French star Kylian Mbappe, 19, reveals why he donated all his £380,000 World Cup pay to charity



French star Kylian Mbappe, 19, reveals why he donated all his ?380,000 World Cup pay to charity


France sensation, Kylian Mbappé, 19 who showed class by donating all his £380,000 World Cup pay to charity, has finally explained why he did it.


The Paris Saint-Germain forward earned global recognition for his impressive performances at the World Cup and also went ahead to play a crucial role in helping France to beat Croatia 4-2 in the final clash at the Luzhniki Stadium in July.


After the tournament, the young star donated  £380,000 World Cup pay to  Premiers de Cordee, a charity organization that gives free sports instruction to hospitalised and disabled children in sports.


On why donated his pay to the charity organisation, he told Vivienne Walt from TIME:'I did not need to be paid. I was there to defend the colors of the country.'


'Also, I earn enough money – a lot of money. So I think it is important to help those who are in need. A lot of people are suffering, a lot of people have diseases. For people like us, giving a helping hand to people is not a big thing.


'It doesn't change my life, but it changes theirs. And if it can change theirs, it is a great pleasure. 


'I gave the money to the charity where I am a sponsor [Mbappe sponsors the French charity Premiers de Cordée] because being handicapped is something difficult. Showing them that they can do sports like everyone it is something close to my heart.'


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