Soccer Aid

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Soccer Aid
Soccer Aid Logo.png
Official Soccer Aid Logo (2020)
GenreCharity event
Created byRobbie Williams
Jonathan Wilkes
Presented byAnt & Dec (2006–08)
Dermot O'Leary (2010–present)
Kirsty Gallacher (2010–2020)
Alex Scott (2021–present)
Backstage:
Cat Deeley (2012–14)
Regular Pundit:
Maya Jama (2020–present)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series9
No. of episodes16
Production
Production locationsOld Trafford, Greater Manchester (2006, 2010–18, 2020)
Wembley Stadium, London (2008)
Stamford Bridge, Fulham, London (2019)
Etihad Stadium, Manchester (2021)
Production companyInitial
DistributorEndemol Shine Sport
Release
Original networkITV
Virgin Media Sport
Original release22 May 2006 (2006-05-22) –
present
External links
Website
Soccer Aid
Founded2006
Number of teams2
Current championsWorld XI (5th title)
Most successful club(s)England
World XI
(5 titles each)
Television broadcastersITV
Virgin Media Sport Ireland

Soccer Aid is a British charity annual (formerly biennial) event that has raised over £38 million in aid of UNICEF UK, through ticket sales and donations from the public. The televised event is a friendly-style football match between two teams, England and the Soccer Aid World XI (formerly Rest of the World (ROW) until 2018), composed of celebrities and former professional players representing their countries.

Soccer Aid was initiated in 2006 by Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes. It initially took place every two years, however, from the 2018 edition, it is now held annually. It is produced by Initial and distributed by Endemol Shine Sport, a Dutch company that distributes Dutch Eredivisie coverage.[1] Television coverage began on ITV on 22 May 2006 in a show presented by Ant & Dec. Dermot O'Leary took over as main presenter in 2010.

Event details[edit]

The England team lead the head-to-head with 5 wins to the ROW/World XI's 4 wins.

On 16 June 2019, the fixture was the first to include female players as part of the squads. In 2020, the match was played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Edition Year Winners Score Runners–up Venue Attendance
1 2006 England 2–1 Rest of The World Old Trafford, Manchester 71,960
2 2008 England (2) 4–3 Rest of The World Wembley Stadium, London 45,000
3 2010 Rest of The World 2–2
(7–6 p)
England Old Trafford, Manchester 65,493
4 2012 England (3) 3–1 Rest of The World 67,346
5 2014 Rest of The World (2) 4–2 England 65,574
6 2016 England (4) 3–2 Rest of The World 70,000
7 2018 England (5) 3–3
(4–3 p)
World XI 71,965
8 2019 World XI (3) 2–2
(3–1 p)
England Stamford Bridge, London 39,836
9 2020 World XI (4) 1–1
(4–3 p)
England Old Trafford, Manchester N/A
10 2021 World XI (5) 3-0 England Etihad Stadium, Manchester TBA

Soccer Aid 2006[edit]

2006 Soccer Aid
Tournament details
Host countryEngland
Dates22 May – 27 May
Venue(s)2
Final positions
Champions England (1st title)
Runners-upRest of the World
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored14 (3.5 per match)
Attendance71,960 (17,990 per match)
2008

ITV, 22–27 May 2006

Event schedule[edit]

  • 22 May 2006 – Start of the television coverage, presented by Ant and Dec. Rest of the World defeats England in a penalty shoot-out
  • 23 May 2006 – Practice match: England 1–0 England Legends (Craven Cottage, London)
  • 24 May 2006 – Practice match: Rest of the World 3–7 Scotland Legends (Craven Cottage, London)
  • 25 May 2006 – Rest of the World defeats England in a Football Quiz
  • 26 May 2006 – Coaches name starting line-ups for the match
  • 27 May 2006 – Soccer Aid Match: England 2–1 Rest of the World (Old Trafford, Manchester), attendance 71,960

The practice matches were played over 60 minutes, with the Soccer Aid match played over 90 minutes.

The competition was organised on behalf of UNICEF UK with profits from the matches, along with donations and sponsorship, donated to UNICEF programs in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

England beat the Rest Of The World 2–1. Goals from Les Ferdinand and Jonathan Wilkes put England into a two-goal lead but a handball inside the area from David Gray resulted in a penalty, converted by Diego Maradona. Wilkes won the Man of the Match award.

England squad[edit]

The England squad was managed by former England national football team manager Terry Venables, assisted by David Geddis and Ted Buxton. The original squad comprised 16 players, with Bryan Robson added later. A handful of the players, notably Angus Deayton, had previous celebrity international experience from the previous month's England v Germany: The Legends match in Reading, which Germany won 4–2. The England squad went into the match with no major injury worries. Their victory over a squad of ex-England internationals from the 1960s to 1990s on Tuesday morning was tempered with defeats to the Rest of the World in a penalty shootout and football quiz.

Celebrities

Legends

Rest of the World squad[edit]

The Rest of the World squad was managed by Ruud Gullit, with Gus Poyet as his assistant. Captain Gordon Ramsay injured his leg in the early training sessions and was considered doubtful for the match. The original squad of 16 players, which later saw 2 changes, was supplemented by the addition of Diego Maradona during the build-up to the competition. Lothar Matthäus had appeared in the England v Germany: The Legends match the previous month.

