On its first edition, this award recognizes the humanitarian work from the Manchester United player through Common Goal. The award, given by the Spanish Federation of Football, has been decided in an unanimous way by a jury. It will be delivered on the 8th of September in Gijón, before the match between Spain and Faroe Islands.
Juan Mata’s humanitarian commitment via Common Goal has received a new acknowledgement. The International Spaniard has been honored with the Enrique Castro ‘Quini’ award for his humanitarian work through Common Goal. The award concession, given by the Spanish Federation of Football, has been decided by a jury comprised by members of the Spanish Federation, the Asturian Federation, the Sporting Club, the Sporting ‘Peñas’ – Supporters’ groups- and by politicians from Asturias.
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The Enrique Castro ‘Quini’ award, released for the first time this year, has two categories: one Asturian and another of National and International level. The latter is the one that recognizes Juan Mata. In the first one, the School of Football ‘Mareo’ (Real Sporting de Gijón) was the winner. Both distinctions have been decided by unanimous decision.
— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) 31 de julio de 2019
Mata’s decisive contribution to the foundation and Common Goal’s expansion (an institution that gathers persons and companies related to football to donate 1% of their income to a central fund that then distributes the money among several projects that use football as a tool to help the world) are the reasons why Mata has received the Reina Sofía award (one of the National Sports Award in 2017 and that was delivered to him on January 2019). Also, he has been able to explain the project in events such as the World Economic Forum and the World Football Summit.
The awards will be delivered on September 8 in Gijón before the clash between Spain and Faroe Islands for the European Qualifiers.