Kylian Adesanmi Mbappé Lottin, better known as Kylian Mbappé is a French professional football player who plays centre forward for the France national team and Ligue 1 team Paris Saint-Germain. He is certainly one of the best players who have made their score during their teenage years. He is also known for his remarkable speed, dribbling skills, and finishing.
Mbappé is that sensational man whose mastery of skill has taken the trail of the great Brazilian Pelé. He started his senior club career in 2015 by playing for Monaco, where he won the Ligue 1 championship. He came to limelight after he became the second-most expensive player and most expensive teen player in 2017 when he signed for Paris Saint-Germain for an eventual permanent transfer of €180 million at the age of 18.
This article is all about the exciting details about Kylian Mbappé; his biography, real name, age, country, education, career, family, siblings, relationship, clubs, awards, net worth and social media.
Kylian Mbappé Lottin, born December 20, 1998, hails from Cameroon and was raised by his parents, Mr & Mrs Mbappé in Bondy, Paris. He is of mixed heritage as his father, Mr Wilfried Mbappé is Cameroonian, and his mother, Mrs Fayza Lamari Mbappé, a former handball star, is Algerian.
The second of three siblings, Mbappé has two brothers; Jirès Ekoko, his older brother, who is a professional football player adopted by Mbappé’s father when he was a child and Ethan, his younger brother, who is also a soccer player. He also has a sister, Diane Mbappe, who is a tennis champion.
From a very young age he showed an interest in soccer and stood out for his dribbling, speed, control and ball power. He is also recognized as one of the promising forwards in world soccer. In addition, he highlighted that his favorite players have been Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Full Name: Kylian Adesanmi Mbappé Lottin
Born: December 20, 1998 (age 24 years)
Place of Birth: Paris, France
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Parents: Wilfred Mbappé (father), Fayza Mbappé (mother)
Siblings: Ethan Mbappe, Jirès Kembo Ekoko(adoptive) and Diane
Net Worth: $150 million
Occupation: Football Player
Strong Foot: Right
Current Team: Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
Jersey Number: 7 (PSG), 10 (FRA)
Mbappé began training under his father. During the course of his youth career, his performance in the Clairefontaine academy was phenomenal. His father is a coach, and his influence on his son’s career has been positive. Wilfried is undoubtedly a significant contributor to Kylian’s performance.
As a youngster, Mbappé attended the Conservatory music school where he learned to read music and study the flute. He credits his teacher, Céline Bognini, for helping him learn his second-best hobby (singing) after soccer. While his music tutor led the choir, Kylian joined him and together, they cooly performed at Bondy’s town hall park.
Kylian Mbappé began playing football at A.S. Bondy at age six, later proceeding to the Clairefontaine National Football Center. He made his professional debut at the age of 16 with France’s Monaco on December 2, 2015, in his team’s draw against SM Caen in Ligue 1. He came on as a substitute for Fábio Coentrão in the 88th minute, becoming the youngest senior debutant for Monaco at the age of 16 years and 347 days, breaking Thierry Henry’s record.
He scored his first goal as a professional in his team’s 3-1 victory over Troyes, on February 20, 2016 and Kylian became the youngest player to score a goal for Monaco at the age of 17 years and 62 days. On March 6 of that same year, he also signed his first professional contract, which was registered for 3 years.
On December 14, 2016, Kylian Mbappé scored his first hat-trick when Monaco defeated Stade Rennais F.C. 7-0 in the round of 16 of the league cup. He also scored his first hat-trick in Ligue 1, after Monaco’s 5-0 victory over FC Metz, on February 11, 2017. In that same year, Mbappé scored the second goal for Monaco in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 against Manchester City, where Monaco was defeated 5-3.
On March 5, Mbappé scored two goals in Monaco’s 4-0 victory over FC Nantes, becoming the youngest player in the last 30 years to reach that figure in Ligue 1. He also contributed with a goal in Monaco’s 3-1 victory (global 6-6) in the return leg of UEFA Champions League round of 16 against Manchester City and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Kylian scored 2 goals in Monaco’s 2-3 victory in the first leg of the Champions League quarter finals against Borussia Dortmund, on April 12, 2017 and his team managed to reach the UEFA Champions League semi finals, where it was eliminated by Juventus of Italy. At the end of the 2016-2017 season, Mbappé became Ligue 1 champion with his team Monaco. In addition, he managed to score 26 goals in all the competitions played that season.
