Fayza Lamari (born in 1974) is a 48 years old French Algerian media personality, sports agent, and former handball player better known as the mother of Kylian Mbappe, the French international football player for Paris Saint-German.
Although she became very popular due to the sudden rise to fame of her son, Fayza had her own achievements as a professional handball player during the late 90s and early 2000s. She played for the French national handball team and also played for the AS Bondy handball team. She is now admired worldwide for the sacrifices she made for her son to have a decent career.
Where is Kylian Mbappe’s Mother From?
Kylian Mbappe’s mother Fayza Lamari was born in the Republic of France. Also known as Fayza Lamari Mbappe, she was born in the year 1974 according to multiple reports. However, none have been able to put a birth date or month to her birth details.
Fayza lives a very private life and information regarding her educational pursuit and upbringing has not been revealed to the public.
Although she is a citizen of France, Fayza’s maiden family has African roots. Her roots are traced to the Kabyle ethnic group of Algeria, a northern African country. However, information about her family members, which includes her siblings and her parents has not been revealed. Her early childhood was spent in Bondy a suburb in the city of Paris, France.
Fayza played handball during her youthful age. She was very good at it and got the interest of national teams from both Algeria and France, as some reports have it that she represented the Algerian youth handball team before switching allegiance to play for the french senior female handball team.
Fayza Lamari is Now a Successful Sports Agent Representing Her Son Kylian Mbappe
Fayza had a thrilling career in handball and played the game at a professional level before she retired. Her handball career started when she was still a teenager and she must have been spotted while in college, although no record of her college life is made available. However, it is recorded that she represented the French youth handball team at international levels.
Fayza Lamari got a breakthrough in her handball career when she was signed to play as a right-winger for the then French Division 1 handball team AS Bondy. During the period of her professional handballing career, she earned many recognitions and honors playing for the AS Bondy handball team from the late-1990s to the early-2000s as reported by multiple sources.
Although handball is a very popular game in Europe, much is not known about Fayza Lamari and her handballing career until the rise to stardom of her son Kylian, whom she helped nurtured. After retiring from her professional handball career, Fayza focused on taking care of her family and the upbringing of her talented children.
Asides from being his mother, she is also his agent and representative and has been in charge of the affairs concerning his career, finance, and also decision-making. Using her experience as an ex-professional athlete, she became the focus of her son’s career as she was able to guide her son into making decisions that will safeguard his future in football.
Who is Fayza Lamari’s Husband?
Fayza Lamari is married to Wilfred Mbappe. Her husband is a sports enthusiast just like her, for all we know, their love for sports must have brought them together.
However, several reports have it that Fayza and her husband met and fell in love with each other for a long time before they eventually tied the knot. They both have been living a private life before their son Kylian Mbappe made them famous.
A football coach and sports agent, Wilfred Mbappe was born in Cameroun and brought up in France, with little or no information on his place of birth. Some reports are of the opinion that he has Nigerian roots, be that as it may, Wilfred is a Cameroonian immigrant who migrated to France and so holds dual nationality as he is also considered a French citizen as much as he is a Cameroonian.
Best known as Kylian Mbappe’s father, Wilfred became focused on searching for and developing young talents after his move from Cameroon to France. He settled in Bondy which we could say was the place he met Fayza Lamari. A footballer himself whose career didn’t take him that far, as several reports claimed he played football regionally while in Cameroon, but Wilfred was determined to help younger people with talents attain greatness.
His dedication and commitment to the course of his work earned him a place in the AS Bondy football team coaching crew. He is currently the Head Coach of the team and at some point played for the team too.
Fayza and her husband still remain married as far as their marriage relationship goes. They currently live in Bondy and are keeping every detail of their daily lives very private.
Fayza Lamari’s Children All Have Successful Football Careers
The ex-international handball player has three grown-up male children who are also full-time professional footballers. Fayza’s three children are from her marriage to Wilfred Mbappe. Although all are legitimately hers, two are her biological children and one is adopted. They are Jires Kembo Ekoko, Kylian Mbappe and Ethan Mbappé.
Fayza’s children are all famous football players who play the game professionally as we have earlier made known. Be that as it may, the whole family members only got even more popular due to the activities surrounding the life of Kylian Mbappe. Here is a little dip into the lives of Fayza’s other children, what they are up to, and how much they are known.
Fayza Lamari’s First Son Kylian Mbappe is an Acclaimed International Footballer
French international soccer star Kylian Mbappe is Fayza’s first son. Born on the 20th of December 1998, Mbappe is the first biological child of Fayza Lamari and Wilfred Mbappe together as a married couple. At just 23 years old, Mbappe is considered one of the finest players in the footballing world and as well as among the highest-paid.
