Hublot held the first in a series of charity soccer matches this week that aim to help the United Nations and UEFA improve equality around the world.
The Match for Solidarity, which was hosted by Hublot as official partner for the UEFA and United Nations, brought together team captains Luís Figo and Ronaldinho, coaches Carlo Ancelotti and their players for a common cause the UEFA Foundation for Children.
The aim of the match was to reduce inequality, which is one of the 17 sustainable development objectives set out by the UN.
Hublot’s star-studded line-up included Éric Abidal, Vitor Baia, Cafu, Ronal and Frank de Boer, Deco, Dida, Youri Djorkaeff, Edmilson, Alex Frei, Luis García, Nuno Gomes, Christian Karembeu, Robbie Keane, and Kelly Smith, among many more.
The funds raised during the match will be combined with proceeds from an exceptional auction where dozens of football shirts signed by some of the biggest soccer stars including Ronaldo, Iniesta, James Rodriguez, Dybala, Aguero, Falcao, Cavani, Kane, Pogba are available to fans.
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, said: “TEAM, T- ogether, E- veryone, A- chieves, M- ore’. I love this idea that, alone, we are just a drop, and that, together, we can become an ocean. In the same way, all the actions we undertake every day, no matter how small, will one day lead to beautiful and great things.”
Hublot has been supporting soccer and its legendary players, iconic clubs and most renowned championships since 2006. Last month the brand hosted a friendly kick-about on the first day of Baselworld to mark its association with this year’s Fifa World Cup in Russia.
The watchmaker’s match and the industry trade show boasted José Mourinho and Maradona as captains, and featured a variety of sporting legends, including Usain Bolt.