Kylian Mbappé Wiki, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Kylian Mbappé

The French professional footballer Kylian Mbappé Lottin plays as a striker for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team. He is known for his dribbling, speed, and finishing skills and hence is referred to as one of the best players in the world by football enthusiasts.

Wiki/Biography

Mbappé was born in Paris on December 20, 1998 [1]Le Equipe and grew up in Bondy, Seine-Saint-Denis, which is located 10.9 kilometers from the center of Paris. [2]Four Four Two He considered Cristiano Ronaldo an idol when he was a child. [3]ESPN During his early years, Mbappé was a student of a private Catholic school in Bondy, where he was considered academically gifted. [4]GQ France. Mbappé was inspired by fellow players Thierry Henry and Zinedine Zidane during his early years.

He made his professional debut in 2015, aged 16, with Ligue 1 club Monaco. During his time with them, he won a Ligue 1 title, was named the league’s Young Player of the Year, and won the Golden Boy award. Originally signed on loan for Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, he was made permanent in 2018, worth €180 m plus add-ons, making him both the second most expensive player and the most expensive teenager. [5]ESPN In addition to winning three Ligue 1 titles, Mbappé also won three Coupe de France titles, twice winning the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award and finishing as Ligue 1 top scorer for three seasons consecutive. The club also crowned him the third most prolific goalscorer in their history.

Mbappé made his international debut for France in 2017 (aged 18.) He scored in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final, becoming the second teenager, after Pelé, to score in a FIFA World Cup final. His performance earned him the Best Young Player award and the French Player of the Year award, as he was the tournament’s second top scorer.

Physical appearance

[6]Sportible Height: 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

Weight: 73 kg/160 lbs

Eye color: Black

Hair color: Black

Kylian Mbappé

Family and ethnicity

Parents, Brothers, and Sisters

He is the son of Wilfried Mbappé, who is not only Mbappé’s agent but also a football coach, and Fayza Lamari, who is of Kabyle-Algerian descent and a former handball player. [7]Dzair Daily

Kylian Mbappé with his father, Wilfried Mbappé

Kylian Mbappé with his father, Wilfried Mbappé

Kylian Mbappé's mother, Fayza Lamari

Kylian Mbappé’s mother, Fayza Lamari

He has a younger brother Ethan who played for the Paris Saint-Germain U12 team in 2018. [8]Pulse Jirès Kembo Ekoko is Mbappé’s adopted brother and also a professional footballer.

Kylian Mbappé and his brothers Jirès Kembo Ekoko, Ethan Mbappé

Kylian Mbappé and his brothers Jirès Kembo Ekoko, Ethan Mbappé

Relationships/ Affairs, Wife, Children

In the present, Mbappé is dating Alicia Aylies who is a model. [9]VOI Alicia was crowned Miss France 2017 and represented France at Miss Universe in the same year. She has won many beauty pageants in France and the United States.

Kylian Mbappé's girlfriend, Alicia Aylies

Kylian Mbappé’s girlfriend, Alicia Aylies

Career

His father, Wilfried, was Mbappé’s coach at AS Bondy when he started his career. His other youth coach at AS Bondy, Antonio Riccardi, said:

La première fois que je l’ai entraîné, c’était quand il avait six ans. On pouvait dire qu’il était différent. Kylian pouvait faire bien plus que les autres enfants. Son dribble était déjà fantastique et il était beaucoup plus rapide que les autres. C’était le meilleur joueur que j’ai jamais vu en 15 ans d’entraînement ici. A Paris, il y a beaucoup de talents mais je n’avais jamais vu un talent comme lui. Il était ce que nous appelons un «crack» (le meilleur). [10]Le Parisien

Translation: The first time I trained him was when he was six years old. You could tell he was different. Kylian could do more than other children. His dribbling was already fantastic and he was much faster than the others. He was the best player I have ever seen in 15 years of training here. In Paris, there are a lot of talents but I had never seen a talent like him. He was what we call a “crack” (the best).

At the Clairefontaine academy, he produced a series of impressive performances, which led several French clubs, as well as Real Madrid, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Bayern Munich, to want to sign him. When Mbappé was 11, Real Madrid invited him to train with their Under-12s and tour their facilities. [11]BBC Chelsea invited him to London at the age of 14 to play for the youth team against Charlton Athletic. However, he finally decided to sign for Monaco. [12]Four Four Two

Monaco

Kylian Mbappé

After Leonardo Jardim coached Mbappé to the B team in October 2015, Mbappé’s skill and maturity led to his rapid promotion to the main team in just three weeks. [13]Sky Sports

On 2 December 2015, he made his first-team debut for Monaco in a 1–1 Ligue 1 draw at home to Caen, replacing Fábio Coentrão after 88 minutes. He broke Thierry Henry’s 21-year-old record to become Monaco’s youngest first-team player at 16 years and 347 days.

