A young Mbappe had once posted a picture on social media of him sitting in his room with a wall covered in pictures of the Portuguese superstar.
However, in celebration of a fantastic 2018, Mbappe has replaced the five-time Ballon d’Or winner with posters of himself and his recent achievements.
The timing of the post may be coincidental, but Ronaldo recently gave an interview in which he spoke about not being obsessed with individual accolades.
“I’m not obsessed with individual prizes,” said Ronaldo.
“The important thing is helping the team, always, and therefore the rest arrives naturally.
“I don’t hide that I’m happy when I win but it’s not the end of the world if it can’t happen.”
The 33-year-old lost out to Luka Modric in the 2018 Ballon d’Or – Mbappe came fourth.
But the young striker did pick up the Kopa Trophy – awarded to the best performing player under the age of 21.
Mbappe scored four goals at the Russia World Cup as France went on to lift the trophy in Moscow and in the process became the youngest player to score in a World Cup final.
Ronaldo also scored four goals in the tournament but could only lead Portugal just out of the group stages as they were eliminated 2-1 by Uruguay in the round of 16.
Mbappe’s Instagram post showed him replacing the Juventus striker with images of himself with the World Cup, the Kopa Trophy and a picture of him celebrating a Ligue 1 win at Paris Saint-Germain with Neymar to name a few.
There is a chance the two players could still face off against each other next year in the Champions League.
Mbappe’s PSG face Manchester United, while Ronaldo’s Juventus face Spanish giants Atletico Madrid.