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21st Feb 2016

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

Talent

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmTAg81uQZk

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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