William Troost-Ekong: "More footballers wearing boots made from recycled materials can make a difference"
With the help of sustainable football boot company Sokito, William Troost-Ekong completed the first international carbon neutral transfer when he moved from England to Italy in January 2023, a process which he replicated for his most recent transfer to Greece in July 2023.
Marshall Munetsi: "The more I run, the more we raise for underprivileged children in Zimbabwe"
Marshall Munetsi plays for Stade de Reims. The midfielder donates 10 percent of his earnings to his foundation, which helps provide an education for underprivileged children in Zimbabwe. His club introduced a clause in his contract that would see them donate a further €100 for every kilometre ran by Munetsi during play.
Lennart Thy: "I saved someone’s life with a small gesture"
German striker Lennart Thy was selected Player of the Match for a game in which he didn’t play in 2018, after saving the life of a leukaemia patient by donating stem cells. Thy currently plays for PEC Zwolle in the Dutch second-tier.