Mbappé signed his first professional contract with Monaco on March 6, 2016, a contract that bound him to the club until June 2019. [14]As Monaco Mbappé’s first professional contract with the Ligue 1 club was sealed by the vice-president of AS Monaco Vadim Vasilyev in an interview with CNN. Vasilyev claimed he knew from the start that Mbappé was a “phenomenon”. [15]CNN

Paris Saint-Germain

Kylian Mbappé

Mbappé was signed by Paris Saint-Germain on loan from Monaco on August 31, 2017. Mbappé won the Kopa Trophy, awarded to the best player in the world under 21 by France Football, for the first time on December 3.

In PSG’s 9-0 win over Guingamp on January 19, 2019, Mbappé was one of two players (the other being Cavani) to score a hat-trick and break the previous PSG record. With 33 goals this season, Mbappé won the Player of the Year award and finished as Paris Saint-Germain’s top scorer.

By August 3, Mbappé had won his first title of the 2019-2020 season, the 2019 Champions Trophy, with a 2-1 victory over Rennes.

Mbappé became 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 victories at Camp Nou. Mbappé became the first Ligue 1 player to score five braces after netting twice in a 4-0 away win over Dijon on February 27. In the second leg at the Parc des Princes, Mbappé’s penalty was his 25th Champions League goal, making him the youngest player to reach that milestone, aged 22 years and 80 days. Mbappé scored his hat-trick in the first leg, including a hat-trick against Barcelona. Mbappé won the Ligue 1 Player of the Season award and was chosen for the Ligue 1 Team of the Season.

It took Mbappé two goals against Monaco in Ligue 1 on December 12, 2021, to reach a century of league goals for PSG. That year he became the youngest player to score 100 goals for a single team in France’s top flight.

International Career

The France Under-19 team won the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship with five goals from Mbappé, who enjoyed an excellent first season at Monaco.

For the first time, Mbappé was selected for the France senior team to face Luxembourg and Spain in March 2017. Against the old team on March 25, he made his debut replacing Dimitri Payet in the 78th minute of a 3-1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying win on the road. As a result, he became the second-youngest player (only behind Maryan Wisniewski) to play international football for France. He was 18 years old, three months, and five days old. In the 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Netherlands on August 31, 2017, Mbappé scored his first senior international goal.

Football World Cup 2018

He became the youngest French goalscorer in World Cup history at 19 after scoring his first World Cup goal in France’s 1-0 win over Peru in the Group C match on June 21, 2018. His performance in a 4-3 win over Argentina on June 30, 2018 earned him the Man of the Match award. Mbappé has scored twice in a World Cup match, the second teenager to do so after Pelé in 1958.

Mbappé scored against Croatia in the 2018 World Cup final from the 25-yard line on July 15 as France beat Croatia 4-2 in the game. He became the second teenager to score in a World Cup final, after Pele, and he received the FIFA World Cup Best Young Player award thanks to his four goals at the tournament. On social media, Pelé congratulated him and said “welcome to the club”. [16]Independent

Qualifications for Euro 2020 and UEFA Nations League 2020-2021

In Euro 2020 qualifications, Mbappé scored his 100th career goal in a 4-0 win at Andorra on June 11, 2019. His COVID-19 test came back positive two days after the Nations League. [17]BBC The UEFA Nations League final qualified France for the 2021 campaign after topping their Nations League group.

2021 UEFA Nations League finals and 2022 World Cup qualification

At 22 years and 9.5 months, Mbappé made his 50th appearance with les Bleus in the semi-finals of the League of Nations on October 7, 2021.

Mbappé’s Style of Playing

Mbappé’s movement has been compared to that of Thierry Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo. In the words of Arsène Wenger, Mbappé is a “huge footballing talent” with “phenomenal similarities to Thierry Henry”. Because of his talent and early performances for France in the 2018 World Cup, he has also been compared to Pelé. [18]Eurosport Mbappé is versatile and often plays as a winger as he is able to play on both wings. This is because of his ability to use both feet. [19]BBC His clinical finishing, composure, and eye for goal also allow him to play in the center of the field as the main striker. While he is a highly skilled player, Mbappé is also known for his excellent dribbling ability, his quick acceleration, and ability to move quickly, as well as his creativity when in possession of the ball. All this is quite evident in his elaborate feints, such as stepping over, or sudden changes in pace or direction to win over opponents in one-on-one situations.

