Mbappé, 20, has contributed to 84 goals in 81 games over the past season and a half with the Ligue 1 champions - with 54 goals and 30 assists.
And three-time FIFA World Cup winner Pele concedes the Les Blues front-man is displaying enough potential to suggest he could emulate his historic feats in the game.
While Mbappe was flattered by the Brazilians' lavish praise, he played down the notion, insinuating his achievements is simply out of reach.
"I think that even if we count the goals on inter-city pitches and goals on the PlayStation, I won't be able to reach the 1000-goal mark.
"We will try to get as close as we can, but I think I'll be a long way off it at the end of my career.
"There's only one 'King' and he's there. I'm just Kylian, I'm trying to do my best to help my team and my national side.
"The comparisons are flattering but I know very well that I will never do what he did."