Wilfried Mbappé is a 51 year old French/Cameroonian football coach and agent who is better known as the father of Kylian Mbappé, the high-flying French International footballer. Wilfried is admired for his undying support for his son who is now enjoying a massive wave of success and has an incredibly huge global fanbase.
But, even though he is now better known as Kylian Mbappé’s father, it is noteworthy that Wilfried has also been able to build a career for himself in sports as a coach and agent. Rising from almost nothingness, he has managed to steer himself and his family into abundance, including guiding his son, Kylian into football greatness.
Where is Kylian Mbappe’s Father From?
Wilfried Mbappé was born in Cameroon. There is very little information available about Wilfried’s childhood and place of birth. So, it is not clear what town or city of Cameroon he was exactly born in. However, different reports say he was raised in the Central African country.
According to some reports, Wilfried also has Nigerian roots. However, it is not clear how strong his Nigerian roots are. Also, his educational history remains unclear. This is mainly because the man himself has not spoken clearly about this area of his life before. It is however believed that Wilfried Mbappé is a learned man.
What we do know is that Wilfried Mbappé, at some point in his life, migrated to France in his search for greener pastures. After arriving in France, he settled in Bondy, a commune in the northeastern suburbs of Paris. It is believed that this was where he first met the woman who would later become his wife; a woman called Fayza Lamari.
According to some reports, Wilfried Mbappé has a brother called Pierre Mbappé who is also into sports. Both brothers have maintained a very close relationship over the years. However, details about the identity of his parents remain unknown.
Wilfried Mbappé is Now a Football Coach
Soon after Wilfried Mbappé arrived in Bondy, he became actively involved in the town’s sporting community. He quickly rose to become a youth leader in Bondy and actively worked with talented, sports-inclined children in the local area to help them build their talent and careers while also working on his own sporting life.
According to reports, Wilfried played football for a while but then later took a serious interest in coaching. He especially loved working with talented kids and helping them grow into superstars. Because he was so good with kids, Wilfried won the trust of many parents who entrusted their talented children to him to help train in football.
Wilfried soon became a member of AS Bondy, one of the highly recognized youth football clubs in the region. He then rose through the ranks to become the club’s coach. It is not clear when exactly he became the coach. However, we know that while at the club, he became a beloved figure in Bondy. According to a 2018 BBC report, Wilfried was both a player and coach at some point in AS Bondy.
At AS Bondy, Wilfried worked closely with and helped many French youngsters to break out into superstars who now play for their country on a national level. He has been hailed for having the ability to spot potential in talented youngsters and helping them make progress in their careers. He has trained many kids in Bondy who have gone on to become professional footballers.
Some of the players he had helped to find professional success include Fiorentina forward Jonathan Ikoné, and Arsenal defender William Saliba. And, of course, it is on record that he was very instrumental in helping his sons find success as footballers.
Wilfried worked with AS Bondy for about 25 years. During that time, he worked in different capacities at the club, including being one of the sporting directors of the club who looked after the age groups from under-10s up to under-17s. After leaving AS Bondy, Wilfried set his attention on being a football agent. These days, he is more focused on being his son, Kylian Mbappé’s football agent.
Wilfried Mbappé’s Wife, Fayza Lamari Also Played Sports
While in France, Wilfried Mbappé met and fell in love with a woman called Fayza Lamari. Interestingly, Fayza was also involved in sports just like Wilfried. In fact, according to reports, she was a handball player at the time she met Wilfried. They both took interest in each other and started dating.
Details about their love story are not very clear. For instance, the timeline of their relationship is not known so it is not clear when the couple started dating. What we do know that is Fayza Lamari is of Algerian origin descent and she was head over heels in love with Wilfried.
Over time, their romance blossomed even more and led to marriage. It is not very clear what year they tied the knot as husband and wife. This information is quite scarce especially because neither of the celebrated couples is fond of talking about their lives together as a married couple.
The Couple Have Two Children Together
Wilfried Mbappé and his wife Fayza Lamari had two children during their marriage. They had two sons called Kylian Mbappé and Ethan Mbappé. Both children have taken after their parents by going into sports and are now doing really well for themselves as soccer stars.
Wilfried Mbappé also has an adopted son called Jirès Kembo Ekoko. Jirès was born in Congo. However, when he was six years old, his parents sent him to France for his education. He ended up living in Bondy, the same city that Wilfried lived in. At first, Jirès stayed with his uncle and older sister in Bondy.
However, after some time, he caught the attention of Wilfried and he was eventually adopted by the Mbappé family. Today, Jirès is also doing very well as a soccer star just like Kylian Mbappé and Ethan Mbappé. They are also all very close to their father, Wilfried whom they look up to as an inspiration and mentor.
How Long Has Kylian Mbappe’s Father Been Married to His Wife?
Following their marriage, Wilfried Mbappé and Fayza Lamari remained together as a married couple for a long time. However, in 2021, reports emerged that they had separated and are actually in the middle of a divorce. This sad development came as a surprise to fans of their superstar son, Kylian Mbappé.
