Real Madrid: youth teamer first to join Common Goal
Bruno Iglesias, a 16-year-old midfielder, has become the first player at the club to join Juan Mata's charitable initiative and donate 1% of his wages.
Common Goal, an initiative started by Juan Mata for elite level footballers and managers has now accrued some 150 members who have all pledged to donate one percent of their salaries to a collective fund for football-based charities around the world. Among those to have joined the cause are Jürgen Klopp, Megan Rapinoe, Matts Hummels, Amanda Sampedro, Giorgio Chiellini and Alex Morgan. Until now, nobody connected with Real Madrid has followed suit.
Bruno Iglesias, a 16-year-old Madrid youth player has become the first to sign up to the initiative, funds from which are now being channelled into the Common Goal Covid-19 Response Fund.
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Bruno: "We must worry about what is truly important"
"It's a great opportunity for me," Bruno said. "To join this great group of people and to do my bit, however small. It is true that footballers are privileged, we have facilities, a salary, sponsorship of sports brands, but we must not stop thinking about everything that is not material, even more so at my age. We must worry about what is truly important, and have empathy with everyone else, and just behave like normal people, which is what we are," the canterano said.
Bruno, a midfielder, has already represented Spain at under-17 level and currently plays for Real Madrid's Juvenil C side.