10/07/2023 - 11:23

Sócrates Trophy 2023

More than ever, the media exposure of football and footballers implies a social responsibility.Inspired by the incredible career of the doctor and great Brazilian football player Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira, the Sócrates Award, launched in 2022 with Peace and Sport and the family of the former captain of the Brazilian national team, will identify the best solidarity actions carried out by committed champions.

who will succeed Sadio Mané (FC Bayern Munich/Sénégal)?

5 nominees

Alex Morgan (USA, San Diego Wave FC)
The Alex Morgan Foundation aims to identify challenges facing girls and women and invest in programs that make a difference on personal and systemic levels, by working on three core areas that are sports equity, empowering girls and supporting mothers. The foundation chose to start its actions locally, focusing on the San Diego community, as it believes thisis the key to true social impact.

Asisat Oshoala (NIG, Barcelona FC)
The Asisat Oshoala Academy aims to give access to its beneficiaries to high quality football training as well as education on life skills. The organisation’s will is to empower young women through both sport and education, and to turn the beneficiaries into role model for the community and embassadors of the values and skills they learnt.

Marcus Rashford (ENG, Manchester United)
Marcus Rashford’s campaign led the United Kingdom’s government to make policy changes, such as reconsidering their decision not to extend the free lunch vouchers over the summer holiday for vulnerable children. His advocacy efforts led him to working with FareShare, a british charity network that aims to relieve food poverty, as well as to creating the Child Food Poverty Task Force, a coalition of charities and food businesses calling on Government to implement 3 recommendations from the National Food Strategy.

Antonio Rüdiger (GER, Real Madrid)
The Antonio Rudiger Foundation aims to help the underpriviledged in Sierra Leone, through working on several dimensions such as education, literacy, infrastructure or even inclusivity in sport, by financing projectsaddressing those challenges.

Vinicius Junior (BRA, Real Madrid)
While Brazil is facing strong social inequalities, which manifest in the access to quality education for all, Instituto Vini.Jr. proposes innovative pedagogical solutions to act on this major issue. Also, the actions of Instituto Vini.Jr. aim to reduce the digital divide in Brazil between the public education system and public schools, a divide thatwas accentuated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 67th Ballon d’Or® ceremony, crowning the 2023 laureates of all seven trophies will be held
on Monday, October 30 at 7 PM.
The ceremony will be hosted by Didier Drogba
and Sandy Heribert, live from
the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

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