Kylian Mbappé’s popularity in France declining, poll shows

Having consistently topped popularity polls among French football fans and the general public in the last few years, Kylian Mbappé’s image in his home country now appears to be taking a turn for the worse.

According to the results of a poll carried out by Odoxa, as reported by RMC Sport, 70% of French people find the national team captain to be likeable, down from 80% in 2019. 

The starkest difference in the space of four years can be found in the percentage of respondents who see the Paris Saint-Germain forward as “humble” – 45% this year, compared to 66% previously. 57% see the 24-year-old as “charismatic“, a figure which was previously at 66%.

Nevertheless, the majority of Mbappé’s compatriots still have a positive view of him – 63%. He remains far behind other sporting personalities, though such as Olympic judo champion Teddy Riner (89%) and former NBA star Tony Parker (87%).

GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin  

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