The Rest of the World squad was wracked by injuries and withdrawals, and suffered from a lack of players. Desailly, Matthäus, Schmeichel and Ginola all arrived with only 2 or 3 days to spare before the match; Ginola arrived during half time of their warm-up defeat to the Scotland Legends on Wednesday afternoon, and Diego Maradona only joined the squad on the day before the match.

Also, Craig Doyle and Brian McFadden went into the match carrying knocks, which led to management members Ruud Gullit and Gus Poyet coming on as substitutes on Wednesday and in the match itself.

Celebrities

Legends

Other notable participants
The match was refereed by Pierluigi Collina, the Italian referee considered by many fans as the best referee of all time.[2]

The match[edit]

England2–1Rest of the World
Ferdinand 14'
Wilkes 20'
Report Maradona 75' (pen.)
Attendance: 71,960
GK David Seaman downward-facing red arrow 45'
David Gray
Tony Adams
Ben Shephard
Robbie Williams (c) downward-facing red arrow 85'
Damian Lewis
Paul Gascoigne downward-facing red arrow 55'
Jonathan Wilkes
Bradley Walsh downward-facing red arrow 55'
Les Ferdinand downward-facing red arrow 52'
Dean Lennox Kelly downward-facing red arrow 64'
Substitutes:
GK Jamie Theakston upward-facing green arrow 45'
John Barnes upward-facing green arrow 85'
Graeme Le Saux upward-facing green arrow 55'
Jamie Redknapp upward-facing green arrow 55'
Angus Deayton upward-facing green arrow 52'
Bryan Robson upward-facing green arrow 62'
Manager:
England Terry Venables
GK Denmark Peter Schmeichel downward-facing red arrow 45'
Republic of Ireland Craig Doyle downward-facing red arrow 45'
France Marcel Desailly
Germany Lothar Matthäus downward-facing red arrow 45'
Italy Michael Greco
Republic of Ireland Brian McFadden downward-facing red arrow 8'
Scotland Alastair Campbell downward-facing red arrow 45'
United States Alessandro Nivola
Russia Sergei Fedorov
Scotland Gordon Ramsay downward-facing red arrow 11'
Argentina Diego Maradona
Substitutes:
GK Northern Ireland Patrick Kielty upward-facing green arrow 45'
Canada Ben Johnson upward-facing green arrow 45'
Brazil Dunga upward-facing green arrow 45' downward-facing red arrow 73'
Wales Gareth Thomas upward-facing green arrow 8'
France David Ginola upward-facing green arrow 45' downward-facing red arrow 55'
Netherlands Ruud Gullit upward-facing green arrow 55'
Italy Gianfranco Zola upward-facing green arrow 11'
Uruguay Gus Poyet upward-facing green arrow 73'
Manager:
Netherlands Ruud Gullit

Soccer Aid 2008[edit]

2008 Soccer Aid
Tournament details
Host countryEngland
Dates7 September
Venue(s)1
Final positions
Champions England (2nd title)
Runners-upRest of the World
Tournament statistics
Matches played1
Goals scored7 (7 per match)
Attendance45,000 (45,000 per match)
Top scorer(s)England Alan Shearer (2 goals)
Italy Paolo Di Canio (2 goals)
2006
2010

Event schedule[edit]

Soccer Aid 2008 was played on 7th September 2008. It was broadcast in the United Kingdom on ITV and presented by Ant & Dec.

Before kick-off Jonathan Ansell sang the footballing anthem "Nessun Dorma", whilst the players were introduced to Sir Geoff Hurst.

England squad[edit]

The England squad was coached by Harry Redknapp, with Bryan Robson as his assistant manager.

Celebrities

Legends

Rest of the World squad[edit]

The Rest Of The World squad was coached by Kenny Dalglish, with Ian Rush as player-assistant manager.

Celebrities

Legends

Other notable participants[edit]

The referee at the start of the match was Pierluigi Collina, who also refereed the previous match in 2006 and is regarded as the best referee of all time.[2] However, after Collina was injured in the first half he was replaced by Scottish referee Hugh Dallas. The process of two professional referees overseeing one half of the match each has since been maintained in subsequent series.

The match[edit]

