Team Frugal: Juan Mata
Being frugal is about more than being stingy with your money. It means being prudent, smart and economical with your finances and career decisions. Every Tuesday, we share profiles of athletes that exemplify what it means to be A Frugal Athlete.
Juan Mata is known for his cerebral play on the field. Whether on Spain’s national team or one of the many top club teams he’s represented, you can tell Mata is no ordinary footballer.
Like his play on the field, Mata has done a great job setting himself apart. He has used his career as a springboard to make an impact in his other endeavors. Mata is the cofounder of CommonGoal project, a charitable initiative for footballers to generate social change. Mata has used his free time to further his education as well. Obtaining two degrees while playing. Mata even understands the power of social and uses platforms like Youtube to connect further with his audience.
Mata is a great example of an athlete who understands their platform. You may or may not know who Mata is but that hasn’t stopped him from being efficient with his time and smart with his decisions. Through charity, education, and social Mata has made sure he will be able to pursue other avenues after his career is over. It helps taht he is a little bit frugal too….as he downgraded to a humble Volkswagen in 2015