Kylian Mbappe Wiki, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Kylian Mbappe is a French footballer who has played for France in international tournaments and for AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in club tournaments. He is regarded as one of the best footballers of all time. He was a member of the French national team which won the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Wiki/Biography

Kylian Mbappe Lottin was born on Sunday, 20 December 1998 (age 25 years; as of 2023) in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, France. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

A childhood photo of Kylian Mbappe with Thierry Henry

A childhood photo of Kylian Mbappe with Thierry Henry

He attended a private Catholic school in Bondy where he studied till Bac STMG (Management and Management Sciences and Technologies) in 2016. He also went to Conservatory Music School from age 6 to 11 where he learnt music and to play the flute. He started playing football during childhood and later became a professional footballer.

Kylian Mbappe during his school years

Kylian Mbappe during his school years

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 10″

Weight (approx.): 70 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 42″, Waist 32″, Biceps 12″

Kylian Mbappe physical appearance

Family

Parents & Siblings

His father, Wilfried Mbappe, is a football coach at AS Bondy, and his mother, Fayza Lamari, is a former handball player and is an agent of Kylian Mbappe. His parents separated later as a couple but co-parented Kylian and his younger brother.

Kylian Mbappe with his father

Kylian Mbappe with his father

Kylian Mbappe's mother

Kylian Mbappe’s mother

He has an elder adopted brother named Jires Kembo Ekoko who is a retired footballer.

Kylian Mbappe (right) with his elder brother

Kylian Mbappe (right) with his elder brother

He has a younger biological brother named Ethan Mbappe who also plays football for the youth development team of PSG.

Kylian Mbappe (left) with his younger brother

Kylian Mbappe (left) with his younger brother

Wife & Children

He is unmarried and does not have any children.

Relationships/Affairs

In 2021, it was rumoured that he was dating Emma Smet as the pair were spotted watching a sports game.

Kylian Mbappe with his alleged girlfriend, Emma Smet

Kylian Mbappe with his alleged girlfriend, Emma Smet

He was later linked to a transgender model named Ines Rau in 2022 after the couple were clicked vacationing on a yacht.

Kylian Mbappe with his rumoured girlfriend, Ines Rau

Kylian Mbappe with his rumoured girlfriend, Ines Rau

Allegedly, he also had been in a relationship with Stella Maxwell and Belgian model Stephanie Rose Bertram.

Kylian Mbappe with Stella Maxwell (left)

Kylian Mbappe with Stella Maxwell (left)

Stephanie Rose Bertram

Stephanie Rose Bertram

Religion

He follows Christianity.

Ethnicity

His father belongs to Djebale village near Douala in Cameroon, and his mother belongs to a Berber ethnic group in the Kabylia region of northern Algeria.

Nationality/Citizenship

He is a French citizen.

Signature

Kylian Mbappe's signature

Kylian Mbappe’s signature

Career

Club

AS Bondy

When Kylian Mbappe was four years old, the president of the AS Bondy Club gave him the equipment to train. When he reached the required age of six, he joined the club.

Kylian Mbappe when he trained at AS Bondy

Kylian Mbappe when he trained at AS Bondy

He later toured Real Madrid and Chelsea where he practiced with their trainee players for a few sessions. He also trained occasionally at the Clairefontaine Academy. He played for the Under-13, Under-15, and Under-17 teams of AS Bondy club.

AS Monaco

When Mbappe was fourteen, he signed a 3-year contract with the youth academy of Monaco in July 2013. On 2 December 2015, he made his debut for Monaco against SM Caen in Ligue 1, the French football league. He scored his first goal for the club on 20 February 2016.

Kylian Mbappe playing for AS Monaco

Kylian Mbappe playing for AS Monaco

Mbappé signed his first professional contract (of three years) with the club on 6 March 2016. He helped AS Monaco win the league by scoring 26 goals in 44 matches during the 2016–17 season of Ligue 1. Mbappe praised Colombian striker Radamel Falcao for helping him to remain calm during the matches.

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Kylian Mbappe during a match for AS Monaco

Kylian Mbappe during a match for AS Monaco

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)

Mbappe signed up with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) from AS Monaco, on 31 August 2017, on loan with a mandatory purchase option of 180 million euros. He played his first match for PSG on 8 September 2017 against FC Metz. He helped PSG win the 2017-2018 Ligue 1 season and Coupe de France Tournament.

Kylian Mbappe playing for PSG

Kylian Mbappe playing for PSG

He received his first red card of his club career on 1 September 2018 after he reacted to Teji Savanier’s defence challenge from behind. He was the top goal scorer in the 2018-19, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022 seasons of Ligue 1; PSG won the 2018-19, 2019-2020, and 2021-2022 Ligue 1 seasons.

Kylian Mbappe during a match for PSG

Kylian Mbappe during a match for PSG

In May 2022, there were rumours that he was signing up with Real Madrid for a monthly salary of 4 million euros which would have made him the highest-paid athlete in the world; however, he denied those rumours and signed up with PSG till the 2025 season. He played for PSG in the 2022-2023 season and helped them win Ligue 1 for a record 11th time. In February 2024, he said that he wanted to leave PSG after his contract ended in June 2024.