19:30 BST
England4–3Rest of the World
Sheringham 9'
Shearer 45+1' (pen.), 62'
Wilkes 81'
Di Canio 14', 47'
Marini 43'
Attendance: 45,000
GK David Seaman downward-facing red arrow 45'
DF Angus Deayton downward-facing red arrow 43'
DF Des Walker downward-facing red arrow 15'
DF Ben Shephard
DF Chris Fountain downward-facing red arrow 45'
MF Danny Jones
MF Jonathan Wilkes (c)
MF Jamie Redknapp
MF Craig David downward-facing red arrow 45' upward-facing green arrow 74'
FW Alan Shearer
FW Teddy Sheringham
Substitutes:
GK Jamie Theakston upward-facing green arrow 45'
DF Graeme Le Saux upward-facing green arrow 15'
Kyran Bracken upward-facing green arrow 43'
Gareth Gates upward-facing green arrow 45' downward-facing red arrow 81'
Hugo Speer upward-facing green arrow 45' downward-facing red arrow 74'
Tom Felton upward-facing green arrow 81'
Manager:
England Harry Redknapp
GK Brazil Cláudio Taffarel downward-facing red arrow 45'
DF Wales Gethin Jones
DF Netherlands Jaap Stam (c)
DF Scotland Gordon Ramsay downward-facing red arrow 9'
DF Chile Santiago Cabrera
MF Italy Paolo Di Canio
MF Portugal Luís Figo downward-facing red arrow 45'
MF Scotland Kenny Logan downward-facing red arrow 65'
MF Republic of Ireland Nicky Byrne
FW France Gilles Marini downward-facing red arrow 60'
FW Brazil Romário downward-facing red arrow 81'
Substitutes:
GK Northern Ireland Patrick Kielty upward-facing green arrow 45'
Trinidad and Tobago Brian Lara upward-facing green arrow 9'
Italy Franco Baresi upward-facing green arrow 45' downward-facing red arrow 81'
Republic of Ireland Bryan McFadden upward-facing green arrow 65'
Brazil Rodrigo Santoro upward-facing green arrow 60'
Wales Ian Rush upward-facing green arrow 81'
Scotland Alastair Campbell upward-facing green arrow 81'
Manager:
Scotland Kenny Dalglish

Soccer Aid 2010[edit]

2010 Soccer Aid
Soccer Aid Celebration 2010.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryEngland
Dates6 June
Teams2
Venue(s)1
Final positions
ChampionsRest of the World (1st title)
Runners-up England
Tournament statistics
Matches played1
Goals scored4 (4 per match)
Attendance65,493 (65,493 per match)
Top scorer(s)England Jamie Redknapp (1 goal)
2008
2012

Soccer Aid 2010 was played on 6 June 2010. It was broadcast in the United Kingdom on ITV and presented by Dermot O'Leary.

England squad[edit]

Celebrities
Legends

Rest of the World squad[edit]

Celebrities
Legends

The match[edit]

GK 1 David Seaman downward-facing red arrow 45'
RB 2 Ben Shephard downward-facing red arrow 84'
CB 5 Martin Keown downward-facing red arrow 45'
CB 4 Jonathan Wilkes
LB 3 Robbie Williams (c) downward-facing red arrow 65'
RM 11 Olly Murs downward-facing red arrow 65'
CM 6 Jamie Redknapp
CM 8 Damian Lewis downward-facing red arrow 73'
LM 14 Ralf Little
CF 9 Alan Shearer
CF 10 Teddy Sheringham
Substitutes:
GK 13 Jamie Theakston upward-facing green arrow 45'
DF 12 Patrick McGuinness upward-facing green arrow 65'
MF 7 Nicky Butt upward-facing green arrow 45'
MF 16 Dominic Cooper upward-facing green arrow 84'
FW 17 Ricky Hatton upward-facing green arrow 65'
FW 50 Bradley Walsh upward-facing green arrow 73'
Manager:
England Harry Redknapp
GK 1 Germany Jens Lehmann downward-facing red arrow 45'
RB 2 Wales Gethin Jones
CB 9 Sweden Henrik Larsson
CB 4 Finland Sami Hyypiä
LB 3 Scotland Gordon Ramsay downward-facing red arrow 78'
RM 16 Republic of Ireland Nicky Byrne downward-facing red arrow 75'
CM 10 Wales Michael Sheen (c) downward-facing red arrow 45'
CM 11 Wales Ryan Giggs downward-facing red arrow 45'
LM 6 Wales Joe Calzaghe downward-facing red arrow 75'
SS 5 France Zinedine Zidane
CF 8 Canada Mike Myers downward-facing red arrow 45'
Substitutes:
GK 20 Northern Ireland Patrick Kielty upward-facing green arrow 45'
DF 17 Trinidad and Tobago Brian Lara upward-facing green arrow 45'
DF 18 United States Woody Harrelson upward-facing green arrow 78'
MF 7 Portugal Luís Figo upward-facing green arrow 45'
MF 12 Republic of Ireland Shane Filan upward-facing green arrow 45'
MF 14 Australia Simon Baker upward-facing green arrow 75'
MF 15 United States James Kyson Lee upward-facing green arrow 75'
Manager:
Scotland Kenny Dalglish

Soccer Aid 2012[edit]

2012 Soccer Aid
Tournament details
Host countryEngland
CityManchester
Dates27 May
Teams2
Venue(s)1
Final positions
Champions England (3rd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played1
Goals scored4 (4 per match)
Attendance67,346 (67,346 per match)
2010
2014

Soccer Aid 2012 was played on 27 May 2012, as something of a precursor to UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2012 Summer Olympics. It was broadcast in the United Kingdom on ITV and presented by Dermot O'Leary. Cat Deeley presented the backstage build up show before the main event.

