Our Champion for Peace

ELIAS FIGUEROA

Sport is a great tool and can be used as a social bridge for education, understanding and cooperation between people, independently of their socio-economic background. The sports community has the power to advance humanity and ensure that families and children can have access to healthcare, education, protection and equality.


“Don Elías” is considered to be one of the best centre-forward defenders of the twentieth century.
Named “best South American player of the year” three times, he has played in three football World Cups with the Chilean national team. In 2006 he launched the “Gol iluminado” Foundation to create programs for education through sport for children in need.

age

72

pays

Chile

sport

Football

palmares

47 International Caps
Winner of the Brasilian Championship
Winner of the Chilian Championship

Participation at the Launching Of Football For Peace