Football is known as “The beautiful game” and Money Game. It has most Charitable Soccer Players. Football is all about love, passion and respect. All of these ingredients make Football the most popular game on the planet because it involved it followers the way no other sport can. As the fans are most crucial part of the game, footballers connect with them with different ways. Many Footballers support different causes on both National and International level. When it comes to charity and act of kindness, most of footballer leads with examples.
Recently Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Athletes Gone Good Award for most charity work. It shows the dedication, seriousness and generosity of football players.
Here is Top 10 Most Charitable Players Football:
10. Gareth Barry:
The England International and Everton midfielder donated his luxurious Villa in Spain to the children’s fund Sun and Happiness back in 2011.
After knowing about the charity Foundation Sun and Happiness supports to the youngsters which are poor and sick. Barry handed over the keys to the Sun and Happiness, in order to make Villa available for kids. He is also involved in different charity projects.
9. Mesut Ozil:
Mesut Ozil is the one of most generous football player. After winning World Cup last summer in Brazil, the German International funded the surgery of 23 Brazilian children by spending his World Cup bonus.
Later he was presented with the Laureus charity award and Arsenal midfielder is also made the brand Ambassador of Laureus Sport.
This year Mesut Ozil make further personal donations to carried on the operation of more kids in Brazil. He also won the 2015 German football Ambassador Award for his charity work.
8. Dirt Kuyt:
The Dutch International and former Liverpool player runs his own Foundation “Dirk Kuyt Foundation” which helps the children in his native Country Holland and also in Brazil, Nepal and Ghana since 2006.
7. Michael Essien:
Michael Essien supports different charity projects, which makes one of the top charitable soccer player. His Foundation “Michael Essien Foundation” provide health care facilities, clean drinking water, public toilets and libraries in his home town.
6. Samuel Eto’o:
Arguably the best African player, Samuel Eto’o ruled the European football for years. Alongside on the pitch, the ex Barcelona player is also a class off the pitch.
Samuel Eto’o ‘s Foundation provide help to the people all across the Continent. Being the one of best paid footballer, the Cameroonian International is a part different charity initiatives such as scholarships, providing quality education, health and medical facilities.
5. Didier Drogba:
Didier Drogba one of the best striker in the World is the real hero for his own Country Ivory Coast. The Chelsea legend has build hospitals and orphanages for his nation. He also named as Times magazine’s top 100 most influential people in the world.
4. Zinedine Zidane:
The French International and the former Real Madrid ace is the one of best player who ever graced the football pitch. Zidane is the main man behind the Match Against Poverty.
3. David Beckham:
David Beckham is the one of most famous football player. The England International is also known for his generous nature. David Beckham is the part of many charity causes; he is the active member of Malaria No More UK Leadership Council, he also supports a charity campaign aimed to help injured Army personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
David Beckham runs his own Trust along side with Victoria Beckham named as Victoria and David Beckham Charitable Trust. He raised $185,500 for national society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).
While playing for French club Paris St. Germain, he donated all of his wages.
2. Lionel Messi:
The little magician is the brand Ambassador of UNICEF. On the behalf of that, Lionel Messi is active member of many UNICEF’s activities, including Reach Out To Asia which helps less privileged children in Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo:
Cristiano Ronaldo is the super star on the football pitch and also in his personal life. Cristiano Ronaldo is the top charitable football player.
The Real Madrid hot- shot has won the Athletes Gone Good Award for most charity work. He is always praised for his charity work. In his native Country Portugal he has donated $165,000 for a cancer hospital.
Cristiano Ronaldo paid $83,000 for the surgery of 10-year-old. He is also part of different awareness causes such as H.I.V, drug addiction, child hunger.