Charity

Manchester United

Man Utd’s Juan Mata to donate 1% of wages to charity

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London (AFP) – Manchester United attacking midfielder Juan Mata vowed on Friday to donate one percent of his salary to charity and called on other professional footballers to follow suit.

The Spain international, 29, has signed up to a scheme called Common Goal created by streetfootballworld, a group of 120 charities from 80 countries.

Man Utd’s Juan Mata to donate 1% of wages to charity

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London (AFP) – Manchester United attacking midfielder Juan Mata vowed on Friday to donate one percent of his salary to charity and called on other professional footballers to follow suit.

The Spain international, 29, has signed up to a scheme called Common Goal created by streetfootballworld, a group of 120 charities from 80 countries.

Man Utd: Juan Mata To Donate Portion Of Salary To Charity As Part Of ‘Common Goal’ Campaign

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Juan Mata has pledged to donate a portion of his salary to charity and has urged his fellow professional footballers to do likewise.

The Manchester United forward will donate 1% of his wages to the Common Goal campaign, which has been set upto support grassroots football projects around the world.

Man City fan vows to get Man Utd tattoo for charity

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A Manchester City supporter has promised to get a Manchester United tattoo if he manages to raise £1,500 for charity. Chris Worthington, of Macclesfield, is raising funds for the When You Wish Upon Star charity, which helped his seven-year-old daughter Poppy during her battle with a brain tumour. If he reaches his target, Chris will [.

Jamie Carragher on his centre-back partnership with Liverpool new boy Mamadou Sakho

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No, Jamie Carragher's not out of retirement. But the Liverpool great has been talking about the time he partnered the Reds' new signing Mamadou Sakho in defence. The pair was teamed up during a charity match in Corsica 18 months ago, so he has seen the former PSG man at close quarters. He told the [.

FC Barcelona

Barcelona: Lionel Messi Donates Leftover Wedding Buffet To Local Food Bank In Rosario

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Lionel Messi donated all the leftover food and drink from his recent wedding to a local charity in his hometown of Rosario.

Xavi, Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Aguero, Luis Suarez and Carles Puyol were all among the guests as Messi tied the knot with his childhood sweetheart, Antonella Roccuzzo, during a lavish ceremony atthe City Centre Rosario Hotel last weekend.

Xavi Donates His Yacht To Sea Rescue Charity Assisting With The Mediterranean Refugee Crisis

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Proving once again that he's what the people of Spainrefer to as "a good huevo", Xavi has donated an entire yacht to charity in a bid to raise fundsfor those affected by the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis.

According to AS, Xavi has given the nine-metre vessel to Barcelona-based sea rescue organisationProActiva Open Arms and told them to auction it off as they continue their operations off the coast of Lesbos, Libya and in the wider Mediterranean.

Newcastle United

If Tammy Abraham Wants To Be A Hero He Should Join Newcastle

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Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stellinghas started hisMarch for Men and is busy raising money for Prostate Cancer UK. He was in Bristol yesterday where young Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham spent a season [...]

Banner(s) Flown Over Stadium Of Light Will Be So Inspiring

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Sunderland are relegated and the Sunderland fans I know think the team deserves to be relegated, having struggled for many seasons against relegation and had a few miracleescapes during that time. But if those who are running the club don't do anything to correct things the inevitable will finally happen andthat's what's happened.

Newcastle Legend – His Heart Is In The Right Place

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Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer will be honored today by the Duke of Cambridge at a Buckingham Palace ceremony with an CBE and it's for his charity work. The Duke of Cambridge is the President of the Football Association. Alan has put in a lot of time for Charity in the north-east and he deserves [.

The Newcastle Foundation Continues Its Leadership Role

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The Newcastle United Foundation will now be taking an even biggerleadership role in the local community now that Rafa Benitez has joined the club and wants almost everything Newcastle to revolve around the Newcastle United Football Club. We have already seen how keen Rafa is for the club and his players to becomeinvolved in the [.

Rafa Benitez – One Reason He’s So Loved At Newcastle

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The big news yesterday was that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez visited the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre at the Freeman Hospital's Northern Centre for Cancer Care, accompanied by Lady Elsie Robson. Thecharity was launched by Sir Bobby back in March, 2008, the year before he passed away of cancer and it has already [.

Alan Shearer Can Be Proud Of This Moment

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We had seen the photo of Alan Shearer below carrying out a disabled fan before the Entertainers game and thought it reflected so well on Alan Shearer himself and on The Alan Shearer Foundation. It turns out the boy is 9 year-old Kian Henaghan from Cullercoats and he was Alan's mascot for the game. Alan [.

