Kylian Mbappe came into prominence at an early age, starring for the youth academies at AS Bondy, INF Clairefontaine, and Monaco, making his debut as a professional for the reserve team of the latter.
Kylian Mbappe soon became a regular starter and goalscorer for the first team in the 2016–17 campaign, helping the club gain their first Ligue 1 title in seventeen years.
Kylian Mbappe later transferred to Paris Saint-Germain the following season on an initial loan deal, with an option of purchase for €180 million, subsequently forming a prolific attacking trio with Neymar and Edinson Cavani.
Kylian Mbappe made his senior international debut for France in March 2017, after having previously represented them at under-17 and under-19 levels.
The Monaco star was born with a middle name Adesanmi and while that is clearly a Nigerian name, no ties had been found between the 18-year-old and Nigeria.
Several reports, however, have it that Mbappe’s father Wilfred Mbappe has Cameroonian and Nigerian roots.
Wilfred Mbappe’s Nigerian roots have not been often highlight as he was known as a Cameroon refugee who migrated to France and got married to Algerian-French lady Fayza.
But according to the reports, Wilfred gave his son Mbappe the Nigerian (Yoruba) middle name Adesanmi meaning ‘crown fits me’.
Mbappe’s younger brother also has a Nigerian name, Adeyemi. He also has brother Joris Kembo Ekoko who his dad adopted, a footballer of Congolese descent.
Mbappe’s father has been very influential in his career, being his first coach and currently his agent.
As his agent, Mbappe’s father has a lot on his hands as the youngster has attracted interest from some of the biggest clubs in Europe after his breakthrough season for Monaco.