Kylian Mbappe Untold Biography
he bears the full names; Kylian Adesanmi Lottin Mbappé.
The footballer was born on the 20th day of December 1998 to his mother, Fayza Mbappe Lamari and father, Wilfried Mbappe, in the northeastern Paris suburb of Bondy, France.
Young Kylian was just a baby (six months old) after France won the 1998 World Cup at Stade de France — which is 11km from his family house.
Kylian Mbappe came to the world as the first child of his parents.
Growing-Up in Bondy:
Truth be told, Kylian’s youthful years weren’t that pleasant. He grew up in the Paris suburb (Bondy), a town once ravaged by violence and rioting.
The 2005 riot was among the commune’s worst, as it saw the burning of many cars and public buildings.
All these happened just around the area where Mbappe’s parents had their family home. Simply put, Bondy is a town synonymous with riots and social strife.
People consider the suburb, located just 10km from Paris, as a breeding ground for crime and terrorism. This was revealed by The New York Times’ article on Kylian Mbappé and the Boys From the Banlieues.
Despite experiencing township agitations in his childhood, the destiny of the future football GOAT got assured.
This was because Wilfried Mbappe, his Dad (a football coach) vowed to safeguard his child’s future even in the face of unrest.
Growing up in the Bondy neighbourhood, young Kylian would never let go of the soccer ball.
Mbappe’s obsession went as far as him taking his football to his bed and using it as a pillow to aid sleep. In an interview, his Dad, Wilfried, once said about his soccer-obsessed child;
“Kylian has been more than passionate about football . I think he’s crazy.
His love for it almost puts me off even thou I view myself as a football coach.
He’s always into it, 2-4-7. Kylian watches everything. He can watch four or five matches in a row.”
Kylian Mbappe Family Background:
The French man comes from an athletic middle-class household who centres their lifestyle around sports.
Put simply, Kylian Mbappe’s family belongs to the large working-class community of Bondy.
Now, we know this area as a repentant town that pays homage to its greatest football hero. Here is a poster on the building where Mbappe spent his childhood years.
Starting with his parents, the head of the household Wilfried spent many years as a soccer coach. Fayza Lamari, his Mum, had a successful career as a handball player.
From the onset, Kylian Mbappe’s parents ensured that every member of their family takes up sports as their sole occupation.
Jires Kembo-Ekoko, the adopted child of Wilfried, is a professional soccer player. The rest of his half-siblings have also followed in his footsteps.
Kylian Mbappe Family Origin:
Everyone is aware he hails from Bondy, a French commune in the northeastern suburbs of Paris.
However, very few are aware of Kylian Mpabbe’s family roots – which is what we’ll explain in this section of his Biography.
For starters, we tie his lineage to three African countries; Nigeria and Cameroon (through his Dad) and Algeria (through his Mum).
Kylian’s father, Wilfred Mbappe, is a Cameroonian with Nigerian family roots. Once a refuge, he migrated to Northern France in search of greener pastures. Kylian’s mother Fayza Lamari is Algerian of Kabyle origin.
According to French media, Wilfred, in a bid to get a permanent stay, got married to an Algerian-French lady, Fayza Lamari.
The woman of Kabyle origin later became the mother of the self-acclaimed future Football GOAT.
Kylian Mbappe’s Education – Did he go to School?
Although football became his childhood calling, the youngster attended the Conservatory music school from age 6 to 11.
While there, Kylian learned to read music and study the flute. He credits his teacher, Céline Bognini, for helping him learn his second-best hobby (singing) after soccer.
Back in the days, while his music tutor led the choir, Kylian joined him and together, they cooly performed at Bondy’s town hall park. The repertoire of songs was very varied – thou were mostly French songs.
Asides from giving little time for music, little Kylian said “NO” to unimportant things like going to school on full times basis.
Thou he attended school briefly – where he was classmates with William Saliba. Later on, the PSG star began taking football classes for most of his time.
Away from grazing the game, Wilfried, his Dad, had a few private study sessions with Kylian. In summary, this was Kylian’s own way of home-schooling.
Kylian Mbappe Football Story:
While he was age six, in the year 2004, Wilfried enrolled little Kylian at AS Bondy under his coaching care – meaning it was the place he worked.
From that moment, the total focus on football development began. As early as possible, the precocious whiz kid began helping AS Bondy to harvest trophies.
