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21st Feb 2016

VIDEO: Monaco youngster breaks Thierry Henry’s 21-year record


Tom Victor

For a club with only seven league titles in their history, AS Monaco have a pretty good record when it comes to producing young talent.

French internationals Anthony Martial and Emmanuel Petit both began their careers with the club, while the mid-1990s saw a great young attacking pair among their ranks.

David Trezeguet arrived from Argentina as a teenager, while they had another up-and-comer, Thierry Henry, who became the club’s youngest goalscorer in 1995.

But now, after close to 21 years, Henry’s record has been broken.

Kylian Mbappe wasn’t even born when Henry opened his account for the French club, but the 17-year-old striker will go down in history after breaking his compatriot’s long-standing record.

The Paris-born forward only made his debut for the club in December, but this 90th minute strike against Troyes – sealing a 3-1 victory – has seen him go down in the record books.

It might not be quite as impressive a strike as Henry’s first, but we doubt Mbappe will mind.

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