England squad[edit]

Celebrities
Legends
Coaching Staff

Rest of the World squad[edit]

Celebrities
Legends
Coaching Staff

The match[edit]

England3–1Rest of the World
Sheringham 69'
Wilkes 72'
Phillips 89'
Report Pizzorno 22'
Attendance: 67,346
GK 1 David Seaman downward-facing red arrow 45'
RB 2 Ben Shephard
CB 5 Martin Keown downward-facing red arrow 45'
CB 4 Des Walker
LB 12 Paddy McGuinness Yellow card 55' downward-facing red arrow 63'
RM 7 Olly Murs downward-facing red arrow 33'
CM 6 John Bishop
CM 8 Jonathan Wilkes (c)
LM 11 Aston Merrygold downward-facing red arrow 76'
CF 9 Kevin Phillips
CF 10 Teddy Sheringham
Substitutes:
GK 13 Jamie Theakston upward-facing green arrow 45'
DF 14 Graeme Le Saux upward-facing green arrow 45'
MF 15 Marvin Humes upward-facing green arrow 33' downward-facing red arrow 89'
MF 16 Mark Owen upward-facing green arrow 76'
DF 3 Robbie Williams upward-facing green arrow 63'
MF 17 Jason Isaacs upward-facing green arrow 89'
Manager:
England Sam Allardyce
GK 1 Netherlands Edwin van der Sar downward-facing red arrow 45'
RB 2 Wales Michael Sheen (c)
CB 5 Netherlands Jaap Stam
CB 16 Republic of Ireland Roy Keane downward-facing red arrow 23'
LB 3 Scotland Gordon Ramsay downward-facing red arrow 66'
RM 12 Scotland Gerard Butler downward-facing red arrow 82'
CM 10 Netherlands Clarence Seedorf
CM 8 Sweden Freddie Ljungberg
LM 7 Italy Serge Pizzorno
SS 4 United States Will Ferrell downward-facing red arrow 74'
CF 11 Canada Mike Myers downward-facing red arrow 52'
Substitutes:
GK 20 Northern Ireland Patrick Kielty upward-facing green arrow 45'
CF 9 Argentina Hernán Crespo upward-facing green arrow 23'
LM 14 Wales Joe Calzaghe upward-facing green arrow 52'
MF 6 United States Woody Harrelson upward-facing green arrow 82'
MF 15 United States Edward Norton upward-facing green arrow 74'
DF 17 Scotland James McAvoy upward-facing green arrow 66'
Manager:
Scotland Kenny Dalglish

Soccer Aid 2014[edit]

2014 Soccer Aid
Tournament details
Host countryEngland
CityManchester
Dates8 June
Teams2
Venue(s)1
Final positions
ChampionsRest of the World (2nd title)
Runners-up England
Tournament statistics
Matches played1
Goals scored6 (6 per match)
Attendance65,574 (65,574 per match)
2012
2016

The 2014 match was played at Old Trafford on 8 June 2014.[3]

The main match was hosted by Dermot O'Leary with Kirsty Gallacher, and Cat Deeley presented the backstage build-up show before the main event. Caroline Flack presented from the BT Tower in London. Match commentators were Sam Matterface and Graham Taylor, and Sol Campbell was a studio guest.

By full-time, the total raised for UNICEF was £4,233,019.[4]

England squad[edit]

Celebrities
Legends
Coaching Staff

Rest of the World squad[edit]

Celebrities
Legends
Coaching Staff

The match[edit]

England2–4Rest of the World
Redknapp 75'
Phillips 82' (pen.)
Report Seedorf 47', 86', 90+1'
Byrne 69'
Attendance: 65,574
Referee: Phil Dowd (Anthony Taylor 45')
GK 1 David Seaman downward-facing red arrow 45'
RB 2 Marvin Humes downward-facing red arrow 87'
CB 4 Jamie Carragher
CB 5 Des Walker downward-facing red arrow 38'
LB 3 Paddy McGuinness downward-facing red arrow 45'
CM 14 John Bishop
CM 15 Ben Shephard
RM 10 Olly Murs downward-facing red arrow 72'
AM 8 Jonathan Wilkes (c)
LM 11 Danny Jones
CF 9 Kevin Phillips
Substitutes:
GK 13 Jamie Theakston upward-facing green arrow 45'
CM 6 Jamie Redknapp upward-facing green arrow 50'
AM 7 Matt Le Tissier upward-facing green arrow 38' downward-facing red arrow 50'
LB 12 Jack Whitehall upward-facing green arrow 45' downward-facing red arrow 87'
RM 16 Mark Owen upward-facing green arrow 72'
LB 17 Stephen Moyer upward-facing green arrow 87'
RB 18 Dominic Cooper upward-facing green arrow 87'
Manager:
England Sam Allardyce
GK 1 Netherlands Edwin van der Sar downward-facing red arrow 45'
RB 2 Wales Michael Sheen (c) downward-facing red arrow 10'
CB 4 Australia Sam Worthington Yellow card
CB 5 Netherlands Jaap Stam
LB 3 Scotland Gordon Ramsay (vc)
CM 8 Netherlands Edgar Davids Yellow card
CM 10 Netherlands Clarence Seedorf
RM 11 Scotland James McAvoy downward-facing red arrow 45' upward-facing green arrow 83' downward-facing red arrow 90'
SS 10 Italy Alessandro Del Piero downward-facing red arrow 45'
LM 16 Republic of Ireland Nicky Byrne
CF 9 Chile Santiago Cabrera
Substitutes:
GK 20 Northern Ireland Patrick Kielty upward-facing green arrow 45'
RM 6 United States Mark Salling upward-facing green arrow 73' downward-facing red arrow 78'
CF 7 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko upward-facing green arrow 45'
RB 14 Scotland Martin Compston upward-facing green arrow 10'
RM 15 United States Jeremy Renner upward-facing green arrow 45' downward-facing red arrow 66' upward-facing green arrow 90'
RM 17 Scotland Kevin Bridges upward-facing green arrow 66' downward-facing red arrow 73'
RM 18 United States Adam Richman upward-facing green arrow 78' downward-facing red arrow 83'
Manager:
Portugal José Mourinho

