"Hero Match" From OL: About half a million euros raised for UNICEF and Ukrainian children


More than 480,000 euros were collected in donations on Tuesday during a charity match won 1-0 by the “Ol Legendes” team against “Team UNICEF” at the Groupama Stadium. Sonny Anderson scored the only goal of the evening.


There were a lot of people on the field, but thousands of spectators had to settle for just one goal at the Gruppa Stadium. A team of former players and supporters of Olympique Lyonnais won 1–0 against “Team UNICEF” consisting of ex-athletes and stars.

The charity match, played on Tuesday evening, enabled the international NGO to raise 482,490 euros in charity for the victims of the war in Ukraine. A total of 434,000 Euros paid by the partners should be added.


SonyGol thrills supporters

As a symbol, at a time when Lyon supporters lamented the success of the 2000s, the winning goal was scored by Sonny Anderson. For this evening the OL captain, who started for his part with a shirt paying tribute to Marc-Vivian Fo, the 51-year-old Brazilian striker defeated German international goalkeeper Jens Lehmann on a cross from Swedish midfielder Kim Kalström. . , After this ‘SonyGol’ reached the shore to celebrate with some very happy supporters.

Team UNICEF had many opportunities to open the scoring, with the great conditions of former French international Samir Nasri, Ludovic Giuli, Portuguese star Nuno Gomes, but French MMA fighter Cyril Gain. But in contrast, former OL goalkeeper, Remy Vercotre, was far from perfect.

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Govo, Miss France, Fiaso, Inoxtag…

In addition to the names already mentioned, the OL Legends team includes Sidney Govo, Camille Abili, Michael Essien, Chris, Claudio Kacapa, Sonia Bompaster, Admilson, Florent Malouda, Eric Carrire, David Linares, Philippe Violo, Patrick Muller, Jean- Mark was involved. Soccer players for Chanelette, Jeremy Brechette, Alain Cavaglia, Pierre Ligal, Christophe Delmotte and Eric Deflander. As for personalities, streamers featured Domingo and Jack Nanny, along with Tony Parker and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

On behalf of the team UNICEF, notably were Laure Bouleau, Christian Karambeau, Gazza Mendieta and Baccari Sagna. There were also freestyler Sean Garnier, singer Romeo Elvis, rapper Fiaso, comedian Redouane Bogheraba, Miss France Diane Lear, tennis player Alizzie Lim and the influential Inoxtag and Michou.


Julian Absalon with Edward J


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