French striker Mbappe is one of the most impressive players at the 2018 World Cup. Let’s explore the interesting secrets of this star through the article below.
Former AS Monaco player Kylian Mbappe is one of the faces with the best performance of Les Bleus at this year’s World Cup. He scored a brace against Argentina in the round of 16, and indirectly brought a penalty for Antoine Griezmann to open the scoring for the home team.
The PSG striker went down in history as the second under-20 player after Pele to score 2 or more goals at a World Cup final.
At the club, Mbappe made a big contribution to Monaco’s successful 2016/2017 season, when he scored 26 goals. The French team won the Ligue 1 title and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League. Last summer, the Les Bleus player became the most expensive young talent in the world, when he moved to another team shirt at the Park of the Princes with a value of 166 million pounds.
The following 4 interesting secrets will surely make many football fans “A-eyes an O-mouth” about the star Mbappe who is causing a fever in Russia this summer.
1. Played for Chelsea since childhood
At the age of 11, Mbappe played for the London club, Chelsea. It was in 2011, the young French talent played for the home team’s academy at Stamford Bridge in a match against Charlton. He wears the number 10 shirt with the name ‘Kylian’ on the back.
The match ended with the score 8-0 in favor of Mbappe and his teammates. He played alongside two players Tammy Abraham and Jeremie Boga.
” It was a great and rewarding experience for me. We scored a lot of goals, I played at the top of the line. It was my first time playing abroad. I also had the opportunity to meet some of Chelsea’s most famous stars like Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda,” Mbappe shared.
2. Idol Cristiano Ronaldo since childhood
CR7 has been Mbappe’s idol since childhood. The private room is where Mbappe decorates the surrounding walls with portraits of the Portuguese superstar. In 2016, the father of striker Les Bleus once said: ” He spent hours and hours watching Ronaldo videos on the internet”.
” He is an excellent player. I always keep an eye on Ronaldo’s runs and dribbles. The owner of 5 Golden Balls will definitely give you really valuable lessons,” Mbappe shared . published in MARCA last year.
3. Mbappe plays football in the World Cup because of children with disabilities
The 19-year-old striker is performing a very humane act, at the biggest football festival on the planet this year. Specifically, Mbappe donates the amount of 17,000 pounds per game of his at the 2018 World Cup, to the organization Priors de Cordes.
It is known that Priests de Cordes is an organization of sports activities for children with disabilities. The Les Bleus star is the patron of the association and will donate whatever he earns in Russia this summer.
Mbappe’s contribution could rise to £265,000 if he wins the tournament with France.
4. Mbappe has two bloodlines from Cameroon and Algeria
The father of the former Monaco player is Cameroonian, Mr. Wilfried. Meanwhile, his mother, Fayza, is from Algeria. Mbappe’s family has a sports tradition.
Mr. Wilfried is also his son’s agent and a former football coach. Mbappe’s mother is a former handball player. The France striker was born in Paris. Although originally from Cameroon and Algeria, he decided to play for European side France.
In March 2017, the best young player in the world made his debut for France in the U17, U19 team. He became the second youngest player to make his Les Bleus debut. After 19 appearances for the national team, Mbappe has 7 goals.