Kylian Mbappé Lottin is a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team. Mbappé, regarded as one of the best players in the world and reportedly the highest-paid, is known for his dribbling skills, exceptional speed, and finishing.
|Full Name:||Kylian Mbappé Lottin|
|Estimated Net Worth:||$110 million|
|Salary:||$63 million per year|
|Source of Income:||Football Career|
Kylian Mbappe’s Salary and Net Worth in 2022
Kylian Mbappe Net Worth and Salary 2022: In 2022, his net worth is expected to be around $110 million, which includes his salary and earnings from various endorsement deals with companies such as Nike and Adidas. Nike, EA Sports, and Hublot are among the new World Cup champion’s sponsors.
Mbappe will earn the most money in football by signing a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain: $63 million per year.
How much money does he make each week and month? Kylian Mbappe’s monthly salary would be around $5.25 million based on an annual salary of $63 million. His weekly salary is approximately $1.15 million. A daily wage of $223,000 equates to $26,300 per hour or $438 per minute.
Kylian Mbappe’s Age, Nationality
Kylian Mbappe was born as Kylian Mbappe Lottin on December 20, 1998 in Paris, France to his mother Fayza Lamari and father Wilfried Mbappe. Ethan and Jires Kembo Ekoko are his two brothers. Jires Kembo is a footballer who has played for Rennes, Al Ain, El Jaish, Al Nasr, and Bursaspor.
Ethan played for PSG’s U12 team in 2018. His father is a football coach, and his mother is Algerian. Mbappe is of French nationality and of Afro-European ethnicity. Mbappe began playing football at a young age.
Who is Kylian Mbappe’s Girlfriend?
Kylian Mbappe has never been married. According to reports, the French national is also single. He was romantically linked to French model Alicia Aylies. At one point, the couple was said to be dating. They never made their relationship official, if it existed at all. Aylies has crowned Miss France in 2017. He has kept a private life.
More information about his personal life, dating, and girlfriend will be added here as it becomes available.
What is Kylian Mbappe’s Height?
The French talent stands 1.78 m tall, or five feet ten inches. He weighs 172 pounds or 78 kilograms. He has an athletic physique. He has dark brown eyes and black hair.
Kylian Mbappe’s Career in the club
Kylian Mbappe-Early career
Mbappé began his career at AS Bondy, where his father, Wilfried, coached him. Antonio Riccardi, another of his youth coaches at AS Bondy, stated,
The first time I coached him was when he was six years old. You could tell he was different. Kylian could do much more than the other children. His dribbling was already fantastic and he was much faster than the others. He was the best player I’ve ever seen in 15 years coaching here. In Paris, there are many talents but I’d never seen a talent like him. He was what we call a ‘crack’ (the best).
He eventually moved to the Clairefontaine academy, where he put on a string of impressive performances that drew interest from a number of French clubs, as well as Real Madrid, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Bayern Munich. At the age of 11, Real Madrid invited Mbappé to train with their under-12s and tour the club’s facilities.
He traveled to London at the age of 14 after receiving an invitation from Chelsea to play for their youth team against Charlton Athletic. He eventually decided on Monaco.
Kylian Mbappe-2015–16: Development
Mbappé was signed by Leonardo Jardim in October 2015 to be a mainstay in Monaco’s B-team, but his level of skill and maturity prompted his promotion to the main squad after only three weeks.
Two months later, on 2 December 2015, he made his first team debut in a 1-1 Ligue 1 home draw against Caen, replacing Fábio Coentro after 88 minutes. He thus became Monaco’s youngest-ever first-team player at the age of 16 years and 347 days, breaking Thierry Henry’s 21-year-old record.
On 20 February 2016, Mbappé scored his first goal for the club’s first team, a stoppage-time goal in a 3-1 home Ligue 1 win over Troyes; at the age of 17 years and 62 days, he became Monaco’s youngest first-team goalscorer, displacing Henry once again. Mbappé signed his first professional contract on March 6, 2016, a three-year deal that will keep him in Monaco until June 2019.
In an interview with CNN, Vadim Vasilyev, AS Monaco’s vice-president, who was instrumental in Mbappé signing his first professional contract with the Ligue 1 club, stated that he knew Mbappé was a “phenomenon” from the start.
