Sports players donation during COVID 19 outbreak

After the outbreak of COVID 19, the entire sporting world has comes to a standstill. As on April 13, 2020 there are 1,876,373 people infected with this deadly disease. It has already killed 116,104 lives so far in 210 countries across the world and it’s growing every day. It is only Tokio Olympics who has postponed the event for Next year. While many sports stars have taken to social media to show how they have been coping with the self-isolation period, many others have donated millions of dollars to fight the epidemic. Here are some of the names who have donated to their country or club or NGO etc

Lionel Messi


Lionel Messi

The Barcelona superstar has donated 1 million euros, (8.2 Crore INR) to help Spain’s medical system. Spain is the third -most affected country after USA and Italy. There are 1,69,496 people Infected in Spain where it already claimed 17,489 lives as on April 13th, 2020

Roger Federer


Roger Federer

Federer donated more than a million dollars to help support his “most vulnerable” Swiss compatriots through the coronavirus crisis. The 20-time Grand Slam champion and his wife donated one million Swiss francs ($1.02 million, 943,000 euros,7.9 Crore INR ), saying nobody should be left behind as Switzerland battles against the global pandemic. According to official figures reported to the World Health Organization, Switzerland has the ninth-highest number of infections in the world. According to the Swiss health ministry, more than 25,623 people have tested positive for COVID-19, while 1129 people had died as of April 13th, 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo & agent Jorge Mendes


Cristiano Ronaldo & agent Jorge Mendes

Both Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes have reportedly donated $1.8 million (10 crore INR) to hospitals in Portugal. The donation is expected to help staff in San Antonio hospital in Porto and Santa Maria hospital in Lisbon, with medical equipment and beds.

Pep Guardiola


Pep Guardiola

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has also donated 1 million euros to tackle coronavirus. Guardiola’s donation will also be put to use in Spain as the country fights to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

Some of the Indian Cricketer and other sportsman have donated below amount

Name Amount in INR Amount in USD
Sunil Gavaskar 59 Lakhs 77260
Yuvraj Singh 50 Lakhs 65485
Rohit Sharma 80 Lakhs 104780
Suresh Raina 52 Lakhs 68107
Sachin Tendulkar 50 Lakhs 65487
Mithali Ra 5 Lakhs 6548
M S Dhoni 1 Lakh 1309

Beside this there are many other athletics and sports man who has also contributed personally or from MPLAD fund (being MLA) like Mary Kom, Gautam Gambhir etc.

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