Kylian Mbappe has opted to donate his earnings from France’s triumphant 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign to charity.
According to L’Equipe (h/t Jack White of USA Today), the Paris Saint-Germain star, who scored as France beat Croatia 4-2 in Sunday’s final in Moscow, decided to give the money to Premiers de Cordee, a charity that offers sporting instruction to children who are hospitalised or have disabilities.
Per L’Equipe (h/t Sports Illustrated), Mbappe, 19, will have earned around £17,000 per game in Russia, as well as a £265,000 bonus for winning the tournament.
As a result, his donation to Premiers de Cordee should amount to just under £400,000.
The organisation’s general manager, Sebastien Ruffin, was full of praise for the teenaged superstar, per Le Parisien (via White): “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.”