Born into a family with footballing gifts, it was only a matter of time before he realises his own talent and answers the call to his destiny. At the age of 6, young Kylian would follow his father to the pitch and join other young talents, most quite older than he was then, in training. It was reported that he quickly developed a fondness for the game through the encouragement of his parents, his mother most especially.
Kylian started his career with AS Bondy youth team under the tutelage of his father Wilfred, who was then part of the coaching crew of the team. With a talent too hot to be nurtured at AS Bondy, his parents eventually moved him to the Clairefontaine academy. His impressive performances at Clairefontaine caught the attention of top French clubs and several foreign European top clubs who attempted to sign him.
In 2015, following the wise counsel of his parents, a 16-year-old Kylian snubbed top European clubs to join AS Monaco where he would begin his promising career. He had a fine season at Monaco and his breakthrough came in 2016 when he scored his first hattrick at the age of 17 in a 7-0 routing of Rennes in the Coupe de la Ligue round of 16 at the Stade Louis II. The following he joined french football giants PSG and the rest is history.
Ethan Mbappe Lotti Plays For Paris Saint-German Under-17 Youth Team
Ethan Mbappe is Fayza’s last son and second biological child with Wilfred Mbappe. Born on the 29th of December 2006, Ethan like the rest of the family takes after his parents too by going into sports. He plays football professionally too like his two older brothers Ekembo and Kylian. He is currently signed to the Academy wing of League One’s top side Paris Saint-German.
Ethan Mbappé may not be as famous as his two older brothers, but he is following in their footsteps in achieving a successful footballing career. Born in Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, Mbappe as he is also being called, started with the AS Bondy your team as his brothers before him and played with them for at least 2 years.
The 15 year old got what would look like a big step into a successful career in football when he joined French giants Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. His move was a part of the deal that saw the club bring in his brother Kylian on loan from AS Monaco. He made his debut appearance for the club and scored his first goal for the under-12 team.
Ethan is currently with the under-17 team where he continues to develop his talent after signing a contract in 2021 that keeps him on the team for the next 3 years. He keeps a low profile like the rest of the family and prefers to do his thing on the pitch. Not much is heard about him all the same, as it’s just his brother’s that rubs off on him.
Which of Fayza Lamari’s Kids is Adopted?
Jires Kembo Ekoko is her first child and he was adopted a few months after she got married to Wilfred Mbappe. Jirès Kembo Ekoko was born on 8 January 1988 in Kinshasa, Zaire, and moved to France when he was six years old. He lived in Bondy, Île-de-France with his uncle and older sister before his adoption.
Fayza’s adopted son comes from a footballing family as well; his biological father played for DR Congo (formerly Zaire) national team in the 1974 FIFA World Cup. Kembo Ekoko who was a former youth international for France is now retired. He, however, had a fulfilling international career before his retirement having played as a striker for French elite division team Stade Rennes from 2006-2012 with over 100 appearances and scoring 16 goals.
Kembo Ekoko retired in the year 2019 having played for four other teams sharing 160 appearances and scoring 47 goals. The last team he played for was Bursaspor FC of the Turkish Super League. Although he attained a level of success during his playing time, his success however could not be compared to what his adopted brother has achieved at just the beginning of his career.
Kembo currently lives a private life in France and we are not sure if he would follow the line of his adopted father into becoming a coach. He lives with his girlfriend and two kids, a boy, and a girl. No details on whether they have tied the knot or not, but it is clear they are living a happy life together as a family.
Fayza Lamari Played a Pivotal Role in Kylian Mbappe’s Successful Career in Football
Fayza and her son share a very close relationship, and she is protective of him and wants always what is best for his career and as well as personal life. She is one of the prime people who contributed to Mbappe’s football career success. Although she was strict and tough with his upbringing, she is believed to be a very supportive and loving mother.
Time magazine describes her relationship with her son as that of a fiercely protective gatekeeper, who keeps him shielded from outside forces. Fayza alongside her husband has been involved in Mbappe’s career development since when he was 6 years old. Rather than giving him a conventional education, they opted for the AS Bondy football academy.
At AS Bondy, his talent was nurtured under the supervision of his father Wilfred who was among the coaching crew of the academy. Fayza denied her son the life of a normal teenager and instilled the spirit of hard work and discipline in him. She has always been there in all his career choices and decisions he takes.