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Peace and Sport Awards 2020

Champion for Peace of the Year

Lionel Messi, football legend and captain of FC Barcelona

Lionel Messi,
football legend and captain of FC Barcelona

« 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. »

Joël Bouzou,
President and Founder of Peace and Sport

On behalf of Peace and Sport, I would like to warmly congratulate Lionel Messi on becoming the Champion for Peace 2020! It is a great honour to welcome Lionel Messi into our Champions for Peace club. This award rewards not only his fair play, respect and tolerance on the football pitch but also his commitment to children’s rights. These are values that make him a role model and can pave the way for a fairer and more inclusive society.”




Congratulation messages from Champions for Peace