French footballer Kylian Mbappé after an impressive performance and helping France National team to win the just ended 2018 World cup, is set to donate his entire match salary to charity.
The footballer who scored four goals this year for the French team decided to donate his entire earnings from the tournament to a charity that gives free sports instruction to hospitalized and disabled children in sports, Premiers de Cordee.
The organization also coordinates disability awareness campaigns for schools and businesses. After consulting with his entourage, Mbappe decided his World Cup premiums could serve a better purpose going to the charity, according to L’Equipe.
According to Sports Illustrated, the 19-year-old forward earned about US$22,500 (NZ$33,000) for each of France’s seven World Cup matches, plus a bonus of around US$350,000 (NZ$515,000) after Les Bleus won the title with a 4-2 victory over Croatia.
Mbappe first formed an association with the charity in 2017, according to Le Parisien. Sebastian Ruffin, Premiers de Cordee’s general manager, called Mbappe “a great person” in a brief interview with the French publication.
“Kylian, he’s a great person,” Sebastien Ruffin, general manager of Premiers de Cordee, told Le Parisien. “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.”