Hector Bellerin becomes 2nd highest shareholder with English side Forest Green Rovers

Hector Bellerin becomes 2nd highest shareholder with English side Forest Green Rovers

- Hector Bellerin is now the 2nd highest shareholder with League Two side Forest Green Rovers

- The 25-year-old has invested in the tree planting program making him a large stakeholder

- The Spanish defender raised money to plant thousands of trees in the Amazon forest

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Hector Bellerin has become the second-largest shareholder with League Two side Forest Green Rovers in an unusual circumstance.

The Arsenal defender announced that he has taken a minority holding in the club in order to help develop their environmental and ethical innovations.

Green Rovers became the world's first carbon-neutral sports club in 2017 after fully becoming vegan and are recognized by FIFA and the United Nations as the world's greenest football club.

Hector Bellerin becomes 2nd highest shareholder with English side Forest Green Rovers

Hector Bellerin becomes 2nd highest shareholder with English side Forest Green Rovers. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The Spanish international recently made a pledge to plant 3,000 trees for every win his club records during 'Project Restart'.

The 25-year-old said: "I was really excited when I first discovered the opportunity to get involved at Forest Green Rovers - and the brilliant work the club is already doing. It's important that I invest in things I am passionate about - and I'm excited to help push football into having a sustainable future.

"Rovers prove to clubs who say 'they don't have resources to be sustainable' - that it is possible. With the new stadium, being carbon neutral and vegan. People have a universal love of football, so there's no better industry to promote sustainability.

"I became a vegan around three years ago and at first, I just wanted to try it and detox my body. Initially, I thought I'd eat meat as a 'treat' - but, being vegan just worked for me. After a month of being vegan, I felt stronger - and I didn't struggle with ankle injuries anymore. I began to feel more energetic on the pitch - and I began to notice a real difference."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is a fulfilled man after revealing his tree-planting drive had yielded 50,000 trees thanks to help from fans.

What initially started as an overambitious attempt to save the environment by Bellerin two months ago, is now a reality as he makes an effort to plant trees that are bearing fruit, quite literally.

Bellerin, an environment enthusiast, partnered with the global charity One Tree Planted for a tree-planting mission between the season restart in June and the end of the 2019/2020 campaign.

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