Kylian Mbappe’s Journey from a Modest Beginning to a Football Superstar

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In the archives of football history, tales of extraordinary talent emerging from extraordinarily modest backgrounds is not uncommon. However, only a select few stories and names resonate as powerfully with fans as Kylian Mbappe’s.

From the local pitches of Bondy, a suburb near Paris, to the sacred grounds of the world’s most grandest stadiums, Kylian Mbappe’s ascent into the hall of fame has been nothing short of remarkable. Each goal, each trophy lifted and each record-breaking performance in international football is a testament to his exceptional skill pool, relentless determination and resolute passion for the most popular sport in the world. Mbappe’s journey to stardom has not only captured the hearts of fans but also served as an inspiration to millions of people worldwide. 

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Mbappe’s zeal for the sport was nurtured from the get-go since his father was a coach and director for AS Bondy, their local club, and his mother was a former professional handball player. His rare talent and exceptional ball-handling caught the attention of scouts as soon as he joined AS Bondy at the plush age of six. By 2013, he was recruited by AS Monaco’s youth academy, marking the beginning of the “New Ronaldo” career as fans began comparing him to the Brazilian legend Ronaldo at an early stage.

When he made his debut with AS Monaco’s A team, he became, at that time, the youngest first-team player in the club’s history- he was less than 17 years old! Eventually, in 2016-17, he managed to score 15 goals, essentially aiding AS Monaco’s path to victory in Ligue 1.

In the August of 2017, Mbappe made his move to PSG, where together with Neymar Jr., they led PSG to three consecutive Ligue 1 titles (2017–18, 2018–19, and 2019–20). In fact, Mabppe was named the league’s Player of the Year for the 2018-19 season. Mbappe then agreed to renew his contract with PSG in 2021 that would keep him in the club till 2025. This contract was a pivotal point in his career as it reportedly made him the world’s highest paid football player.

By the end of the 2023-24 season, Mbappe had been awarded the accolade for Player of the Year five times consecutively. His list goes much further than this as he has also won a World Cup with the French national team before the age of 20! Finally, it was announced on social media that Mbappe was to leave the renowned club for an even more distinguished club in the geographical heart of the Iberian Peninsula- Real Madrid. Now, we can only wait and see the other phenomenal marvels that this remarkable player will achieve on the football pitch.  

Mbappe’s electrifying pace, precise finishing, and innate footballing intelligence have spelled him out to be a nightmare for defenders but a dream for fans around the globe. As the world eagerly awaits with anticipation for the next chapter in Mbappe’s unprecedented career, one thing remains certain: “We must always set the bar high, otherwise we do not progress.”, spoken by the prodigious young talent himself.