Vedad Ibisevic of Schelke 04 Pledges his Salary to Charity
Veteran striker Vedad Ibisevic has pledged to give his salary to charity after signing a one-year deal at German Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04. Vadad Ibisevic who is 36-year-old fled Bosnia-Herzegovina with his family as a child during the 1992-95 Bosnian War, his today’s decision can be traced back to what he ex[ierenced back then as a child with his family.
The FC Schalke 04 striker said: “I’m not here to earn money, but to play in the Bundesliga.” “We agreed I won’t get a basic salary, only what I need to cover insurance. My basic salary will be donated to charity. I will only play for bonuses.” So far, Ibisevic has scored 127 goals in 340 Bundesliga appearances for Hertha Berlin, VfB Stuttgart, Hoffenheim and Aachen.
He was released by Hertha at the end of last season and joined another German side Schalke 04. The team which is managed by former Huddersfield boss David Wagner, finished last season with a grim run of 16 games without a win, sliding from fifth to 12th in the table. He could get an opportunity to make his first start for the club when they kick off the new campaign on 18 September away to champions Bayern Munich. The German Bundesliga will resume with other Europe league such as Italian Serie A, Spanish La Liga and English Premier League on the 11th and 12th respectively.