On August 31, 2017, Mbappé signed for Paris Saint-Germain on loan with a mandatory purchase option of 180 million euros at the end of the 2017-2018 season. A week later, he made his debut for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring a goal against FC Metz. In addition, he managed to score his first goal with his new club in that game.
On December 6, Mbappé scored against Bayern Munich, becoming the youngest player to score a 10th Champions League goal. He was awarded the Golden Boy award given by the Italian sports newspaper Tuttosport to the best player under 21 of the year. On October 7, 2018, Kylian scored four goals for the first time in his career in the 5-0 victory over Olympique Lyon.
At the beginning of the new year, he reached 20 goals in the season by scoring a hat-trick against En Avant de Guingam. He was later elected to the national team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on May 17. Mbappé scored his first FIFA World Cup goal in 2018, becoming the second minor after Pelé to score twice in a World Cup tournament.
On July 15, he scored a goal in the World Cup Final against Croatia, helping France win the World Cup. He also made history by becoming the second youngster to score in a World Cup Final. His excellent performance made the best clubs in Europe interested in him. He scored in the 0-2 victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford, on February 12, 2019.
As a candidate for the Golden Boot of that season, a hat-trick allowed him to reach 30 goals in Ligue 1 on April 21, against Monaco. He was the second person to achieve this feat after Jean-Pierre Papin in 1990. Mbappé was the main reference of the club in what was one of the best times of his career (2018-19).
For the 2020-21 season, after returning to the field following pandemic outbreak, Mbappé’s team lost Ligue 1 to Lille Olympique Sporting Club, despite him being the top scorer in the tournament (with 27 goals). Then, PSG had a magnificent tournament, and after qualifying as first in their group, they faced Fútbol Club Barcelona in the round of 16.
In the first leg, Mbappé scored a hat-trick that received praise and accolades in the international press. Finally, a 1-1 draw in the second leg secured PSG’s qualification. He was later elected to the national team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Mbappé scored a total of 9 goals and a hat-trick in FIFA Qatar World Cup, becoming the best football player in the World Cup tournament. He also made history by becoming the first youngster to score a hat-trick in the World Cup Final and he won the golden boot as the top goal-scorer.
Awards and Nominations
- Winner of ‘Golden Boy’ Award (2017)
- Best Young Player of the Year by the UNFP (2017)
- Winner of the ‘Kopa Trophy’ Award (2018)
- Winner of ‘FIFA World Cup Best Young Player’ Award (2018)
- Winner of ‘French Player of the Year’ Award (2018)
- Winner of ‘Onze de Bronze’ Award (2019)
- Winner of Ligue 1 ‘Young Player of the Year’ Award (2016–17, 2017-18, 2018-2019)
- Top scorer of the UEFA Nations League Final Four (2021)
- Globe Soccer Awards Best Player of the World award (2021)
- Top scorer of the FIFA Qatar World Cup (2022)
Kylian Mbappé is currently dating Alicia Aylies, whom he met through Benjamin Pavard, a teammate on the French national team. They’ve been dating for three years.
According to records, Kylian Mbappe’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million. He is committed to a 10-year, $187 million contract with Nike in exchange for playing in a top-tier league. Mbappe also joined Hublot’s other athletic partners, including boxing champion GGG, NBA superstar Dwyane Wade, and track icon Usain Bolt, as the luxury watchmaker’s worldwide ambassador.
The football player from Paris owns various high-end vehicles from manufacturers, including a Ferrari ($560,000), Mercedes-Benz ($40,000), Audi, BMW, Rolls Royce, and a Range Rover. Additionally, Mbappé frequently flies privately in his aircraft.
Kylian Mbappé is well followed on all social media handles where he posts about his career, matches and achievements.
Nearly 12 Million follow him on Twitter, 16 Million on Facebook, and 93 Million on Instagram.
- Twitter Handle: @ Kylian Mbappé
- Facebook Page: Kylian Mbappé
- Instagram Account: @k.mbappé