Fresh from winning his fifth consecutive Serie A title Paulo Dybala decided to join the Common Goal movement – citing a desire to align his success on the pitch with his desire to help make the world a better place off it.
The Argentine forward was part of the Juventus side that won a ninth Scudetto in a row in July 2020 with Dybala netting 17 times and providing 14 assists.
It was this success that was the springboard for Dybala’s decision – choosing to use his platform to shine a light on some of the issues facing society.
“This is not about me – in fact it’s quite the opposite – this is about working together to tackle the challenges we face,” he said.
“I am committed to playing my part in helping to eradicate discrimination, and education is the key. What better time to celebrate the platform that we enjoy as players, than we enjoy success on the pitch?
“Common Goal is the most simple and effective platform that enables me to maximize my ambitions in terms of social impact, while still being able to focus on my football career, and the other philanthropic activities which are close to my heart.”
With his 1% pledge Dybala leads an ambitious football-based project using education and youth leadership to help eradicate violence, racism, and discrimination in all its forms.
The Common Goal project will start identifying and training young leaders in disadvantaged communities in diverse settings such as Argentina, Colombia, Germany, India, Pakistan, Israel, and Rwanda and will expand in the years to come.