Kylian Mbappé of France who is just 19 and earned global recognition for his impressive performances at the 2018 World Cup tournament in Russia has said he is donating his entire awards and won at the world cup to charity.
USA Today published that Mbappe, who scored four goals this year for France, decided to donate his earnings from the tournament to a charity that gives free sports instruction to hospitalised and disabled children in sports, Premiers de Cordee.
The organisation also coordinates disability awareness campaigns for schools and businesses.
After consulting with his entourage, Mbappe decided his World Cup premiums could serve a better purpose going to the charity, according to L’Equipe.
“Kylian, he’s a great person,” Sebastien Ruffin, general manager of Premiers de Cordee, told Le Parisien. “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.”
Sports Illustrated reported that Mbappe earns about £17,000 per game with bonuses. The news outlet also reported that Mbappe will receive a £265,000 bonus (about $350,000) after France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the final Sunday.
It was learned that Mbappe who won the Golden Ball award at the 2018 world cup has been supporting the organization since June 2017.