Kylian Mbappe when he played for PSG

Kylian Mbappe when he played for PSG

International

France Under-19

Kylian Mbappe played for France Under-19 in July 2016 and helped them win the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship held in Germany.

Kylian Mbappe when he played for France Under-19

Kylian Mbappe when he played for France Under-19

France

He made his debut for the national football team of France on 25 March 2017 against Luxembourg. He scored his international goal on 31 August 2017 against Netherlands. On 13 November 2022, he scored his first international hat-trick against Kazakhstan during the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. He became the captain of France in 2023 and led them to qualify for UEFA Euro 2024.

Kylian Mbappe during an international match for France

Kylian Mbappe during an international match for France

FIFA World Cup

Kylian Mbappe helped France win the 2018 World Cup held in Russia by scoring four goals in the tournament. In the 2022 FIFA World Cup held in Qatar, he scored a hat-trick in the final against Argentina but failed to win the tournament after losing on penalties.

Kylian Mbappe with the 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy

Kylian Mbappe with the 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy

Jersey Number

He used to wear jersey number 29 while playing for AS Monaco and PSG in club tournaments; he later started wearing jersey number 7 for PSG.

Jersey number 29 of Kylian Mbappe for AS Monaco

Jersey number 29 of Kylian Mbappe for AS Monaco

Kylian Mbappe's jersey number 7 for PSG

Kylian Mbappe’s jersey number 7 for PSG

When he played for France in international competitions, he wore jersey number 10.

Kylian Mbappe's jersey number 10 for France

Kylian Mbappe’s jersey number 10 for France

Records

Club

  • The youngest player to play for AS Monaco in Ligue 1 (at the age of 16 years, 11 months, and 13 days; on 2 December 2015)
  • The youngest player to score a goal for AS Monaco in Ligue 1 (at the age of 17 years and 2 months; on 20 February 2016)
  • Most expensive transfer within a domestic league (for 180 million euros; in 2017)
  • The youngest player to score 10 goals in the Champions League (at the age of 18 years, 11 months, and 17 days; on 6 December 2017)
  • The youngest player to score four goals in one game in Ligue 1 (at the age of 19 years, 9 months, and 19 days; on 8 October 2018)
  • The youngest player to score 15 goals in the Champions League (at the age of 20 years, 10 months, and 2 days; on 22 October 2019)
  • The youngest player to score 25 goals in the Champions League (at the age of 22 years, 2 months, and 21 days; on 10 March 2021)
  • The first player to score four goals against Barcelona in a single Champions League season (in 2021)
  • The youngest player to score 30 and 31 goals in the Champions League (at the age of 22 years, 11 months, and 18 days; on 7 December 2021)
  • The youngest player to score 100 goals for a single team in Ligue 1 (at the age of 22 years, 11 months, and 23 days; on 12 December 2021)
  • First player to finish as both top scorer and top assist provider in Ligue 1 (in 2021-2022 season)
  • First PSG player to score five goals in a match (on 23 January 2023; against US Pays de Cassel)
  • Highest goalscorer for PSG
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International

  • Second youngest player to play for France (at the age of 18 years, three months and five days; behind Maryan Wisniewski)
  • The youngest French player to score in a World Cup match (at the age of 19 years, 6 months and 1 day; in the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Peru)
  • Second youngest player to score twice in a World Cup match (at the age of 19 years, 6 months and 10 days; in the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Argentina; behind Pele)
    Kylian Mbappe with Pele (left)

    Kylian Mbappe with Pele (left)

  • The youngest player to score in the World Cup final (at the age of 19 years, 6 months, and 26 days; in the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Croatia; behind Pele)
  • The second player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final (in the 2022 FIFA World Cup; since Geoff Hurst for England in 1966)
  • The youngest player to play 70 matches for France (at the age of 24 years, 5 months, and 30 days; on 19 June 2023)

Controversy

Rumoured Transfer to Real Madrid

In 2024, there were rumours that PSG management did not want Kylian Mbappe to move to the Spanish club Real Madrid despite Real Madrid offering a huge salary and a signing fee of around 100 million dollars. There were some escalations with the PSG manager Luis Enrique who substituted him during the Ligue 1 match on 1 March 2024 against AS Monaco.

Kylian Mbappe with Luis Enrique (right)

Kylian Mbappe with Luis Enrique (right)

Instead of watching the match from the team camp, he changed his clothes and went to the stands with his mother where he watched the remainder of the match. After this incident, many of his fans alleged that things were not going well and Mbappe could move to Real Madrid anytime.

