Having joined up with Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in the summer of 2020 - Timo Werner became Common Goals 162nd signing of a player or manager and arrived off the back of an incredible campaign for RB Leipzig.
During his final season at “Die Roten Bullen”- the German international scored a resounding 34 goals and contributed 13 assists across all competitions - prompting his high-profile move to Stamford Bridge.
Following that, Timo believed the timing was right to take the 1% pledge – highlighting the need for more collective action from the world of football amid a growing duty for the game to be a force for good.
“I have never looked to be the centre of attention off the pitch and prefer to keep quiet and let my football do the talking” Werner said
“But at the same time I am not just a player, I’m also a human being and I believe it’s important to make a stand for doing what you can to drive positive social change.
“Joining common goal allows me to be part of a powerful movement that I can trust to help transform young lives through football, while I concentrate on making the most of this exciting new chapter in my career.”
Werner will recognise some familiar faces on the Common Goal team - with former manager Julian Nagelsmann and teammates Konrad Laimer and Dani Olmo previously making the 1% pledge as well Chelsea club mates Magdalena Eriksson and Pernille Harder.