Kylian Mbappe-Breakthrough and league title in 2016-17
On 14 December 2016, Mbappé scored the first hat-trick of his first team career in a 7-0 rout of Rennes in the Coupe de la Ligue round of 16 at the Stade Louis II, the first hat-trick scored by any Monaco player in the competition since Sonny Anderson in 1997.
Mbappé scored his first Ligue 1 hat-trick in a 5-0 home win over Metz on 11 February 2017; at 18 years and two months, he became the youngest player to do so since Jérémy Ménez did it for Sochaux in 2005.
Mbappé scored Monaco’s second goal in the 40th minute with a half-volley after receiving Fabinho’s long ball over the opponent’s back line (it was his first ever UEFA Europa League or UEFA Champions League goal, and he became the second youngest French scorer in UEFA Champions League history behind Karim Benzema) in Monaco’s 5-3 loss to Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match.
Mbappé scored two first-half goals in a 4-0 Ligue 1 home win over Nantes on March 5 to bring his Ligue 1 career tally to ten goals and become the youngest player in the last 30 years to do so.
His brace against Nantes on March 5th brought his 2016-17 season total to nine Ligue 1 goals and five Ligue 1 assists in only 822 minutes of Ligue 1 action. On March 11, he scored in a 2-1 Ligue 1 home win over Bordeaux, his seventh Ligue 1 goal in his last four starts.
On 15 March, he made the score 1-0 for Monaco in the eighth minute by turning home Bernardo Silva’s low cross from close range (his 11th goal in his last 11 matches in all competitions), helping Monaco beat Manchester City 3-1 (aggregate score 6-6) and advance to the quarter-finals on the away goals rule. Mbappé won a penalty and scored two goals as Monaco defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in the quarter-finals.
Mbappé opened the scoring in the second leg as Monaco won 3-1 and advanced to the semi-finals. Juventus eliminated Monaco from the Champions League 4-1 on aggregate, with Mbappé scoring Monaco’s lone goal in the second leg. Mbappé finished the 2016-17 season with 26 goals in 44 games across all competitions, helping Monaco win the Ligue 1 title.
Mbappé credited Radamel Falcao, a fellow striker at Monaco, with being a key influence on him throughout the season, giving him space to express himself and teaching him to be “calm” and “serene” during the game, traits Mbappé noted he lacked.
Kylian Mbappe-PSG (Paris Saint-Germain)
Kylian Mbappe-2017-18: Transfer of a world record and a treble
On August 31, 2017, Paris Saint-Germain announced the loan signing of Mbappé from Monaco. A convincing speech by then-Paris coach Unai Emery at Mbappés’ home in the summer, when Zidane was not guaranteeing the youngster a starting spot at Real Madrid (fresh from their 12th Champions League triumph) with an attacking trio of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, and Cristiano Ronaldo, was part of the tipping point. Luis Ferrer, a PSG scout, told Le Parisien:
“I remember how strong Unai was, how good! He gave his word to Kylian that he would play with him. And he kept his promise. Kylian wasn’t quite ready for a Champions League game but Unai had committed, so he played him anyway. One night I got back to Paris at 10:30 p.m. When I arrived, I called Antero Henrique, PSG sporting director to give him an update and he was surprised that I hadn’t stayed in the south. The next day, at six o’clock, I took the first flight. Two hours later I rang the doorbell of the Mbappés with croissants.”
For the Argentine media outlet Infobae, he explained:
“We had to work twice as hard as Real Madrid. We went to his house to talk to his parents and sell them our project. We had to do a lot to show him that we really wanted him, that he would be important to us,”
Ferrer was agitated. With the World Cup just a year away, Mbappé wanted to join a prestigious club where he would be guaranteed a starting spot.
The fee for a subsequent full transfer was rumored to be €145 million plus €35 million in add-ons, making him the most expensive teenager ever, the most expensive transfer ever within a domestic league, and potentially the second most expensive player ever, after teammate Neymar. When he arrived in Paris, he was given the number 29 shirt.
Mbappé made his Ligue 1 debut on September 8th, scoring in a 5-1 win over Metz in which Benoît Assou-Ekotto was sent off for fouling him. Mbappé scored his first European goal for Les Parisiens four days later, in a 5-0 UEFA Champions League group stage away defeat of Celtic.
He was instrumental in PSG’s 3-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League’s second group game, setting up goals for Edinson Cavani and Neymar, the latter of whom took out a defender with a feint by rolling the ball under his foot.
