Kylian Mbappe has decided to donate his earnings from France’s 2018 FIFA World Cup championship to charity.
According to L’Equipe (h/t Jack White of USA Today), the Paris Saint-Germain star, who scored as France beat Croatia 4-2 in Sunday’s final in Russia, decided to give the money to Premiers de Cordee, a charity that offers sporting instruction to children who are hospitalised or have disabilities.
Per L’Equipe (h/t Sports Illustrated), Mbappe, 19, will have earned around £17,000 per game in Russia, as well as a £265,000 bonus for winning the tournament.
As a result, his donation to Premiers de Cordee should amount to just under £400,000.
The organisation’s GM , Sebastien Ruffin, was full of great words for the superstar, per Le Parisien (via White):
“Kylian, he’s a great person. 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.”
Mpabbe became a huge superstar from the World Cup in Russia, and in the final game scored a goal becoming only one of 2 teenagers ever to score a goal in a World Cup Final Game ( Joining Pele of Brazil).
He also won the Best Young Player Award after scoring four goals in seven appearances—only Golden Boot winner Harry Kane scored more.