With his legendary talents on the field, Kylian Mbappé made the final goal in the 2018 World Cup finals. But when it comes to the plans that he has for the actual prize money? That’s what makes him a true champion.
The 19-year-old will reportedly donate around $500,000, which is all of his earnings from the tournament, to a French charity according to PEOPLE.
Premiers de Cordée is a charity which teaches sports to hospitalized and disabled children, according to reports. The teen reportedly made this decision back in June, as he has been volunteering with the organization since 2017. Sebastien Ruffin, the general manager of Premiers de Cordée calls him “a great person.”
“When his schedule allows it, he intervenes for us with pleasure,” Ruffin told French outlet Le Parisien. “He has a very good [relationship] with children, he always finds the right [words] to encourage them. I sometimes even feel that [he] takes more pleasure to play with the kids than the kids themselves.”
The star player is the youngest player to score a goal in a World Cup final since Pelé and helped his team achieve a 4-2 victory over Croatia. He also won FIFA’s best young player award and scored four goals throughout the course of the tournament. His team is also the youngest to win a title since Brazil’s in 1970 with an average age of 25 years and 10 months old, according to ESPN.