Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov and Portuguese Luis Figo have faced their teams against each other in a charity football game. The event took place on 14 June at the National Stadium „Vasil Levski“, where more than 35 000 spectators gathered. Among the sponsors of the charity cause was also the brand for men’s suits Desizo Monni. The luxury brand Desizo Monni provided as a gift a ceremonial accessory set for each participant in the charity campaign. The male accessories were carefully selected and packaged by the brand’s team.
The arrival of world football stars was a determining factor in covering of the match by world media. the coverage of the world media match. The British Daily Mail drew attention to the cluster of former Manchester United players who arrived in Bulgaria specifically for Berbatov and Figo’s charity cause.
In Berbatov’s team joined world soccer stars such as Hristo Stoichkov, Krassimir Balakov, Stilian Petrov, Martin Petrov, as well as Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Edwin van der Sar and Robbie Keane. Figo’s team was alo attended by famous names including Roberto Carlos, Robert Pirès, Nuno Gomes, Gaizka Mendieta and Ivan Cordoba.
Dnevnik quoted Berbatov as saying about the charity game: „That we’re all together – is for the sake of the children. All my friends came up with the idea to support the children. They are good people and want to show what it means to be human and legendary footballer. They earn nothing. The children themselves will show their supporters – the fans, it’s worth the cause. Talents are pretty much in our country.“
The match ended with an equal score of 3: 3, which did not leave the audience disappointed. The main goal of the match was to support the development of young talents. The raised funds went to the Foundation of Dimitar Berbatov, and the brand for men’s suits Desizo Monni is proud of being part of such an initiative.