The Manchester United midfielder is the first member of Common Goal, an initiative created by streetfootballworld, which supports more than 120 football charities around the world
Mata said: "What we're trying to do is define a shared social agenda for football
Common Goal goes beyond individual brands and egos to deliver a greater impact
"By making the pledge, we can form a lasting connection between football as a business and football as a tool for social change."
Mata recently visited one of the charities in Mumbai, India, and the 29-year-old Spaniard added: "One of the first lessons I learned in football is that it takes a team to win a game
"I urge my fellow players to get involved."
The first target is to assemble a 'starting XI' of committed players, with the long-term goal of unlocking one per cent of the entire revenue from the football industry for grassroots football charities
Source : PA