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Paulo Dybala joins Common Goal cause

The initiative was set up to try and tackle discrimination and social injustice around the world

 
10:59am on Thursday 30th July 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Paulo Dybala will pledge 1% of his playing salary with Juventus to social justice initiative Common Goal, the player has announced.

The cause was founded in 2017 by Jurgen Griesbeck with the help of Manchester United midifelder Juan Mata, with the aim of collecting funds from willing footballers and senior figures within the sport to donate to football charities around the world.

Since its inception, 159 senior professionals around the world have pledged 1% of their salary, including the likes of Serge Gnabry, Mats Hummels, Kasper Schmeichel, and Giorgio Chiellini, as well as Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Several businesses have also thrown their support behind the initiative, with the Manchester United Supporters' Trust being a high-profile organisation to get involved in solidarity with Mata.

Dybala explained the reasoning for his decision, saying:

"This is not about me. In fact, it is 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 key. What better time to celebrate the platform that we enjoy as players, than when we enjoy success on the pitch?"

The Argentine recently helped Juventus to their ninth Scudetto in a row, and is now one of the higher profile stars involved in the Common Goal initiative.

Mata thinks that makes him a valuable partner.

"Paulo is one of the most talented and valuable players on the planet and is an incredible addition to Common Goal," said the Spaniard.

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