Man of the match:

Match officials:

Soccer Aid 2016[edit]

2016 Soccer Aid
Tournament details
Host countryEngland
CityManchester
Dates5 June 2016
Teams2
Venue(s)1
Final positions
Champions England (4th title)
Runners-upRest of the World
2014
2018

The 2016 match was played at Old Trafford on Sunday, 5 June.[10] The main match was hosted by Dermot O'Leary and Kirsty Gallacher, with commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Chris Kamara.[11]

England squad[edit]

Celebrities[12]
Legends
Coaching Staff

Rest of the World squad[edit]

Celebrities[12]
Legends
Coaching Staff

The match[edit]

England3–2Rest of the World
Wright 50'
Defoe 65', 77'
Report Berbatov 54', 59' (pen.)
GK 1 David Seaman downward-facing red arrow 46'
RB 7 John Bishop downward-facing red arrow 56'
CB 6 Sol Campbell downward-facing red arrow 46'
CB 23 Jamie Carragher
LB 5 Mark Wright downward-facing red arrow 83'
RM 2 Ben Shephard Yellow card 31' Yellow-red card 52'
CM 4 Phil Neville downward-facing red arrow 46'
LM 8 Jonathan Wilkes (c)
RF 11 Olly Murs downward-facing red arrow 66'
CF 9 Robbie Fowler downward-facing red arrow 46'
LF 10 Marvin Humes downward-facing red arrow 46'
Substitutes:
GK 13 Jamie Theakston upward-facing green arrow 46'
MF 17 Danny Murphy upward-facing green arrow 46'
MF 14 Jack Whitehall upward-facing green arrow 46'
MF 19 Kieron Dyer upward-facing green arrow 46'
FW 18 Jermain Defoe upward-facing green arrow 46'
DF 12 Paddy McGuinness upward-facing green arrow 56' downward-facing red arrow 83'
MF 15 Damian Lewis upward-facing green arrow 66'
DF 16 Louis Tomlinson upward-facing green arrow 83'
DF 3 Robbie Williams upward-facing green arrow 83'
Managers:
England Sam Allardyce
Portugal José Mourinho
GK 1 Brazil Dida downward-facing red arrow 46'
RB 4 United States Matthew Morrison downward-facing red arrow 73'
CB 2 Brazil Cafu downward-facing red arrow 46'
CB 6 Netherlands Jaap Stam downward-facing red arrow 37'
LB 3 Wales Michael Sheen (c) downward-facing red arrow 25'
RM 11 Scotland Thom Evans downward-facing red arrow 77'
CM 16 Republic of Ireland Nicky Byrne downward-facing red arrow 81'
CM 8 Netherlands Edgar Davids
LM 7 Italy Serge Pizzorno downward-facing red arrow 46'
SS 10 Brazil Ronaldinho
CF 15 Republic of Ireland Shayne Ward downward-facing red arrow 76'
Substitutes:
GK 20 Northern Ireland Patrick Kielty upward-facing green arrow 46'
DF 19 United States Sean Fletcher upward-facing green arrow 25'
DF 5 Italy Fabio Cannavaro Yellow card 49' upward-facing green arrow 37'
DF 21 Wales Gareth Thomas upward-facing green arrow 46'
FW 9 Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov upward-facing green arrow 46'
DF 18 Sierra Leone Rickie Haywood Williams upward-facing green arrow 73'
FW 14 Republic of Ireland Niall Horan upward-facing green arrow 76'
MF 17 Northern Ireland AP McCoy upward-facing green arrow 77'
MF 12 Wales Iwan Rheon upward-facing green arrow 81'
Manager:
Italy Claudio Ranieri

Man of the match:

Match officials:

Soccer Aid 2018[edit]

The 2018 match was played at Old Trafford on Sunday 10 June.[13] The main match was hosted by Dermot O'Leary and Kirsty Gallacher, with commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Robbie Savage.

2018 Soccer Aid
Tournament details
Host countryEngland
CityManchester
Dates10 June 2018
Teams2
Venue(s)1
Final positions
Champions England (5th title)
Runners-upSoccer Aid World XI
2016
2019

England squad[edit]

Celebrities
Legends
Coaching Staff

Soccer Aid World XI squad[edit]

Celebrities
Legends
Coaching Staff

The Match[edit]

