Who is Fayza Lamari? Kylian Mbappe's mother and agent who is a former handball star

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner
  • Updated: 15 Jun 2023 20:25 BST
  • 3 min read
Fayza Lamari, Kylian Mbappe mother
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If Kylian Mbappe completes his long-awaited transfer to Real Madrid from PSG or switches to Manchester United, the deal will have been brokered by Fayza Lamari, his mother who has aspirations of becoming an agent.

Mbappe is one of a number of players who has adopted the trend of having a close relative look after their affairs while they concentrate their efforts on the pitch.

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Lamari, meanwhile, can regularly be found in the stands of Parc des Princes in support of her son, who has become one of the greatest players in the modern day. She has typically been more reserved in speaking out in defence of her son than, for example, Veronique Rabiot, who defends the interests of France international Adrien.

In June 2023, it was revealed that she has aspirations of starting her own agency, with Kylian as the figurehead player. Lyon youngster Rayan Cherki will also come under her wing, with the teenager having been previously linked with a move to the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Speaking to Tribune de Geneve, she explained her role in Kylian’s career: “It’s not just on his image, it’s everything. Even his football, alongside his dad, with whom were are perfectly complementary in this support. I’m part of the team that takes care of everything related to transfers and negotiations.”

Previously, she had told Le Parisien in 2021: “In his professional life, I’m above all his mum. I take care of his communications, his image and his societal projects.”

At that time, she explained that ex-husband Wilfried Mbappe looks after “the whole football part”, so there has been a shift.

She trained in education.

Fayza Lamari and Kylian Mbappe
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What is Fayza Lamari's origin?

Kylian Mbappe’s mother was born in Bondy, Paris but her parents are from Grande-Kabylie in Algeria and she proudly considers herself one of the Kabyle people.

Was Fayza Lamari a handball player?

Kylian Mbappe’s mother played Division 1 level handball for Bondy from the 1990s until 2001. That is the highest level of domestic handball in France.

What is Fayza Lamari's religion?

She has not publicly disclosed her religion but the Kabyle people are typically Muslim.

What is Fayza Lamari's age?

Fayza Lamari’s birthday is 17 September, 1974. She is 48 years old.

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