This article will tell you about the younger brother of Kylian Mbappe, Ethan Mbappe
Even though Kylian Mbappé is one of the best athletes in the world right now, he is not the only Mbappé to play for French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain. The 24-year-old is the older brother of potential football phenom Ethan Mbappé, who is 16 years old.
Who Is Ethan Mbappe?
Ethan Mbappe is the younger brother of Kylian Mbappe and was born on Dec. 29, 2006 in France. He is a left-footed central midfielder who can play deep or drive forward. His style of play is very different from that of his brother, a quick finisher.
His style of play is thoughtful and tactical rather than showy and goal-crazy, and he is also improving as a set piece taker game after game.
Ethan, who turned 16 at the end of December, entered the PSG youth program almost five years after Kylian transferred from Monaco to the club.
When Did Ethan Mbappe Make His Debut?
On December 17, Ethan made his senior debut in a friendly matchup against Paris FC, two days before his brother took part in the World Cup final.
He entered the game as a replacement for Fabian Ruiz after PSG had taken the lead on a goal from Nordi Mukiele. Ultimately, Les Rouge-et-Bleu triumphed 2-1.
Kylian Mbappe Is The Inspiration Of Ethan Mbappe
Even if the Mbappé brothers haven’t yet shared the field, Kylian still finds inspiration in his younger sibling. Kylian’s arms-folded goal celebration was really inspired by his sibling, according to a 2017 L’Equipe article. Ethan took the exact identical posture as Kylian did as the two were playing PlayStation together.
Following in the footsteps of his adopted brother Jires Kembo-Ekoko and brother Kylian, Ethan trained at local club AS Bondy prior to joining PSG. The teen’s PSG contract expires in the summer 2024 transfer season, per Transfermarkt.
Who Is Jires Kembo Ekoko?
Jires Kembo Ekoko, a football player for Al Ain FC, comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His father participated in the 1974 FIFA World Cup as a player for the DR Congo (previously Zaire) national team.
In 1997, Kembo Ekoko, then 9 years old, signed with AS Bondy, a youth squad. He would play for Clairefontaine, another young squad, four years later.
He joined Rennes after completing three years of training. His teammate gave him the moniker “Kembinho” because of his technical skills. Kembo Ekoko made his debut in his first season, replacing Jimmy Briand in a game against Lille.
Under Guy Lacombe, Kembo Ekoko made 13 appearances in his third season and scored three goals. In a 2-2 draw, Kembo Ekoko scored his first Coupe de la Ligue goal.
He made one appearance for Rennes against Lyon before signing a four-year contract with Al Ain FC. Since Kembo Ekoko acquired French citizenship in 2008 and was picked up for the national team’s U21 squad, he is qualified to play for either Congo or France.