UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin joins Juan Matas Common Goal project

Mata launched the idea in August, having been inspired to use his fame and wealth to help the under-privileged during a charity visit to India this summer

The Common Goal fund is run by the Berlin-based organisation streetfootballworld, which invests in more than 120 football-based charities in 80 countries.

Ceferin 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 benefited 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."

Mata added: "I deeply thank Aleksander for the trust he puts in Common Goal and I can only applaud his gesture and agree with his strong conviction that football can help shape a better world

"He is the first football leader to join our cause and I truly hope that many will follow his example."

Source : PA

Source: PA