Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s coach, recently joined the Common Goal initiative. This was shared at his speech after he won the top honor for FIFA’s men mangers. It happened on September 23, 2019, at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy.
Klopp announced that he pledged 1 percent of his salary to disadvantaged youth worldwide. Klopp currently earns around 8 million euros per season. Just recently, his contract was extended until 2022. Part of the contract is his salary improvement. From 8 million, he’ll be earning 11 million euros per season by then.
Klopp is now the latest high-profile person to join this initiative. Other known members of this are Megan Rapinoe, Mats Hummels, Juan Mata, Giorgio Chiellini, and Alex Morgan. The first club to join this is the Danish Superliga side Nordsjælland.
During the Best FIFA Men’s Coach award speech, Klopp explained: “The past was great, the present is really good and the future hopefully will be good for us as well. But there are people out there that are not exactly in the same situation. I am really proud and happy to announce that from today on, I am a member of the Common Goal Family.”
A football player’s salary is around 2.1 million dollars each year. The practice squad earns roughly 7,600 US dollars per week. That’s about 125,000 US dollars each year. Meanwhile, football coaches earn almost as much as the players do.
Football is just really one of the biggest sports industries as of today. In fact, even in sports betting, this is the most popular sports that punters wager on. Many fans and football punters always make sure that they know the latest betting tips to make sure that they get a better chance of winning. This just really makes the football industry ever blossoming.
Common Goal is a pledge-based charitable initiative organized by the Street Football World. This was specifically made for the people in the football industry. This was founded on August 4 of 2017 with the support of Juan Mata, a Spanish Footballer and the initiative of Jurgen Griesbeck.
Street Football World is an international network with 120 organizations. They tackle social issues that concern gender equality in India. They also tackle peacebuilding in Columbia and refugee integration in Germany.
Juan Mata announced his intention to make his pledge through an article in The Player’s Tribune. This was the time when he urged the football industry to join him in announcing that Common Goal is the most effective and sustainable way that can deliver a long-term solution or impact worldwide.
The main idea of Common Goal is to encourage professional football players and coaches to pledge at least 1 percent of their salaries to help support football charities around the world.
It was on November 29, 2017, when Common Goal had its first football leader. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin was the first leader to join the initiative. He believed that football can change the world and this was his own way of doing it.
Moya Dodd then joined this initiative on January 18, 2018. Moya is an AFC executive committee member. When she joined Common Goal, she was appointed to be part of the management committee. It was her role to allocate money to various football programs worldwide. Like Ceferin, Dodd also believes that football can encourage people to be better humans.
FC Nordsjaelland joined this initiative on May 21, 2018. According to the team’s CEO, Soren Kristensen, the team would very much like to use football when it comes to making a difference. Everyone in the team pledged their 1 percent salary for this, but their contracts still include the option to opt-out.
It was August 30, 2018, when Alex Hunter, a fictional character in the FIFA game series, got involved with Common Goal. This is to sign off the partnership between the initiative and EA Sports. EA Sports was reported to have already donated 200,000 dollars to support this movement. They are specifically happy about the group’s support towards achieving the UN Global Goals.
This year, Manchester United Supporters’ Trust also joined. They entered the movement on January 17 and became the first supporters’ trust to sign up for the pledge. In May, Australian players Aivi Luik and ALEX Chidiac completed the first 100 members of the movement.
The most recently announced member of the movement is Jurgen Kopp. He also said in his speech that everyone in attendance is already on the good side of life. There are just real people out there who are not in the same situation. That’s when he officially announced his membership with the Common Goal movement.