Team France hit the jackpot with its 4-2 victory against Croatia during World Cup final. But the team’s “wonderkid” player, Kylian Mbappe garnered the raves of fans and everyone’s admiration for his generous heart.
Mbappe scored four goals this year, leading France to claim its second World Cup, but what’s more surprising is that Mbappe pledged to give his earnings to a charity called Premiers de Cordee, which provides hospitalized and disabled children with free sports training. Mbappe has been helping the non-profit since June 2017.
The group also organizes many disability awareness campaigns together with schools and business organizations. French news outlet, L’Equipe, reports that Mbappe thought it was best to dedicate his hard-earned money for a humanitarian cause.
Sebastien Ruffin, general manager of Premiers de Cordee, praised Mbappe in an interview with Le Parisien . He said, “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.”
According to Sports Illustrated, Mbappe earns approximately £17,000 per game and it is believed that he is slated to receive a £265,000 bonus (roughly $350,000) after France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the final Sunday.