With his father’s help, little Kylian absorbed the act of clinical finishing, speed and dribbling quickly. In fact, one of his youth coaches at AS Bondy, Antonio Riccardi, once said this about him;
The first time I coached Kylian, you could tell he was different.
He could do much more than the other children at AS Bondy.
Kylian’s dribbling was already fantastic, and he was so faster than the others.
He remains the best player I’ve ever seen in my 15 years coaching children.
In Paris, I know many talents, but I’d never seen a one like him.
The Parental Strategy of Meeting Football Heroes:
During non-footballing hours, there was no going out with friends or attending any sort of events for kids. Kylian, unlike William Saliba (also coached and cared for by his Dad), never lived the normal life as most children had.
Rather than attending birthdays or kid parties, his parents adopted a different approach to bringing up their son.
They conceived the idea of taking Kylian to meet football heroes. Fayza and Wilfried’s first target was French icon – Thierry Henry.
Considered a moment never to forget, meeting the Arsenal legend was a great experience.
At that time, Thierry Henry wasn’t aware he was with a 5-year boy who would break two of his national records.
The second next bus stop for the adventurous child became the plan to meet a man with similar family origin to his mum – Fayza Lamari.
At the time he met Zinedine Zidane, little did the Real Madrid legend know that an ordinary boy would break his Champions League record.
Continued Father-Son Relationship and Quest for Football Trials:
For Wilfried, there was no waiting for his son to become a man before equipping him with the realities of life.
The wise Dad religiously built an affectionate bond with his Kylian – telling him everything about life at an early age.
Back then, when they strolled out, it was always about footballing discussions. It was an imprint of a true father-son friendship that no one could break.
From Visiting Big Brother to Rennes Trial:
Those days, Kylian and his parents regularly visited Stade Rennais to watch Jirès Kembo-Ekoko, his big half-brother (where he plays).
At the time Mbappe approached his teenage years, Wilfried felt the time was ripe for his boy to leave his work palace (AS Bondy) for a bigger academy.
Hence, it became the family’s idea for their son to link up with a big brother, Jirès Kembo-Ekoko, at Stade Rennais FC.
The club invited Kylian to trials – which came in the form of a detection tournament for under 12s.
Here is little Kylian wearing the Stade Rennais kits. Guess what?… he single-handedly helped his team win the competition.
Just after the tournament and as a standout performer, Kylian became priority No 1 for Rennais recruitment team.
Out of desperation, the club went as far as sending officials to visit his family home in a bid to lure Fayza and Wilfried on having their son join their academy.
In the words of Dréossi – one of Renne’s staff;
We tried our best. My team went to Bondy many times to negotiate with his parents. They are people we know well. Wilfried and Fayza are very interesting sports persons. We tried making offers, but didn’t succeed. The bidding took place, and we failed to win the race.
The Clairefontaine Story:
After the failed Rennes negotiations, Mbappe eventually moved to French’s national football school.
Clairefontaine is France’s national soccer centre. They specialize in training the best kids in the entire country.
By learning football there, Kylian became a Hall of Famer. He joined illustrious graduates like Thierry Henry, Nicolas Anelka, Blaise Matuidi, Hatem Ben Arfa and William Gallas.
Putting on a host of impressive performances, big European clubs, namely; Chelsea, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City and Bayern Munich etc., invited him for trials.
Kylian Mbappe Biography – The Road to Fame Story:
At age 12, the youngster began a journey of meeting the European teams who wanted to test his capabilities. The first bus stop was in England.
Arriving there, Kylian Mbappe’s parents booked an apartment, one where he crested wallpapers of his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo – in his room.
In the Chelsea trail, the enthusiastic kid played alongside England starlet Tammy Abraham and Jeremie Boga.
After the match where his team won against Charlton (8-0), a happy Kylian went home.
History has it that Mbappe posed with his personalised Chelsea shirt with the mindset that he had won the club’s heart. Unfortunately, Chelsea FC never called him.
The Real Madrid Childhood Experience:
After the sad England experience, Kylian Mbappe’s parents then honoured an invitation by Zinedine Zidane to visit Real Madrid.
While there for trials, he got the much-awaited opportunity to visit his one and only idol, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Finally, for the youngster, the big dream to see a player he looked to emulate came to pass. Later on, even CR7 never believed that the little boy he once saw would challenge his dominance in world football.
