The 5 Athletes You Need to Know About

They’re our modern heroes on the field – let’s learn more about these guys

  1. Kylian Mbappé Lottin
Born in 20 December 1998, yes he is indeed just 20 years old. The French professional footballer plays for  PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) and the France National Team. Idolizing Christian Ronaldo since he was just a kid, Mbappé began his career at AS Bondy, coached by his father. His fee is rumored to cost €145 million plus €35 million in add-ons, making him the most expensive teenager ever, the most expensive transfer ever within a domestic league, and potentially the second most expensive player ever, behind teammate Neymar. He also scored 25-yard strike against Croatia in the 2018 World Cup Final, with France winning 4-2 and became the second teenager, after Pelé to score in a World Cup Final. With 4 goals he then received the FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award.

  1. Daniel Wenas
He was born in 8 August 1992 and is one of Indonesia’s most well-known basketball players. Wenas begin his career since he was 13 by joining Buls Jakarta. He plays as Point Guard in Bogor Siliwangi Club and he’s also one of the Indonesia Basketball National Team Seniors since 2014. Before joining this club, he was a Shooting Guard for Pelita Jaya Jakarta.  He has so many achievements down his pockets such as 1ST Place NBL Preseason 2012, 2nd Place NBL Championship series 2013, Nominee for Most Improved Player IBL 2015-2016 and many more. His relationship life is also a can’t miss affair since he is dating one of Indonesia talented actress, Mikha Tambayong.

  1. Lewis Hamilton
The British-born racer is now 34 years old and have been racing since he was eight. He began his career by Karting in 1993 at Rye House Kart Circuit. Coming from a mixed background,  Hamilton is the first and only black driver to race in Formula One. In his first season in Formula One, he set records as runner-up in 2007 season and becoming the-then youngest Formula One World Champion in history. He debuted with McLaren and continues for 4 years and in 2013 he signed with Mercedes. Since he was the first ever black driver, Hamilton received much racial abuse in his early career. Once at pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya by several Spanish spectators wore black face paint and black wigs as well as shirts bearing words ‘Hamilton’s family.’  Yet he didn’t let go into his minds. Above all he rise and has won many races; his net-worth is estimated to be around $280 million by 2019

  1. Jonatan Christie
Indonesian badminton player whom we become fascinated with since the Asian Games 2018. Born in Jakarta ,15 September 1997, he won his first international senior title at the age of 15 in Indonesia International Challenge. In the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, he won with a 21-18 , 20-22, 21-15 victory over Taiwan and took the Badminton Men’s Singles gold medal representing Indonesia. He also win gold for Men’s Single at Southeast Asian Games 2017  over Khosit Phetpradab from Thailand. Back in 2018 he also win 2nd Runner-up facing Lin Dan from China in New Zealand Open Level Super 300. After all this amazing achievements, Jojo is still known to be a very humble and religious person. His caring side captures people’s heart, and since the ‘shirt-pulling’ act back in Asian Games we can surely say he earns even more fans. The year 2019, his estimated net worth is around $100K – 1million.
  1. Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr.
…Or usually known ad Tom Brady. An American football quarterback for New England Patriots of National Football League, he was born in San Mateo , California August 3, 1977. His passion for football start young and when he was attending the University of Michigan he was a backup quarterback for his first 2 years. Brady holds most of the postseason quarterback records, leading all players in postseason touchdowns, passing yards and completion while owning the corresponding Super Bowl record as well. He is a 6-time Super Bowl Champion, 4-time Super Bowl MVP, 3-time NFL Most Valuable Player and the list goes on and on. He is married to the supermodel Gisele Bündchen and in 2018, his estimated net worth is $180 million.

Writer: Ervina Michelle Liem
Editor: Olivia Elena Hakim
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