Kylian Mbappe Biography

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Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe is a French professional footballer who renders his services for French national team and Paris Saint Germain.

Who Is Kylian Mbappe?

Kylian Mbappe is considered one of the best soccer players along with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He is best known for his speed, finishing and dribbling skills. He got fame with his extremely tremendous performance in FIFA cup 2018. Mbappé holds the honor of being the second-most expensive player in the world as he signed a €180 million contract with the French football club ‘Paris Saint-Germain’ in 2017. He became the youngest French footballer who scored a goal in a FIFA cup after scoring a goal in FIFA cup 2018. He has often been compared with Pele and Thierry Henry.

Early Life

Kylian Mbappe was born in Paris and was raised in Bondy. His father’s name is Wilfried who is a football coach and his mother’s name is Fayza Lamari who is a former handball player. He has a dual ethnicity as his father originally belongs to Cameroon and is his mother has Algerian Kabyle origin. He had such a great interest in playing football that he had not attended school for study. He has a younger brother, Ethan, who played for Paris Saint-Germain’s under-12 squad in 2018. Mbappé’s adoptive brother, Jirès Kembo Ekoko, is also a professional football player. He has a great interest in playing football since his childhood. His favorite soccer player is Cristiano Ronaldo and wants to be successful like him.

 Career

Mbappe joined Monaco in 2015 as a B-team player but before joining Monaco, he refused to join Real Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United. he was promoted towards senior team only after three weeks and became the youngest player of the club breaking the record of Thierry Henry. He also became the first youngest goal scorer of Monaco. In 2016, he signed a three years professional contract with Monaco.

In 2017, Paris Saint-Germain announced that it had signed Mbappe on loan from Monaco. He holds the record of being the  youngest player to score his tenth ‘Champions League’ goal when he scored against ‘Bayern Munich.’ In 2018, Mbappe got the jersey number 7 for the next season of Paris Saint-Germain. In 2021, when he scored two goals against AS Monaco in Ligue 1, he became the youngest player to score 100 goals for a single team in the French top-flight since Opta began recording data in 1950–51.

In 2018, he was selected for France squad for 2018 World Cup in Russia. He scored his first goal against Peru in the tournament and became the first youngest goal scorer for France in World Cup history only at the age of 19. In the next match against Argentina, he broke the record of Pele by scoring two goals in the match and also won the man of the match award. In the final match against Croatia, he hit a strike and earned precious goal that lead France towards a prestigious victory over Croatia. As a result of extraordinary performance in the tournament, he achieved FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award.

Due to corona virus crisis, UEFA Euro was postponed for a year. In 2021, Mbappe was selected for the tournament for France that was the second biggest tournament of his life. He scored a goal against Germany which was deemed to be offside. He gave an assist to Karim Benzema against Switzerland. France was eliminated from the tournament and Mbappe was not able to score even a single goal in the four matches that France played.

Awards & Honors

‘National Union of Professional Footballers’ (UNFP) honored him with the ‘Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year’ award for the excellent performances in season 2016-17. He won the award again in the next season.
He helped his team win FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia and achieved FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award and was selected for FIFA World Cup Dream Team 2018.
He achieved French Player of the Year award twice in 2018 and 2019.

Personal Life

Mbappe sacrificed a lot for the sake of soccer and did not have luxury time like his age fellows. His younger brother, ‘Ethan’ signed a contract with Paris Saint-Germain in a deal lasting until 2024. He has a great interest in the development of soccer in African continent.

Trivia

His friends call him, ‘New Henry’ because of his goal scoring abilities and electric pace.

He has a strange nickname, ‘Casse-bonbon’ meaning ‘pain in the neck’ by his colleague, ‘Benjamin Mendy’.

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