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World Cup: ten anecdotes that you (perhaps) do not know about Kylian Mbappé


His baccalaureate, his time in a Catholic college, his passion for Monopoly, his ambidexterity or even his difficulties in swimming as a teenager... The hidden face of the Mbappé character off the field.

His left arm tends to do anything

In 100 shades of Mbappé (Solar Editions), Fabien Bauman returns to an astonishing anecdote about the player's left arm when he begins a sprint when he takes support on his foot.

During the push, as his right knee thrusts forward, he extends his left arm backwards.

A parasitic gesture

”, explains the author who relies on the words of Frédéric Aubert, responsible for the physical preparation of the French football teams “

This left arm which goes stretched backwards is a fantasy.

(…) In the sense of speed, it is a counter-movement.


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It owes its name to a Catholic bishop

The striker owes his first name to Kilian of Würzburg, an Irish-born missionary bishop who preached Catholicism in Bavaria in the 7th century.

Little Kylian was also in a Catholic church in a private establishment in 6th and 5th grade, at the Collège de l'Assomption in Bondy, but not for religious reasons.


This college was more a choice for calm, it gave me a framework that I needed because...

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Source: lefigaro

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