In fact, Kylian Mbappe’s Champions League Title is one thing left before fans start bringing the comparison between him and CR7.
Kylian Mbappe Biography – The Success Story:
After failed negotiations between European clubs and his parents, the youngster finally settled with Monaco.
With ASM, Kylian Mbappe went from strength to strength, a feat that saw him quickly graduating from their academy to senior football. We got some of his AS Monaco childhood highlights.
To the joy of his entire household, Mbappe signed his first professional contract – on the 6th day of March 2016. Sadly, with little game time, the young forward got frustrated.
This heat got settled as his Dad made an outburst. Wilfried issued a strong warning that his son would look for a transfer in the January window if things did not change.
Just after that, Monaco’s manager, Leonardo Jardim, decided to start Kylian against Montpellier.
That game saw Mbappe’s breakthrough as he was heavily involved in the 6-2 demolition of Montpellier.
Since that day, the rising star has not looked back on World soccer. With his 26 goals in the 2016–17 season, Kylian helped Monaco win the Ligue 1 title.
PSG and the 2018 FIFA World Cup:
After announcing his name to the world, a transfer rush followed. This led to a whooping €145 million-plus €35 million (in add-ons) world record transfer paid by Paris Saint-Germain.
At the club, Mbappe met the demands of being the most expensive teenager by helping PSG win a treble, Ligue 1 Player of the Year and top scorer.
In May 2018, Mbappe was called up to join the France squad for the Russia 2018 World Cup.
In a formidable forward partnership with Antoine Griezmann, he became the second teenager, after Pelé, to score in a World Cup Final – helping France win the tournament.
Mbappe’s post-world cup career saw him winning back-to-back league top goalscorer. The forward’s talent and precocious performances for club football have seen him grab plenty of honours at his young age.
More importantly, it is a sign that Kylian Mbappe is destined to take over from Lionel Messi and CR7’s reign as Football GOATs.
At the time of writing his Biography, fans have obliged Kylian to tell the world his objectives and plans as regards a Real Madrid move. Whatever the future turns out to be, the rest, as they say, would always be history.
Facts about Alicia Aylies – Kylian Mbappe’s girlfriend:
The paragon of beauty is a model who started her career in Guyanese agency Mannky’n.
Alicia Aylies was born on the 21st day of April 1998 to her mother, Marie-Chantal Belfroy, and father, Philippe Aylies. She was born in the Caribbean island of Martinique, a French overseas territory.
Kylian Mbappe’s girlfriend is the only child of her parents. Her father is an environmental manager, while her mother once worked as a driving school instructor.
As a child, Alicia witnessed her parents’ divorce – at just two years old. As a result, her single mother (Marie-Chantal Belfroy) raised her.
Living with her mum, Alicia Aylies attended school in Remire-Montjoly and graduated from lycée with a degree in science in 2016.
Thereafter, she began studying law at the University of French Guiana. Her love for modelling saw her abandoning the legal profession.
Photos of Kylian Mbappe and Alicia Aylies together hardly exist on the internet. As of January 2021, they still keep their relationship private. Lest we forget, Kylian Mbappe’s girlfriend holds the record of Miss France 2017.
At the time of writing Mbappe’s Bio, there is no documentation as to when she first met and started dating Kylian.
Again, Alicia Aylies and Mbappe are neither engaged nor married and do not share any biological child so far.
The Alleged Love Story of Camille Gottlieb and Kylian Mbappe:
Rumoured to be his first girlfriend, she is no ordinary girl but royalty. Camille Gottlieb is the daughter of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco and Jean Raymond Gottlieb, a former palace bodyguard.
Before meeting Alicia Aylies, Kylian Mbappe allegedly dated Camille Gottlieb. She remains the only girl to get spotted with the footballer.
For some unknown reasons, their closeness ceased and Camille Gottlieb moved on with another man.
Kylian Mbappe Personal Life:
The footballer is an adorable and mature person. Kylian has an attitude built upon the good home upbringing he got from his father and mother.
He is the type of person who understands the small things of life. When someone makes him angry, he tries to understand what he terms – their situation by laughing it off instead of reacting.
Kylian Mbappe Lifestyle:
Even though he hides private affairs, it is quite hard to keep off his automobiles from the media. Kylian Mbappe is a huge fan of top-end cars – five in numbers (as of January 2021).