Prizes/Honors

France U19

  • 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

France

  • FIFA World Cup: 2018
  • UEFA Nations League: 2020–21

    Kylian Mbappe during the 2021 UEFA Nations League award

    Kylian Mbappé during the 2021 UEFA Nations League awards

Individual

  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2016
  • Golden Boy: 2017 [20]Le Parisien

    Kylian Mbappé winning the Golden Boy, 2017

    Kylian Mbappé winning the Golden Boy, 2017

  • FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award: 2018

    Kylian Mbappe wins FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award, 2018

    Kylian Mbappé wins FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award, 2018

  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2018
  • French Player of the Year: 2018, 2019
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2018
  • Globe Soccer best player of the year: 2021
  • Bronze Eleven: 2019
  • UEFA Nations League Final Golden Boot: 2021

Orders

  • Knight of the Legion of Honor: 2018

Controversies

  • On September 1, he scored and assisted in a 4-2 away win over Nimes but was sent off for the first time in his career with a red card in injury time after pushing Téji Savanier in retaliation for a late challenge from behind, which also led to Savanier being fired. Asked about his expulsion after the game, Mbappé said: “Si j’avais la chance de recommencer, je referais la même chose. Je m’excuserai auprès des supporters et de tout le monde, mais je ne peux pas tolérer ce genre de chose.” [21]ESPN (Translation : “If I had the chance to do it again, I would do the same thing again. I will apologize to the supporters and to everyone, but I cannot tolerate this kind of thing.”)
  • Le Parc des Prince booed Mbappé on August 14, 2021, before Paris Saint-Germain faced Strasbourg in their 2021-22 season opener amid speculation over his possible signing from Real Madrid. [22]Football Transfers
  • In October 2021, Kaylin confirmed that he called his teammate, Neymar, a “tramp.” [23]ESPN
  • In October 2021, UEFA proposed a new law after a controversial strike made by Kylian Mbappé against Spain where Mbappé appeared well offside when played through by Theo Hernandez. [24]Daily Record

Autograph

The autograph of Kaylin Mbappé

The autograph of Kaylin Mbappé

Favorites

Player: Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, and Eden Hazard

Foods: Eggs, Chicken, Steaks, Protein Shake

Color: Red

Club: Chelsea F.C.

Football trick: Side pass

Net Worth

According to Forbes, The net value of Kylian Mbappé in 202 is approximately $41 million. Among his earnings are $26 million in salary and $14 million in sponsorships. [25]Forbes

Facts/Anecdotes

  • Every time he buys new sneakers, Mbappé compares himself to a “child with a new toy”. [26]ESPN
  • The young player has donated all of his World Cup winnings to charity. [27]CNBC
  • More people follow Mbappé on Instagram than President Macron. [28]Inside World Football
  • Mbappé lives in the 16th arrondissement! [29]Aleph Zarro
  • During the 2018-2019 season, Mbappé said that Messi actually felt under pressure when he won the European Golden Boot because Mbappé closed the goal gap.
  • Mbappé is one of the fastest players in the football world and has been compared to Usain Bolt. [30]Ligue1
  • He became the youngest first-team goalscorer in Monaco history at the age of 17 years and 62 days, again replacing Henry. [31]ESPN
  • Monaco lost 5–3 to Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg on 21 February 2017, scoring the second-youngest goal in UEFA Champions League history behind Karim Benzema. [32]Standard
  • Radamel Falcao, another striker at Monaco, has been a key influence throughout the season, giving him the space to express himself, teaching him to be calm and composed while playing, qualities that, according to Mbappé, he missed. [33]Esquire