Mbappé scored his 10th Champions League goal in a 3-1 loss to Bayern Munich on December 6, making him the youngest player to do so at the age of 18 years and 11 months. Mbappé won his first league title with the club on May 8, 2018, when PSG defeated Les Herbiers 2-0 to win the 2017-18 Coupe de France.
Kylian Mbappe-2018–19: Ligue 1 Player of the Year
Mbappé was given the number 7 jersey for the upcoming season with PSG in July 2018, taking over the squad number vacated by Lucas Moura. Mbappé, who was wearing the hashtag #K7LIAN, stated,
“I keep trying to progress on the pitch and I think that, for me, it was the right time to change number. It is something of an affirmation. The No. 7 shirt is a legendary one and many greats have worn it. I hope that I will be able to do this number justice on the pitch.”
Mbappé scored twice in the final 10 minutes of PSG’s 3-1 Ligue 1 win over Guingamp in his first appearance of the season. The following league game, the front three of Mbappé, Cavani, and Neymar all scored in a 3-1 win over Angers at home, with Mbappé scoring on a volley and setting up Neymar to score the third.
On 1 September, he scored and assisted in a 4-2 away win over Nîmes, but was sent off in injury time for the first time in his career after shoving Téji Savanier in retaliation for a late challenge from behind, for which Savanier was also sent off. Mbappé told reporters after the game about his dismissal:
“If I had the chance to do it over again, I would do the same thing. I will apologise to the supporters and everybody, but I cannot tolerate this sort of thing.”
Mbappé became the youngest player (19 years and 9 months) to score four goals in one game in Ligue 1 over the last 45 seasons when he scored four goals in 13 minutes against Lyon on October 8th. Mbappé was named the inaugural winner of France Football’s Kopa Trophy, which is given to the best player in the world under the age of 21.
Mbappé was one of two players (the other being Cavani) to score a hat-trick in PSG’s 9-0 win over Guingamp on January 19, 2019, breaking a record set the previous season. In the Champions League round of 16, he scored in a 2-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on February 12.
He scored twice in a 2-1 away win over Caen on March 2 to reach his 50th goal for the club. PSG was eliminated from the Champions League on the away goals rule after losing 3-1 at home to Manchester United on March 6.
He scored a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Monaco on April 21, his first goal against his former club. PSG won the Ligue 1 title, with Mbappé winning the Player of the Year award and finishing the season as the top goalscorer with 33 goals.
Kylian Mbappe-Back-to-back league top scorer in 2019-20
Mbappé won his first title of the 2019-20 season, the 2019 Trophée des Champions, on August 3rd, scoring in a 2-1 win over Rennes. On August 11, he scored again in PSG’s first Ligue 1 match of the season, a 3-0 home win over Nîmes.
On 22 October, he came off the bench and scored a hat-trick in a 5-0 Champions League away win over Belgian side Club Brugge; at the age of 20 years and 306 days, he became the competition’s youngest player to score at least 15 goals.
After the season was called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PSG has crowned Ligue 1 champions on May 1, 2020; at the time of the League’s premature suspension, PSG were in first place, with a twelve-point lead over second-placed Marseille. Mbappé and Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder finished the 2019-20 season with 18 goals apiece in Ligue 1.
Mbappé, on the other hand, was named top scorer due to his superior goals per game ratio. Mbappé was forced off in the 2020 Coupe de France Final against Saint-Étienne after sustaining an injury from a challenge from Loc Perrin, who was sent off; PSG won the match 1-0, but Mbappé was ruled out of the 2020 Coupe de la Ligue Final, which PSG went on to win, completing a domestic treble.
On 12 August, he returned to action as a substitute in the Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta, assisting Choupo-game-winning Moting’s goal in injury time. On August 23, PSG was defeated 1-0 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.
Kylian Mbappe-2020–21: Third time top scorer
Mbappé missed the first three games of the season after contracting COVID-19 while playing for France. He returned to action on September 20, 2020, in a 3-0 away win against Nice, scoring a penalty kick. Mbappé had two assists, both for Moise Kean, in a 2-0 Champions League group stage win over Istanbul Başakşehir on October 28.
As a result, he became the player with the most assists in the competition since the start of the 2017-18 season, with a total of fourteen over the four seasons. Mbappé scored his 100th goal for PSG against Montpellier on December 5, becoming only the fifth player in the club’s history to do so.
Mbappé scored his first two goals of the European season in PSG’s final Champions League group match against Başakşehir, as PSG won 5-1 and qualified for the knockout phase. He also became the Champions League’s youngest player to score twenty goals (although this record would then be surpassed later on in the same season by Erling Haaland).
