Juan Mata receives the Reina Sofía Award

The Spanish international has collected the distinction, one of the 2017 National Sports Awards, surrounded by his family. The event, held in El Pardo, was chaired by the King and Queen of Spain. Juan’s involvement with Common Goal has been key to this recognition. Rafa Nadal, Sandra Sánchez, Keylor Navas, Jon Rahm, María Vicente and Juan de Dios Román were other winners.

Juan Mata, National Sports Award for his work with Common Goal

The Spanish international receives the Queen Sofía Award, which recognizes the person or entity that has made a significant gesture of nobility or fair play during the year. His commitment to the creation and growth of the Common Goal movement with footballers from around the world has been key to the election. Rafa Nadal, Sandra Sánchez, Jon Rahm and Keylor Navas have been other winners.

Juan Mata in Colombia with Common Goal

United’s player, the creator of the movement, is in Bogotá. Mata, that collaborates with the ‘Tiempo de Juego’ Foundation, has a campaign to raise funds until Sunday, June 24.

Spanish trio to join Common Goal

The biggest and most diverse club in football now boasts 46 players. Spanish players David Lombán (SD Eibar), Cristian Portilla (Ottawa Fury) and Ainhoa Tirapu (Athletic Club) have all joined Common Goal, the movement in which football players unite in pledging a percentage of their salary to create positive and lasting social impact. #CommonGoal

Panenka rewards Juan Mata’s work in Common Goal

The football magazine rewards Mata with the ‘Antonin Especial’. This is the first time this award is given at the Panenka Gala. “I want to thank the magazine for this prize. It makes me proud”, said Juan.

Kasper Schmeichel to team up with Juan Mata

Leicester City F.C. goalkeeper has become the latest footballer to join Common Goal, a movement in which football players, managers and supporters pledge at least 1% of their wages to high-impact football charities. #CommonGoal