France superstar Kylian Mbappe lit up the World Cup, scoring four goals, being named the tournament’s best young player and capped it off by becoming just the second teenager to score in a final since Pele 60 years ago.
He is now creating headlines off the pitch by announcing he will donate his entire World Cup earnings to charity.
Mbappe will donate at least £384,000 to Premiers de Cordee, a charity that gives free sports instruction to hospitalised and disabled children in sports.
The organisation also coordinates disability awareness campaigns for schools and businesses, according to L’Equipe.
Sports Illustrated reported that Mbappe earns about £17,000 per game with bonuses. The news outlet also reported that Mbappe received a £265,000 bonus for France winning the World Cup.
The king will always remain king 👑
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) July 16, 2018
Sebastien Ruffin, general manager of the charity Premiers de Cordee told Le Parisien: “He’s a great person. When his schedule allows it, he intervenes for us with pleasure.
“He has a very good [relationship] with the 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.”