Chairman GOL ILUMINADO FOUNDATION
3 Times South American Player of The Year
FIFA 100 Greatest Players of The 20th Century
The GOL ILUMINADO FOUNDATION is a Federally Registered 501(c)(3) Not For Profit Organization. We are very proud of our accomplishments. and welcome your thoughts, support and participation.
JOIN the Players For Peace and Champions For Peace movements to promote Education and Peace. through Sport, Music and The Arts".
"We must use the power of sport, music and the arts as an agents of social change. They have an almost unmatched role to play in promoting understanding, healing wounds, mobilising support for social causes, and breaking down barriers”. - Kofi Annan
On a communication level, Sport can be used as an effective delivery mechanism for education about peace, tolerance, and respect for opponents, regardless of ethnic, cultural, religious or other differences. Its inclusive nature makes sport a good tool to increase knowledge, understanding and awareness about peaceful co-existence. Sport-based development activities ensure that this powerful and diverse element of civil society becomes an active and committed force in the global partnership for development.
Peace Pitch initiative
Winner of the Peace and Sport Monaco
'Event of The Year' Award
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In 2015 the Gol Iluminado Foundation “Indigenous Games” initiative won the prestigious “Sport Event Of The Year" Award from the world renowned Peace and Sport Organization, which works under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. As a result of our efforts, the Congress of Chile passed the "Elias Figueroa Sports Law", to recognize Indigenous Sport an Official Sport of the Interational Olymipc Comtitee.