Juan Mata’s charity brings a club on board to celebrate first birthday

FC Nordsjaelland are giving 1% of their matchday revenue to Common Goal – and that’s not all of their charitable work

By Richard Foster, author of The Agony and the Ecstasy

A year has passed since Juan Mata launched Common Goal, which asks its members to donate 1% of their income to global humanitarian projects. Mats Hummels, Kasper Schmeichel, Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Morgan and Alfie Mawson are among the 94 individuals who have signed up and this summer they have been joined by the first football club to take part.

FC Nordsjaelland gave 1% of their matchday revenue to Common Goal for the first time when they welcomed Northern Irish side Cliftonville to Denmark for a Europa League qualifier a fortnight ago. They will do the same when they host Partizan Belgrade this week in the next round and will continue to give away 1% of the money they make in their stadium at every home game they play this season.

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