French football Kylian Mbappe, who won the 2018 World Cup Young Player award is set to donate US$500,000 approximately $500,000 in World Cup earnings to charity.
Sports Illustrated reported that the 19-year-old forward earned about US$22,500 for each of France’s seven World Cup matches, plus a bonus of around US$350,000 after Les Bleus won the title with a 4-2 victory over Croatia.
But he apparently won’t be keeping any of it. Instead, according to French news outlet L’Equipe, he will be donating it all to Premiers de Cordee, a charity that provides sports activities to hospitalised and disabled children.
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.