Kylian Mbappé biography
Kylian Sanmi Mbappé Lottin, known in the football world as Kylian Mbappé or just Mbappé, is a French footballer of Cameroonian and Algerian descent who plays as a striker. In addition, he is recognized for being one of the promising strikers in world football. He was born on December 20, 1998, in Paris, France and is the son of Wilfried Mbappé and Fayza Mbappé. From an early age, he showed interest in football and stood out for his dribbling, speed, control, and power with the ball. In addition, he has expressed that his favorite players have been Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo.
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He debuted as a professional with Monaco of France on December 2, 2015, in the draw of his team against SM Caen by Ligue 1; he entered replacing Fábio Coentrão in the minute 88 of the match, managing to be the youngest senior debutant of Monaco with 16 years and 347 days, breaking the record of Thierry Henry.
On February 20, 2016, Kylian Mbappé scored his first goal as a professional, in the victory of his team 3-1 over Troyes. In that way, he became the youngest player to score a goal with Monaco, at the age of 17 years and 62 days. On March 6 of that same year, the player signed his first professional contract, which was registered for 3 years.
Kylian Mbappé scored his first hat-trick on December 14, 2016, when Monaco defeated Stade Rennais F.C. in the sixteenth of the league cup.
On February 11, 2017, Mbappé scored his first hat-trick in Ligue 1, after Monaco’s 5-0 victory against FC Metz. By February 21 of that same year, he scored the second goal of Monaco in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 against Manchester City, where Monaco was defeated 5-3. On March 5, he scored two goals in the 4-0 victory of Monaco against FC Nantes, which managed to reach 10 goals and become the youngest player in the last 30 years to reach that figure in Ligue 1.
In the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 tied against Manchester City, he contributed a goal in the French team’s 3-1 victory (aggregate 6-6) and advance to the quarterfinals. On April 12, 2017, he scored 2 goals in a 2-2 victory for Monaco in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund. His team managed to reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, where he was eliminated by Juventus of Italy.
At the end of the 2016-2017 season, Mbappé was crowned Ligue 1 champion with his team Monaco. In addition, he managed to score 26 goals in all competitions played that season.
The excellent performance of Kylian Mbappé made the best clubs in Europe interested in him. On August 31, 2017, the transfer of Mbappé to Paris Saint-Germain became official, with the option of compulsory purchase of 180 million euros at the end of the 2017-2018 season.
With the PSG he debuted on September 8, 2017, in the 5-1 victory of his team against FC Metz. In addition, in that game, he managed to score his first goal with his new club.
On October 23, 2017, Kylian Mbappé was awarded the Golden Boy prize awarded by the Italian sports newspaper Tuttosport for the best U-21 player of the year.
Kylian Mbappé began his process with the national team of France in the youth categories U-17 and U-19. He debuted on September 10, 2014, in the U-17 category, when the France team beat Ukraine 1-0.
After his debut with Monaco, he began to be summoned to the U-19 national team of his country. He debuted in an official competition on March 24, 2016, where he played as a starter and his team beat Montenegro 1-0. On March 26, he scored his first goal for France, in the 4-0 victory of his team against Denmark. France qualified for the final phase of the UEFA European U-19 Championship 2016 with a perfect score. In addition, Kylian Mbappé managed to become champion of that competition with his team, after winning in the final 4-0 to Italy.
On March 16, 2017, he was called up to the senior team for the first time to play the dates corresponding to the European qualifier for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. On March 25 of that year, he made his debut with the senior team, where France’s team beat Luxembourg 3-0. On August 31, Mbappé managed to score his first goal with the senior team, in France’s 4-0 victory against the Netherlands.
On October 10, 2017, Mbappé was part of the nomination that won the qualification of the French national team to the 2018 World Cup.
- Champion of Ligue 1 de France 2016-2017 with Monaco.
- Champion of the UEFA European U-19 Championship 2016, with the French national team.
- Part of the 2016 UEFA European U-19 Championship Tournament Team.
- Player of the month of Ligue 1 (April): 2017.
- Team of the year of the Ligue 1 2017.
- Best young player of the year for UNFP 2017.
- Included in the Ideal Team of the 2016-2017 Champions League.
- Golden Boy Award 2017.