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From Alianza Lima to Barza: football clubs with a social conscience in the world

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Soccer is a sport that moves masses and unites millions of people. Around the world thousands of fans yearn for their idols. Today the clubs have a task that transcends the fields and the sport itself. Many of them use football as a tool to support social causes and make a difference.

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There are not many who dedicate themselves to this important work, but those who do seek to influence society and help those most in need. Here we will tell you which are those soccer clubs that show social awareness worldwide:

University of Sports

Ate’s club has always shown an interest in taking action off the pitch. With their new women’s soccer division led by Kimberly Flores, Adriana Muñoz and Karla López accompanied by the president and founder of Wawasana, Alfredo Menacho, they delivered the 400 “Wawasana Kits” to the children of the National Institute of Child Health (INSN) of San Borgia. These kits consist of infusions of medicinal plants for various uses such as anti-flu, digestive, laxatives and others, and are intended to help patients who are hospitalized there.

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On the other hand, Universitario has also formed an alliance with Sedapal to provide informative talks to children and adolescents from soccer schools for minors, as well as their families at the Lolo Fernández stadium. This initiative seeks to make children and adults aware of the care and saving of water to improve the environment.

Lima Alliance

Alianza Lima in its campaign to donate lunches to residents of La Victoria.

Alianza Lima is another of the national clubs that has always been concerned with having a humanitarian commitment. During the pandemic, he donated 1,500 food rations for people in need in the district of La Victoria as part of the social actions promoted by the Blue and White Fund.

Likewise, it delivered donations to the most needy families of San Juan de Lurigancho and Ancón, in the midst of the health crisis, together with the Municipality of Lima. Between blue and white fans, volunteers and municipal staff delivered 175 food baskets and 125 frozen chickens to families from the San Isidro Labrador human settlement, in San Juan de Lurigancho, and 220 lunches, donated by the Alianza Lima bar to the Nuevo Amanecer housing association of Ancón and the popular association New Generation of Ancón.

FC Sankt Pauli (Hamburg, Germany)

The most progressive club in Europe is FC Sankt Pauli from Hamburg.

The German club was officially born on May 15, 1910 as the wish of a couple of dreamers and enterprising port workers, longshoremen and merchant sailors. Their colors are brown, combined with red and white, reflected in their flags and uniforms. The fans adopted the classic drawing of a skull with two crossed bones in the form of a cross below as a symbol of identification, for the pirates who roamed the North Sea.

Their progressive style has made them known worldwide, being a club where everyone lives together in peace and harmony. It is a club that fights against homophobia and sexism. In 1991 it was the first entity to incorporate anti-racist and anti-homophobic stances in its statutes, prohibiting xenophobic chants and waving flags against fascism. It was the first institution with an openly gay president (2002 – 2010): Corny Littmann.

The fans of this team are involved in social causes more than any other club in the world. They mobilize against the evictions and carry flags, welcoming the refugees. In 2006, when Germany organized the World Cup, the club created a parallel tournament called the FIFI Wild Cup, bringing together the teams not recognized by FIFA. Sankt Pauli is synonymous with punk rock. His connection with music is present from the moment they step onto the pitch to every goal. The local outfit enters the field with AC/DC’s Hell Bells. In addition, Blur’s Song 2 plays on the speakers before each goal scored.

The team plays today in the Second Division of German football and every weekend the eyes of the world reach the Millerntor-Stadion waiting to see what other surprise his fans will come out with.

Real Betis (Seville, Spain)

Last December for the date 17 of the Santander League, Real Betis promoted a plan to give Christmas gifts to the most disadvantaged children. In this way, the club announced that all fans could bring stuffed animals to the Benito Villamarín Stadium and they would deliver them at half time. No one imagined that this action would take place on the field itself, when after a countdown all the fans threw the plush dolls from the stands onto the field as if it were rain.

In this way, the club workers began to collect each of the stuffed animals and placed them in a single sector in an orderly manner. The initiative was a success and culminated in photos of thousands of bags with stuffed animals that would bring joy to many children at these parties.

FC Barcelona (Spain)

FC Barcelona and ACNUR, the UN Refugee Agency, made an alliance for 4 seasons to support four projects from different continents.

FC Barcelona and ACNUR, the UN Refugee Agency, have made an alliance with the presentation of the new football shirt. Both the men’s and women’s team shirts will see the UNHCR logo with the aim of supporting and raising awareness among football fans about refugees.

The alliance will be for four seasons in which the Catalan club’s foundation will contribute 400,000 euros per season to four UNHCR projects in Colombia, Uganda, Türkiye and Malaysia (100,000 euros per project). In addition, to make donations of Barcelona sports equipment.

These projects seek to strengthen protective environments for children and youth affected by the armed conflict in Colombia; supporting a gender-based violence and protection program in Malaysia, and a peace and protection sports initiative in support of refugees and host community youth in Nakivale and Oruchinga refugee settlements , in Uganda.

Zenit (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

In December of last year, Zenit Saint Petersburg faced Rostov for the 17th date of the Russian league. In the midst of this, the club started a campaign under the name “Dogs are better at home”, in which the team’s footballers participated. This being the case, when the players went out on the field they did so with different dogs in their arms as a way of promoting the adoption of rescued animals. This action invaded social networks and prompted a strong campaign promoting the adoption of animals from local shelters with the aim of getting them a new home, within the framework of World Pet Day.

Club America (Mexico)

One of the most popular teams in Mexico, Club América has a strong social responsibility policy that it does not neglect. For this reason, from within the club they promote a program entitled “Beyond the ball”, in which they help various institutions and groups by giving donations. In addition, they visit clinics and hospitals and create tournaments to raise funds under the slogan ‘We celebrate football with those who need it most’.

Raja Club Athletic – Raja Casablanca (Morocco)

The team of the First Division of Moroccan soccer has a fan famously recognized for their songs and critical encouragement of the shady dealings in the sport of this country. Likewise, in these songs they do not hesitate to show their support for the Palestinian people accompanied by banners and flags.

They have a well-known song called “Oppressed in my country!”, a song by the Ultras Eagles that the club’s fans have adopted as their own to criticize the authorities of their country and show their discomfort at the injustices and difficulties that they experience every day. a day.

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Source: Elcomercio

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