FIFA 19 fictional Real Madrid star Alex Hunter joined Common Goal by donating £ 153,000 to Streetfootballword
- The charity created by Juan Mata sees footballers donating 1% of their salary
- Alex Hunter is played by Adetomiwa Edun in FIFA 19 story mode called Journey
- More than 60 footballers joined, including Giorgio Chiellini and Mats Hummels
FIFA 19 star Alex Hunter goes from virtual to reality by signing up for the Common Goal initiative initiated by Juan Mata of Manchester United.
Fictional football character Hunter joins in a partnership with EA Sports which donates £ 153,000 to streetfootballword, the parent organization behind the charity, which uses football to help causes around the world, from HIV to gender inequality.
Mata started Common Goal with streetfootballworld’s Jurgen Griesbeck in August last year and they now have over 60 professional players and managers who have each pledged one percent of their salary.
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Travel mode star and FIFA 19 fictional footballer Alex Hunter has joined Common Goal
Mata, who created the association that sees players donate 1% of their salary, welcomed Hunter
Innovative link with EA Sports will see Common Goal be part of FIFA 19 ‘The Journey’, where players resume Hunter’s career as he joins Real Madrid and have the opportunity to commit to the goal common as part of the scenario. .
Common Goal co-founder Jurgen Griesbeck said: “This new relationship represents an exciting opportunity for all of us. EA has an incredible reach, with fans of all ages across the world.
EA released a cutscene showing Hunter questioned about his decision to join the cause
Mats Hummels, Alex Morgan and more of Common Goal 60 supporters welcome Hunter
“We look forward, with their help, to further engage with an audience that truly believes in our mission to change the world for good through football.”
Players such as Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini, Mats Hummels at Bayern Munich, Kasper Schmeichel from Leicester and Alfie Mawson from Fulham are already among those signed up, as is Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann.