Melingo Kevin Mbabu is a professional football player from Switzerland who plays as a defender for Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg and the Switzerland national team. Here’s what we know about this young African star:
Mbabu is 19 and was born in 1995 in Chêne-Bougeries, Switzerland. He started his career at Servette and progressed through the youth team.
Kevin Mbabu is born to a Congolese mother and a French father.
His mother however revealed that he never met his biological father and when she remarried, his Austrian step–father raised him and played a role of introducing him to football.
As he was introduced to football, he played in the forward position before switching to the defender position.
He has two sisters (one of which is his step–sister) and one brother.
Due to his mixed descent, Mbabu is eligible to play for Switzerland, DR Congo and France. He was a youth international for Switzerland, from the under–16 to under–21 side.
Alongside his native French, Mbabu reportedly speaks English and German (though he acknowledged the difficulty of the language)
At the start of the 2012–13 season, he was promoted to the first team and appeared in number of matches for the side.
He made his professional debut as a 66th-minute substitute for Servette in a Swiss Super League match against Lausanne-Sport on 26 September 2012, which turned out to be his only appearance for the club.
In May 2018, Mbabu was named in the Switzerland’s preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. However, he was cut from the squad after Switzerland’s preliminary squad was cut to 26.
He made his debut on 8 September 2018, in the starting lineup against the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League match against Iceland. In May 2019, he played in 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals, where his team finished 4th.
It is unknown if he is dating or has a girlfriend.
Salary Worth and Net Worth
Kevin Mbabu’s years salary is £2,964,000 and he earns £57,000 per week.
And his net worth is around £6,812,000.
Position – defender
Number – 19
Foot – right
Agent – relatives
Current team – Vfl Wolfsburg
Height – 1.84m (6 ft 0 in)
Tattoos – several