Kylian Mbappé, a French professional footballer, was born on December 20, 1998, and is most recognized for his participation in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He made history by being the youngest Frenchman to score four goals in a FIFA World Cup. Mbappé is noted for his exceptional dribbling abilities and agility, creativity, and acceleration when in possession of the ball. He signed a €180 million contract with Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, making him the world’s second-most expensive player. Celebrate him with us!
Kylian Mbappé Lottin was born in Bondy, Paris, on December 20, 1998, to Wilfried Mbappé and Fayza Lamari. He is of mixed heritage. His father is Cameroonian, and his mother, a former handball star, is Algerian. Jirès Kembo Ekoko, Mbappé’s older brother, is a professional football player adopted by Mbappé’s father when he was a child. Mbappé’s younger brother, Ethan, is also a soccer player. Mbappé began playing football at A.S. Bondy at age six, later proceeding to the Clairefontaine National Football Center. He made his debut for Monaco in a Ligue 1 match against S.M. Caen on December 2, 2015. By the age of 16, he had surpassed Thierry Henry’s record and become Monaco’s youngest-ever first-team player.
Mbappé scored his first goal for Monaco on February 20, 2016, making him the club’s youngest goal-scorer. He also scored his first hat-trick in Monaco, leading him to sign a three-year contract with A.S. Monaco. On February 11, 2017, he scored his first hat-trick in Ligue 1 when his team overcame Football Club de Metz. On February 21, Mbappé became the second-youngest French footballer to score in the U.E.F.A. Champions League. On August 31, he signed for Paris Saint-Germain on loan. A week later, he made his debut for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring a goal against Metz. When Mbappé scored against Bayern Munich on December 6, he became the youngest player to score a 10th Champions League goal.
Mbappé was elected to the national team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on May 17, 2018. A month later, he scored his first FIFA World Cup goal. During the game, Mbappé became the second minor after Pelé to score twice in a World Cup tournament. He later scored a goal in the World Cup Final against Croatia on July 15, helping France win the World Cup. Mbappé also made history by becoming the second youngster to score in a World Cup Final. He is currently dating Alicia Aylies, whom he met through Benjamin Pavard, a teammate on the French national team. They’ve been dating for three years.
Mbappé becomes Monaco's youngest player to play in the French Ligue 1.
Mbappé becomes the youngest player to score a hat-trick in Ligue 1 after 11 years.
Mbappé joins P.S.G. on a loan deal.
Mbappé puts his name on the score sheet for his country in the final game against Croatia.
Why We Love Kylian Mbappé
He has a heart of gold
Mbappé’s charitable spirit is commendable. The superstar is not moved by money and stays humble despite having so much going on for him.
He is a top talent
Mbappé is undeniably one of the greatest football players ever to play the game, and this is just his beginning. He has years ahead of him and is definitely going to do more.
Mbappé doesn’t pay attention to what the media is saying about him. He lives his life — one football goal at a time.
5 Surprising Facts
Cristiano Ronaldo is his idol
Mbappé admired Ronaldo as a child and wanted to be like him.
He donated his World Cup earnings
Mbappé donated all his World Cup earnings to a children's charity in 2018.
Mbappe is the second-most expensive player
Behind his teammate Neymar, Mbappé is the second most expensive player in football history.
He almost joined Chelsea
Mbappé had his trial at the club but was rejected because he was not the kind of player they were looking for.
He is a sneakers freak
Mbappé used to beg his mom to get him the latest sneakers when he was young; now, he can get them on his own.
Kylian Mbappé FAQs
Is Kylian Mbappé faster than Usain Bolt?
No. Mbappé is a very fast player but not quicker than Bolt.
Why is Kylian Mbappé a turtle?
Presnel Kimpembe nicknamed Mbappé “Donatello” (after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle character) because he looks like a turtle.
What is Kylian Mbappé’s favorite color?
His favorite color is red.
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