‘Dementia doesn’t define me as a person …’
Every month, as part of its #EqualGame campaign, UEFA focuses on someone from the country of one of its 55 member associations. That individual is an example of how football promotes inclusion, accessibility and diversity; his or her story exemplifies how disability, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or social background are no barriers to playing or enjoying football.
Malcolm Steele, from Aberdeen in Scotland, was diagnosed with dementia four years ago in his early 50s. His love for football and his lifelong devotion to hometown club Aberdeen FC are proving crucial mainstays in his journey since.