Top 7 Football Players Doing Charity

1.Cristiano Ronaldo donates money for the Surgery:

Cristiano Ronaldo is the top charitable football player in today’s time. As an acknowledgment towards his charitable work, Ronaldo was awarded the Athletes Gone Good Award for most charity work. He is also known for paying $83,000 for the surgery of 10-year-old.

2. Lionel Messi Donates money for Asia Campaign:

The brand ambassador of UNICEF, Lionel Messi is prominent for his charitable deeds. He has been an active participant in the Reach Out To Asia campaign which helps less privileged children in Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia.

3. Dirk Kyut Running his foundation:

The former Liverpool player, Dirk Kuyt is known for running his own Foundation “Dirk Kuyt Foundation” which aims to help the children in his native Country Holland as well as in Brazil, Nepal and Ghana since 2006.

4. Craig Bellamy:

The Premier League star runs his own Craig Bellamy Foundation, which provides education to young minds along with training them for football and has donated 1.4 million pounds of his own earnings in Sierra-Leone to start the foundation.

5. Mario Balotelli:

Balotelli might be in news most of the times for all the wrong reasons, but he truly is a generous footballer in today’s times. Known as ‘Super Mario’ among his fans, he donates half of his salary to various charities.

6.  Didier Drogba:

The ex-Chelsea forward Didier Drogba’s plea to support Ivory Coast in the 2006 World Cup ended a 5-year-old civil war in his country. He was included in TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2010.

7. Gareth Barry:

After getting acquainted with the charity Foundation Sun and Happiness who provide support to the poor and sick youngsters, Everton midfielder Gareth Barry donated his luxurious Villa in Spain to the foundation in 2011 in order to provide accommodation to the kids.