Mbappé became only the third player, after Faustino Asprilla and Andriy Shevchenko, to score a Champions League hat-trick against Barcelona on February 16, 2021, in PSG’s 4-1 round of 16 victory at the Camp Nou.
Mbappé’s hat-trick also saw him surpass Pauleta’s total of 109 goals to become PSG’s third-highest scorer, trailing only Cavani (200 goals) and Zlatan Ibrahimovi (156 goals). Mbappé scored twice in a 4-0 away win over Dijon on February 27, becoming the first player in Ligue 1 history to do so. Mbappé scored from the penalty spot in the second leg against Barcelona on 10 March, as his side advanced to the quarter-finals 5-2 on aggregate.
Mbappé’s penalty was his 25th Champions League goal, making him the youngest player to do so, surpassing opponent Lionel Messi at the age of 22 years and 80 days. Mbappé became the first player in Champions League history to score four goals against Barcelona in a single season, adding to his hat-trick from the first leg.
Mbappé scored twice in the first leg of PSG’s Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich on April 7, helping his team to a 3-2 victory at the Allianz Arena, PSG’s first victory in Munich since 1994. PSG advanced to the semi-finals before being eliminated by Manchester City, which he missed the second leg due to a calf injury.
Mbappé scored his 40th goal of the season in a 4-0 league win over Reims on May 17, completing his most productive season to date and surpassing the forty-goal mark for the first time in his career. Three days later, Mbappé scored once and assisted on the second goal in PSG’s 2-0 victory over his former club Monaco in the Coupe de France Final.
He finished the Ligue 1 season with 27 goals, becoming the league’s top scorer for the third consecutive season, but PSG did not win the league title – the first time in Mbappé’s career that he did not win Ligue 1 after four consecutive victories. Mbappé finished the season as Ligue 1 Player of the Year and was named to the Ligue 1 Team of the Season.
Kylian Mbappe-Player of the Year and contract extension in 2021-22
Mbappé was booed by the Parc des Princes on 14 August 2021, prior to Paris Saint-first Germain’s home match of the 2021-22 season against Strasbourg, amid rumors that he wanted to join Spanish club Real Madrid.
The Parisians won 4-2 in the match, with Mbappé assisting on three of his team’s goals. Six days later, he scored his first goal of the season in a 4-2 away win over Brest. The following match, on August 29, against Reims, in which Lionel Messi made his PSG debut, ended in a 2-0 Rouge-et-Bleu victory thanks to two Mbappé goals.
Mbappé scored in a 2-1 Champions League loss to Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 24. He scored twice in a 4-1 Champions League home win over Club Brugge on December 7. With the goals, his 30th and 31st in the Champions League, he became the competition’s youngest player to reach this milestone.
Mbappé scored twice against Monaco in Ligue 1 on December 12, 2021, to reach a century of league goals for PSG. At 22 years and 357 days old, he became the youngest player in the French top flight to score 100 goals for a single team since Opta began collecting data in the 1950-51 season. Mbappé scored his first hat-trick of the season in a 4-0 Coupe de France win over Vannes on January 3, 2022.
He scored the game-winning goal in stoppage time in a 1-0 league win over Rennes on 11 February, a feat he repeated four days later in a 1-0 Champions League victory over Real Madrid in the first leg of the round of 16. He added another goal in the second leg to become Paris Saint-second-highest Germain’s goalscorer, but his team was eliminated after a 3-1 defeat at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
Mbappé extended his contract with PSG until 2025 on May 21, 2022, despite speculations of a possible transfer to Real Madrid, prompting La Liga officials to file a complaint with UEFA about PSG’s accumulating losses in previous years. Mbappé himself called Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez and informed him that he would not be signing with the club.
According to Sky Sports, Mbappé’s contract includes a monthly salary of £4 million, making him the highest-paid player in the world. Mbappé and PSG also received a £100 million signing bonus.
Mbappé scored a hat-trick in a 5-0 win over Metz in the hours following his contract extension, giving him 28 goals for the fourth consecutive season. He became the third player in Ligue 1 history to finish as the top scorer four seasons in a row. Mbappé also had 17 assists this season, making him the first player in Ligue 1 history to finish as both top scorer and top assist provider.
