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Mbappe- The Genius From France

After the 2018 World Cup, this guy shot up to become one of the most well-known players in the whole world. Let’s find out more about him in this article.

Last updated: 14.06.2021
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Mbappe, before the 2018 World Cup, was just some young and promising talent of the Ligue 1. However, came the World Cup 2018 and he showed the football fans around the world his incredible skills.

The next Pele

With the way he played in the 2018 World Cup, it is only natural that people know about him. After all, he is the second ever teenager to make a score in a World Cup final match. The other one is none other than the King of Football, Pele.


He got himself into the group known as best players in the world thanks to his speed, dribbling, and finishing instinct.

Due to his overwhelming talent on the field, people have been trying to know more about his story. However, due to the relatively young age, most of his life is still not that well known.

Thus, I would like to help you all with this simple biography of Kylian Mbappe, the French genius.

Early Life

Born in the capital of France, Paris, Mbappe was given the full name of Kylian Mbappé Lottin. His father is Wilfried Mbappé, who also served as his agent later in life after Mbappe started playing professionally. Mbappe’s mother is Fayza Lamari, a former handball player.

His family is one with a huge love for football, as his father worked as a football coach. In addition, his younger brother, as well as an adoptive brother, plays the sport in the professional leagues.

With the talent that he has shown since the young age, Mbappe was accepted to his father’s team, AS Brondy. This is the start of his wondrous journey in the world of football.

After his father had taught everything he knew to Mbappe, the boy then moved to the Clairefontaine academy. It was there that he started putting out some incredibly impressive performances and garnered a lot of attention.

Numerous French professional clubs, as well as other big shots like Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Real Madrid, etc., started throwing offers. He went to London doing a trial match for Chelsea when he was 11 against Charlton Athletic.

Ultimately, however, he chose to settle with Monaco.

Playing At Monaco

The young player made his first debut for the main team in Ligue 1 in a draw with SM Caen. He was called in to replace Fábio Coentrão in the 88th minute of the match, on December 2nd, 2015.

With this, he became the youngest ever main team player, breaking the record set by another French legend Thierry Henry. Right about one year later, he made his first ever goal for the main team at 17 years old.

Again, with this, he also became the youngest main team goalscorer of Monaco’s history and broke Thierry Henry’s record.

With the performance that he had shown, Mbappe was offered his first pro contract on March 6, 2016. This contract was a three-year deal, tying Mbappe to the club until 2019’s June.

From then on, Mbappe went on to create numerous impeccable performances for Monaco. For instance, he got his first hat-trick in the rout of Stade Rennais in the quarterfinal at Stade Louis II.

His first Ligue 1 hat-trick was in a win over Metz, when he was 18 years old and two months. This means that he is the youngest since Jérémy Ménez to get a hat-trick in Ligue 1.

Mbappe has always been the one scoring the deciding goals throughout his career at Monaco. He made the first goal to help the team win over Manchester City in the 16-round of Champion League.

Then, he made all three goals that got Monaco through the quarterfinal over Borussia Dortmund with a 3–2 scoreboard.

Mbappe ended his ’16-’17 season scoring 26 goals throughout 44 matches in all kinds of competitions. He helped the team to win one Ligue 1 title. That is why he was contacted by the biggest French football organization, PSG.

Life at Paris Saint-Germain

On August 31, 2017, PSG made the announcement that they will be getting the young talent on loan from Monaco. Mbappe was given number 29 when he arrived at the capital of France.

Right on his debut in a Ligue 1 game against Metz, he scored and helped the team win 5-1. Just four days later, he made his first Champion League goal for the club in a 5-0 match with Celtic.

He became the youngest ever player to reach the 10th goal mark of the Champion League defeating Bayern Munich. With the departure of Lucas Moura, Mbappe was given the number 7 of PSG for the next seasons.

True to the expectation, Mbappe was an important factor in the win against Les Herbiers VF. With this win, he got his first title for PSG, the ’17-’18 Coupe de France.

He was given the Kopa Trophy, an award for the best under-21 player of the whole world.

International Success

In 2017’s March, Mbappe was called for the first time to join the senior France team facing Luxembourg and Spain. His official debut for the team was on March 25 facing the former, replacing Dimitri Payet in the 78th minute.

With this match, Mbappe became the second youngest footballer to play for the main France team at 18 years and three months old.

He went on to score his first ever senior goal internationally in the World Cup qualification match with the Netherlands.

With this performance, it was certain that Mbappe would be joining the team for the 2018 World Cup at Russia.

In the group stage, Mbappe got his first goal, deciding the 1-0 win over Peru on June 21.  With the goal, he became French’s youngest goalscorer at World Cup, age 19 years old.

He got named Man of the Match thanks to his performance in the 4-3 win against Argentina, sending Messi home.

Mbappe became the second ever teenager after Pele to score and then win a World Cup final match. This is why FIFA awarded him the Best Young Player award for the tournament.

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