By making his Ligue 1 debut at the age of 16 years & 11 months, Kylian Mbappe-Lottin became the youngest player ever to play for the AS Monaco first team. In doing so, he beat the record set in August 1994 by a certain Thierry Henry (who had just turned 17 at the time)! Prior to that, Guy Fouque had held the record for over 30 years, having made his AS Monaco debut in 1958 aged 17 years and 4 months. In 1988, Anthony Garcia took over the mantle after making his debut at 17 years and 1 month, to be followed six years later by Thierry Henry.
Kylian Mbappe’s family were in the stands to witness his big moment, as were his Academy comrades, who cheered emotionally as he came on the 88th minute in place of Fabio Coentrao. After spending the whole of the second half warming up by the side of the pitch, the young forward was itching to get a piece of the action. He didn’t have much time to express himself, but it was enough to give the spectators at the Stade Louis-II a glimpse of his technique.
16 - Kylian Mbappe Lottin is the youngest player to play for Monaco in L1 in the last 25 years (16 yrs & 11 mths). Kid.— OptaJean (@OptaJean) 2 December 2015