French soccer player Kylian Mbappe has been widely praised for his decision to give his all of his match fees to charity this summer. — and he’s not alone!
Teen star does not believe he should be paid to represent his country
French soccer player Kylian Mbappe has been applauded for his decision to give his all of his match fees to a children’s charity this summer. The teen star says he does not believe he should be paid to represent his country. Mbappe’s generosity has been praised after it came to light that he would be donating the entirety of his participation wage to charity after each match, along with bonuses.
Football salaries to charities
Teenage French soccer player Kylian Mbappe has been widely praised for his decision to give his all of his World Cup match fees and bonuses to charity this summer. The teen star says he does not believe he should be paid to represent his country.
Mbappe’s generosity has been applauded after it came to light that he would be donating the entirety of his participation wage to charity. He intends to give all of his bonuses to the Premiers de Cordees association — a charity which sets up sporting activities for children with disabilities.
He will then donate his match participation fees to a different association after every game throughout the tournament.
This prompted two England legends, Gary Neville and Gary Lineker, to remind supporters that Mbappe is not alone with his kindness. Both Neville and Lineker revealed on Twitter that England’s players have been giving their match fees to charity for several years, however this has never been widely reported.
In 2013, David Beckham donated his wages from Paris Saint-Germain — rumoured to be around €200,000 (£170,000) a week — to a children’s charity in Paris.
At the time, he told the Guardian: “We’ve decided on something that’s quite unique. I won’t receive any salary: we’ve decided my salary will go towards a local children’s charity in Paris and that’s one of the things we’re very excited and proud to do.”
There have been some great moments on and off the pitch during the 2018 World Cup so far
Cristiano Ronaldo made a young fan’s day before the tournament even started, when Rafael Agostinho slipped through security at Lisbon Airport where his hero was boarding the team bus. Ronaldo took the time to get back off the bus and hug the tearful boy and pose for photos.
Ronaldo is also known to be supportive of both fans and charities, and recently teamed up with the Make A Wish Foundation to assist Portuguese children Joao and Francisca to visit the national team’s training facility in Oeiras, west Lisbon.
Ronaldo has also been named the ‘most charitable athlete, and he once auctioned off his 2013 Ballon d’Or trophy for £600,000/€678,500 with all proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
They’re rich, they’re famous, and they have a generous side that we don’t always hear about.
8 Simple And Easy Ways To Become More Generous
Being generous can have profound effects on people. When you give, you can greatly help others, and you feel better too. Even if you’re not a wealthy soccer star, you can still make a lasting effect by being giving. If you’d like to increase your giving, here are some simple and easy ways to become more generous.