Following Kylian’s resignation from Paris, a jilted Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid, said following Real’s Champions League victory:
“Real Madrid will always continue to work on having the best players, but today Mbappé is already forgotten,”.
In a letter to his La Liga counterpart, Ligue 1 president Vincent La Brune stated the following:
“Your attacks on Ligue 1 and one of our clubs Paris St-Germain, and one of our players Kylian Mbappe, are based around your own interpretation of financial unsustainability and competitive imbalance, which you repeatedly attribute to Ligue 1 and one of our clubs. The fact that you publicly and repeatedly take this position against Ligue 1 on this topic and denigrate our league and our clubs is both unacceptable and manifestly false. Two of your clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona, have broken a multitude of records in the past decade. In terms of transfer fees, these two clubs have broken the world record six times. In terms of player salaries, Real Madrid currently has two of the highest-paid players in world football sat on their bench. In terms of debt, Barcelona is reported to have a debt level of €1.5bn, and this is despite the European Court of Justice finding that Real Madrid and Barcelona benefitted from illegal state aid.”
Kylian Mbappe’s International Career
Kylian Mbappe-Youth career and early senior career
Mbappé capped a stellar debut senior season at Monaco by scoring five goals for France as they won the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, almost single-handedly securing their spot in the final with a stunning performance in their 3-1 semi-final victory over Portugal.
Mbappé was called up to the senior France squad for the first time in March 2017 to face Luxembourg and Spain. He made his debut against his former club on March 25th, replacing Dimitri Payet in the 78th minute of a 3-1 away win in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.
At 18 years, three months, and five days old, he became the second youngest player in France’s history (second only to Maryan Wisniewski). Mbappé scored his first senior international goal on August 31, 2017, against the Netherlands in a 2018 World Cup qualification match. In a March 2018 friendly against Russia, he scored twice.
Kylian Mbappe-FIFA World Cup 2018
Mbappé was called up to the France squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia on May 17, 2018. He scored his first World Cup goal in France’s 1-0 Group C win over Peru on June 21, 2018. At the age of 19, he became the youngest French goalkeeper in World Cup history.
On 30 June 2018, he was named man of the match in a 4-3 win over Argentina, scoring twice and being fouled in the box, resulting in Antoine Griezmann scoring from a penalty kick. Mbappé became the second teenager, after Pelé in 1958, to score two goals in a World Cup match. Mbappé stated in a post-match press conference:
“It’s flattering to be the second one after Pelé but let’s put things into context – Pelé is in another category.”
Mbappé scored a 25-yard strike against Croatia in the 2018 World Cup Final, which France won 4-2. He became the second teenager, after Pelé, to score in a World Cup Final, and he won the FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award with four goals in the tournament. On social media, Pelé congratulated him and said, “Welcome to the club.”
Kylian Mbappe-Euro 2020 qualifying and 2020–21 UEFA Nations League
Mbappé scored his 100th career goal in a 4-0 away win over Andorra in Euro 2020 qualifying on June 11, 2019. Mbappé scored the only goal for France in a 1-0 UEFA Nations League victory over Sweden on September 5, 2020.
However, he tested positive for COVID-19 two days later. On 7 October 2020, he made his comeback for France in a 7-1 victory over Ukraine, in which he scored one goal and assisted on another. A week later, he scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Croatia. France won their Nations League Group and advanced to the UEFA Nations League Finals in 2021.
Kylian Mbappe-UEFA Euro 2020
Because of the Coronavirus outbreak, UEFA Euro 2020 has been postponed for a year. Mbappé was called up to the France squad for UEFA Euro 2020, his second major international tournament, on May 18, 2021.
Mbappè scored one goal and assisted another, both of which were later ruled offside, in a group stage match against Germany on June 15. On June 28, he assisted Karim Benzema’s first goal in France’s round-of-16 match against Switzerland. The game went to a penalty shootout after a 3-3 tie; Mbappé failed to score the decisive fifth penalty, and France were eliminated from the tournament. Mbappé did not score in any of France’s four games in the competition.
Kylian Mbappe-2021 UEFA Nations League Finals and 2022 World Cup Qualification
Mbappé assisted Benzema and later scored from the penalty spot to help France come from behind and defeat Belgium 3-2 in the Nations League semi-final on 7 October 2021. Mbappé made his 50th appearance for Les Bleus at the age of 22 years and 9.5 months.
Three days later, he set up Benzema to tie the match and later scored the game-winning goal for France to win the World Cup for the first time with a 2-1 victory over Spain.
