Jirès Kembo Ekoko

Jacob 17 Nov,2023

Facts of Jirès Kembo Ekoko

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Jirès Kembo Ekoko
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Kembo Uba Kembo
Melissa Gateau
Ethan Mbappé and Kylian Mbappé


Jirès Kembo Ekoko is a retired professional footballer who played as a striker for several clubs in France, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Turkey. He is also the adopted brother of Kylian Mbappé, the star of Paris Saint-Germain and France national team. Here is his story of how he became a footballer and a member of the Mbappé family.

How Much is Jirès Kembo Ekoko's Net Worth?

Jirès Kembo Ekoko is a retired football player who played as a striker for various clubs. However, his net worth is estimated to be between $100,000 and $1.5 million.

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Looking forward, her brother Kylian Mbappé is a famous French footballer with a net worth of $180 million as per celebritynetworth. He has achieved this impressive wealth with his amazing skills and achievements in the football world. He is known for his incredible speed, agility, and goal-scoring abilities.

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Early Life & Career in France

Kembo Ekoko was born on 8 January 1988 in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo). His father was Kembo Uba Kembo, who played for the DR Congo national team in the 1974 FIFA World Cup.

When he was six years old, his mother sent him to France to study, while his parents remained in Zaire. He lived in Bondy, Île-de-France with his uncle and older sister.

Scouts saw him play football at school after seeing him play football on the street. He joined the youth team AS Bondy when he was 9 years old. After four years, he went to Clairefontaine, a well-known school for talented young people. Rennes is a club in Ligue 1, which is the top level of French football. He came after three years of training.

His first professional deal was with Rennes, and he played his first game that same year. He played for Rennes until 2012 and scored 16 goals in 110 games. He also played for France's under-21 team and scored three goals in nine games.

Career in the Middle East & Turkey

The football player Kembo Ekoko left Rennes in 2012 and joined the club Al Ain FC, which plays in the British League. There, he scored 25 goals in 57 games, which was more than his previous best. Furthermore, he won three league wins and one cup with Al Ain.

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In 2013, he was loaned to El Jaish SC, a club in the Stars League of Qatar. He scored six goals in 22 games for El Jaish and helped them reach the final of the AFC Champions League, where they lost to Guangzhou Evergrande.

In addition, he went to Al Nasr SC, another club in the UAE Pro League, after going back to Al Ain in 2015. He played 55 games for Al Nasr and scored 12 goals. He won one cup with them.

Later, he quit Al Nasr in 2017 and signed with Thai Super League team Bursaspor. He scored four goals in 26 games for Bursaspor until 2019.

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Relationship with Kylian Mbappé

Kembo Ekoko is the adopted brother of Kylian Mbappé, one of the best players in the world. Mbappé’s father, Wilfried Mbappé, was a friend of Kembo Uba Kembo, Kembo Ekoko’s father. When Kembo Uba Kembo died, Wilfried decided to adopt Kembo Ekoko as his son and raised him with his children.

Jirès-Kembo-EkokoKevin Ekoko is the adopted sibling of Kylian Mbappé. 


Ekoko and Mbappé share a close bond and consider each other as brothers. They also share a passion for football and support each other’s careers. Kembo Ekoko has been an inspiration for Mbappé since he was young and has given him advice on how to improve his game.

Not only that, Ekoko is proud of Mbappé’s achievements and has praised him for his talent and humility. He has also defended himself from critics who accuse him of being arrogant or greedy. He has said that Mbappé is a good person who loves his family and respects everyone.

Inside Kevin Ekoko's Personal Life 

Jirès Kembo Ekoko's relationship status is not clear, as different sources have conflicting reports. He is in a relationship with Melissa Gateau, a personal stylist and image consultant. They have two children together, Isayah and Lana.

The couple and their kids are often seen on social media spending time with their family. Ekoko has expressed his gratitude for having such a supportive partner and loving children in his life. 

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