His best years may well be ahead of him, but Kylian Mbappé is already a big name both on and off the pitch. This article contains information regarding the France international’s sponsors and charity work.
Nike – Nike has been the official sports equipment supplier for Mbappé ever since his breakthrough into senior football. Nike last extended his contract in July 2017 in a ‘long-term’ contract that also see the youngster launch his own personalised boots aged 18.
EA Sports – Mbappé became the cover star for EA Sports’ latest instalment of FIFA (FIFA 21), making him the youngest footballer to appear solely on the cover of a FIFA game.
Hublot – Geneva-based luxury watchmaker Hublot signed Mbappé in a deal reportedly worth €1 million per year. Mbappé replaced Usain Bolt as the brand’s lead ambassador.
NOTABLE CHARITY WORK
- In 2018, he donated all of his salary and bonuses from the successful World Cup campaign to Premiers de Cordee – a charity offering sports training to hospitalised and disabled children.
- In January 2020, he launched his own charity called Inspired by Kylian Mbappe (IBKM) to support 98 children (a nod to his birth year, 1998) from Paris aged 9-16 by offering them financial support.
- In March 2020, he made a ‘very large’ donation to the Abbe Pierre Foundation – a charity that offers support to people without proper housing.