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The Best: Missing a football match to help a leukemia patient

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Lennart Thy of Buyuksehir Belediye Erzurumspor receives the FIFA Fair Play Award 2018 during the The Best FIFA Football Awards Show at Royal Festival Hall on September 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
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German footballer Lennart Thy might have saved a life after missing one Eredivisie game to donate stem cells in March

When a fan thinks about footballers, they always think about fame and fortune. Many people believe this football stars are out of reach and don’t care about the fans.

But German footballer Lennart Thy has shown everybody otherwise.

In March of this year, the VVV-Venlo striker missed an important Dutch Eredivisie clash with PSV Eindhoven.

The reason? He went to the hospital to donate stem cells and try to help a leukemia patient.

This unselfish reason has made him the winner of the FIFA Fair Play Award 2018 in The Best Gala Awards.

Past 10 FIFA Fair Play Award Winners:
2009: Bobby Robson – England
2010: Haiti Women’s national U17 team
2011: Japan Football Association
2012: Uzbekistan Football Association
2013: Afghanistan Football Association
2014: World Cup volunteers
2015: Football organizations supporting refugees
2016: Atlético Nacional – Colombia
2017: Francis Koné – Togo
2018: Lennart Thy – Germany