« It is an honour to receive the “Champion for Peace of the Year” Award. Respect towards the others is something I have learnt when I was a kid, and I always try to apply this important value on the football pitch. It’s a pleasure to be recognised for being a fair player. I thank Peace and Sport and H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco for this Award and I look forward to continuing inspiring and supporting disadvantaged people. »
Football Legend, Lionel Messi received the Champion for Peace of the Year Award in 2020, succeeding to Siya Kolisi.
Recognized for his fair play on the football field and for his social commitment, Lionel Messi has promoyed education and social inclusion for disadvantaged children from around the world through his Foundation.