    Radamel Falcao and Kaylin Mbappé

    Radamel Falcao and Kaylin Mbappé

  • When the World Cup was only a year away, Mbappé wanted to join a team where he could be sure of a starting position. The fee for a subsequent full transfer was set at €145 m plus a further €35m, making him the most expensive teenager ever, the most expensive transfer ever in a league national and perhaps the second most expensive player of all time, after his teammate, Neymar. Upon his arrival in the French capital, he received the number 29 shirt of the Paris Saint-Germain team. [34]PSG
  • Aged 18 years and 11 months, Mbappé became the youngest player in Champions League history by scoring his 10th goal in a 3-1 loss to Bayern Munich on December 6. [35]Goal
  • The French player received the number 7 shirt for the upcoming season with PSG in July, taking over the team number emptied by Lucas Moura. Under the hashtag #K7LIAN, Mbappé said, “Je continue d’essayer de progresser sur le terrain et je pense que, pour moi, c’était le bon moment pour changer de numéro. C’est une sorte d’affirmation. un et beaucoup de grands l’ont porté. J’espère que je pourrai rendre justice à ce numéro sur le terrain.” [36]ESPN (Translation: “I keep trying to improve on the pitch and I think that for me it was a good time to change my number. It’s a kind of assertion, one and many greats have worn it. Hopefully, I can do this number justice on the court.”)
  • Time magazine interviewed Mbappé in 2018 about the sacrifices he made as a teenager so he could focus on his football career. He replied, “Je n’ai pas eu les moments des gens dits normaux à l’adolescence, comme sortir avec des amis, profiter de bons moments. ” (Translation: “I didn’t have the so-called normal people’s moments as a teenager like hanging out with friends, enjoying good times.”)
  • In contrast, Mbappé says he is “still living the life he always dreamed of” despite lacking a “normal” lifestyle. In less than four years after his first professional appearance, he has amassed over 50 million Instagram followers. While he admits his life has been turned upside down since his first appearance in the spotlight, he describes himself as “happy”.
  • Ethan, the brother of Kylian, signed an “aspiring” contract with Paris Saint-Germain on June 25, 2021, and the agreement will last until 2024. [37]Tribal Football
  • Nike sponsors Mbappé. Nike Hypervenom 3 was released in 2017 to showcase the prodigious talent of 18-year-old Kylian Mbappé. [38]Lingue 1 He released the Nike Mercurial Superfly VI boots in 2018, which were designed in the style of former Brazilian striker Ronaldo’s Mercurial R9 boots. [39]As
    Kylian wearing a Nike Mercurial Superfly VI

    Kylian wearing a Nike Mercurial Superfly VI

    Kylian wearing a Nike Hypervenom 3

    Kylian holding a Nike Hypervenom 3

    Ronaldo wearing a Mercurial R9

    Ronaldo wearing a Mercurial R9

  • Mbappé was named the global ambassador by Swiss watchmaker Hublot in 2018. [40]Football Observatory

    Kylian Mbappé as Hublot's Brand Ambassador

    Kylian Mbappé as Hublot’s Brand Ambassador

  • Among players in EA Sports’ FIFA video game series, Mbappé had the highest potential rating of 94 in FIFA 18.
  • In FIFA 21, Mbappé was the cover star, making him the youngest player to appear alone on the cover. [41]Forbes It was his second consecutive time on the cover of FIFA 22, making him one of the few players to have made back-to-back FIFA cover appearances. [42]FIFA
  • George Weah, the current president of Liberia, and former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba, two of Africa’s best strikers, were joined by Mbappé on February 22, 2018, when they met at the Élysée Palace with French President Emmanuel Macron and FIFA President Gianni Infantino concerning a sports development project in Africa. [43]L’equipe Due to his parents’ African roots, Mbappé believes the development of African sport is important to him. [44]GiveMeSport
  • Mr. Mbappé made a cash donation on January 28, 2018, of $34,000 (around £26,000) to a crowdfunding campaign to help fund the private search mission to locate missing footballer Emiliano Sala, whose plane had disappeared over the English Channel a week earlier. [45]Talksport In a second donation on February 10, 2019, Mbappé donated £27,000 to the GoFundMe campaign set up to fund the search for the plane’s still-missing pilot, David Ibbotson.
  • After contracting COVID-19 while playing for the France national team, Mbappé missed the first three games of the 2020-2021 season. [46]CNN
  • In a ranking by the French newspaper Le Figaro, Mbappé was named the fastest player in the world. [47]Le Figaro When asked who he thought would be his toughest opponent, Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan’s center-back and captain of the Netherlands) chose Mbappé over any other player, including Mbappé’s childhood idol, Cristiano Ronaldo. [48]Fox Sports
  • Mbappé grew up prioritizing football and didn’t attend school full time. He instead devoted time to football.
  • He turned down clubs like Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Bayern Munich to join Monaco.
  • In one of his interviews, he explained his style of celebrating after scoring a goal, that is, by crossing his hands and giving a thumbs-up. He said he was inspired by his younger brother Ethan who does the same when he beats Kylian on the FIFA Playstation.