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Mbappe Reveals He Donated All His World Cup Bonus To Charity

Kylian Mbappe Reveals He Donated All His 2018 FIFA World Cup Bonus To Charity

By David Kappel - Oct 11, 2018 08:01 PM @kappilinho

While we have often heard about bonus payment rows among African teams during World Cups, French teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe has now revealed that he gave all his bonuses from Russia 2018 to charity.

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The 19-year-old, whose father is from Cameroon and whose mother is from Algeria, scored four goals during France's World Cup-winning campaign in Russia this year, and became one of the youngest players ever to lift the famous Jules Rimet trophy.

However, despite his fast-tracked rise to stardom, Mbappe has stayed grounded, and even gave all his World Cup bonuses to French charity Premiers de Cordee, which helps disabled children engage in sports. He has now explained why he did this.

"I did not need to be paid. I was there to defend the colours of the country," he told TIME magazine.

"Also, I earn enough money – a lot of money.

"So I think it is important to help those who are in need. A lot of people are suffering, a lot of people have diseases.

"For people like us, giving a helping hand to people is not a big thing. It doesn't change my life, but it changes theirs. And if it can change theirs, it is a great pleasure.

"I gave the money to the charity where I am a sponsor because being handicapped is something difficult.

"Showing them that they can do sports like everyone, it is something close to my heart."

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Mbappe has carried his World Cup form into the new club season, scoring eight Ligue 1 goals in just five appearances for Paris Saint-Germain already in this campaign.

How far do you think Mbappe can go in his football career? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Breezy@1985 Joined: 25 Jul 2018
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Breezy@1985 Oct 15, 2018 02:13 PM
in giving we receive
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hungry dog Oct 15, 2018 12:30 PM
Ke yona monna mbappe
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Dr-barnes Oct 12, 2018 07:54 AM
Thats gud boy n dnt 4get 2 donate for Africa nxt time
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Zam d king buccaneer Oct 12, 2018 05:48 AM
This is so refreshing,positive n exemplary,God will bless u
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Makhweyane Oct 12, 2018 05:02 AM
Young but old in mind ,that is why u ar so blessed
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Master25 Oct 12, 2018 12:23 AM
Meanwhile in SA other people continue to steal more and more money from poor people.
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clemz7 Oct 11, 2018 09:16 PM
Good boi
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musah005 Oct 11, 2018 08:41 PM
You share the same principles with your idol CR7
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mosekaphofu maggosim Oct 11, 2018 08:34 PM
We share the same sentiments Poi!!
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mosekaphofu maggosim Oct 11, 2018 08:33 PM
U did the right thing son,God bless u even more akere
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TheGreatShaun Oct 11, 2018 08:11 PM
Blessed is the hand that gives than the one that receives

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