Football star becomes latest Laureus Ambassador at charity match
October 15, 2012
Germany football player Fredi Bobic has become the latest Ambassador for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
The announcement was made at a charity football match between all-star Germany and Italy teams at the Frankfurt Commerzbank Arena.
Bobic, who is currently the sports director at Stuttgart FC, said: "I am delighted to continue to support socially disadvantaged children and young people through the motivation of sports as a Laureus Ambassador. As a former athlete I know that sport actually has the power to change the world. Sports exercise should be available to all children and young people, regardless of their financial, cultural or religious background. At Laureus, Sport can bring all people together."
One of Bobic’s fellow German football greats playing in the charity match was Laureus Ambassador Jens Lehman who said: “"I've only been an Ambassador for a few months but traveling with Laureus and spending time with the children, sharing sport with them, has given me a lot of pleasure.
“I am very pleased that Fredi Bobic is also a part of the Laureus family now. He is a very special person and committed to social causes."
The game was being held to mark the retirement of football legend Michael Ballack who on the night played with other Germany stars such as Lehmann, Bobic against a team of Italy greats. The final score put Italy just ahead with a 6-5 victory.
The real winners of the night were the young people at the Laureus-supprted KICK For More project, who will benefit from the €22,550 raised at the game.