Shinji Kagawa joins Common Goal initiative

Shinji Kagawa has become the 18th player to join the Common Goal initiative, pledging at least one per cent of his wages to charity.

The Japan international is the first Borussia Dortmund player to join Juan Mata’s movement, becoming the fifth Bundesliga representative to do so.

Julian Nagelsmann, Mats Hummels, Serge Gnabry & Dennis Aogo have also pledged to this cause.

“I’m really excited to announce to you today that I’ve joined the Common Goal team. Football has given me so many opportunities in life and now I want to play my role supporting others through the game.

“Common Goal is growing around the world and I’m proud to help lead the movement forward in Japan. Giving one percent of our salaries is a small commitment for us players, but I believe it can do a lot for people less fortunate than us,” said Kagawa.

“I’d like to invited all of you to join us in our effort to unleash the power of football for good.”


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