As we have mentioned earlier, it is not very clear what year Wilfried Mbappé and Fayza Lamari got married so, it is difficult to state exactly how long they were married before they parted ways. However, different reports claim that they were married before they had their first son, Kylian Mbappé.
If this is the case, then they were married for over 20 years before their separation. This is because Kylian was about 22 years old in 2021. So, if they got married before having him, then they were married for about 23 or more years. It is not clear if their divorce settlement had been reached just yet.
Wilfried’s Son, Kylian Mbappé is a World-Famous Soccer Star
Kylian Mbappé is the first child born to Wilfried Mbappé and Fayza Lamari. He was born on 20 December 1998 and is now 23 years old. Born to a sporting family, it was not too long before Kylian developed a serious interest in football and soon began playing the game actively.
Kylian began his youth career at AS Bondy where he was coached by his father, Wilfried. In 2015, when he was just 16 years old, he began his senior career by joining Ligue 1 club Monaco. At Monaco, he made a great impression, winning one Ligue 1 title and emerging the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year. He also won the Golden Boy award.
Two years later, in 2017, Kylian signed for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on an initial loan, which was made permanent in 2018. He has since gone on to become one of the most important players at the club. He has now won about four Ligue 1 titles and three Coupe de France titles with PSG. Also, he has become PSG’s second-highest goalscorer in history, having had an incredibly fascinating goal-scoring run at the club.
At the international level, Kylian made his senior debut for France in 2017 when he was about 18 years old. The next year in 2018, he helped France win the 2018 FIFA World Cup. At the tournament, he was so impressive that he received the Best Young Player and French Player of the Year awards for his performances. It is noteworthy that he is the second teenager, after Pelé, to score in a World Cup Final.
Today, Kylian Mbappé is widely considered to be one of the best players in the world. He is also one of the highest-paid soccer stars at the moment. His incredible dribbling abilities, as well as his exceptional speed, and finishing have frequently left fans in awe of his genius.
Kylian Mbappé’s incredible success on the football pitch has also led to Wilfried Mbappé becoming more famous and millions of Kylian fans beam their searchlight on the man who helped to raise the globally recognized soccer star. Before Kylian became famous, Wilfried and his other family members lived a rather quiet life. They were launched into the spotlight following their son’s emergence as a global superstar.
How Involved Has Wilfried Mbappé Been in His Son’s Success?
Wilfried Mbappé is a central figure in his son, Kylian Mbappé’s success story. According to reports, Kylian was just a very little boy when Wilfried began to take him to his training sessions at his youth club, AS Bondy, having noticed the boy’s love for soccer.
Seeing how passionate his father was about football, Kylian caught the fever and was in awe of Wilfried whenever he was at the training sessions. According to reports, Kylian followed his father everywhere including the dressing room. By the time he was just between 2 and 3 years old, Wilfried let him take part in training sessions.
Wilfried soon integrated Kylian into the youth cub and became his coach. It is on record that Wilfried gifted Kylian his first football and has since gone on to become his mentor. Wilfried made sure that Kylian got the best support he needed. When Kylian began to make waves with his playing skills and attracted different clubs seeking to sign him, it was Wilfried who guided him on what decisions to make.
Even before Kylian turned a teenager, Wilfried had arranged for him to meet some very popular figures in football including people like Thierry Henry, Zinedine Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo, and others. Wilfried did this to inspire Kylian even more. As time went on, and with Wilfried’s mentorship and training, Kylian became even more skillful and determined on the football pitch.
Apart from training him to become a genius on the soccer pitch, Wilfried also made sure that his son learned family values and how to be a good and humble human being. Over the years, both father and son have developed a very strong bond that appears to be unbreakable. They are very close and virtually all decisions about Kylian’s career are made with his father’s advice.
Wilfried Mbappé is now Kylian Mbappé’s agent and mentor.
Does Wilfried Mbappé Have any other Famous Children?
Apart from Kylian Mbappé, Wilfried Mbappé’s other children are also famous. His second son, born on 29 December 2006, Ethan is also a footballer who has already started to make some buzz. Just like Kylian, Ethan started out at AS Bondy where he was coached by his father.
After two years at AS Bondy, Ethan proceeded to join French giants Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. He is now known for being a technical, left-footed midfielder and is believed to be on course to make an incredible career just like his older brother, Kylian.
Interestingly, Wilfried Mbappé’s adoptive son, Jirès Kembo Ekoko also played footballer. However, he is now retired. During his playing days, Jirès played for the French club, Rennes as well as Al Ain, a club based in UAE. He also played for the Dubai club, Al Nasr, and the Turkish club, Bursaspor.
Apparently, all Wilfried Mbappé’s children went into football and made varying degrees of fame in the process. However, it is clear that none of his children has come even remotely close to attaining the kind of fame and success that his first son, Kylian Mbappé has attained so far. Kylian is the most popular member of the Mbappé family and his fame has rubbed off on all other members of his family.