Mario Mandžukić Donates March Salary to Milan Club Foundation

By 17 April 2021
Mario Mandžukić Donates March Salary to Milan Club Foundation
Slobodan Kadic

April 17, 2021 - Mario Mandžukić donates his March salary to the Milan Club Foundation, which encourages projects that help vulnerable youth.

Mario Mandžukić has proven himself countless times as a great humanitarian, and with his last move, he's done it again.

The 2018 World Cup finalist with Croatia is on contract with AC Milan until the end of the season, according to which he earns 1.8 million euro. Mario arrived in Milan in January, when he signed the six-month contract, and has been out of action for two months due to an injury he suffered in late February.

Thus, the former Croatia striker decided to waive his salary for the month of March because he was injured. Club President Paolo Scaroni confirmed the news on Friday, saying that the Croatian striker gave up his salary for March. He did not play anyway and donated it to the club's organization instead. 

"An extraordinary gesture that shows the professionalism and ethics of Mario Mandzukić. With this, he showed how much he respects the club. Thus, Mandžukić gave up his salary in favor of the Milan Club Foundation, which finances projects related to young people in difficult social and property status. The foundation promotes sports as an element of social inclusion for youth," Scaroni told the Italian news agency ANSA.

"Fondazione Milan is a public charity linked to the wider scope of AC Milan’s Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability. The Foundation was set up in 2003 with the simple aim of doing something good for the community and expressing solidarity with those in difficulty. Since then, Fondazione Milan has supported many needy situations, both in Italy and abroad. We share the values of sport with youngsters, to help them have a positive attitude to life. We play the game of life with them as pro-active players of change. Over the years, thanks to all those who have made donations and the commitment of those in the AC Milan group—First Team, Glories and Staff—we have raised over 10 million euros and put in place more than 160 projects," reads the Milan Club Foundation website.

Mandžukić has nine more games to prove himself by the end of the season. It is not certain that Milan will use the option to extend his contract to next season. If that happens, Mandžo will have another 3.6 million euro at his disposal. 

Source: Jutarnji List

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