Borussia Dortmund youth team participated this year in the 7th Hamdan Bin Mohammad U-17 International Football Tournament hosted by the Dubai Sports Council and Evonik was invited to hand them the third place awards on Sunday 16 April 2017.
“Football brings people together from across the globe. That’s why Evonik chose to sponsor Borussia Dortmund years back and continues to support the club wherever it goes” said Michael Wring, President of Evonik Gulf, Middle East and North Africa, before handing the awards at the finals match on Sunday.
“We were delighted to have received the invitation to attend the Hamdan Bin Mohammad 7th International Football Championship, and I personally believe that sport is an important factor in the upbringing of our youth, as it teaches endurance, tenacity and team spirit: values that are important in life” he added.
French Lyon team won the championship and second place was awarded to the Saudi Al Hilal team while third place went to Borussia Dortmund.
Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.
Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 35,000 employees. In fiscal 2016 the enterprise generated sales of around €12,7 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.165 billion.