Kylian Mbappe's brother Ethan debuts with PSG
The brother of the main PSG attraction, Ethan Mbappe, debuted with the first team of the Parisian club on Friday and played his first minutes as a professional footballer against Paris FC.
Kylian Mbappe might be about to appear in his second World Cup final before turning 24 years old next Tuesday, but his brother Ethan is following his steps closely after making his own debut with PSG at the ripe age of 15 (!) years old.
Ethan, a midfielder by trade, can already be considered a star if only because of the club he first played for as a pro: Paris Saint-Germain, a club currently built around megastardom.
PSG returned to action after the international break last week at the training ground and it did so staging the first post-break match on Friday morning.
PSG faced fellow Parisian side Paris FC in a 30-and-30-minute game at Camps des Loges.
Marco Verratti, Fabian Ruiz, and Renato Sanches started the match in the midfield of PSG but they made way for the up-and-coming young bloods part of the underage teams of the club in the second half.
Ethan Mbappe debuted with the first team of PSG and is aiming at playing football next to his brother Kylian Mbappe in future seasons
That group included Ethan Mbappe, who signed his first deal with PSG in the summer of 2021 and linked his name to his brother's and PSG until 2024.
Another son of the Bondy district of Paris, same as his brother, Ethan is a bright midfielder with a soft touch, a delicate game, and big-bodied player (considering his age, of course) developing on a game-to-game basis and already looking forward to playing for the first team of PSG in future seasons.
Ethan had already debuted with PSG in the UEFA Youth League, the "underage" Champions League.
In five games played for PSG in that competition this season, Ethan has been on the pitch for 225 minutes while dishing out a couple of assists.
PSG defeated Paris FC 2-1 on Friday with goals scored by Nordi Mukiele on a cross-field run that saw the French product find the bottom of the (other) Parisian net, and by Ismael Gharbi in the second half after a smooth play and finished with a pinpoint accurate shot.
PSG will face Quevilly next Wednesday for their second and final friendly of the mid-season training camp they planned ahead of the second half of the year.
The team will play their first competitive game on Dec. 28 when they will host Strasbourg as part of the Ligue 1 return.