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18 Teenagers Who Scored In A World Cup

With France superstar Kylian Mbappe having become his country's youngest ever goalscorer in their FIFA World Cup history on Thursday, here are the 18 teenagers who have scored in the competition!

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the last 18 teenagers who have found the back of the net at the World Cup, according to the Daily Mail!

Brazilian legend Pele, who lifted the trophy on three occasions, scored at the tournament in 1958 when he was 17 years old.

The icon is still the youngest player to have scored in the World Cup, and is also the youngest in the history of the competition to have netted a hat-trick.

Late Bulgaria forward Georgi Sokolov also found the net on the world's biggest stage as a teenager, as did Russia's Anatoliy Banishevskiy and Brazil's Tostau.

Unfortunately, the Selecao man did not ever reach the heights expected of him due to sight issues, which forced him to retire at just 27 years old.

Martin Hoffmann scored as a teenager for East Germany at the 1974 World Cup, while Costa Rica's Ronald Gonzalez struck the back of the net as a youngster at the 1990 World Cup in Italy.

Former England striker Michael Owen also features in the gallery, as does Dmitri Sychev, a former Russian international who was once considered one of the most exciting starlets in world football.

The pacey attacker was on target for his country as a teenager at the 2002 World Cup, and currently plays his football at FC Kazanka Moscow.

Argentina forward Messi struck when he was a youngster at the 2006 World Cup, while Belgium striker Divock Origi and USA's Julian Green did the same in 2014.

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Les Bleus' Mbappe has become the latest to join the list, scoring in France's 1-0 win over Peru on Thursday, and will be looking to add to his tally in his country's upcoming matches at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Players such as Manuel Rosas, Nicolae Kovacs, Aleksandar Tirnanic, Constantin Stanciu, Edward Conen and Radovoje Ognajanovic are also featured in the gallery.

Do you think Mbappe is destined to become one of the best players in the world? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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