French soccer star Kylian Mbappé, who earns around $23,000 per game, announced that he will be donating his World Cup winnings to a “charity that gives free sports instruction to hospitalized and disabled children in sports, Premiers de Cordee,” USA Today reports.
At age 19, Mbappé has scored four goals during the World Cup on his way to becoming one of the youngest stars on a global soccer stage.
The young soccer player also demonstrates his philanthropy initiatives, appearing as one of the most charitable and distinguished people to play the game of soccer.
After speaking with his family, Mbappé decided to place his achievements to work by donating his entire winnings to the youth organization that he has supported since 2017, according to the French news outlet, 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 [practices with] 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.”
Mbappé reportedly received a bonus of some $350,000 after France won the tournament and donated his entire winnings of some $500,000 to the organization.
Mbappé, who joined PSG for a fee of around £166m from Monaco after a season-long loan, was one of the French success stories from this World Cup. He celebrated with the World Cup Trophy following his sides victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.