Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha can be considered as one of the 'good guys' within the footballing community, whether that be his own choice or also a push from his mother.
In a recent interview with the Sun, he revealed that he donates ten per cent of his wages every month to charity, not just domestically, but also to his native Ivory Coast.
He said "I give a tenth of my salary to charity every month so in terms of giving back, I do my best."
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"My mum makes sure of it as soon as the end of the month comes, I do that as my good deed to help."
Zaha realises that he is a role-model and has taken his responsibility to maintain a professional image when conducting himself - an accomplishment in itself and shows the young player's maturity level, as he is only 23-years-old.
He made a £15 million move to Manchester United in January 2013, with plenty of expectation and pressure put on him as a then 20-year-old, who Sir Alex Ferguson had widely tipped to be "United's next best thing" and to take over from the Red Devils legend Ryan Giggs.
Unfortunately for Zaha, it didn't quite work out and, after a loan move to Cardiff, a return to Selhurst Park follow, where he has re-found his form under Alan Pardew.
“Alan Pardew speaks to you more, he doesn’t keep you in the dark about things — that’s why I prefer someone who is open.
“He tells you what you are not doing right and praises you when you are doing what you are supposed to be doing."
Under Pardew, the young winger has started to show the promise he was displaying during the early part of his career and has been making life difficult for current England boss Roy Hodgson to find reasons not to select him, with the European Championships just around the corner.
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