The Wife Of Rafa Benitez – The Angel of Kindness

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Montse Benitez is Rafa's wife (they were married in 1998) and createdtheMontse Benitez Foundation inSeptember 30, 2011 and she is in the news today because she haspaid for 40 children to go on a fabulous trip to Disneyland. There was some news of the Foundation in the local Newcastle press after Rafa joined Newcastle in [.

Surgeon – Ginola Lucky To Be Alive – It’s An Unbelievable Story

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David Ginola is a very lucky man to still be alive today, as he recovers in a French hospital after having an emergency six-hour quadruple heart bypass surgery. The earlier news was that he had suffered a heart attack while playing in a charity football match but that was being denied yesterday. Butit turns out [.

Can You Help Pedal For Pounds?

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Two brothers Phil and Richard Milbourne are on a mission to cycle to all 92 Premier and Football League grounds in England and Wales during four weeks in July and August 2015. It's all on behalf of charity and they are raising money for Breast Cancer Care and the British Liver Trust. Phil and Richard [.

Newcastle Make The Right Decision

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News that Newcastle United have cancelled their end of season awards ceremony, which was planned for next week at St. James' Park, because the club is fighting against relegation, and it's the right thing to do but they left it a bit late. Lee Charnley left the cancellation late After our terrible defeat [.

Sunderland Owner Ellis Short Challenges Mike Ashley

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In the ALS ice bucket challenge, Sunderland AFC owner Ellis Short has challenged Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, manager Alan Pardew and Jack Colback, the former Sunderland player. Now the big question is whether we will ever see the reclusive Mike Ashley take this challenge on video for charity? https://www.

Remembering The Great Sir Bobby Robson

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It is five years today that the former Ipswich Town, Newcastle United and England manager Sir Bobby Robson sadly passed away, after losing his long fight with cancer. John Carver and Bobby Robson while at Newcastle Lady Elsie Robson has given a (very) long interview on the FA site today, and has talked about her [.

Newcastle Star Stands Tall For Newcastle United Foundation

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Mike Williamson has been a bit of a revelation this season, since he forced his way back into the first team line-up at Everton, Mike has played all the games and he's been in very good form, and has formed a very good partnership in central defense with Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. Great shot of Mike Williamson [.

A Tribute To Gary Speed

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Gary Speed died tragically on November 27th, 2011 at the young age of 42, and the two year anniversary of his passing will be coming up in a couple of weeks. This is the almost finished painting of Gary Speed As a tribute to Gary and in his memory, reader David Brown has painted a [...]

Wednesday Night Gave Pardew And His Players A Huge Lift

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Newcastle fans were upbeat on Thursday morning after there were just fantastic scenes at SteveHarpers' testimonial game for 20 years of loyal service to the club, and many former greats turned up for Newcastle, and the AC Milan side were also full of former great Italian players. A potpourri of photos from Wednesday night [.

One Of The All Time Greats – A Tribute To Amazing Newcastle

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Paolo Maldini is one of the greatest defenders to have ever played the game and and he played for only one team AC Milan, his home town club and he played 902 times over twenty five years- and also played 126 times for Italy. Steve Harper presented with plaque by the great Paolo Maldini [...]

Over 50,000 Attend Steve Harper Testimonial

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There was just an amazingturnoutfor Steve Harper's testimonial tonight at St. James Park, where the official attendance was 50,793. AC Milan Glorie line up before the testimonial game tonight The match was between the Newcastle Legends side and an AC Milan Glorie side, with Milan finally winning on a penalty shoot out 2-1, after the [.

Newcastle’s Problems Opened Up Wounds Last Season

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Steve Harper has given a lot of interviews in the press today, before he plays in his testimonial tonight, when a Newcastlke United eleven will play an AC Milan eleven for charity, and it looks like the attendance will be over 40,000 for the game. Steve Harper some open wounds last season Steve has [.

It’s Going To Be A Big Night On Wednesday

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Steve Harper will have his testimonial game against an AC Milan side on Wednesday night at St. James' Park, and Steve is raising money for the Newcastle United Foundation, the Great North Children's Hospital and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. A tearful Steve Harper after the Arsenal game in May And it seems it';s going [.

Newcastle Fans Do It – Complete Italian Job Triathlon For Charity

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Two Newcastle fans, Hamish Allan and Kit Alexander from Northumbria University, and readers of this blog (well at least now and then), have managed to finish all aspects of their extremely grueling Italian Job triathlonsuccessfully, and on schedule too. The two lads did all this for charity. Hamish Allan and Kit Alexander The triathlon was [.

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse pulls out of pre-season tour over Wonga sponsorship row

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Papiss Cisse has not travelled on Newcastle's pre-season tour to Portugal due to his ongoing row over Wonga's shirt sponsorship deal. The Senegal striker refuses to where the payday loan company's logo, saying it is against his Muslim beliefs. The 28-year-old has been training alone since returning to pre-season last week.

