The Frenchman kicked off his career with AS Bondy before moving to the Clarefontaine Academy. His obvious talent was enough to attract interest from several French clubs and even foreign ones.
The likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Manchester City vied fiercely for his signature. At the age of 11, he played a trial match with Chelsea, but his heart ultimately decided on AS Monaco.
While there, he had the honor of being the club’s youngest goal-scorer, he was 17 years and 62 days old at the time. AS Monaco’s vice-president, admitted that he knew early on that Mbappé was a “phenomenon”.
In 2017-18 he was loaned out to Paris Saint-Germain. A full transfer was set at a rumoured €145 million plus €35 million in add-ons, making him the most expensive teenager ever.
In July 2018, Mbappé was given the number 7 jersey. Mbappé stated, “I keep trying to progress on the pitch and I think that, for me, it was the right time to change number. It is something of an affirmation. The No. 7 shirt is a legendary one and many greats have worn it. I hope that I will be able to do this number justice on the pitch.”
Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger believes that Mbappe is a “huge football talent” who “has similarities to Thierry Henry”. He often plays as a winger and can even operate as a striker. He has the capability to cut into the centre onto his stronger right foot from the left wing, and is also capable of creating chances and providing assists for teammates from the right due to his vision.
He is well-known for his dribbling as well as his explosive acceleration, agility, quick feet, and creativity when in possession of the ball, as demonstrated by his use of elaborate feints,
Mbappé is also highly regarded for his outstanding pace and close ball control when dribbling at speed, as well as his intelligent movement and ability to beat the defensive line by making attacking runs into space both on and off the ball; his ability to time his runs enables him to stretch opposing defences, and also make him a dangerous offensive threat on counter-attacks.
In 2016-17, he helped guide AS Monaco to a Ligue 1 title and a year later, it was the same story with PSG. He was part of the France World Cup winning team and scored in the final against Croatia. He again won the Ligue 1 title with PSG in 2018-19 seasons. Though the Champions League success has eluded him till now.
Kylian Mbappe’s net worth is estimated to be around $25 million and he is sponsored by Nike and EA Sports.
At the age of 20, Kylian Mbappe’s salary was $24 million and this was inclusive of his endorsements in a single year.
On 28th January, following the disappearance of an aircraft carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson, he funded the search for both of them. He donated around £26,000 for finding Sala and a further £27,000 to search for Ibbotson.
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Teams||France, AS Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain|
|Endorsements||Nike, EA Sports|