England3–3Soccer Aid World XI
Bent 13'
Lynch 17'
Owen 82'
[1][2] Keane 26'
Verón 43'
Seedorf 57'
Penalties
Flintoff soccer ball with check mark
Wicks soccer ball with check mark
Wright soccer ball with check mark
McGuinness soccer ball with red X
Mack soccer ball with red X
Harrison soccer ball with check mark
4–3 soccer ball with check mark Bolt
soccer ball with check mark Fongho
soccer ball with red X Pietersen
soccer ball with red X Byrne
soccer ball with check mark Cole
soccer ball with red X Christensen
Attendance: 71,965
GK 1 David Seaman downward-facing red arrow 46'
RB 4 Mo Farah downward-facing red arrow 46'
CB 12 Phil Neville downward-facing red arrow 81'
CB 6 Wes Brown
LB 5 Mark Wright
RM 14 Myles Stephenson downward-facing red arrow 54'
CM 13 Danny Murphy downward-facing red arrow 46'
LM 8 Damian Lewis downward-facing red arrow 42'
RF 7 Jeremy Lynch downward-facing red arrow 66'
CF 9 Darren Bent downward-facing red arrow 56'
LF 11 Olly Murs (c) downward-facing red arrow 75'
Substitutes:
GK 20 David Harewood upward-facing green arrow 46'
LM 18 Jack O'Connell upward-facing green arrow 42' downward-facing red arrow 70'
MF 23 Jamie Redknapp upward-facing green arrow 46'
RF 16 Darius Vassell upward-facing green arrow 46'
LB 22 Paddy McGuinness upward-facing green arrow 54'
CF 10 Michael Owen upward-facing green arrow 56'
RB 17 Blake Harrison upward-facing green arrow 66'
CB 19 Andrew Flintoff upward-facing green arrow 70'
DF 15 Joe Wicks upward-facing green arrow 75'
CF 21 Lee Mack upward-facing green arrow 81'
Manager:
England Sam Allardyce
GK 1 Netherlands Edwin van der Sar downward-facing red arrow 46'
CB 2 Cameroon Ashley Fongho
CB 6 Netherlands Jaap Stam downward-facing red arrow 46'
CB 5 South Africa Kevin Pietersen
RWB 12 Republic of Ireland Danny O'Carroll downward-facing red arrow 46'
LWB 14 New Zealand Dan Carter downward-facing red arrow 46'
CM 18 Argentina Juan Sebastián Verón downward-facing red arrow 46'
CM 67 Scotland Martin Compston downward-facing red arrow 77'
CM 42 Ivory Coast Yaya Touré downward-facing red arrow 73'
SS 7 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane downward-facing red arrow 46' upward-facing green arrow 81'
CF 9.58 Jamaica Usain Bolt (c)
Substitutes:
GK 16 Republic of Ireland Nicky Byrne upward-facing green arrow 46'
DF 4 France Claude Makélélé upward-facing green arrow 46'
CM 8 France Robert Pirès upward-facing green arrow 46'
SS 9 Netherlands Patrick Kluivert upward-facing green arrow 46'
CM 10 Netherlands Clarence Seedorf upward-facing green arrow 46' downward-facing red arrow 81'
CM 20 New Zealand Brendan Cole upward-facing green arrow 46'
CF 7 France Eric Cantona upward-facing green arrow 73'
LWB 11 Canada Hayden Christensen upward-facing green arrow 77'
CB 3 Scotland Gordon Ramsay
MF 15 Wales Ioan Gruffudd
Manager:
England Harry Redknapp

Man of the match:

Match officials:

Soccer Aid 2019[edit]

The 2019 match was played at Stamford Bridge.[16] The main match is hosted by Dermot O'Leary and Kirsty Gallacher, with commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Graeme Le Saux. The game was opened by poet Hussain Manawer with his poem Game of Hearts.[17] The 2019 edition was the first to feature female players.[18] As in 2018, the referee was Mark Clattenburg.

At half-time British singer and actress Rita Ora performed new song "Ritual" with British DJ Jonas Blue and Dutch DJ Tiësto, the first time a musician has performed at Soccer Aid. American actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks kicked-off this year's Soccer Aid.

2019 Soccer Aid
Tournament details
Host countryEngland
CityLondon
Dates16 June 2019
Teams2
Venue(s)1
Final positions
ChampionsSoccer Aid World XI (3rd title)
Runners-upEngland
2018
2020

England squad[edit]

Celebrities
Legends
Coaching Staff

Soccer Aid World XI squad[edit]

Celebrities
Legends
Coaching Staff

The Match[edit]

England2–2Soccer Aid World XI
Lynch 19', 37' [3] Bolt 43'
Cetinay 83'
Penalties
Shephard soccer ball with check mark
Wicks soccer ball with red X
Wright soccer ball with red X
Mack soccer ball with red X
1–3 soccer ball with check mark Wingrove
soccer ball with check mark Locksmith
soccer ball with check mark Cetinay
Attendance: 39,836
GK 1 David Seaman downward-facing red arrow 46'
RB 4 Mo Farah (c) downward-facing red arrow 46'
CB 26 John Terry
CB 23 Jamie Carragher downward-facing red arrow 82'
LB 5 Mark Wright
CM 17 Katie Chapman downward-facing red arrow 57'
CM 2 Glen Johnson downward-facing red arrow 62' upward-facing green arrow 82'
CM 6 Sam Claflin downward-facing red arrow 31'
RF 9 Jeremy Lynch downward-facing red arrow 72'
CF 7 Danny Jones downward-facing red arrow 57'
LF 11 Rachel Yankey downward-facing red arrow 46'
Substitutes:
GK 20 David Harewood upward-facing green arrow 46'
RF 14 Marvin Humes upward-facing green arrow 31' downward-facing red arrow 62'
CM 33 Ant Middleton upward-facing green arrow 46' downward-facing red arrow 87'
CM 11 Joe Cole upward-facing green arrow 46'
CF 10 Michael Owen upward-facing green arrow 57'
RB 3 Ben Shephard upward-facing green arrow 57'
CM 8 Jamie Redknapp upward-facing green arrow 62'
RF 15 Joe Wicks upward-facing green arrow 62'
CF 95.80 Lee Mack upward-facing green arrow 72'
CM 19 Alan Sexton upward-facing green arrow 87'
Manager:
England Sam Allardyce
GK 12 Brazil Júlio César downward-facing red arrow 46'
RB 4 United States Roman Kemp downward-facing red arrow 31'
CB 14 Nigeria Locksmith
CB 6 Portugal Ricardo Carvalho downward-facing red arrow 46'
LB 8 Brazil Francielle downward-facing red arrow 46'
RM 77 Brazil Rosana downward-facing red arrow 46'
CM 5 Ghana Michael Essien downward-facing red arrow 80'
CM 67 Scotland Martin Compston downward-facing red arrow 43'
LM 8 Republic of Ireland Niall Horan downward-facing red arrow 39'
CF 11 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba
CF 9.58 Jamaica Usain Bolt (c) downward-facing red arrow 80'
Substitutes:
GK 16 Republic of Ireland Nicky Byrne upward-facing green arrow 46'
CM 9 Germany Billy Wingrove upward-facing green arrow 31' downward-facing red arrow 64' upward-facing green arrow 80'
LM 17 Scotland James McAvoy upward-facing green arrow 39' downward-facing red arrow 60'
RB 12 Republic of Ireland Danny O'Carroll upward-facing green arrow 43'
LB 3 Brazil Roberto Carlos upward-facing green arrow 46'
CM 7 France Robert Pires upward-facing green arrow 46'
CF 10 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane upward-facing green arrow 46'
CF 9 Turkey Kem Cetinay upward-facing green arrow 60'
CM 21 Italy Jack Savoretti upward-facing green arrow 64'
RW 7 France Eric Cantona upward-facing green arrow 80'
Manager:
England Harry Redknapp

Man of the match:

Match officials:

Soccer Aid 2020[edit]

The 2020 match was scheduled to be played at Old Trafford on 6 June 2020. With the outbreak of COVID-19, the match was postponed with a rescheduled date of 6 September 2020.[20] This Soccer Aid 2020 match was played behind closed doors.[21]

2020 Soccer Aid
Tournament details
Host countryEngland
CityManchester
Dates6 September 2020
Teams2
Venue(s)1
2019
2021

England squad[edit]

Celebrities
Legends
Coaching Staff

Soccer Aid World XI squad[edit]

Celebrities
Legends
Coaching Staff

Note: Yaya Touré was dropped from the event after sending inappropriate messages in a squad WhatsApp group.[22]

The Match[edit]

England1–1Soccer Aid World XI
Yung Filly 57' TBC Keane 53'
Penalties
Murs soccer ball with check mark
Mark Wright soccer ball with check mark
Mack soccer ball with red X
Bay soccer ball with check mark
Chunkz soccer ball with red X
3–4 soccer ball with check mark Lynch
soccer ball with red X Locksmith
soccer ball with check mark Pizzorno
soccer ball with check mark Kennedy
soccer ball with check mark Cetinay
GK 1 David James downward-facing red arrow 46'
RB 8 John Bishop downward-facing red arrow 37'
CB 26 John Terry
CB 6 Wes Brown downward-facing red arrow 50'
LB 44 Mark Wright
CDM 18 Gareth Barry downward-facing red arrow 46'
CM 17 Katie Chapman downward-facing red arrow 46' upward-facing green arrow 50' downward-facing red arrow 75'
CM 10 Kelly Smith downward-facing red arrow 46'
CAM 11 Olly Murs (c) downward-facing red arrow 80' upward-facing green arrow 83'
ST 7 Danny Jones downward-facing red arrow 28'
ST 16 Tom Davis downward-facing red arrow 14'
Substitutes:
GK 14 Alfie Allen upward-facing green arrow 46'
ST 21 Chunkz upward-facing green arrow 14' downward-facing red arrow 36'
ST 77 Yung Filly upward-facing green arrow 28' downward-facing red arrow 63'
ST 999 Lee Mack upward-facing green arrow 36' downward-facing red arrow 56'
RB 5 Paddy McGuinness upward-facing green arrow 37' downward-facing red arrow 56'
CM 11 Joe Cole upward-facing green arrow 46'
ST 11 Emile Heskey upward-facing green arrow 46' downward-facing red arrow 83'
CB 3 Ashley Cole upward-facing green arrow 46'
RB 14 Marvin Humes upward-facing green arrow 56'
CAM 14 James Bay upward-facing green arrow 56'
CM 15 Joe Wicks upward-facing green arrow 63'
CM 5 Joel Dommett upward-facing green arrow 75'
ST 9 Andy Cole upward-facing green arrow 80'
Managers:
England Sam Allardyce
England Wayne Rooney
England Bradley Walsh
GK 1 Republic of Ireland Shay Given downward-facing red arrow 46'
RB 3 France Patrice Evra
CB 14 Nigeria Locksmith
CB 5 France Mikael Silvestre downward-facing red arrow 46'
LB 19 Jamaica Mo Gilligan(c) downward-facing red arrow 46'
CM 13 Republic of Ireland Dermot Kennedy downward-facing red arrow 65'
CM 5 Ghana Michael Essien downward-facing red arrow 46'
CM 96 Republic of Ireland Chelcee Grimes downward-facing red arrow 46'
LW 9 Jamaica Jeremy Lynch
RW 7 United States Lianne Sanderson downward-facing red arrow 46'
CF 7 Italy Serge Pizzorno downward-facing red arrow 37'
Substitutes:
GK 23 Nigeria Ore Oduba upward-facing green arrow 46'
ST 9 Turkey Kem Cetinay upward-facing green arrow 37' downward-facing red arrow 65'
LB 98 Scotland Iain Stirling upward-facing green arrow 46'
ST 10 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane upward-facing green arrow 46'
ST 10 Scotland Julie Fleeting upward-facing green arrow 46'
CB 4 France Claude Makélélé upward-facing green arrow 46'
CM 24 Scotland Darren Fletcher upward-facing green arrow 46'
CM 10 Republic of Ireland Jason Manford upward-facing green arrow 65' downward-facing red arrow 76' upward-facing green arrow 88'
CM 16 Nigeria Dave upward-facing green arrow 65'
CM 4 United States Roman Kemp upward-facing green arrow 76' downward-facing red arrow 88'
Managers:
England Harry Redknapp
England Bryan Robson

