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Kylian Mbappé

Kylian Mbappé is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team.

Considered one of the best players in the world, he is known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed.

  • Full name: Kylian Mbappé Lottin
  • Profession: French football player
  • Born: 20 December 1998 (age 21 years), Bondy, France
  • Height: 1.78 m
  • Weight: 73 kg
  • Salary: 17.5 million EUR (2018)
  • Current teams: Paris Saint-Germain F.C. (#7 / Forward), France national football team (#10 / Forward)
  • Parents: Fayza Lamari, Wilfried Mbappé
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About Kylian Mbappé

Kylian was born on 20 December 1998 in Paris, France. His father, Wilfried Mbappé, is from Cameroon, and, as well as being his agent, is a football coach, while his mother, Fayza Lamari, is of Algerian (Kabyle) origin and is a former handball player.

He has a younger brother, Ethan Mbappé, who plays for PSG under-12s. His adoptive brother, Jirès Kembo Ekoko, is also a professional football player.

Growing up, his idol was Cristiano Ronaldo, a player he looked to emulate.

Career

Mbappé started his senior career with Ligue 1 club Monaco, where he made his professional debut in 2015, aged 16. With them, he won a Ligue 1 title, Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year, and the Golden Boy award.

In 2017, he signed for league rivals Paris Saint-Germain on an initial loan, which was made permanent in 2018 in a transfer worth €180 million, making him the second-most expensive player, and most expensive teenager, ever. With PSG, Mbappé has won two Ligue 1 titles, a Coupe de France, has finished as Ligue 1 top scorer and won Ligue 1 Player of the Year, and is the seventh-highest goalscorer in the club’s history.

At international level, Mbappé made his senior debut for France in 2017, at age 18. At the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Mbappé became the youngest French player to score at a World Cup, and became the second teenager, after Pelé, to score in a World Cup Final.

He finished as the joint second-highest goalscorer as France won the tournament, and he received the Best Young Player and French Player of the Year awards for his performances.