Kylian Mbappé donates entire R6.6m World Cup winnings to charity

Kylian Mbappé donates entire R6.6m World Cup winnings to charity

- Mbappé had a World Cup to remember

- Soon after winning, he revealed that he will donate his earnings to charity

- It comes to a total of around $500,000 (R6.6million)

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See first" under the "Following" tab to see Briefly News on your newsfeed!

French soccer star Kylian Mbappé will donate his entire World Cup winnings to charity, according to a report by French newspaper L'Equipe.

Briefly.co.za understands that the 19-year-old wonderkid earned around $500,000 (R6.6million) from his seven games, including a huge bonus for winning the World Cup.

However, he has chosen to hand it all over to Premiers de Cordée, a nonprofit organisation that caters for sports kids with disabilities.

Sebastien Ruffin, the organisation's manager, confirmed the donation and praised Mbappé:

He's a great person. When his schedule allows it, he intervenes for us with pleasure.

Mbappé dazzled at the tournament, scoring four goals and becoming only the second teenager to score in a final after the legendary Brazilian player Pelé.

READ ALSO: MTN's rising data costs irk users: 'Who's leaving with me?'

His talent, pace, and composure in front of goal won him legions of fans, but his generous gesture has won him even more.

Mbappé also won the "Best Young Player of the World Cup" award. This further confirmed him as potentially a legend in the making.

Pelé duly paid tribute to him, tweeting, "If Kylian keeps equalling my records like this I may have to dust my boots off again."

READ ALSO: Hawks have identified a prime suspect in cash-in-transit heists

Watch Mzansi's billionaires in the video below from our Briefly - South Africa YouTube channel.

Do you have a story to share with us? Inbox us on our Facebook page and we could feature your story.

To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.

Source: Briefly.co.za

Related news
Quick-thinking driver escapes hijack by reversing into attackers’ car

Quick-thinking driver escapes hijack by reversing into attackers’ car

Quick-thinking driver escapes hijack by reversing into attackers’ car
Briefly.co.za
Mailfire view pixel