Kylian Mbappé: how he made the FFF bend over image rights

Kylian Mbappe how he made the FFF bend over image

MBAPPE. In turmoil for a few days, the FFF finally accepted the demands of the Frenchman and a few teammates on image rights.

Kylian Mbappé has “decided not to take part in the photo session scheduled” on Tuesday with the France team after the Federation’s refusal to “modify the agreement” for the image rights of the players, he said. find out on Monday in a press release sent to AFP. It was not until a press release and the start of a new controversy that the FFF finally accepted the dialogue between the world champion and his teammates, proving the very big influence of the PSG striker.

The FFF “undertakes to revise” the convention on image rights binding it to the Blues “as soon as possible”, she announced at 9 p.m. before indicating that “The FFF is delighted to work the outlines of a new agreement which will allow it to ensure its interests while taking into consideration the legitimate concerns and convictions expressed unanimously by its players”

If Noël Le Graët quickly folded, it was because the president had planned to see the executives on this subject during the day. Accompanied by François Vasseur, the marketing director of the FFF, but also Kylian Mbappé, Hugo Lloris (withdrawal and replaced by Lafont but remained for the occasion), Raphaël Varane and Didier Deschamps. the president very quickly understood that nothing had progressed on this important subject of the agreement and that several executives were beginning to lose patience. According to various witnesses quoted by several media including Le Figaro, the president of the FFF took the lead in leading the debates, before waiting for the return of the players who quickly decided to validate this agreement and who requested a press release from the FFF. to make sure things are progressing.

Interviewed on occasion in a portrait for Ouest France, Kylian Mbappé’s lawyer, Delphine Verheyden, explains this change in attitude of the new generation. “Times change, athletes too. The younger generation is no longer ready to compromise when the older one saw it as a matter of zeros. My job is to ensure that we do not dispossess athletes of their image rights, which are fundamental to their personality.”

This Tuesday, September 20, after the controversy, Kylian Mbappé did participate in the sessions allowing him to take the shots necessary for the making of certain advertisements broadcast at the time of the world Cup (20 November – 18 December). As indicated by L’Equipe, the PSG striker participated in the session normally, like the other players, and made all the passages that were requested of him.

Kylian Mbappé is a French football player from Bondy. He put on his crampons from the age of 6 in his hometown. In 2015, he joined AS Monaco, where he made his Ligue 1 debut. Since 2017, Kylian Mbappé has been playing as a striker at Paris Saint-Germain.

Born on December 20, 1998 in the 19e arrondissement of Paris, Kylian Mbappé comes from a family of athletes. His father, Wilfrid Mbappé Lottin is a former footballer who became an under-15 coach in Bondy and his mother, Fayza Lamari is a former handball player. Kylian Mbappé is of Cameroonian origin by his father and Algerian by his mother. Jirès Kembo Ekoko is raised by Kylian’s parents. He also has a younger brother, Ethan.

Kylian Mbappé made his football debut in 2004 at AS Bondy. In 2011, he trained at the INF Clairefontaine center. The young player then left Bondy where he was educated and continued his studies in Rambouillet. At the end of his training, he joined the AS Monaco training center, which returned to Ligue 1. In 2014, Kylian Mbappé was selected for the France under-17 team and in 2016, he obtained his STMG baccalaureate.

On March 16, 2017, Kylian Mbappé was selected by Didier Deschamps for his first match for the France team. On March 25, he comes into play against Luxembourg for his first selection. Kylian Mbappé scores his first goal in blue in a 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Netherlands.

On March 27, 2018, Kylian Mbappé became the youngest away scorer in the France team at just 19 years old. In the 2018 World Cup final, against Croatia, Kylian Mbappé scored the fourth blue goal and the match ended 4-2. At the end of this World Cup, he received the trophy of the “best young player” of the competition by FIFA. Euro 2021 will have been less successful for the tricolor player. Kylian Mbappé was the 5th shooter for the France team during the penalty shootout against Switzerland in the round of 16 of the European Nations Championship. A difficult position to assume since, all the other shooters having succeeded. The French striker chose to shoot on the right of the Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer, author of a very big performance against the Blues and who released the decisive parade, confirming the elimination of the Blues. Kylian Mbappé remains today an indisputable starter with the Blues.

Kylian Mbappé scores his team's fourth goal in the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Kylian Mbappé scores his team’s fourth goal in the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup © Petr David Josek/AP/SIPA

At the beginning of 2020, the CIES, the football observatory published the ranking of the most expensive players in the world. Kylian Mbappé tops this ranking with a valuation of 265 million euros. In 2019, he is the athlete who has won the most and the 36e world’s highest paid athlete. Kylian Mbappé’s jersey flocking is the most popular for France team jerseys. His annual salary at PSG is also estimated at 17.5 million euros gross. With its extension in 2022, astronomical figures have been put forward, speaking of 300 million euros over three years and even a bonus of 300 million according to the Spanish media.

Kylian Mbappé is very discreet about his private life. Many rumors have appeared, lending him a relationship with several celebrities. Since the end of 2021, the player has appeared several times with Emma Smet without the two supporters mentioning a possible romance. They have since moved away.