France has made its second successive FIFA World Cup Final and one of the biggest driving forces behind this incredible success is Kylian Mbappe. The 23 year old Paris St. Germain superstar has used his terrific pace and incredible ball control to terrorize opposition defenders throughout the tournament and is the joint top scorer with five goals so far. In this post, we will find out some unique things about Kylian Mbappe. Let’s get started.
Kylian Mbappe: Interesting Things To Know
He was not born in Bondy
“The child of Bondy ”, “ The hero returns home “, “The star returns to his land”. These statements have been associated with Kylian Mbappe on quite a few occasions. A lot of people believe that the French superstar was born in Bondy. However, that’s not the case. Kylian Mbappe was born in Paris, in the 19th arrondissement. However, he did spend a lot of his childhood and youth in Bondy.
Kylian Mbappe’s mother dropped him at practice every day
It was Kylian Mbappe’s mother Fayza Lamari who brought him to the gates of the castle of Clairefontaine for his first gathering in Blues, in March 2017. While he had probably asked her to be dropped off at the crossroads of the street, of course.
In 2012, Kylian Mbappe’s mother estimated that he would one day be worth 50 million euros
In 2012, at 13, Kylian Mbappe almost signed for Chelsea, that we know. What is lesser known is that the man behind his trial, Serge Daniel Boga, had been cooled by the man’s mother … and in particular his contractual claims. “He had qualities, like today, he detailed for Goal. He played against Charlton and they won 7-0. After a week in Chelsea, we went to the office. We said, “Listen, we liked what you showed us, but we’re going to have to invite you to another tryout. We’ll decide after that.” Mama Mbappe then refused, demanding immediate recruitment, accompanying her remark with a well-placed remark: “Otherwise, in five years, you will have to recruit him for 50 million euros. Missed, it was 180.
Kylian Mbappe has fragile testicles
In February 2016, the little one had been put on the floor for almost a month following testicular torsion. A generic term for torsion of the spermatic cord, a fibrous cord that connects the abdominal cavity to the epididymis and testis. An accident that always requires a hospital stay, and sometimes surgery… And yes, it hurts a lot.
Kylian Mbappe is a good singer
“Hello everyone. It’s Benjamin again. In the New York Times forum held by Benjamin Mendy last year during his rehabilitation – and which he could well resume occasionally – the former Monegasque detailed an episode that had stuck in his throat. No pot: his first selection for the France team in March 2017 was also that of Kylian Mbappé. And when interpreting Mercé de Jul for his hazing, Benji was able to see the quality of his teammate’s voice at the time: “The only thing that annoyed me was Kylian Mbappé who had surpassed me during our hazing in front of our teammates. You know how it is, we have to sing standing on a chair before dinner. He had prepared everything and it went very well for him. Kylian can really sing! I always wonder if there’s something this guy can’t do.”
Kylian Mbappe cried when Jires Kembo-Ekoko left
Or the strangeness of career choices. While Jires Kembo-Ekoko, 24, came out of a very promising 2012 season in Rennes (10 goals in 32 Ligue 1 games), he chose to everyone’s surprise to go to the United Arab Emirates in August, in Al Ain. The members of his family were the first to be surprised, starting with his adoptive half-brother, Mbappé. “It was his choice, but I had not accepted it, ” he once confided to L’Équipe. It was really hard for me. I cried, it was brother’s love.”
Kylian Mbappe likes bell bottoms
The college’s French teachers don’t just organize passages on the blackboard to recite Le Cid: they can also redo your wardrobe. In fifth grade, year 2013, Nicole Lefèvre reports to Wilfried and Fayza, parents of little Kylian, that their son made fun of the jacket of one of his classmates. Supreme punishment, Mbappe was forced to spend the rest of the week wearing velcro sneakers and flared pants. A fashion punishment that, obviously, did not have the desired effect at the time. He asked: “Am I looking handsome, madam? His teacher responded ”You look fine. Mbappe went on: “It’s thanks to you, madam.”
There is a bull named after Kylian Mbappe
At an Argentinian agricultural show, local breeders named their best animal, an Angus bull, Mbappe. We wonder who they will be supporting in the 2022 World Cup Final.
Kylian Mbappe’s coach disliked him in the youth ranks
“He’s a showman. I don’t like the player or the boy.” This comment was made at the time by Jean-Claude Giunitini, coach of the under 17s and 18s of the French National team. Considered provocative with a lazy tendency, in conflict with some of his teammates who considered him too individualistic, we can say that the story of the 2018 World Cup star had a bad start with the France team.
Kylian Mbappe shines his own shoes
Startled to learn that her son had his shoes shined by an AS Monaco employee in 2016, Fayza Lamari, mother of Kylian Mbappe gave her son a bar of soap. Remarks related by Yannick Saint-Aubert, former director of the primary school of the kid and still in contact with the family.” Do you realize what the guy who shined your shoes is socially?” Never again. I forbid anyone to shine your shoes. You come from the north of the town of Bondy, you come from a working-class neighborhood that isn’t obscenely rich, but you shouldn’t enter into that cycle.”
Kylian Mbappe was in the same school as Nicolas Anelka and Thierry Henry
And for a simple reason: the Catherine-de-Vivonne college in Rambouillet welcomes the young students of the INF Clairefontaine, attended by Mbappé from 2011 to 2013. Thus, Claire Marc, his technology teacher, had seen Nicolas Anelka pass before him, Thierry Henry, Blaise Matuidi, Ben Arfa, and Lionel Mathis. Perhaps that somehow inspired Mbappe to become the footballer that he is.
Kylian Mbappe almost fought against “BAF”
The “BAF”, acronym for Brigade Antifooteux, was the name given to a small group of students who raged in the mid-2000s at Catherine-de-Vivonne college. Enemies of the kids from the INF, their actions have been recorded in the establishment’s guestbook: fights against a background of jealousy and love affairs, racist insults… To the point that during the 2009-2010 school year, a settling of scores broke out between the two camps, leading to the intervention of the police.
Kylian Mbappe studied philosophy
To catch up on his 19 points for his STMG baccalaureate, he worked in June 2016 on a fantastic philosophy test: “ Can we always justify our beliefs?”
Kylian Mbappe is an Earth Tiger
Born on December 20, 1998, the Frenchman was, according to Chinese astrology, born under the sign of the Earth Tiger. An Earth Tiger is an excellent teaser, endowed with quick wit, good taste and a remarkable sense of humor; he also speaks easily, to the point of seeming a bit talkative. One cannot be bored in his company. His quips are witty, full of charm, and don’t make you laugh at anyone’s expense. Some other popular Earth Tigers are: Doc Gynéco, Agatha Christie, Kofi Annan, Miou-Miou, Dominique Farrugia and Victoria Silvstedt, among others.
Kylian Mbappe’s exploits were chronicled by Le Monde from a very young age
In 2013, the newspaper Le Monde published in its columns a series of fifteen articles on the twenty-two hopefuls of the 1998 class of Clairefontaine. Three years later, the newspaper took stock of the failures, the granted wishes and the dashed hopes, beginning its retrospective with: “If there was one person for whom we weren’t worried, it was him. But Kylian Mbappé went even faster than expected.”