PELÉ – MBAPPÉ – HUBLOT
FAST FORWARD TO THE FUTURE
Legends, talent, humility and passion
They have left their mark on the history of football. One has finished his career, the other is beginning his. What unites them is love and respect for football, and exceptional destiny. There has already been an affinity between the two men on social media since the World Cup. Today,Hublot brings them together for the first time. A passing of the baton, a moment of recognition, between the best player of all time and the greatest hope in the world of football. Hublot and King Pelé, Hublot ambassador since 2013, have welcomed Kylian Mbappé as a new ambassador of the watchmaking brand, marking a historic moment imbued with emotion.
“The generosity of Pelé and Kylian can be seen in their eyes, as can their love for football. This flame, this inextinguishable strength, drives the two great champions. They inspire new generations of footballers and write the history of football. It was perfectly natural to bring them together. Having them in our family is a great source of pride and pleasure, because before being football stars, they are above all great men who elicit respect.”
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot
Hublot opens a new chapter in footballing history by bringing Pelé and Kylian Mbappé together as its brand ambassadors. The paths of these two men show uncanny similarities. Is this chance or fate? There are 60 years between Pelé’s first World Cup and that of Mbappé. However, the impact of these two players on the history and love of football is something that remains absolute. Pelé and Mbappé are two timeless, devoted and esteemed symbols of the world’s most unifying sport, two generations withshared values: Humility, Generosity, Assiduity.
These two precocious giants are renowned for breaking records: both being forwards who have made speed their trademark. They respectively won their first World Cup the first time they played in it, and they were both the youngest players (Pelé was 17 years old; Mbappé was 19) to score in and win a World Cup, and in addition while both wearing the number 10 jersey. A highly symbolic number in the world of football, the number 10 embodies a moment of perfect balance; at moment at which dreams become reality. In 1958, Pelé wore this jersey by chance; 60 years later, for Mbappé, it was a choice.
“I am honoured to have the opportunity to meet Kylian and welcome him into the Hublot family. He symbolises the incarnation of the new generation of footballers, and he conveys the values of a sport that inspires and unites theworld. I am happy to see that he symbolises hope; hope for all eventualities, for the dreams we must believe in and fight for, regardless of our origins or our social status. For me, the key to success lies in two words: humility and assiduity. That is the message that the new generation must convey, and Kylian has perfectly understood this.”
Pelé, Hublot Ambassador
The youngest player to ever win a FIFA World Cup
The only triple world champion with the Brazilian team in the history of football
UN and UNESCO ambassador
KYLIAN MBAPPE – WORLD CHAMPION, NEW HUBLOT AMBASSADOR
He is unique, he is the first, he is different. He is Hublot!
He is unique
He makes France, the World and the entire football planet dream. Mbappé embodies the new generation, which will be establishing all the new footballing records to come. The world champion continues to make history with, in particular, four goals scored in 13 minutes during the last match between PSG and Lyon, a historic haul in the championship. He scored13 goals in L1 in his first season with PSG, winning the Coupe de la Ligue (French League Cup) in 2018. He also won the Coupe de France (French Cup) in 2018 with PSG, and has been French Champion twice -in 2017 and 2018 (Monaco and PSG)-, only playing his first match among the elite in 2015
He is the first
Since Pelé 60 years ago, Mbappé is the first to win, and score a goal during, a World Cup final at such a young age. He is the new Hublot ambassador, and the youngest in the Hublot Family.A sign of fate: Kylian was born in 1998, the year that marked France’s historic victory against Brazil in
the FIFA World Cup.
20 years later, by scoring one of the four victorious goals in the final, he won the second star for theFrench national team. He has just made history, and this is only the beginning.
Mbappé is renowned for his extraordinary powers of acceleration, his unpredictability and his reading
of the game. Aged just 19 years old, he is considered to be one of the best players in the world, and named by FIFA as Best Young Player of the tournament in Russia last summer
He is different
An outstanding athlete who makes people smile, Mbappé is generous too, giving all of his match bonuses to the charities he sponsors. The man they call “37”, because of his top speed recorded at the World Cup, makes the world dream.
KYLIAN MBAPPE, THE INCARNATION OF FOOTBALL FOR HUBLOT
The only current player among the Hublot Football ambassadors, Kylian Mbappé is going to play adecisive role in the watchmaker’s communications. Deservedly famous, he takes top ranking!
“I have learned that the biggest stars and the best players are the most humble and respectful, those who are able to keep their feet on the ground. Respect, humility and lucidity are values that my parents passed down to me and they are values that I am proud to now share with my adopted family, Hublot, and the King Pelé, who perfectly embodies what my parents have always taught me —to be a great footballer, you must first and foremost be a great man.”
Kylian Mbappé, Hublot Ambassador
Greatest hope in world football
Youngest-ever player to score a double in the knockout stage and youngest player to score in a World Cup final since Pelé in 1958
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