Kylian Mbappé: PSG salary, stats and scandals… His record for the 2022 World Cup

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Kylian Mbappé : salary at PSG, stats and scandals... His file for the 2022 World Cup

Obviously present in Didier Deschamps' list to compete in the 2022 World Cup, Kylian Mbappé remains an explosive engine for the French team, so explosive that it could disrupt the alchemy.

He will undoubtedly be one of the stars of this 2022 World Cup. But will Kylian Mbappé will be the best player in the France team and will he serve the collective? On the eve of the adventure of the Blues in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup, the striker showed   that he could have a strong character and certain “demands”, in particular by making the French Football Federation (FFF) bend on questions of the right to football. the picture. The recent controversies over his position on the pitch at PSG have also demonstrated his position on the pitch at PSG. that he intended to influence the strategy put in place by his coaches in the game and the place he wants to occupy himself on stage.

His course in Blue

Kylian Mbappé has become in a few years one of the pillars of the French team. In 2014,  selected among the under 17s and is quickly outclassed. among the under 19s. Artisan of the victory of the latter at the 2016 European Championships, he will ignore the Espoirs team to directly integrate the #39;Team A the following year. His first selection dates back to March 16, 2017. Entry holder against Luxembourg, in qualifying for the Mondial 2018, it is already going to panic the opposing defense, aligning daring technical gestures and murderous kidney shots for about sixty minutes. In vain: the draw (0-0) against modest Luxembourg will be considered; to at the time as a snub. It will be necessary to wait until the end of August and the offensive festival of the Blues against the Netherlands (4-0) the same year for Kylian Mbappé scores his first goal in blue, in stoppage time. Previously, he will be the author of other promising performances and in particular a decisive pass against England in June.

On March 27, 2018, Kylian Mbappé becomes, at only 19 years old, the youngest goalscorer to outside in the France team, during a friendly in Russia. With two goals that night, he will even be the youngest player ever. score a double since the post-war period. But it was during the 2018 World Cup, at 19 years and 6 months, that he will be able to reveal all his talent and all his precocity; participate in; great tournament and youngest scorer of the Blues in a major tournament in front of David Trezeguet (against Peru), he will also be the youngest author of a double, during the eighth finals of the tournament. anthology against Argentina on June 30, 2018. Previously, it will have been flashed at 37 km/h, causing a penalty converted by Antoine Griezmann and offered three dangerous free kicks in the first half. The Bondy prodigy would also shine with his dribbling and acceleration against Uruguay in the quarter-finals and against Belgium in the semi-finals, before scoring the fourth and last goal for France in the final against Croatia (4-2). This final will allow him to pulverize other precocity records; and familiarity with a certain Pelé. At the end of this World Cup, Kylian Mbappé receives the trophy for the best young player of the competition by FIFA.

An always effective world champion?

Euro 2021 will have been less successful for the tricolor player: involved in most of the seven goals scored by the Blues during the competition, Kylian Mbappé will be the last big culprit (there were others before him) of elimination in the round of 16 against; Switzerland. Fifth shooter for the France team in the penalty shoot-out after this match in Switzerland. twists and turns (3-3), the French striker decides to shoot on the right of Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer. The latter, author of a very big performance against the Blues, comes out with the decisive parade.

After this failed European Championship, as after each match that has earned him criticism (defeat of the Blues in Turkey 0-2, victories against Kazakhstan 2-0 or in Bosnia- Herzegovina 1-0), Kylian Mbappé has since demonstrated that he remained an indisputable holder at the outposts of the Blues. In the 2021 Nations League Final Four, won by France, he will be the author of an equalizer on penalty in the semi-final against Belgium (victory 3-2). The opportunity for him to honor, already, his fiftieth selection. Spain 2-1. And his statistics remain very high, in friendly, as in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup or even during the catastrophic campaign of the Blues in the League of Nations this year, with between -other a quadruplet against Kazakhstan (8-0) at the end of 2021, or a double facing South Africa last March (5-0).