With millions rolling into his pocket every week, we value his car collection at €780,000. The exotic and ferocious cars in the garage of Mbappe include; Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW and a Range Rover.
Kylian Mbappe 2021 Net Worth:
As the youngster keeps earning accolades, his money continues to grow thus making a peg figure difficult.
With more than 20 million Euros entering his pockets, we estimate Mbappe’s 2021 Networth to be around the £120 million mark.
The footballer’s sources of wealth include his occupation as a footballer plus endorsement big deals with Nike and EA Sports.
One way Kylian spends his monies is by taking the best holiday regimen that includes water Island vacations. He made it public to fans that he is a regular pool goer and a specialist in aquatic workouts.
Kylian Mbappe Family Life:
Having a close-knit household has really helped to give the 2018 World Cup winner the confidence he needs to achieve many more honours and awards.
In this section, we’ll tell you more about Kylian Mbappe’s parents, brothers and relatives.
About Kylian Mbappe’s Father:
Wilfried is a former regional footballer who became an educator at the local club where his son began his career.
He raised his family in front of the Léo-Lagrange stadium says Taylor, his former neighbour. Being a Cameroonian with Nigerian roots, Wilfried still honours his African culture.
This is evident in the name of his children which we will reveal here.
The traditional Dad gave Kylian Mbappe a Yoruba (Nigerian tribe) middle name Adesanmi which means “crown fits me”.
His youngest son is also by the name Adeyemi – another Nigerian Yoruba name meaning “the crown befits you“.
The successful father is a man of foresight, also a disciplinarian with a very demanding approach to football management and negotiations. He filters every decision his son makes and always keeps him grounded.
About Kylian Mbappe’s Mother:
Born in the year 1974, Fayza Mbappe Lamari (known as El-Amari in Arabic) is a former handball player with a successful career in AS Bondy first league from the late 1990s to the early 2000s.
Kylian Mbappe’s mother comes from a football family as her father played football in Bondy Paris suburb.
To date, Fayza is a symbolic figure of the handball club of her French hometown. Here is the female warrior when she was active as a right-winger.
Describing Fayza in her playing days, former AS Bondy board member Jean-Louis Kimmoun told ‘Le Parisien;
“She grew up just opposite our handball playing hall. Many of Fayza’s brothers played for the club. On the court, she was a fighter. Sometimes things got quite rough whenever Fayza met her opponents.”
On a personal note, Fayza is a very charming person who still follows handball.
She is proud to watch her son grow into a fine young man and most importantly, one of the important players in the world.
About the Mbappe Brothers:
Numbering in three, we’ll tell you more about the bruvs. First thing first, we ask… is there anything in the world quite like a cool bond between sporting brothers?
Yes, there is and the love between these three is deep.
Jires Kembo-Ekoko – Kylian Mbappe’s Elder Brother:
The French Congolese footballer was born on the 8th day of January 1988 in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Congo).
He inherited his soccer passion from his Dad who is NOT Kylian Mbappe’s father, Wilfried. Jires Kembo-Ekoko’s father is Kembo Uba Kembo. He is a retired footballer who played in the 1974 FIFA World Cup for the DR Congo team.
Kembo Ekoko moved to Europe when he was six years old and lived in Bondy (France) with his uncle and older sister.
It was his mother who decided to send him to France for education, while his parents remained in Congo.
As a young boy, Kembo Ekoko got adopted by the Mbappé family. Mr Wilfried Mbappe is the legal guardian of Jires, a son to his late friend.
Kylian Mbappe big brother is 10 years older than him. He is a striker who has featured for the Clairefontaine, Rennes, Al Ain (UAE), El Jaish, Al Nasr and Bursaspor (Turkey).
Kylian regards Jires as his first idol. They are not just simple close but knit together.
Kylian Mbappe’s Little Brother – Ethan Adeyemi Mbappe:
Born in the year 2005, he is Kylian’s blood brother and the biological son of Fayza Lamari and Wilfried.
His middle name Adeyemi was given to him by his Dad in recognition of his Nigerian roots which means “the crown befits you.”
Ethan is 7 years younger than his big brother, Lotton. The youngster is the reason why Kylian celebrates his goals by posing with his arms crossed and thumbs up.
The PSG star says it is his little brother who began the celebration style whenever he beats him in FIFA.
