Hoffenheim's Julian Nagelsmann has officially become the first coach to join the Common Goal initiative, pledging one per cent of his wages to charity, joining fellow Bundesliga representatives Mats Hummels, Serge Gnabry and Dennis Aogo in doing so.
The organisation announced on Friday evening that 30-year-old had added his name to a growing list of high-profile players, from both the men's and women's game, to make football a force for good across the world.
Hummels was the first Bundesliga player to respond to an appeal made by Manchester United’s Juan Mata. Juventus’ Giorgio Chiellini, Hoffenheim's Gnabry, Stuttgart defender Dennis Aogo and USA women's internationals Alex Morgan and Meghan Rapinoe also recently signed up to the project.
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Nagelsmann’s Common Goal contribution will be pooled into a collective fund managed by Berlin-based non-governmental organisation streetfootballworld.
"It's an unlikely alliance that highlights the appeal and potential of what we're doing," said streetfootballworld CEO Jürgen Griesbeck of the project.