Man of the match:

Match officials:

Soccer Aid 2021[edit]

The 2021 match was held at the City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester on 4 September 2021.

2021 Soccer Aid
Tournament details
Host countryEngland
CityManchester
Dates4 September 2021
Teams2
Venue(s)1
2020
2022

England squad[edit]

Celebrities
Legends
Coaching Staff

Soccer Aid World XI squad[edit]

Celebrities
Legends
Coaching Staff

Other staff[edit]

The Match[edit]

England0–3Soccer Aid World XI
TBC Cetinay 51', 74'
Mack 90'
GK 1 David James downward-facing red arrow 46'
RB 14 James Bay
CB 2 Gary Neville downward-facing red arrow 46'
CB 23 Jamie Carragher
LB 3 Mark Wright
RM 11 Olly Murs (c) downward-facing red arrow 15'
CM 10 Wayne Rooney
CM 18 Paul Scholes downward-facing red arrow 69'
LM 7 Harriet Pavlou downward-facing red arrow 46'
ST 7 James Arthur downward-facing red arrow 56'
ST 29 Shaun Wright-Phillips downward-facing red arrow 46'
Substitutes:
GK 44 Joel Dommett upward-facing green arrow 46'
LM 40 Aitch upward-facing green arrow 15' downward-facing red arrow 62' upward-facing green arrow 66'
CM ? Stephen Mulhern upward-facing green arrow 46' downward-facing red arrow 52' Yellow card 48'
CM 4 Fara Williams upward-facing green arrow 46' downward-facing red arrow 69'
CM 11 Joe Cole upward-facing green arrow 46'
RB 4 Mo Farah upward-facing green arrow 52' downward-facing red arrow 66'
ST 21 Chunkz upward-facing green arrow 56'
LB 6 Max Whitlock upward-facing green arrow 62'
CM 8 Jamie Redknapp upward-facing green arrow 69'
CM 10 Kelly Smith upward-facing green arrow 69'
Manager:
Sweden Sven-Göran Eriksson
GK 1 Republic of Ireland Shay Given downward-facing red arrow 46'
RB 66 United States Yungblud downward-facing red arrow 46'
CB 13 Republic of Ireland Dermot Kennedy
CB 5 Argentina Pablo Zabaleta downward-facing red arrow 70'
LB 8 Republic of Ireland Tom Grennan downward-facing red arrow 56'
CM 10 Netherlands Clarence Seedorf downward-facing red arrow 46'
CM 3 France Patrice Evra downward-facing red arrow 46'
CM 3 Brazil Roberto Carlos downward-facing red arrow 46'
RW 10 Scotland Julie Fleeting downward-facing red arrow 31'
LW 9.58 Jamaica Usain Bolt (c) downward-facing red arrow 46'
CF 19 Sierra Leone Big Zuu downward-facing red arrow 31'
Substitutes:
GK 23 Nigeria Ore Oduba upward-facing green arrow 46'
ST 7 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane upward-facing green arrow 31'
RW 97 Republic of Ireland Chelcee Grimes upward-facing green arrow 31'
ST 9 Turkey Kem Cetinay upward-facing green arrow 46'
CM 24 Scotland Darren Fletcher upward-facing green arrow 46'
CM 34 Netherlands Nigel de Jong upward-facing green arrow 46'
RB 67 Scotland Martin Compston upward-facing green arrow 46'
CB 5 Jamaica Wes Morgan upward-facing green arrow 46'
ST 7 Republic of Ireland Lee Mack upward-facing green arrow 56'
LB 2 Norway Ingrid Moe Wold upward-facing green arrow 70'
Managers:
England Harry Redknapp

Man of the match:

Match officials:

Statistics[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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