Chelsea forward Timo Werner has become the third Chelsea player to join Common Goal, a growing social impact movement within the world of football.
Over 160 players and managers have now committed to Common Goal. Each player, manager or member of Common Goal is encouraged to donate a minimum of 1% of their wages to support initiatives and charities around the world.
Manchester United’s Juan Mata, Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry, Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel, USA star Megan Rapinoe and new Tottenham signing Alex Morgan are just some of the footballers involved with Common Goal. Juventus’ Paulo Dybala also recently became a member.
Timo Werner has now become the latest footballer to get involved, with the Germany international becoming the third Chelsea player to commit as both Magda Eriksson and new recruit Pernille Harder are already involved.
Having now joined, Werner is keen to play an important role in bringing about positive change. He told Common Goal: “I feel very privileged that I can live my dream to play in the Premier League for Chelsea. At the same time, I am very conscious of the fact that there are people all over the world currently struggling to tackle the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
“That’s why I would like to help as best as I can through Common Goal. The great thing about the movement is that I decide where my money goes. There are certain issues that particularly move me and I am also interested in supporting and kicking off projects in Stuttgart and Leipzig.
“The more famous footballers get involved, the more awareness we can raise for Common Goal. And if just one player or fan donates €10 because Timo Werner is involved, then that’s great.”
Werner is set to make his home debut for Chelsea on Sunday when they take on Liverpool – with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp also a Common Goal member.
Common Goal has so far generated over €2.2m, with this money going towards supporting 50 football for good organisations in 35 different countries around the world.