Juan Mata’s Common Goal charity campaign has two new Premier League-based pledges in Charlie Daniels of Bournemouth and Alfie Mawson of Swansea.
Daniels and Mawson are the first two English players to join the Common Goal cause, which will see them each donate 1% of their annual salary to organisations supporting grassroots football projects and vulnerable children across the world.
— Juan Mata García (@juanmata8) October 20, 2017
The pair join Mata himself, Mats Hummels, Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Giorgio Chiellini, Serge Gnabry and Fenerbahce winger Hasan Ali Kaldirim in pledging a portion of their respective incomes to the drive.
Mawson told BBC Sport that he felt compelled to do so:
It was only a few years ago that I was playing non-league and helping out my dad at weekends with his market stall.
Common Goal allows me to focus on my career while forming part of something that can really help transform lives of those less fortunate.