Mbappé won the competition’s Golden Boot, also known as the “Alipay Top Scorer Trophy,” with two goals and two assists in the Nations League Finals. Mbappé scored his first goals in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers on November 13 with a hat-trick (4 goals) in a massive 8-0 win over Kazakhstan, securing France’s place in Qatar 2022.
Mbappé’s hat-trick, which included a 32-minute first-half hat-trick, was his first for his country and France’s first competitive hat-trick since Dominique Rocheteau in 1985. Mbappé scored and set up Benzema again three days later in France’s final World Cup qualifier, a 2-0 away win over Finland. Mbappé’s last five assists for his country have all gone to Benzema.
Kylian Mbappe-Playing style and reception
Arsène Wenger described Mbappé as a “huge football talent” who “has similarities to Thierry Henry.” His talent and early performances for France at the 2018 World Cup earned him comparisons to Pelé in the media. Mbappé is a versatile forward who often plays as a winger but can play on either flank due to his ability with both feet.
He can cut into the center onto his stronger right foot from the left wing, and he can also create chances and assist teammates from the right due to his vision. Because of his poise, clinical finishing, and eye for goal, he can also play in the center as a main striker.
Mbappé is a highly skilled player known for his excellent dribbling ability, as well as his explosive acceleration, agility, quick feet, and creativity when in possession of the ball, as evidenced by his use of elaborate feints, such as step overs, or sudden changes of pace or direction to beat opponents in one on one situations. Despite his tall, lean frame, he is an athletic player with physical strength.
Mbappé is admired for his exceptional pace and close ball control when dribbling at speed, as well as his excellent movement, tactical intelligence, and ability to beat the defensive line by making attacking runs into space both on and off the ball.
His ability to time his runs allows him to stretch opposing defenses while also posing a dangerous offensive threat on counterattacks. Former France international Nicolas Anelka stated in April 2017 that Mbappé’s ability to run at defenders reminded him of Ronaldo from the 1996 Olympics and that Mbappé possessed the characteristics of a world-class player.
Mbappé was named the world’s fastest player in a ranking by the French newspaper Le Figaro. When asked who his toughest opponent was, Inter Milan and Netherlands central defender Stefan de Vrij put Mbappé ahead of anyone else, including Mbappé’s childhood idol Cristiano Ronaldo. The CIES named Mbappé the world’s most expensive player in terms of transfer value in 2018.
Kylian Mbappe-Sponsorship and media
Mbappé is sponsored by Nike, a sportswear and equipment supplier. At the age of 18, Nike released his own personalised football boots, the Kylian Mbappé Nike Hypervenom 3. In 2018, he debuted the Nike Mercurial Superfly VI boots, which were inspired by former Brazilian striker Ronaldo’s R9 Mercurial boots. Hublot, a Swiss watchmaker, appointed Mbappé as a global ambassador in 2018.
Mbappé appears in EA Sports’ FIFA video game series, with a potential rating of 94 on FIFA 18. His signature goal celebration – posing with arms folded and hands tucked under his armpits – was inspired by his younger brother Ethan, who would do the same when beating Kylian at FIFA. The celebration is featured in FIFA 19. Mbappé appears as the cover star of FIFA 21, making him the youngest person to do so.
Mbappé (pictured receiving his FIFA World Cup young player award alongside French President Emmanuel Macron) met with Macron in February 2018 to discuss an African sports project.
Mbappé was joined by two of Africa’s greatest strikers, former AC Milan forward and current Liberia President George Weah, and former Chelsea and Ivory Coast forward Didier Drogba, at the Élysée Palace in Paris on 22 February 2018 for a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and FIFA president Gianni Infantino focused on a sports development project in Africa.
Mbappé has stated that the development of African sport is important to him because his parents are of African descent.
Mbappé donated $34,000 (approximately £26,000) to a crowdfunding campaign on January 28, 2019, to fund a private search mission to find football player Emiliano Sala, whose light aircraft had gone missing over the English Channel a week earlier.
Mbappé later donated another £27,000 to the GoFundMe campaign set up to fund the search for the plane’s still-missing pilot, David Ibbotson, on February 10, 2019.
Mbappé and Chinese diving gold medalist Zhang Jiaqi became godfather and godmother to two baby pandas at Beauval Zoo in Paris on November 19, 2021, as part of a campaign to raise publicity and awareness for the species.