Kylian once had an agreement with Monaco on allowing Ethan Adeyemi to be his mascot. Speaking about how the decision came, Mbappe once said;
“Ethan wanted it – that it would be a great moment. He was breaking my head at home. He said “Take me, take me”, so I said “OK, I’ll take you, come oonn…”
About Kylian Mbappe’s Grandfather:
In Cameroon, there is a firmly held belief that Maréchal Samuel Mbappé Léppé is the grandson of the PSG Striker.
The retired footballer (who passed away in 1985) is famous for being the first captain to lift the African Champions Clubs’ Cup in the 1964/65 season.
Maréchal Samuel Mbappé Léppé was born in 1936. He is famous for being a striker of Orix Bellois, Douala.
Kylian alleged Grandad posthumously won the “African Legend” trophy awarded by the African Football Confederation in 2015.
Kylian Mbappe’s Relatives:
Among them, the most popular is Pierre Mbappé who is Wilfried’s brother. Born on the 18th of September 1973, he is a football coach who once managed US Ivry and Stade Lavallois.
Pierre Mbappe, the most famous uncle of Kylian Mbappe once raised a few eyebrows by revealing that his nephew spends a lot of time watching Chelsea matches.
The only popular relative in Cameroon is Christian Dippah. He spent most of his life in the West African country and wildly regarded as his uncle.
Kylian Mbappe Untold Facts:
Rounding up our Biography, we’ll use this section to tell you some interesting truth you never knew about the PSG striker.
The Origin of the Donatello Nickname:
In 2017, a behind-the-scenes bust-up once happened between Neymar and Kylian.
While assessing the situation, Mbappe’s mum Fayza feet uncomfortable at the way her son is persistently compared to Donatello – a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
She fears that even Dani Alves has teamed up with Neymar to continually teased Kylian with the nickname which came because of his appearance.
Around November (2017), Thiago Silva gave the forward an early Christmas gift. Little was known that Neymar was behind the content of the gift.
Mbappe opened the box and found a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mask. Before he knew it, the video went viral.
Fans began dressing up as the turtle causing pitch invasions. At first, Mbappe felt the joke has gone too far, and he was fed up with being laughed at. Thou, he later accepted the Donatello nickname.
The Kylian Mbappe Drogba Story:
Once upon a time, the PSG star felt pains after being ignored by the Chelsea legend.
Thou not entirely Didier Drogba’s fault, the event happened after a 2009 Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final defeat by Barcelona.
After the match, Kylian Mbappe ran towards Drogba to take a selfie but got ignored by Drogba. The Chelsea legend was busy fuming at the Ref and refusing to accept requests for selfies.
A decade later (2019), Mbappe found himself at the Ballon D’or stage with Didier Drogba. This time, the Chelsea legend finally fulfilled a 10-year debt by giving Mbappe the photo he wanted in 2009.
Salary Breakdown and How much he Earns per Seconds:
Since you started viewing Kylian Mbappe‘s Bio, this is what he has earned.
Kylian Mbappe’s Religion:
Is the Bondy native a Muslim? … Fans have recently asked after seeing photos of Mbappe Islamic dress code circulating the internet.
First thing first, Wilfried his Dad is yet to convert to Islam. More so, Fayze doesn’t answer a Muslim surname.
This implies that the chances of Kylian Mbappe belonging to the religion is less. He is a Christian by faith.
After careful research, we found out that the PSG striker wears Islamic dresses because of the culture of his hometown.
Black Christians in France don’t have much affinity towards Christianity due segregation they face from fellow white Christians. For that, most black citizen loves to wear Islamic attire.
Computing Kylian Mbappe Height to Popular Basketballers:
LeBron James is 5 feet 9 or (2.06m) in height. On the other hand, Giannis Antetokounmpo stands at 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 m) tall compared to Mbappe’s 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m).
The truth is, football fans have been deceived. Kylian Mbappe has long legs which make us think he’s taller than he actually is. He is actually not.
While the game blesses him with lots of good attributes, Kylian Mbappe isn’t that perfect after all.
He lacks aggression, FK accuracy, penalties and long passing. The forward who is the 2020 cover star of FIFA has a very similar attribute to Sadio Mane.
Considering that the forward currently do not show a fierce desire to extend his PSG stay, we believe Kylian Mbappe’s future might be far from Paris – leparisien report.
Whatever the case, one thing is sure. Kylian Mbappe is destined to take over the mantle of football’s leadership from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
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