Can­tona the lat­est high-pro­file sign­ing for Com­mon Goal

Sunday Times - - Sport International -

Eric Can­tona has be­come the lat­est high-pro­file sign­ing for Com­mon Goal, the char­ity aim­ing to get the foot­ball in­dus­try to pledge 1% of its earn­ings to good causes. So far the or­gan­i­sa­tion, whose first big-name was Juan Mata, has re­ceived the back­ing of play­ers, man­agers and clubs with Can­tona the first sig­nif­i­cant, big-name for­mer foot­baller to get in­volved. The for­mer Manch­ester United for­ward, an iconic fig­ure, made the an­nounce­ment in a first-per­son story for The Play­ers’ Tri­bune — where he speaks of his fam­ily his­tory, his free­dom, and his wishes for “a more sus­tain­able, pos­i­tive and in­clu­sive foot­ball”. Can­tona, 52, will as­sume the newly-cre­ated role of Com­mon Goal men­tor. Com­mon Goal helps char­i­ties world­wide.

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