The most supportive side of Rüdiger

Antonio Rudiger, one of the most sought-after power plants in the world, has turned with Sierra Leone, the country of origin of his mother, during the Africa Cup.

The defender of Chelsea, of German nationality, has assured in statements to ‘Goal‘ who is supporting Sierra Leone during the dispute of the African tournament due to the relationship that unites him with that country, since his mother, Lily, had to leave there after the civil war in 1991 and moved to Germany, where he had Rudiger, who grew up in a neighborhood in Berlin.

The center, international by Germany, has maintained its roots with the African country not only through football, but also thanks to charitable actions such as the one it has carried out with the association Bigshoe.

Rudiger has financed the operations of eleven children with clubfoot in Sierra Leone, in addition to giving them t-shirts from the Chelsea with your name on the back.

«Thanks to football I have the opportunity to help»

«All children have dreams, but not all of them have the opportunity to pursue them. I would like to change that. Thanks to football I have the opportunity to help others and to make the lives of these children and their families much better. See children smile in the photos they send me, it always makes me very happy,» said Rudiger to ‘Goal‘.

«I am very connected to my second home and we have many more projects planned. When I made my first visit to Sierra Leone five years ago I learned that many things here in Europe called problems are not problems at all,» added the German.

Contract ends in June

Rudiger He is currently one of the most coveted defenders in Europe because as of January 1 he is free to negotiate with teams outside the British Isles. The German terminates his contract with him Chelsea on June 30 and the London club does not seem to be willing to meet the footballer’s financial expectations, wanted by ‘greats’ such as Real Madrid Y Bayern Munich.