Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus met with Lionel Messi and other FC Barcelona players on November 14 at the club’s Joan Gamper training ground for an exclusive exchange of greetings. Yunus talked to Messi and even asked him to come to Bangladesh.


“This is a big opportunity for me,” the professor said in a video posted by Barca.

“We discussed how we can bring change to society with social business and sports. I invited them to visit Bangladesh and especially invited Messi to come. I told Messi ‘Come to Bangladesh since you have so many fans in Bangladesh waiting for you’ and he smiled,” Yunus remarked.

Yunus was present at the training ground when Barcelona trained and along with Messi, he also met Gerard Pique, Eric Abidal, Samuel Umtiti and first team manager Ernesto Valverde. FCB Foundation which hosts and finances the Barca team is a partner of the Barcelona Social Business City program as a part of the network of cities which joined the social business movement with Yunus Centre in Dhaka. Yunus has also established Yunus Sports Hub in Paris to lead sports around the world on the social business path. From Spain Yunus is going to Lille, France to launch social business sports march from Lille to Paris.