Kylian Mbappè: a player hungry for titles

Kylian Mbappè Lottin is a young French footballer of Paris Saint – Germain. He was born on December 20, 1998. Kylian grew up in the Parisian suburb of Bondy,in a sporting family from Cameroon and Algeria. His father was the president of Bondy’s team, his mother was an ex handball player and his uncle was the president of Sedan, a football club that plays in the French fourth division. Kylian has a brother, Jires Kembo – Ekoko, who was adopted by Kylian’s family in 1988. He is 10 years younger than Kylian and he was a footballer too. Kylian, started his career in 2004 in the Youth Academy of AS Bondy until 2011, then from 2011 to 2013 in INF Clairefontaine . His performance in the Clairefontaine academy was phenomenal. His idol was Cristiano Ronaldo. In 2013 he was noticed by AS Monaco, where he played in the Youth teams from 2013 to 2016. In 2016, he entered Monaco 2 and he took only 12 matches with 4 goals to get noticed by the first team. The only title he won with Monaco was the Ligue 1 of the 2015 -2016 season, which he won as an absolute protagonist.

He stayed in Monaco and in the summer 2017 he was bought by Paris Saint- Germain becoming the second highest paid player in football history for the amazing sum of 180 million euros. With Paris Saint-Germain he won many titles: 3 ligue 1, 3 coupe de France and 3 super cups. In this team he scored 103 goals in 130 matches.

A very important moment in his career was the World Championship in Russia, in 2018. That world championship was won by France and Kylian was great. His double against Argentina in the round of 16 was phenomenal. He also scored in the final match becoming the second under 20 player to score in a world cup final match after Pelé, the greatest player in football history. Since then many comparisons have been made between the Brazilian player and Kylian. He won also the prize as the best young player of the tournament.

With France he also won the Nations League 2021 in Italy.

Many think that Mbappè will be the strongest footballer in the coming years and for many he is the best now and among the best ever.

Kylian is a really good player. He knows that playing in a team is a great responsibility and

“If the team needs you, you need to sacrifice.” 

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Autore:

Matteo Raspa

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II A – Furci Siculo
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