Chelsea star and France international N’Golo Kanté turned 31 years old on Tuesday while on duty with his national team. France — already qualified for the World Cup — is playing some friendly matches during the international window. Before France’s game vs. South Africa on Tuesday there was a Kanté birthday cake surprise.
Kanté Birthday Cake Surprise With France National Team
— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) March 29, 2022
N'Golo Kante turns 31 today.He's been winning trophies in blue since day one pic.twitter.com/1U40aUghw8
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 29, 2022
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 29, 2022
Kanté is one of the few professional soccer players on the planet that has no haters. His monstrous work ethic, bashfulness and kindness makes him one the most well-liked players in the game.
You know you’re a popular player when an entire Twitter account is dedicated to you saying “ladies and gentlemen, it’s matchday” each time your club team plays.
— ladies and gentlemen, it's matchday (@NGoloMatchday) March 19, 2022
Fans of Kanté had their hearts broken when one of his former teammates, Felipe Saad, told the story of the time when he invited the French star to his birthday party. Kanté had never been invited to a birthday party before.
“I called [N’Golo] Kanté for my birthday, it was a small party. Suddenly, he arrived at the restaurant with a box of chocolates, all ashamed. He apologized for the gift and said he didn’t know what to get because he had never been invited to a birthday party before,”-Felipe Saad. pic.twitter.com/C1DFaOcz3V— Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) May 31, 2021
Seeing Kanté’s smile as the France national team sings happy birthday to him has all the feel-good feelings you could ask for.