NEWS | 19/03/2019 | Javier VázquezFlorentino Pérez presided over the ceremony, in which it was announced that the Real Madrid and Chelsea legends will play in this charity match on June 23 at the Bernabéu.
The event was presided over by Florentino Pérez, and attended by Tore Andre Flo, Chelsea ambassador; Simon Taylor, director of the Chelsea Foundation; Emilio Butragueño, Director of Institutional Relations at Real Madrid; Roberto Carlos and Arbeloa, ambassadors of the club; the ex-players Raúl and Baptista, who confirmed their presence at the game, as well as different members of the Real Madrid Board of Directors and patrons of the Foundation.
Commitment to solidarity
The president of Real Madrid was the first to take the floor: "This event has already become a traditional and endearing appointment. It is a commitment by the world of football to solidarity and with the strength of this sport to unite people. This stadium, which has seen the best players in history, gets together every year the legends of the best football clubs in the world. And next Sunday June 23 there will be the chance to generate enthusiasm and hope for many children who experience injustices and inequalities.
"Real Madrid Legends and Chelsea Legends will play a game that will surely be unforgettable for those of us who love this sport. The fans will once again enjoy along with players such as Desailly, Gudjohnsen, Essien, Carvalho, Raul, Roberto Carlos, McManaman and Álvaro Arbeloa. For us, it is an honour to welcome one of the greatest clubs in the world such as Chelsea".
"We are eternally grateful to share with you and with our fans this game for life. Solidarity is the most powerful value to combat the most difficult situations and this game is, once again, a vital instrument for this. Everything that this meeting generates will aim to help the children who are served by the Real Madrid Foundation in the socio-sport projects that we have in more than 80 countries".
"The consolidation of the Corazón Classic Match Match demonstrates the strength of football, beyond results and beyond differences and colours. This sport is a global phenomenon that also serves to enhance the generosity of the people. Every year we enjoy a stadium full of joy and illusions, with entire families who come to transmit the values of sport. This match will make us all feel proud and happy for the children who need it the most".
Tore Andre Flo: "It's the best place to play football"
"It is a pleasure to be here today and I want to thank Florentino Pérez and Emilio Butragueño. It’s an honour to play against the Real Madrid legends. This match is very nice, not only on the field, but the Real Madrid and Chelsea Foundations make the lives of thousands of people around the world better. It is a great opportunity to play in one of the best stadiums, this is the best place to play football. I have spoken with my teammates and we’re all happy to be able to play here next summer. There is no doubt that charity will win in this great event and I hope that everyone comes and has fun. Thanks again to all those who make this possible".
Tickets for sale
Fans can already buy their seats through this link from 5 euros. In addition, during the presentation ceremony, the Santiago Bernabéu's presidential box hosted an exclusive exhibition organised by the Historical Heritage Centre of Real Madrid, which included historical jerseys and souvenirs from other editions of the Corazón Classic Match.
The support of Fiesta
This year, Fiesta again collaborates with the Real Madrid Foundation as well as the Madrid City Council, EMT, Madrid Transport Consortium, esRadio, entradas.com, Exterior Plus and Grupo Caliche.