Aleksander Ceferin to support player-led movement aimed at uniting the football industry behind a shared vision to give back. #CommonGoal
UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin today announced that he would pledge 1% of his salary to Common Goal during a meeting held at the House of European Football in Switzerland with Common Goal co-founders Juan Mata and Jürgen Griesbeck.
Juan Mata, the Spain international and Manchester United midfielder was the first player to donate 1% of his wages to the Common Goal movement, which funds high-impact football charities from all over the world.
Commenting on his decision to support Common Goal, UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin said: “I firmly believe that football has the power to change the world and I was inspired by Juan Mata to join the Common Goal movement.
“It’s great to see a player leading this movement because footballers have benefitted greatly from football and this way they can give something back. I call upon everyone in the football family – players, coaches, clubs and leagues – to show they care about social responsibility and donate to causes that they believe in.”