His potential for the World Cup

His career of player

Origins, youth and formation. Né on December 20, 1998 in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, Kylian Mbappé has shod his first crampons in 2004,   the age of 6, in the city where then saw his family, at Bondy. And he has already some predispositions. His father, Wilfrid Mbappé Lottin, born; to Douala in Cameroon, is a former footballer who became an under-15 coach in the city. of Seine-Saint-Denis. His mother, Fayza Lamari, of Algerian origin, is a former handball player. In 2011, young Kylian trained at the INF Clairefontaine center. He then left the city in the north-east of Paris where he was educated and continued his studies at; Rambouillet.

AS Monaco. At the end of his training, in 2015, Kylian Mbappé joins the training center of AS Monaco, which makes ? the time of his return to Ligue 1. He played his very first minutes in the elite on December 2, 2015, entering at the end of the match against Stade Malherbe de Caen (1-1), at the end of the match. only 16 years and 11 months. His first professional goal will come a few months later, in February 2016, against; Troyes. At the time, Mbappé still alternates his performances between the under 19s (with whom he will win the Gambardella Cup) and the A team. The same year, he obtained his STMG baccalaureate. against Metz) and his first goals in the Champions League where it begins to line up precocity records. At the end of this season marked by a semi-final of the Champions League against; Juve, Monaco will win the French championship ahead of PSG. And it is Paris Saint-Germain, precisely, who will win the day by recruiting the nugget while the biggest European clubs are already coveting him. In 44 matches with the 39;AS Monaco, Mbappé will have scored 26 goals (including 6 in C1) and made 11 assists.

Paris Saint-Germain. In the very last hours of a crazy 2017 transfer window with the arrival of Neymar at the start of the season. Paris, Kylian Mbappé also joins PSG on a one-season loan with an option to buy for 180 million euros. He then became the second most expensive player in the history of French football, behind… Neymar himself.

How to sum up the five and a half seasons since then in the capital? The numbers are already there. speaking: in 237 performances in total, including some impressive matches, Kylian Mbappé scored 190 goals and 79 decisive assists. We can also line up the brilliant strokes and distinctions that will dot these five years. Arrived for a few weeks at; penalty at PSG, Kylian Mbappé will, for example, amaze the whole of Europe with a shock against Bayern Munich in the Champions League (3-0 victory) from September 2017. He will continue with the title from "Golden Boy" the same year (best European footballer under 21) and a seventh place in the Ballon d'or at the end of 2017. In France, he will be the top French scorer of the calendar year with 33 goals. The season will end for its part in the spring of 2018, with a title of French champion and thirteen achievements in the league. 

At the end of 2018, with a World Cup in his pocket, Kylian Mbappé moved up three spots in the Ballon d'Or standings, finishing fourth this time. He then won the first Kopa trophy, rewarding the best player in the world under the age of 21. At the end of the 2018-2019 season, he will take the place of best player in the world. Ligue 1 scorer with 33 goals, after being double crowned best player and best hope of Ligue 1 during the UNFP trophies.

The 2019-2020 season will be that of a quadruple; national for PSG and Mbappé (championship, Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue and Champions Trophy) as well as a Champions League final (1 to 0 defeat against Bayern). With 18 goals in 20 games, Kylian Mbappé is again sacred top scorer in Ligue 1, despite a season disrupted by the Covid crisis. It also becomes a this period the most expensive player in the world according to analysts.

The 2020-2021 season will be that of a third crown as top scorer in Ligue 1 (27 goals) and a few more reference matches in the Champions League. But a second place in the league (Lille winning the trophy from PSG) and an incapacity chronic to severe going for the European title with his team will tarnish his individual performances. The following season will be at; the endorsement or almost: champion of France for the fifth time, Kylian Mbappé will end at both top scorer and top assist for the 2021-2022 season…

Kylian Mbappé

  • Age: 23
  • Position: forward
  • Club: Paris Saint Germain
  • Salary: 630 million euros gross annual*

► The summary ◄

In numbers:

