Popular Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has expressed appreciated feelings towards Sierra Leoneans for welcoming him with an open hands .

Rudiger’s coming to Sierra Leone is geared towards the establishment of a foundation for less privilege children in the country.

“I’m speechless- these crazy people thank you from the bottom of my heart for this overwhelming welcoming. Sierra Leone God bless you”

Besides the Foundation Rudiger is about to establish, the Chelsea defender has been doing other charitable works like supporting President Bio’s Free education and paying for the operation’s costs for disable children


Rudiger’s mother fled the Sierra Leone 11 years civil Rebel war and later gave birth to him in Germany. However, the Central Defender has a strong connection with Sierra Leone as he considers the small West African Country a second home.

Rudiger recently showed strong support for the Sierra Leone national Football team’s participation in the 2021 AFCON Competition.

Antonio Rudiger is a German professional footballer who was born on 3 March 1993 in Berlin, Germany. He plays as a defender for both, his national team Germany and club Chelsea.

Rudiger began playing football at a noticeable platform at VfB Stuttgart in 2012. Rudiger also played in the final of DFB Pokal where they lost 3-2 against FC Bayern Munich.

Rudiger was part of several German national youth football teams, including the Germany U21 team.

He made his debut for senior German national team on 13 May, 2014 in a 0-0 draw against Poland. He also got selected in Germany’s 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016 before he was ruled out due to an injury.

He rise to glory During 2013-14 season, Rudiger made 35 appearances for VfB Stuttgart where he scored two goals. After that he moved to Roma in 2015 and to Chelsea in 2017.

He had a very impressive season during 2015-16. For instance, on February 2016, Rudiger scored a goal in only the 4th minute of the match against AC Milan. His ruthless determination and spirit helped him to get regular matches for both his club team and national team. This earned him a transfer in one of the leading clubs, Chelsea for a reported fee of £29 million. In 2017, he was also part of the squad that won the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.