The union PSAP organised a six-hour livestream to raise money featuring leading football players from Greek clubs and members of Greece’s 2004 European Championship-winning team.
“Every day we hear on the news that our health service is in need of masks and other equipment,” said Giannis Braho, head of player services at the PSAP union. “It’s our duty to help.”
Vasilis Torosidis, the Olympiakos team captain, and his teammates donated 12,000 euros to the fund.
Thoimai Vardali, who plays for PAOK and the women’s national team, also showed her solidarity in the Friday-night event, which took place with the country in lockdown.