  • 19 goals and 5 assists in 20 games in all competitions since the start of the season ( 39 goals in 46 games and 21 assists last season)
  • 7 goals in 6 Champions League games (6 goals in 8 games last season)
  • 2 goals in 5 games for France since the start season, 28 goals in 59 blue games in total

Some trophies:

  • European Under-19 Championship ;ans 2016
  • Gambardella Cup 2016 (Monaco)
  • French Championship 2017 (Monaco), 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022 (PSG)
  • 2018 League Cup (PSG)
  • French Cup 2018, 2020 and 2021 (PSG)
  • World Cup 2018
  • Nations League 2021

* Salary that would have been negotiated to the outcome of his extension at PSG    summer 2022 and unveiled by Le Parisien in October.

For the record…

With PSG, Kylian Mbappé   s journey is nothing like a long calm river. In latent war since 2017 with several European clubs, at starting with Real Madrid, to claim the services of the star, the club of the capital would have gone; very far in the maneuvers to rule out its competitors. The surprise extension at Paris Saint-Germain & agrave; summer 2022 has been followed by several revelations about the pharamineous contract negotiated. with the striker, the promises made by the club on his place in the team, but also on his "rivals" internally that are Neymar and Messi. Mbappé wishing to become the one and only sporting leader of the club, the PSG would thus have committed; to break the contracts of the Argentinian and the Brazilian when the French want it according to the Spanish daily Marca, providing for this an envelope of 500 million euros.

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Intimidation attempts fomented by a "digital army", commanded and directed by the PSG communications department, have also been made. reported by the Mediapart investigation site. Paris Saint-Germain has "strongly denied these "allegations".

According to the revelations of Marca, confirmed by the Parisian or RMC Sport last October, the Frenchman would regret not having left for Madrid and the Real track would still not be abandoned. On October 16, the France international denied rumors that he felt "betrayed" by PSG and would like to leave the capital as soon as possible."I am very happy, I never asked for my departure in January […]. I am not involved, neither near nor far, in this info. I have been just as shocked than everyone,” he said.

With the French team too, tensions can be mentioned. After jostling the leadership of Antoine Griezmann, creating some animosity between the two attackers according to a documentary by the L'Equipe channel, the association of Kylian Mbappé with Karim Benzema would not be so obvious. Especially since seeing Real Madrid led by Mbappé once again last spring would not have been from the taste of the recent Ballon d'or.

Kylian Mbappé also briefly clashed with the French Football Federation at back to school, refusing to take part in the a photo session scheduled for September 20 with the French team. The reason:  the rights agreement the image of the players, associated without their consent with the partner brands of the Blues. The star striker has been demanding for months the right to scrutinize the sponsors who would use his image. By his boycott, he will have won his case, twisting his arm. the FFF and at its president Noël Le Graët so that the agreement can be reviewed as soon as possible.

Brothers, couple, nicknames, bonuses, sponsors… 

Kylian Mbappé has a little brother, Ethan Mbappé, also a hopeful of French football. The Franco-Congolese footballer Jirès Kembo Ekoko has also been high by the parents of the siblings.

Kylian Mbappé is very discreet about his private life. Many rumors have appeared, lending him relationships with several celebrities. to several times with Emma Smet without the two stars mentioning a possible idyll.

Nicknamed; "Donatello" by his Paris Saint-Germain team-mates, Kylian Mbappé would have been baptized “Kyks” on the side of the France team.

He got into the habit of donating all of the of his bonuses with the France team at; associations, in particular 400 000 euros after the 2018 World Cup  the Premiers de Cordée association, of which he is the sponsor. It also gives       the Abbé-Pierre Foundation.

He multiplied; partnership and sponsorship deals with major brands like Nike, EA Sports (for the recent FIFA 21 and FIFA 22), Dior and even with the NBA.

Recognized worldwide, Kylian Mbappé has been compared to Thierry Henry or the Brazilian Pelé, especially after the 2018 World Cup, the latter having even indicated that he would no doubt be obliged to to put on the crampons “if Kylian continues to equal [his] records”. Thing to do which Mbappé replied: "The King will always remain the King".