Having taken the game by storm at just 19, Mbappe will have every opportunity thrown at him. Uncapped wealth, emphatic fame and attention like no other. Engaged with a contemporary scene too, his humble yet well informed persona makes him the new face of world football. Already a World Cup winner, he has already achieved the dreams of so many yet the best years as an athlete are arguably still to come. The exclusive interview with TIME magazine, explores how he's kept his feet on the ground in a year that has seen him scale to the top of the game.
Dubbed an "International Superstar" in the feature, his trajectory could see him on course to become the player with the biggest profile on the planet. For many, while his life is turning out to deliver a fairytale-like story of triumph, it's his relatable nature and truly human approach that has helped him stand out. He has taken the game by storm on the pitch with a truly unique though poetic style of play and his life off it is relatively personal. A big read for what could be the world's biggest player.
The issue of the magazine is out today (11th October).
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