Kylian Mbappe is a French footballer who plays as a forward for Paris Saint-Germain and the French national team. Born in 1998, he is considered one of the most talented and exciting young players in the world. Mbappe began his professional career with Monaco, where he played a key role in their Ligue 1 title win in 2016-2017.
He then joined Paris Saint-Germain in a deal that made him one of the most expensive teenage footballers in history. Since joining PSG, Mbappe has established himself as one of the best attacking players in the world, winning multiple Ligue 1 titles and French Cups.
He has also been awarded the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award twice and was a key player for the French national team as they won the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Mbappe is known for his incredible pace, dribbling skills, and finishing ability, and is widely regarded
10. Bondy’s ‘Boy Wonder’
Mbappe was born on December 20, 1998, in Bondy, France.
His father, Wilfried Mbappe, was a football coach and later his agent and his mother, Fayza Lamari, was a former handball player who represented France.
He is known to be very close to his family and has said in the past that his father is his biggest inspiration.
9. Monaco youth academy
Mbappe joined the Bondy youth academy at the age of six. His father Wilfried was one of the sporting directors of the local club and had served them for close to 25 years.
In 2010, at the age of 12, Mbappe headed to the Clairefontaine Academy where he spent three years, before joining Monaco.
8. The breakthrough season
The 2016-17 campaign proved to be a breakthrough season for Mbappe as he made a massive impact for Monaco.
He scored 11 goals in Ligue 1 and helped his club win the league title.
Mbappe’s performances earned him a call-up to the French national team in 2017 and he also won the Golden Boy award in the same year.
7. Youngest Frenchman to win the World Cup
He was part of the French national team that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup, making him the youngest French player to ever play in the final of tournament and win it.
During the tournament, Mbappe scored four goals and was awarded the tournament’s Best Young Player award.
6. Lebron James friendship
Mbappe enjoys a good relationship with NBA star LeBron James and has been pictured with LA Lakers man on more than one occasion.
The pair even swapped out profile pics on Instagram back in January 2021. Mbappe signed a 10-year deal with Nike back in 2019, which is believed to be worth £140m plus bonuses.
The striker has been with the company since 2015, but was the subject of a bidding war between Adidas, Puma and Nike after lifting the 2018 World Cup. Mbappe has been sporting the Nike Mercurial Superfly on the pitch.
5. Youngest hat-trick scorer in World Cup final
Mbappe is the youngest player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final. He scored three times against Argentina in the 2022 World Cup final at the age of 23 years 11 months and 28 days.
4. Ligue 1 Player of the Year three times in a row
Mbappe has won the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award three times in a row (2018-19, 2020-21, 2021-22).
The individual trophy wasn’t awarded in 2019-20 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
3. Owns a fleet of luxurious cars
Like many of his peers, Mbappe is a car enthusiast and owns as many as eight luxurious cars, the most famous ones being the Ferrari 488 Pista and the Mercedes V Class.
A ‘FIFA’ enthusiast and cover star Mbappe is a big fan of the video game “FIFA” and has said that he used to spend hours playing it as a child.
He still plays the game whenever he gets time and was the cover star for FIFA 21, 22 and 23.
2. Social media sensation
Mbappe is very active on social media and has close to 100 million followers on Instagram and 17 million followers on Facebook.
1. A kind soul
In addition to his footballing career, Mbappe is also very involved in charitable work. He has his own charity called the “Kylian Mbappe Foundation” which helps underprivileged children in France and Africa.
The foundation provides education and sports opportunities to children who might not otherwise have access to them.