Sandra Paños is a force to be reckoned with between the sticks, with four Zamora titles to her name, two league titles with FC Barcelona Femeni, and two World Cup runs with Spain. To top it off, in 2021, she earned UEFA Women's Champions League goalkeeper of the year.
Determined to use her platform to make a difference in the lives of others, she joined the week her Barca side took on Real Madrid at a sold-out Camp Nou for a spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Her 1% will help in the fight for gender equality, with the Spaniard choosing to support Common Goal’s Global Goal 5 Accelerator.
For Paños, achieving social change can start on the field and calls for male and female players to work together.
“I think us women and men footballers are ultimately in a privileged position thanks to what we do and what we work towards, we make a lot of people happy,” she said.
"I mean it´s true that it's taking a bit for women´s sports to develop, we´re on our way, but I believe that being supported by men helps us to develop even further and this is the way to go to break down these barriers
“I believe that in women´s football in order to continue breaking barriers and getting stronger, we need to work together, regardless of our crest, of our race, everything. That´s the most important thing: togetherness, respect, and fighting so that women´s football can occupy the space it deserves.”