Antonio Rudiger: Real Madrid Defender Discloses Lifelong Dream of Creating Jobs in Sierra Leone

Antonio Rudiger: Real Madrid Defender Discloses Lifelong Dream of Creating Jobs in Sierra Leone

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 18, 2024 at 6:18 AM
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  • Antonio Rudiger scored the winner as Real Madrid defeated Man City on penalties
  • The German international has disclosed his biggest ambition after football
  • Real Madrid reached the semi-final of the UCL and will face Bayern Munich

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Real Madrid defender, Antonio Rudiger, has shared his lifelong dream of creating jobs for the people of Sierra Leone.

The 31-year-old was born in Germany to Sierra Leonean parents and has been visiting the West African nation during vacation.

Following his experiences from past travels, the former Chelsea star disclosed his ambitions of creating employment for the people.

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Antonio Rudiger celebrates after scoring the winning penalty for Real Madrid against Manchester City. Photo: Mike Egerton
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In a quick question and answer session on Real Madrid's TikTok page, Rudiger also revealed his best friend in football and the most popular person on his contact list.

"In the country of my parents Sierra Leone, I want to create a lot of jobs," he said when asked about a dream he wants to fulfill. "On my mission to create jobs," he added as he spoke about where he sees himself in ten years.

Luka Modric is the most famous person on his contact list and Mateo Kovacic, whom he played with at Chelsea remains his best friend in football.

Rudiger scored the winning penalty as Real Madrid defeated Manchester City to reach the semi-finals of the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League.

Interestingly, in a video shared on social media, the defender helped Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin save his best friend's penalty during the shootout at the Etihad Stadium.

Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich in the last four of the UEFA Champions League, according to UEFA's official website.

Rudiger reacts after Real Madrid win

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Antonio Rudiger expressed gratitude to God after scoring the penalty that won Real Madrid their quarter-final tie against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League.

The Germany international produced a monstrous performance at the back as Los Blancos stopped the threats of Erling Haaland and Phil Foden.

The game was forced into penalty shootouts after Kevin De Bruyne scored late to cancel an early goal from Brazilian striker Rodrygo.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.