Not only is Kylian Mbappé a great athlete, he’s also a class act.
The 19-year-old French soccer player and breakout star of the 2018 FIFA World Cup announced on Monday that he will donate all of his World Cup earnings to charity. France claimed its second World Cup title on Sunday after the team defeated Croatia, 4-2, in the final.
Mbappé, who scored four goals this year, plans to donate his tournament money to Premiers de Cordée, a non-profit that organizes disability awareness campaigns and offers free sports training to children with disabilities.
The France forward earned roughly $22,300 per game, plus a bonus of about $350,000 after the FIFA World Cup win. In total, Mbappé will donate more than $500,000 to Premiers de Cordée.
“Kylian, he is a great person,” Sebastian Ruffin, general manager of Premiers de Cordée, told the French publication, Le Parisien. “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.”
The charity showed Mbappé some love on Twitter following France’s World Cup win, calling the breakout star its “love.”
OUR LOVE 🇫🇷🏆⭐️⭐️ https://t.co/fKz7iC6GNQ
— Premiers de Cordée (@PremiersdCordee) July 15, 2018
Mbappé could have done anything with his World Cup earnings, and he decided to use them to give back to his community. What a wonderful act of kindness.