Special Olympics Global Football

The Global Football initiative gives more and more Special Olympics athletes the chance to play the most popular sport in the world -- football (soccer). The visibility and power of football brings greater awareness, acceptance and respect for people with intellectual disabilities.


What is Global Football

Football is the world’s most popular sport. No other sport has its reach and impact. We know football transforms athletes, and we believe it has the popularity and power to help transform attitudes about intellectual disability as well. LEARN MORE ››


Ambassadors

Many well-known football stars are also big supporters, including Kaka, David James, Carlos Parreira, Kristine Lilly, Doris Fitschen, Teofilo Cubillas and Dani Alves. The initiative is being co-chaired by Angelo Moratti, Special Olympics International Board member and nephew of Inter-Milan owner.


Team Ambassadors

Since its start in 2008, the Global Football iniative has been attracting a lot of enthusiastic and high-profile support. This includes professional football clubs Inter-Milan, Italy; Manchester United, Glasgow Celtic and Tottenham Hotspur, United Kingdom; Sports Club Corinthians Paulista, Brazil; Monarcas de Morelia (pictured), Mexico; Sounders FC, USA


We are privileged to have them here with us. ... Special Olympics extends to its fans as they exemplify values that signify dignity, sacrifice and enormous dedication.”El presidente de la Conmebol, Dr. Nicolás

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