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Soccer phenom, Kylian Mbappé, recently made headlines scoring two key goals leading the French team to a 4-3 victory over Argentina during last Saturday’s World Cup match. The young France native’s selfless generosity has also recently been celebrated when it was reported that he is donating his earnings from playing in the World Cup competition to various organizations, including one that helps to engage children with disabilities in various sports.
The Premiers de Cordées association is slated to receive thousands of dollars of Mbappé’s earnings to go towards their multiple resources provided to assist and teach sports to children with disabilities. After each match of the International competition, Mbappé has committed to donating to a different charity that will allow him to help a variety of people by simply playing the sport that he loves.
Mbappé has made history as the first teenager to score multiple goals in a World Cup tournament since 1998 when only one score was made by then English teen player, Michael Owen. He is also the first teenager to score two goals in one match since the final Pele vs. Sweden game in 1958.
Thank you Kylian for using your platform to pay it forward!