Former French defender, Patrice Evra has fed some people in the streets of Marseilles as part of his charity works, giving back to the society what he has gained.
The former Manchester United and Juventus star now plays for Olympique Marseilles in the French Ligue 1.
When Patrice Evra claims that he “loves this game” he really does mean it, with the defender keen to use his privileged position as a professional footballer to extend a helping hand to those most in need of it.
As such, the veteran left-back spent his Monday afternoon handing out food parcels to homeless people on the streets of Marseilles.
Evra also used the video to highlight the issue of homelessness in the French city.
“The sad part of my journey is that I found more than 12 homeless people in less than 30 minutes,” the 36-year-old lamented on Instagram.
Evra’s Life History
The son of a diplomat, Evra was born in Senegal and arrived in Europe when he was a year old. He was raised in France and began his football career playing for various clubs in the Île-de-France region such as hometown club CO Les Ulis and CSF Brétigny.
In 1997, he had a stint at professional club Paris Saint-Germain. A year later, Evra seized his first footballing opportunity in neighbouring Italy when he signed his first professional contract with Marsala in Sicily.
He made his professional debut with the club and, in the ensuing season, joined Monza. After a year playing with Monza, Evra returned to France to play for Nice. Originally a midfielder, while playing at Nice, he was converted into a full-back.
In 2002, Evra moved to AS Monaco and contributed to the team that won the Coupe de la Ligue in 2003. He also featured in European competition for the first time in his career and, in the 2003–04 season, was the starting left-back on the Monaco team that reached the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final. In that same season domestically, Evra was named the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year. He was also named to the organisation’s Ligue 1 Team of the Year.