Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has become the latest name to team up with Manchester United player Juan Mata’s inspiring charitable fund Common Goal.
Common Goal is a charitable fund which was set up Mata in Augusturgen in 2017. The fund is open to players, managers, agents and all other individuals in the world of football and invites them to pledge 1% of their earnings to help fight against global issues.
Mata’s Common Goal scheme boasts some inspiring targets as they look to ease ease issues such as poverty and hunger as well as ensuring clean water and good education is promoted world-wide.
In light of Juventus’ recent Serie A title win, star-man Dybala has opted to swap teamwork on the pitch for teamwork off the pitch by becoming the latest name to offer 1% of his reported incoming €12m a year new contract, as per Goal.
Speaking directly to [CG], Dybala said: “Winning the Scudetto for the fifth time consecutively is an amazing team achievement, and I want to make sure that this success on the pitch is in harmony with my ambition as a person.
“This is not about me – in fact it’s quite the opposite – this is about working together to tackle the challenges we face.
“I am committed to playing my part in helping to eradicate discrimination, and education is the key. What better time to celebrate the platform that we enjoy as players, than we enjoy success on the pitch?
“Common Goal it the most simple and effective platform that enables me to maximise my ambitions in terms of social impact, while still being able to focus on my football career, and the other philanthropic activities which are close to my heart.”
Common Goal announced that Dybala has opted for his financial contributions to go towards three areas; quality education, reduced inequalities and peace and justice.
Speaking in light of the recent announcement that Dybala has joined Common Goal, co-founder Mata said: “Paulo is one of the most talented and valuable players on the planet and is an incredible addition to Common Goal.
“The fact that he is using winning the league title with Juventus to make a powerful statement on what success means to him as a person, is very inspiring.
“Paulo understands that football has a unique power to transform the world and we all need to work together to unleash its full potential.”
Dybala will join the likes of Jurgen Klopp, Kasper Schmeichel, Mats Hummels, Serge Gnabry, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe in the Common Goal project.