France teenage sensation Kylian Mbappé is donating his entire World Cup earnings to charity.
Mbappe, the breakout star of France’s second World Cup triumph, is planning to help hospitalized and disabled children have the chance to play by donating all of his World Cup earnings to the charity Premiers de Cordée – which provides free sports instruction for children with disabilities.
L’Equipe reports that the 19-year-old, who has been supporting the association since 2017, felt that his World Cup winnings were better served helping a humanitarian cause.
Sports Illustrated reports that Mbappé earns approximately £17,000 ($19,915) per game, as well as an additional £265,000 ($310,2017) and this brings his total World Cup earnings after seven games approximately $449,606, or £384,000. Not a bad chunk for the charity.
Well, apart from donating his earrings, Mbappé has been known to drop by the association to play with the children.
“Kylian, he is a great person,” the general manager of the Premiers de Cordée, Sebastian Ruffin, told the French news outlet Le Parisien.
“When his schedule allows it, he intervenes for us with pleasure, He has a very good relationship with the children—he always finds the right [words] to encourage them.”
And it appears the teenage wonder is already having a positive effect on other members of Les Blues as reports coming out of France say some players are donating part of their earnings to fund an educational trip to Russia for 25 students of the Jean-Renoir College in Bondy.
Great time to be French, innit?