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05 July 2016

Amanda Dlamini, Ambassador of South Africa

Amanda Dlamini captained the South African national team from 2010-2013. She helped the national team to win silver medals at the 2011 Cosafa Cup and the 2012 African Women Championships. She led the team to the 2012 Olympic Games in London – the first time South Africa had participated in the event. In 2013 she established the Amanda Dlamini Girls Foundation aimed at inspiring young girls to make their dreams come true irrespective of their backgrounds and circumstances.

05 July 2016

Patrick Kluivert, Ambassador of the Netherlands

Patrick Kluivert is a former Dutch international player who played as a forward. He is a real football legend who joined the best European clubs in his career such as Ajax Amsterdam, AC Milan, FC Barcelona or PSV Eindhoven. He has been elected best scorer of the European Championship in 2000 and won numerous trophies such as the Champions League or several times the Dutch Championship. He has been selected 79 times in the national team and is today the coach of the team Curaçao.

23 June 2016

Patrizia Panico, Ambassador of Italy

Patrizia Panico is a professional football player in Italy who plays as a forward. Before joining Florence where she currently plays, Patrizia Panico played for several important clubs in Italy. She won 10 times the Italian Championship, 5 times the Italian Cup and 8 times the Italian Super Cup.  Moreover she has been elected best player of the Italian Championship 14 times. She is also part of the national team and got her 151st cap in 2010, an all-time record.

06 June 2016

Sven Kums, Ambassador of Belgium

Sven Kums, player and captain of the team La Gantoise, participated in one of the first editions of the Danone Nations Cup and was elected best player of the tournament. “This is definitely the biggest achievement of my young player career!”, he remembers. Since then he won the Belgian Championship with the KAA Gand during the season 2014 – 2015.   In January 2016 he received the Golden Shoe. 

17 May 2016

Vitaliy Reva, Ambassador of Ukraine

Vitaliy Reva is a former Ukrainian football player who started his career with the first league football club "Poligraftehnika" (Alexandria). In 2001 "Dynamo" (Kyiv) noticed him and he signed a four-year contract with one of the strongest and most popular clubs in Ukraine. He was voted The Best Goalkeeper of Ukraine twice (2001 and 2002) and won the Cup of Ukraine twice. In 2005, he received the title of Honored Master of Sports of Ukraine. He played nine matches for the national team of Ukraine. Currently he is U-20 junior team goalkeeper coach and Instructor in The Union of European Football Associations.

12 May 2016

Carlos Tévez, Ambassador of Argentina

Carlos Alberto Martínez Tévez is an Argentinian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Boca Juniors and in the Argentina national team. Tévez began his career with Boca Juniors, winning the Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup before moving to Corinthians where he won the Brasileiro. Tévez transferred to Manchester United in 2007 and won several trophies including two league titles and the Champions League. In 2013, he joined Juventus, finishing as the team's top goalscorer and winning the Scudetto in his first season. He returned to Boca Juniors in June 2015.Since his debut for Argentina, he has over 75 team selections. 

29 April 2016

Dávid Szántó, Ambassador of Hungary

Dávid Szántó  is a famous sport reporter and TV anchor in Hungary. He worked for the Hungarian National Television during 10 years and then joined the Digisport channel. He has also broadcasted two Olympic Games and numerous other sport tournaments like world championships. Dávid Szántó won 3 important awards: Knézy Award, Németh Gyula Award and Junior Prima Award. Father of 3, it was all naturally that he decided to give his support to the Danone Nations Cup in the country!

27 May 2015

Simão Sabrosa, Ambassador of Portugal

Simão Sabrosa is a former Portuguese international player. After he began his career at Sporting Portugal, he was transferred to FC Barcelona at the age of twenty. In 2001, he returned to his native land by signing with Benfica. He became captain and won the Portuguese Cup in 2004, the Championship and the Supercup of Portugal in 2005. In 2007, Simão signed for 5 years with Atletico Madrid and won the 2010 UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup. With the national team of Portugal, he was selected 85 times between 1990 and 2010. In 2015, he became ambassador of the Danone Nations Cup in Portugal.

27 May 2015

Patrick Leduc, Ambassador of Canada

Patrick Leduc is a former Canadian international player. Playing as a midfielder from 2000 to 2010 at the Montreal Impact, he was also selected 3 times for the national team of Canada. Since his international retirement in 2011, he has been a consultant and commentator for the Canadian French language channel, Réseau des Sports.

08 April 2015

Blaise Matuidi, Ambassador of France

Blaise Matuidi is a French international footballer. As a defensive midfielder he participated in UEFA Euro 2012 and 2014 FIFA World Cup with the French national team. He joined the Ligue 1 in 2007 with AS Saint Etienne. Since 2011, he has been a significant player for Paris Saint Germain and won with the club several trophies. In 2015, he became the ambassador of the Danone Nations Cup France: "When I was younger I dreamed of participating in the Danone Nations Cup. This is an extraordinary experience that promotes collective values, fair play and respect. I am delighted to join the adventure!”

16 March 2015

Dimitar BERBATOV, Ambassador of Bulgaria

Bulgarian footballer Dimitar Berbatov plays as a striker with Fulham FC in Premier League. He received many honors during his career: best Bulgarian footballer of the year (7 times) between 2002 and 2010, he was also best scorer of English Premier League in 2011 (21 goals). In addition of being an ambassador of the Danone Nations Cup, he is also an international ambassador for UNICEF and founder of the Dimitar Berbatov Foundation, which helps underprivileged children.

16 March 2015

Gheorghe HAGI, Ambassador of Romania

Former glory of the Romanian football, he was one of the best players in the world in the 90s with Real Madrid, Barcelona FC or Galatasaray. Top scorer in the history of the Romanian team, he scored nearly 300 goals in his career and was named "Romanian footballer of the century."