The 19-year-old forward claimed the Silver Ball Award, given to the best young player at the tournament in Russia, after bagging four goals, including a brilliant strike in the final against Croatia.
After arriving in Paris last summer, Mbappe was given the number 29 jersey – the same squad number he wore after breaking into the Monaco first-team two years ago.
But his eye-catching World Cup appears to have earned him a promotion, at least in squad number terms, with the number seven shirt now belonging to the mercurial youngster:
— PVRISSG (@PVRIS_SG) July 22, 2018
Kylian Mbappé will switch the #29 for the #7 shirt for PSG next season. (Le Parisien)
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) July 22, 2018
Mbappe switching from #29 to #7 means he's gonna join the iconic #7 list pic.twitter.com/RFnXUXeHlT
— Hustler (@Hustler_Futbol) July 22, 2018
Of course, the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Henrik Larsson and George Best have all managed to make the No.7 iconic in their brilliant careers, but is it inevitable that Mbappe will soon be spoke of in the same breath as these legends?