Who is Ethan Mbappe? The PSG youngster hoping to follow in his brother’s footsteps

Robin Bairner
Kylian Mbappe's brother Ethan has signed for the PSG youth academy

Ethan Mbappe may be a new full name to many football fans, but his surname certainly isn’t.

And that’s no coincidence. He is, after all, the little brother of Kylian Mbappe, the Paris Saint-Germain attacker who is widely regarded as one of the finest players in the world, even at 22.

The fact that Ethan has been snapped up by PSG on youth terms, then, should come as little surprise, with the Ligue 1 giants hopeful that talent runs in the family.

Ethan, who is 14, is a very different player to his big brother, however.

What position does Ethan Mbappe play in?

Ethan Mbappe has been described as “an elegant midfielder” who is at ease in possession of the ball. He can play across the centre of the field. Of course, this is very different to Kylian, who is most at home as a wide attacker or playing through the centre.

“He likes to organise the game. He’s a more effective player in one-on-ones, with less explosiveness but more technical finesse,” Charley Cassanas, the Boulogne-Billancourt coach told Le Parisien.

How good is Ethan Mbappe?

Just how good Mbappe can become has yet to be determined. Nevertheless, PSG have had enough faith in him to tie him down to a three-year youth contract, which has seen him interned at the club’s Saint-Germain-en-Laye training complex since the beginning of the new school year in September.

“His contract is deserved, it’s not cronyism,” one unnamed source told Le Parisien.

He is said to have excellent vision of the game, with the quality of his left foot and his passing particularly highlighted.

In a recent interview with L'Equipe, Ethan's older brother Kylian spoke about the future his sibling could have in the sport. Kylian said: "I tell him: 'stay calm!' But he is calm. I am the older one! It is the story of life but he is completely different to me, whether that is in his attitude, his character, his game. He needs to follow his path. But he will have something that I did not have: the pressure of a name. He will have to make a name for himself through his first name. The problem is that we have a similar face and people think we are the same!

"My brother will have different pressure. For me, it was the pressure of a match, a 'positive' pressure. Ethan will surely deal with a more 'negative' pressure, of the kind: 'You are Kylian’s brother.' Me, I had the pressure of being on the big stage quickly. He will have to face a certain excess. My role is also to help him follow his path. I do not want him in my footsteps whilst also wishing him the best."

What clubs are interested in Ethan Mbappe?

At just 14, Mbappe’s future is tied to PSG for the foreseeable future.

When does Ethan Mbappe’s contract expire?

He is on a three-year youth deal that will run out in 2024.

What is Ethan Mbappe’s Instagram?

Mbappe does not have a verified Instagram account. He does appear to have an account that has not been used since 2019 and has around 8,000 followers.

Who is Ethan Mbappe’s girlfriend?

Mbappe is not currently in a public relationship.