Carles Puyol has announced he will donate the €100,000 cheque he’s to pick up following the announcement that Puyol was named captain of UEFA.com user’s 2010 team of the year after his votes amassed a total of 230,000.
And of all the things to do with the massive sum, Puyol decided to donate it to charity(International Committee of the Red Cross) (ICRC) to be exact. Speaking to UEFA Puyol said:
“I am greatly honoured to be voted as UEFA.com users’ 2010 Team of the Year captain. I realise how privileged I am not just to play football but simply to have my health and two good legs.”
“I am happy to make this contribution to do something to help people less fortunate than me and hope it can go some way to improving their quality of life.”
It’s good to see that there are still players out there who care about others. David Beckham has also lended a hand in the past when he helped a family when their car broke down, also Mario Balotelli – the most unlikeliest of footballers I know – has developed a love for animals as he visits Knowsley Safari Park on a regular basis. Unfortunately, Cristiano Ronaldo is more interested in his hair gel more than helping others.