Everton forward Richarlison has recently pulled of a goodwill gesture as he funded the travelling fare for a young Brazilian female footballer named Ana Debora, who is on her way to Rio de Janeiro.
The 18 year old, who hails from the State of Espirito Santo, also home to Richarlison- has been selected for a trial with the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A side CR Vasco da Gama, but was not economically strong enough to afford a trip to the Estádio São Januário in Rio.
She seeked help on her social media to help fulfipp her dreams of stepping into professional football.
Fortunately, her fellow countryman from the English Premier League has helped her dream become a reality.
Ana spoke to Brazillian outlet Gazeta Online: “When I got the first message, I really didn’t believe it was him.”
“By the time I entered the profile and saw that it was Richarlison, I cried a lot. It was very exciting because I remembered everything we go through to be a football player.” she added.
Richarlison is known for his good deeds off the pitch- previously funding a school £10,000 and food collection for the downtrodden of Nova Venécia.
The 22 year old, who joined The Toffees from Watford back in 2018, has scored 15 goals in 39 appearances for Marco Silva’s side, who are facing Sheffield United tomorrow.