Skip to content
May 25, 2019

France’s teen phenom Kylian Mbappe donating World Cup earnings to charity

September 30, 2018

Kylian Mbappe is a world-class World Cup champion in more ways than one.

With his title dreams now a reality, the 19-year-old French phenom will deliver on his pre-tournament pledge by donating his World Cup earnings to Premiers de Cordee, a charity that gives free sports instruction to disabled and hospitalized children.

Mbappe became the first teenager to score in a World Cup final since Pele 60 years ago, as the Frenchman notched his country’s last goal in its 4-2 victory over Croatia on Sunday. Mbappe scored four goals in this year’s World Cup, tying fellow countryman Antoine Griezmann and four others for second-highest in the tournament.

Kylian Mbappe isn’t the only one benefiting from his World Cup earnings. (Matthias Hangst / Getty Images)

France’s second World Cup championship — and first in 20 years — has given Mbappe added funds for the cause. According to Sports Illustrated, Mbappe earned about £17,000 (about $22,500) per game with bonuses, along with a £265,000 bonus (about $350,000) for winning the tournament. That brings his total donation to about $507,500 — a respectable sum for seven games, including the final.

Sebastien Ruffin, the charity’s general manager, said Mbappe is the right role model for those he is helping.

“Kylian, he’s a great person,” Ruffin told Le Parisien before the start of the World Cup. “When his schedule allows it, he intervenes for us with pleasure. He has a very good [relationship] with children, he always finds the right [words] to encourage them. I sometimes even feel that [he] takes more pleasure to play with the kids than the kids themselves.”

Facebook Comments
Download WordPress Themes
Download Best WordPress Themes Free Download
Premium WordPress Themes Download
Download Best WordPress Themes Free Download
free download udemy course