“Every child has the right to grow up healthy, especially handicapped children.” –Leo Messi
Leo Messi, FC Barcelona and Argentine national team soccer star is considered to be one of the best and most respected players of his generation. On 11 March, Mr. Messi was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Mr. Messi has dedicated time to UNICEF since 2004, supporting the offices in Spain and Argentina with advocacy and fundraising.
His personal childhood experiences have been the driving force behind his commitment and desire to help vulnerable children and to engage in charitable activities. In 2008, he founded the Leo Messi Foundation, which collaborates with several medical and cultural institutions to give children and youth in Argentina and Spain a better chance in life.
Mr. Messi lives in Barcelona, Spain.