World Cup winner and athlete Mats Hummels joined the Common Goal movement in 2017. In doing so, he became the second player of all time to take the 1% pledge.
The German international, who plays center-back for Borussia Dortmund and is considered by many media outlets to be one of the best defenders of his time, sees Common Goal as the “perfect movement” to improve the world around him. Following this charitable initiative of the Spaniard Juan Mata, he has therefore committed, as of 2017, to donating 1% of his income to the foundation, which brings together charities, mostly aimed at helping disadvantaged young people. This pooled fund is intended to support non-governmental organizations involved in football around the world and working for health, welfare, education, gender equality, the reduction of inequality, peace, and justice… He believes that the football industry can do more and become a real force for good in the world.
Invested as Unicef Ambassador
Not only has Mats Hummels decided to become part of Common Goal, but his commitment does not stop there! When he is not on the pitch, the world champion has shown greatness by becoming one of Unicef’s ambassadors for children. He has donated a large collector’s item to support the humanitarian organization: an original football bearing his signature. He supported Unicef’s #Stop10Seconds campaign, which aimed to save 10,000 children from starvation in South Sudan. He called on his fans to get involved by donating €35 a month to the charity, noting that a child under the age of five dies every 10 seconds from hunger.