Louis Ducruet and former AS Monaco stars compete in inaugural Glam Foot

Anthony Martial and Louis Ducruet ahead of the Glam Foot event

The inaugural Glam Foot tournament brought together former AS Monaco stars Anthony Martial and Tiémoué Bakayoko for a charitable cause on Tuesday. 

Players such as Martial and Bakayoko, who have since gone on to play in the Premier League, were naturally happy to be back in the Principality. The latter described Monaco as his “second home”, whilst Manchester United’s Martial said that he has “a lot of affection for the place”.

Martial’s team take the victory

The Espace Saint Antoine is just a stone’s throw away from the Stade Louis II, a pitch that the pair once frequented, but whilst the rules of the game were the same, they had a very different experience during the Glam Foot event.

Anthony Martial by Luke Entwistle, Monaco Life

The event was organised by Martial and his Glam association in conjunction with Louis Ducruet and the Barbagiuans. The duo came together to create this novel charity event, consisting of four teams battling it out to win for their respective charitable cause.

“We are always looking to organise charitable events,” said Ducruet, Prince Albert II’s nephew and the president of the Barbaguians. The Monegasque Princely member is also responsible for events such as the annual Fight AIDS Cup.

Hugo Micallef in attendance

With former AS Monaco stars, Manchester United defender Eric Bailly and personalities such as French rapper Sisik competing, there was a mix of talent on display. Despite some glaring disparities in quality, the level of football was high, with the tournament ultimately won by Martial’s team. The France international couldn’t compete due to injury, but was a fervent supporter on the sidelines.

Louis Ducruet in action by Luke Entwistle, Monaco Life

He was joined by Monegasque boxer Hugo Micallef. Fresh from his victory in Germany on Saturday, the newest member of the Barbagiuans was present to show his support, albeit disappointed not to be competing himself.

“As a Monegasque athlete, it’s important to be at events like this. There are some great professionals and public figures here,” he said.

The funds raised will be split equally, and there is a desire to bring back the tournament, should it prove successful.

If it goes well, we will bring further editions,” said Ducruet, who, alongside Martial, was at the heart of Monaco’s latest charitable sporting event.



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