With more than three billion fans, football is the largest social phenomenon on the planet. No other sport boasts such wealth. Or such reach. Or such cultural significance. The beautiful game is in a league of its own.
On 4th August 2016, the ‘Common Goal’ movement was launched to unite the world of footballers behind a shared commitment to give back. The idea is simple. Players pledge a minimum 1% of their wages to a collective fund. And we allocate this fund to football charities that create the greatest impact worldwide.
Common Goal is the creation of streetfootballworld, an award-winning NGO that supports more than 120 football charities around the world. The movement has kicked off with a focus on players, but its long-term vision is to unlock 1% of the entire football industry’s revenues – conservatively estimated at $30 billion per year – for grassroots football charities that use the game to strengthen their communities.
Juan Mata, Mats Hummels, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan have already joined, with many other professional players poised to follow in their footsteps.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
With Common Goal we’ve embarked upon an ambitious project. To see it through requires not only a team but also a large amount of resources and ‘extra time’. Common Goal is still in its infancy and needs your help to expand further and – eventually – transform our shared passion for the beautiful game into social good. Any donation large or small can help us cover our costs on the road to becoming self-sustainable. Let’s make it OUR Common Goal!
streetfootballworld is the world’s leading organisation in the field of football for good.
We bridge the gap between community organisations, that use football to change lives, with supporters and donors who believe in their potential to change the world. We support a network of over 120 organisations in 80 countries that, together, impact the lives of over 2 million disadvantaged young people every year.
FIND OUT MORE
Visit the Common Goal website, sign up to the movement at common-goal.org
and follow us on social media.