Kylian Mbappe, from his early days on the football field to becoming a superstar.
Kylian Mbappe Lottin was born on December 20, 1998. He plays as a forward for the Paris Saint-Germain club and the French national team. Considered one of the best players in the world, Mbappe is famous for his dribbling skills, lightning-fast speed, and exceptional finishing ability.
Although football was Mbappe’s childhood passion, before fully dedicating himself to the sport, he was given the opportunity by his family to learn to play the flute at a local music academy from the ages of 6 to 11.
Prior to wholeheartedly pursuing football, the young Mbappe’s passion was music.
He participated in choir performances at the park near the Bondy City Hall.
Beyond the football field, Mbappe is known as an enthusiastic and charismatic person.
Family has an influence on Mbappe’s football career.
Mbappe grew up in a house opposite a sports field in Bondy, a poor suburb located just a bus and train ride away from the capital city, Paris.
His mother, Fayza Lamari, had ambitions for him to attend HEC, a prestigious business school in France, but she also wholeheartedly supported her son’s football career.
Later, she told Mbappe, “If you want to become a great football player, first be a great person.”
Mbappe’s father and uncle are football coaches. His father, Wilfried Mbappe, prefers to keep a low profile in the media. However, as his son’s guardian, he was obliged to attend the matches.
“I told my son not to only think about money,” Wilfred said in an interview.
Mbappe doesn’t prioritize money or get swayed by fame. This is due to the humanistic education he received from his family.
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As a naturally talented athlete, he has also learned from his father and uncle how to think like a coach on the field.
Mbappe made his official debut at the age of 16. His career began to soar: signing a €145 million contract with Paris Saint-Germain, shining in the 2018 World Cup, and now standing with his teammates on the verge of a second consecutive victory in the world’s biggest football tournament.
His mother plans to establish the “Kylian Mbappe private school” in their hometown to encourage children like her son to pursue their dreams.
Mbappe has also boycotted advertising campaigns by sponsors of the French Football Federation that he does not agree with, including fast-food chain KFC, carbonated beverage company Coca-Cola, and the gambling company BetClic.