Over a year ago, we covered a story which detailed Willian’s charity work in his home town of Ribeirão Pires, in São Paulo, Brazil.
At the time, the Chelsea player had been named ambassador of the Apraespi (Association of Prevention, Specialised Care and Inclusion of People with Disabilities), and even cried when giving a speech remembering his poor roots in that region.
The player continues helping the institution, and will now be auctioning a pair of his boots, donating all the money to the people who need special care.
These boots were used in the World Cup qualifying match against Colombia, when Willian scored his most beautiful goal for the Brazilian national team.
“I’m glad to do this action to help. More important than the amount raised, the action serves to publicise the association and I hope more people can help the cause,” the Chelsea player said (via Globo Esporte).
He also spoke a bit about the goal: “Every goal is special, especially for the national team, and it was with that boot that I scored one of the most beautiful goals with the Brazilian shirt. I was fortunate to take the ball very well and now I am very happy to be able to contribute to a serious entity, of which I am ambassador.”
The auction will be available on the website Ídolos Eternos until November 16th. At the time of this post, the highest bid for the Chelsea player’s boot stood at R$1650,00 (around £390).