As well as Zoltán Gera, the ambassador for the 2020 UEFA European Championship matches in Budapest, legends such as Alessandro Del Piero, Deco and Ruud Gullit are promoting the tournament across the continent. Now, a raft of new, famous names have been added to the list of tournament ambassadors.
In the first round, UEFA selected 34 former star players as ambassadors for the 2020 European Championship.
Now 14 more legends have joined UEFA’s team.
Ambassadors are tasked with promoting the 60th anniversary of the European Championship, which will be organised jointly by 12 countries in 2020. A real football festival is expected next summer, no more so than in Budapest where Hungarian fans will watch four tournament matches in the soon-to-be-completed Ferenc Puskás Arena.
Zoltán Gera, a 97-time Hungarian national-team player and currently coach of the U21 national team, is the ambassador of host nation Hungary, and he himself has good memories of the most recent Euros in 2016; he scored against Portugal and that goal was voted the best of the tournament.
UEFA announced on Thursday that Patrik Berger (Czech Republic), David Seaman (England), Paul Gascoigne (England), Jean-François Domergue (France), Alain Giresse (France), Jean Tigana (France), Luis Fernandez (France) , Steffen Freund (Germany), Christian Ziege (Germany), Miroslav Klose (Germany), Thomas Helmer (Germany), Giorgios Karagounis (Greece), Theodoros Zagorakis (Greece) and Marcos Senna (Spain) have now also become UEFA EURO2020 Ambassadors.
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