The Top 5 Footballers that engage in charity work

1. Didier Drogba

So many people around the globe may not know this about the ex Chelsea forward, Didier Drogba’s work to help individuals of the Ivory Coast in the 2006 World Cup completed a five-year-old common conflict in Drogba’s nation of origin. His name was referenced in TIME magazine’s 100 most powerful individuals of 2010.

Drogba likewise established the Didier Drogba Foundation in 2007 to assist with further developing medical services and instructive conditions in Africa. Very few individuals have done as much off the field for their country as Didier Drogba.

2. Lionel Messi

Messi as we know does not come from a rich background and the Argentine footballer has never forgotten his roots even after becoming one of the very best footballers ever in the world and when it comes to giving out to the community, he is always a step forward.

He does not come out to say so much about his involvement in any form of donation to charity home or any individuals just like when he was thought to be involved in giving something to Ronaldinho, the great Brazilian.

He founded the Leo Messi Foundation which foucses entirely towards giving out better opportunities to underpriviledged children regarding education and healthcare, the project has helped around 4,300 children with disabilities. He is also entitled as the goodwill ambassador of UNICEF and he has also completed a field mission with them in order to raise awareness for the recent earthquake.

Leo actively takes part in various fundraising activities. He recently made donations of around $1 million to raise aids for the spread and outbreak of coronavirus.

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3. Cristiano Ronaldo

He is one of the greatest the world of football has seen in the recent time, Cristiano Ronaldo is also well-known for being heavily involved in giving back to the community. He got involved with Save the Children,” which raised money for children who were affected by the earthquakes in Nepal in 2015.

He also helped establish a school in the Middle East back in 2012, after auctioning off his Golden Boot award. In another noble cause, Ronaldo donated  $83,000 for the surgery of 10-year-old.

4. Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil is also one of the football players who regularly works with charity organizations and is known to be an advocate for human rights.

The German’s gesture of donating his 2010 World Cup earnings, amounting to £237,000 to fund surgeries for 23 children in Brazil remains one of the most noble acts by a football player.

And one of his generous act was during the Covid 19 lock down when Arsenal asked some of their staffs to stop, a popular Gunnersarus was among them and Mesut Ozil volunteer to be paying his wages.

He has not stopped charity even now that he is playing in Turkey.

5. Andrew Robertson

Skipper of the Scotland national team and current Liverpool defender, Andrew Robertson is one of the more recent players who has contributed to charity work.

His organization, “AR26” aims to work towards providing access to free football training, education, jobs and providing healthcare facilities to young people with critical illnesses.

 

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