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Kylian Mbappe: 10 Unknown Facts About The Legendary Footballer

Kylian Mbappe

Fans and legends of the sport speculate him to be the next greatest prodigy. Mbappe, a Paris-born who is just 23 years old and has just lived up to the hype and nearly got France to be the World Champions for the consecutive year. Mbappe is renowned for his dribbling abilities, exceptional speed, and finishing. The 23-year-old has already been part of the 2018’s FWC Champions France, where he became the youngest French player to score at an FWC, and became the second teenager, after Pelé, to score in an FWC Final. Jump to the 2022 FWC and he is the Highest goal scorer of the tournament, bagging the Golden Boot to his list of achievements.

K Mbappe

K Mbappe is in action. Image Courtesy:

Here are 10 lesser know facts about him that you might want to know about…

  • Mbappe visioned a dream, to feature on the cover of FIFA. In real life, this star is very fond of FIFA. His dream came true when he was selected for the cover of FIFA 2021. Mbappe is a gamer and to feature on the cover of FIFA21 is what any gamer could wish for.


    FIFA21 Cover

    Image Courtesy: Gamereactor


  • Mbappe’s father, Wilfried Mbappé is of Cameroonian descent. His mother, Fayza is from Algeria. Mbappe could have been a player from a different country, but he chose to play for Les Bleus. He won the U19 UEFA European Championship with France in 2016 and later the Fifa World Cup in 2018.


    Mbappe Jr.(Left), Mbappe Sr. (Right)

    K Mbappe(Left) with his father(Right), Image Courtesy: Lifeblogger


  • Mbappe suffers from an addiction. Yes, that’s right! But you need not worry it’s nothing serious, but just his love for fashion and specifically, sneakers!


    Mbappe with his sneaker collection

    Mbappe’s Nike Collection. Image Courtesy: Pinterest


  • Mbappe and his love for pandas. Yes, he is a Godfather to Pandas. In 2021, Mbappe became the godfather of two pandas at Beauval Zoo, France. Initially, the baby pandas were named “Cotton Flower” and “Little Snow” but later they were renamed “Huanlili” and “Yuandudu” in the ceremony.


    Mbappe family with pandas

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  • Mbappe is the youngest player in the history of the Monaco football club, signed at the age of 14.


    Mbappe in Monaco Club

    Mbappe in Monaco Club. Image Courtesy: abamnest.blogspot


  • In 2017, aged 18, Mbappe signed for Paris Saint-Germain on a permanent transfer worth €180 million, making him the second-most-expensive player after Neymar whose transfer was €222 million, and the most expensive teenage player.


    K Mbappe in PSG

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  • Mbappe was once a Ronaldo fan. You might be surprised since he is a team-mate of Messi. But no, his idol was Ronaldo.


    Mbappe with Ronaldo's poster

    Image Courtesy: malasmelihat.blogspot


  • Mbappe is a very charitable person, and after the FWC in 2018, Mbappe gave all of his earnings to a children’s charity in France – 400,000 euros.


    Mbappe charity

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  • Mbappe at 11, was invited to the English club Chelsea for training. He played with the club’s youth team but decided not to sign with the club.


    Mbappe in Chelsea?

    Image Courtesy: dreamteamfc



  • Mbappe wants to play at the Olympics. He stated: “I still have a lot of things to do. I want to accomplish everything. With France, I still have the European Championship to win. I would also, why not, like to compete in the Olympics,”


    Kylian Mbappe

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Starting his athletic career from Handball to playing Football, Mbappe has come a long way and with Ronaldo and Messi in their final years, will Mbappe be the next big thing in Football?



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