• July 25, 2024

N’Golo Kanté faced challenges during his early years and lived a remarkably modest life, yet he persevered with love and support.

In front of the camera lenses, the French players vied for the world championship trophy and posed. Everyone desires to capture unforgettable moments of their career and life. Among them, there was only one person quietly observing. He was too timid and self-conscious to step forward and request the trophy. This moment perhaps most accurately exemplifies N’Golo Kanté’s genuine nature.

Quiet, humble, and always kind – that’s Kanté’s personality. On the field, he displayed exceptional skills as an interceptor. He poses a formidable challenge to opponents, be it Kevin De Bruyne or Lionel Messi. French legend Marcel Desailly once remarked, “71% of the earth is covered by water, the rest is covered by Kanté.” In the summer of 2016, Kanté and Leicester City secured the Premier League title. The following season, he achieved triumph in a Chelsea shirt. In the summer of 2018, Kanté’s excellence was rewarded with a gold trophy as a world champion.

 

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Kanté displays strength on the pitch, but off the field, he is a man of few words and shyness. Eric Vandenbergh, a former teammate of Kanté’s at the Boulogne club, shared with FourFourTwo magazine: “Once I watched TV with him. While I was excitedly discussing everything, Kanté simply sat there. The way he was… My response was simply to laugh and laugh.”

 

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Kanté could only chuckle as his teammates playfully teased him.

 

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Kanté shines like a superstar, but he doesn’t aspire to be a star himself. All the coaches and players who have worked with Kanté emphasize his humility. “Kanté never wanted to be a star. Even now, he doesn’t want to be bothered by fame. Kanté simply plays football and aims to be the best he can be,” said Vandenbergh.

Kanté hails from a large family, with four brothers and four sisters. Their family faced difficulties when Kanté’s father passed away when he was just 11 years old. From a young age, Kanté had to assist his mother by collecting bottles to support the family. Working hard became the only way for them to survive. As a result, Kanté has focused on his responsibilities and refrained from indulging in parties or pursuing romantic relationships.

 

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Kanté’s habit of collecting and selling bottles, as well as selling ice water, was deeply ingrained in his character, even after he became a renowned player. Unlike other Premier League stars, Kanté doesn’t have the inclination to engage in parties. He doesn’t find joy in the loud music and vibrant lights of nightclubs. Instead, he dedicates his free time to pursuing academic goals. While at Boulogne, Kanté utilized his free time to study and successfully graduated with a degree in accounting.

 

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Kanté maintains an incredibly modest lifestyle. During his time at Leicester, he would commute to the training ground on a motorcycle. Later on, he acquired an old Renault to facilitate his travels. Even after joining Chelsea and earning a weekly salary of £110,000, Kanté continued to drive to the training ground in a humble Mini Cooper worth £20,000. In the parking lot, the unassuming Mini Cooper stood among the impressive Ferraris.

 

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At the celebratory ceremony for the French team on the Champs-Élysées, Kanté stood modestly at the back. Tomasz Bzymek, Kanté’s former coach at FC Suresnes, revealed to Sport.pl: “After training, Kanté simply goes home and rests. No nightclubs, no bars.” Even at the age of 27, Kanté remains single.

Kanté’s humility and shyness make him beloved by all his teammates. On the day France won the World Cup, his teammates gathered around Kanté, encouraging him to step forward and take pictures with the gold trophy. On the bus back to the hotel, they all sang “Kanté, Kanté” to thank him for his contributions.

 

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During the public celebration held at the Champs-Élysées, Paul Pogba took the microphone and led the entire team in singing words of praise for the contribution of that reserved midfielder. As usual, Kanté responded with a smile.

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