Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda

The forward made no mistake with a cool finish past Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda

Mbappe started in his own penalty area before sprinting the length of the pitch in 11 seconds

Mbappe started in his own penalty area before sprinting the length of the pitch in 11 seconds 

A 24th-minute goal from Icardi gave PSG a vital 2-0 win to keep them firmly in the title race with leaders Lille and second-placed Lyon. 

French newspaper Le Figaro named Mbappe as the fastest player in the world in April 2020, with Athletic Bilbao’s Inaki Williams second on the list with a speed of 22.18mph.

Mbappe’s goal demonstrated just why he is one of the most wanted player’s in world football.

The forward is yet to sign a new contract at PSG and has been heavily linked with a big-money move to Real Madrid.

His current deal expires in 2022 but there is hope the France international will commit his future to the club for at least another two years. 

The Frenchman is out of contract in 2022 and he has been linked with a move to Real Madrid

The Frenchman is out of contract in 2022 and he has been linked with a move to Real Madrid 

The latest reports from AS claim Mbappe could sign a contract that includes a clause which would enable him to eventually join Real for a specific fee.

The La Liga champions are currently enduring financial difficulties relating to their wage bill but Mbappe is said to be prepared to wait for the situation to improve before making a switch to Spain. 

The striker has won nine trophies at the Parc des Princes and has scored 108 goals in 150 appearances since joining the club in 2017.