Newcastle star Papiss Cisse training alone over Wonga sponsorship row

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Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse has been forced to train on his own following a row over the club's shirt sponsorship deal with payday loan company Wonga. The Senegal international says the company's business practices are at odds with his Muslim faith and refuses to wear its logo. He only returned from an extended summer break [.

Everton

Jon Walters Flags Down Nearly-Nude Everton Fan ‘Speedo Mick’ To Make On-The-Spot Donation To Charity Walk (Photos)

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Proving once again that he's a decent sort, Jon Walters quite literally stopped in his tracks this week to donate money to one of Everton's most... shall we say "instantly recognisable" fans.

Michael Cullen, better known as Speedo Mick, is once again out there traipsing along the highways and byways of England while wearing next to nothing in a bid to raise money for charity.

Everton Samaritan Steven Naismith Treats Hundreds Of Homeless People In Glasgow To Christmas Dinner (Photos)

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Photo: Martin Shields

As he's demonstrated several times in the recent past, Steven Naismith is a jolly good egg.

Indeed, the Everton forward's latest incredibly generousgesture has seen him lay on a complimentary Christmas dinner for hundreds of homeless people in Glasgow.

Naismithagreed to sponsor an annual meal that was organised by national homeless charity Loaves and Fishes, which seeks to provide support for those unfortunate enough to be sleeping rough on city streets.

Kits & fashion

Here’s Your Chance To Own An Airdrieonians Shirt Signed By Luke Skywalker (Photo)

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Photo: Airdrieonians FC

In tribute to one of their own, Airdrieonians have eschewed a shirt sponsor in favour of gracing the front of their home strip with the face of Mark Allison, the "super fan" who sadly lost his long fight againstpancreatic cancer in early 2016.

Indeed, the fan-owned Scottish League One side will play with Allison's portrait on their shirt for the remainder of the season though that's not the be all and end all of the gesture, oh no.

OGC Nice Auction Off Special Commemorative Shirts, Raise €121,500 For Victims Of Bastille Day Attack (Photo)

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In the aftermath of the Bastille Day terror attack in their home city, OGC Nice decided to play their next game against Rennes with both teams wearing special shirtsproduced in tribute to the 85 victims.

The plan was to auction off the jerseysafter the match in order to raise money for the families of the 85 people who lost their lives whilecelebrating the French public holiday on July 14th.

match

Video: Chelsea captain John Terry almost scores from his own half

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As we all know, the highlight of yesterday's Stiliyan Petrov charity match was Gabriel Agbonlahor clattering into a member of One Direction causing him to vomit. But a very close second was this long-range effort from Chelsea skipper John Terry. He proved that all those years on international duty with David Beckham were put to [.

Video: Franck Ribery swaps his mascot for a shorter one

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Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery traded his mascot at a charity match because he thought his was too tall. Ahead of Mark Van Bommel's testimonial match last week, the France international appeared to become concerned at the height of the child with whom he was holding hands. Spotting a much smaller model up ahead, the [.

The Rest

Ridgeway Walk 2016: Pies Are Doing A Charity Hike To Raise Funds For The Air Ambulance Service

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DearestPies fans, a moment of your time please.

In a change fromour regularly scheduled footballing irreverence, I'd like if I may to alert you to the fact that during the last month of May 2016, I (Chris) will be undertaking a charity hike in the hope of raisingfunds for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.

Charity-Soccer-Shirts von Tom Tailor

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Charity-Soccer-Shirts von Tom Tailor

Na, schon überlegt, was Du im Juni und Juli anziehen willst, wenn sich alles um die Weltmeisterschaft dreht? Zum Public Viewing wird das Deutschland Trikot getragen, das ist klar. Aber was ziehst du im Alltag an? Irgendein kultiges Fussballshirt sollte es schon sein, schließlich will man ja voll mit dem.

Charity Game Leaves Lasting Impression On Newcastle Players

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The Steve Harper testimonial was very special for Newcastle for a number of reasons, and it wasn't just that a fantastic 51,000 fans turned out for the charity game, but it also reminded Newcastle fans of what some great players we have had at the club, and some great teams too. Davide Santon improving [.

Paris Saint-Germain Do Charity Work In Gabon, Win ‘Trophee des Champions’ Without Cavani

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Here's an awesome candid of Paris Saint-Germain's proud Brazilian recruit, Lucas Moura, kissing his shiny new "Trophee des Champions" on Saturday, after a 2-1 win over Bordeaux in Libreville. Oh, and they didn't need Edinson Cavani or Marquinhos to get the job done at all Snaaaap!