Awards, Honours, Achievements

  • Named in Team of the Tournament of 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
  • Kopa Trophy by France Football on 3 December 2018
  • FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award in 2018
    Kylian Mbappe with FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award

    Kylian Mbappe with FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award

  • Knight of the Legion of Honour in 2018
  • Ligue 1 Conforama Player of the Year Award and Best Young Player Award in 2019
    Kylian Mbappe with Ligue 1 Conforama Player of the Year Award

    Kylian Mbappe with Ligue 1 Conforama Player of the Year Award

  • Golden Boot in the 2021 Nations League Tournament
  • Ligue 1 Player of the Year Award and named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Season in 2021, 2022, and 2023
  • Named in the 30 under 30 list of sports and games category of Europe by Forbes in 2022
  • FIFA World Cup Golden Boot and Silver Ball in 2022
    Kylian Mbappe with Golden Boot

    Kylian Mbappe with Golden Boot

  • Named among the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2023
  • Ranked third in the list of world’s highest-paid athletes by Forbes magazine in 2023

Car Collection

He owns many cars including a Ferrari 488 Pista, Mercedes-Benz V Class, Volkswagen Touareg, and Volkswagen Multi Van.

Kylian Mbappe in his Volkswagen Touareg car

Kylian Mbappe in his Volkswagen Touareg car

Kylian Mbappe with his Volkswagen Multi Van

Kylian Mbappe with his Volkswagen Multi Van

Sponsorship Deals

Mbappe signed a sponsorship deal with Nike in 2017 and has launched multiple football boots such as the Kylian Mbappé Nike Hypervenom 3 in 2018.

Kylian Mbappe showing his Nike shoe

Kylian Mbappe showing his Nike shoe

He became the global ambassador of Swiss watchmaker brand Hublot in 2018. In 2021, he became an investor and ambassador of the fantasy NFT platform, Sorare. In 2023, he became the brand ambassador of the German electronics brand Loewe.

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Kylian Mbappe after becoming the brand ambassador of Loewe

Kylian Mbappe after becoming the brand ambassador of Loewe

Salary/Income

As of 2023, he earns around 120 million dollars which includes 100 million from playing soccer and 20 million from sponsorship deals.

Net Worth

As of 2022, his net worth has been estimated at around 180 million dollars (around 1500 crore rupees).

Philanthropy

Kylian Mbappe supports the sports development projects in Africa. In 2019, he donated more than 50 thousand pounds to a funding campaign to find Argentinian football player Emiliano Sala whose plane had gone missing. In November 2021, he became the godfather of two baby pandas at the Beauval Zoo in a move to raise awareness about the species. He also has a charitable foundation named ‘Inspired by KM’ which funds the education of many poor children.

Kylian Mbappe (extreme right) after becoming the godfather of baby pandas

Kylian Mbappe (extreme right) after becoming the godfather of baby pandas

Favourites

  • Food: Spaghetti Carbonara
  • Football Club: Chelsea FC

Facts/Trivia

  • Mbappe mostly plays as a winger and can play on either flank. From the left wing, he cuts through the defence with his stronger right foot and creates assists from the right wing due to his vision.

  • He is popular for his dribbling, acceleration, agility, and quick feet. He uses sudden changes of pace or direction to beat defenders during his attacks.
    Kylian Mbappe dribbling the football

    Kylian Mbappe dribbling the football

  • He knows three languages English, French, and Spanish.
  • People of his father’s village, Djebale, near Douala in Cameroon, fondly call him ‘the little place of Djebale.’
    Kylian Mbappe during his visit to his father's ancestral village in Cameroon

    Kylian Mbappe during his visit to his father’s ancestral village in Cameroon

  • Kylian Mbappe has been featured in various editions of the FIFA video game including FIFA 18 and FIFA 19 and featured on the cover of FIFA 21.
    Kylian Mbappe on the cover of FIFA 21 video game

    Kylian Mbappe on the cover of FIFA 21 video game

  • He is very popular on social media, and as of March 2024, he has more than 100 million followers on Instagram and more than 10 million followers on Twitter.
  • In an interview, Mbappe said that although he liked being popular as one of the best footballers in the world, he missed going out in public, eating out in restaurants, and travelling around in markets like a common man.
  • In 2018, a wax statue of Kylian Mbappe was installed in the Grevin Museum in Paris; he is the youngest athlete whose statue has been installed.
    Kylian Mbappe with his wax statue (right)

    Kylian Mbappe with his wax statue (right)

  • In 2023, the Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal proposed a billion-dollar deal that included around 300 million euros as the signing bid for PSG and a yearly salary of 700 million euros for Mbappe; however, he declined the offer.
  • Mbappe revealed in an interview that he copied his style of celebration which includes folding his hands and putting them under his armpits from his younger brother Ethan who celebrated in that style whenever he defeated Kylian in a video game.

  • His fans and teammates call him by his nicknames Donatello and Kiki. His teammate Benjamin Mendy calls him ‘Casse-bonbon’ – meaning ‘pain in the neck.’
  • Before making his international debut for France, Mbappe tried to play for Cameroon; however, an official of the Cameroon football board asked for a bribe which he did not like and dropped the idea and went on to play for France.
  • He often works out in the gym to maintain his fitness.
    Kylian Mbappe exercising in the gym

    Kylian Mbappe exercising in the gym

  • He likes to read books when he is at his home.
  • In an interview, he revealed a strange habit that when he takes a bath in the shower, he listens to music otherwise he prefers to stay in bed if he cannot listen to music during the shower.

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