Sergey Malafeev coached Team Russia in 2006 when it won the Homeless World Cup in South Africa. He remains involved with the team and organisation running it, New Social Solutions, as their ambassador and a great source of inspiration for the players.
With a passion for video games and the Beautiful Game, Orthodoxia Skoura, 22, fights gender stereotypes and becomes the first female player to be selected for the Greek Homeless World Cup Team
Ferenc uses his two favourite things – art and football – to help others change their lives the way he did
The Romania team captain abandoned a life of crime and substance abuse for a much brighter future.
The Streetfootball by Streetwork programme helped him find the path to a new life
Frans Derks has not excelled only as a professional Dutch referee, but also as a philanthropist and a commited ambassador of Team Netherlands and Stitching Life Goals, the Homeless World Cup Dutch partner. He is looking forward to Amsterdam 2015, which will expand the impact of his and the organisation’s work with homeless people.
Haitian sports star Boby Duval uses his lifelong love for football to empower Haitian youth and induce social change in poverty stricken areas
The national ambassador of the Irish Homeless Street Leagues (IHSL), the Homeless World Cup partner in the Republic of Ireland, is boxer Paddy Barnes