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13 July 2017

Laurent Ciman, ambassador of Canada

Laurent Ciman is a Belgian professional football player who plays as defender for the Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact. Trained at the Sporting Club of Charleroi, he became quickly a promising player for the club which gave him the opportunity to play for the Belgian national team. He joined the Montreal Impact in 2015 and was named defender of the year of the Major Soccer League during his first season. He joined Patrick Leduc as Ambassador of Canada in 2017.

13 July 2017

Lee Seung-woo, ambassador of South Korea

Lee Seung-Woo is a South Korean footballer who plays as a striker or attacking midfielder. He participated in the Danone Nations Cup in 2010 where he won the trophy of top scorer. Those event and distinction allowed him to catch the attention and to integrate one of the most prestigious clubs in Spain: FC Barcelona as well as the South Korea national teams. In 2017, he became the ambassador of the Danone Nations Cup South Korea. 

13 July 2017

Abby Wambach, ambassador of the USA

Abby Wambach is a former American soccer player. She played for the US women’s national soccer team from 2003 to 2015 and won two Olympic gold medals and also two FIFA Women’s World Cup. She was also rewarded 6 times with the US Soccer athlete of the year raising her as a pillar in the national team.  She currently stands as the highest all-time goal scorer for the national team and holds the world record for international goals for both female and male soccer players with 184 goals.

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. 

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."