SPORTbible Features Ante Rebić: One Of World’s Most Generous Footballers

Daniela Rogulj

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Earlier this week, Novi Zivot reported that the 27-year-old Croatian footballer Ante Rebić has continued his charitable work years after he was recognized for paying off the debts for all 500 residents in his native village of Donji Vinjani near Imotski. 

Namely, the Croatia and AC Milan star has donated 10 thousand euro to develop and construct a new facility for rehabilitation and education of children “Zlatni Cеkіn” in Slavonski Brod.

Thanks to Ante’s donation, 100 thousand kuna from the City, and a larger number of smaller donations, they hope that the new building will welcome a roof by the summer. However, several months into implementing this project, they have encountered certain difficulties, mainly financial.

In the new 520-square-meter building, emphasis will be placed on autistic children.

“We thank Ante Rebić from our hearts for this extreme gesture and the great financial support he gave us. Thanks to our brothers from Dalmatia, Rebić’s friends who recommended us to him. Later, the City of Slavonski Brod was included in the action so that we will be able to continue our labor engagement which began last year,” said Ilija Jerković, director of Zlatni Cеkіn.

The center of about 220 children is a non-profit institution where parents of children with developmental difficulties can find the necessary professional skills. Despite all the difficulties they have encountered during the decades of their work and activities, they have never given up.

“I would like to meet Mr. Rebić if there is ever the chance. He is an excellent football player. I remember his good games at the World Cup in Russia, and now he has also shown that he is a great and noble man.”

Ante’s wonderful gesture did not only touch fans in Croatia. Known as “one of the largest communities for sports fans across the world,” SPORTbible highlighted Ante’s humanitarian side in an article titled ‘AC Milan’s Ante Rebic Is One Of The Most Generous Footballers In The World.’ Their Facebook post garnered 5.8k likes and 167 comments.!  

You can read the full SPORTbible story on Rebić HERE.

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