Co-Founder – Common Goal

Jürgen Griesbeck

“Jürgen founded streetfootballworld in 2002 with the aim of building a global community around the positive potential of football. He is a serial social entrepreneur with a passion for system change and a firm belief in the power of team play. He is also a proud SC Freiburg supporter. An enthusiast about system change and football as a force for social good. “With streetfootballworld we gather the best in class social enterprises that promise to increase and/or accelerate impact significantly by integrating football into their local solutions. Now trying to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem and mobilise the football industry to contribute efficiently to sustainably scale the impact.” It was streetfootballworld who created the Common Goal initiative, in which Jürgen and Manchester United footballer Juan Mata have brought together football players, managers, fans, organisations and brands to pledge 1% of their income to fund projects that harness the power of football to advance the United Nations Global Goals.”