Soccer Aid

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Soccer Aid
GenreCharity event
Created byFreddy Shepherd
Robbie Williams
Presented byAnt & Dec (2006–08)
Dermot O'Leary (2010–present)
Kirsty Gallacher (2010–present)
Backstage:
Cat Deeley (2012–14)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series9
No. of episodes16
Production
Production location(s)Old Trafford, Greater Manchester (2006, 2010–18, 2020)
Wembley Stadium, London (2008)
Stamford Bridge, Fulham, London (2019)
Production company(s)Initial
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 (4th title)
Most successful club(s)England (5 titles)
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 Freddy Shepherd. 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.

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.

Event details[edit]

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

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

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 Goal 9'
Shearer Goal 45+1' (pen.)62'
Wilkes Goal 81'
Di Canio Goal 14'47'
Marini Goal 43'
Attendance: 45,000
GK David Seaman Substituted off 45'
DF Angus Deayton Substituted off 43'
DF Des Walker Substituted off 15'
DF Ben Shephard
DF Chris Fountain Substituted off 45'
MF Danny Jones
MF Jonathan Wilkes
MF Jamie Redknapp
MF Craig David Substituted off 45' Substituted in 74'
FW Alan Shearer
FW Teddy Sheringham
Substitutes:
GK Jamie Theakston Substituted in 45'
DF Graeme Le Saux Substituted in 15'
Kyran Bracken Substituted in 43'
Gareth Gates Substituted in 45' Substituted off 81'
Hugo Speer Substituted in 45' Substituted off 74'
Tom Felton Substituted in 81'
Manager:
England Harry Redknapp
GK Brazil Cláudio Taffarel Substituted off 45'
DF Wales Gethin Jones
DF Netherlands Jaap Stam
DF Scotland Gordon Ramsay Substituted off 9'
DF Chile Santiago Cabrera
MF Italy Paolo Di Canio
MF Portugal Luís Figo Substituted off 45'
MF Scotland Kenny Logan Substituted off 65'
MF Republic of Ireland Nicky Byrne
FW France Gilles Marini Substituted off 60'
FW Brazil Romário Substituted off 81'
Substitutes:
GK Northern Ireland Patrick Kielty Substituted in 45'
Trinidad and Tobago Brian Lara Substituted in 9'
Italy Franco Baresi Substituted in 45' Substituted off 81'
Republic of Ireland Bryan McFadden Substituted in 65'
Brazil Rodrigo Santoro Substituted in 60'
Wales Ian Rush Substituted in 81'
Scotland Alastair Campbell Substituted in 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 Substituted off 45'
RB 2 Ben Shephard Substituted off 84'
CB 5 Martin Keown Substituted off 45'
CB 4 Jonathan Wilkes
LB 3 Robbie Williams (c) Substituted off 65'
RM 11 Olly Murs Substituted off 65'
CM 6 Jamie Redknapp
CM 8 Damian Lewis Substituted off 73'
LM 14 Ralf Little
CF 9 Alan Shearer
CF 10 Teddy Sheringham
Substitutes:
GK 13 Jamie Theakston Substituted in 45'
DF 12 Patrick McGuinness Substituted in 65'
MF 7 Nicky Butt Substituted in 45'
MF 16 Dominic Cooper Substituted in 84'
FW 17 Ricky Hatton Substituted in 65'
FW 50 Bradley Walsh Substituted in 73'
Manager:
England Harry Redknapp
GK 1 Germany Jens Lehmann Substituted off 45'
RB 2 Wales Gethin Jones
CB 9 Sweden Henrik Larsson
CB 4 Finland Sami Hyypiä
LB 3 Scotland Gordon Ramsay Substituted off 78'
RM 16 Republic of Ireland Nicky Byrne Substituted off 75'
CM 10 Wales Michael Sheen (c) Substituted off 45'
CM 11 Wales Ryan Giggs Substituted off 45'
LM 6 Wales Joe Calzaghe Substituted off 75'
SS 5 France Zinedine Zidane
CF 8 Canada Mike Myers Substituted off 45'
Substitutes:
GK 20 Northern Ireland Patrick Kielty Substituted in 45'
DF 17 Trinidad and Tobago Brian Lara Substituted in 45'
DF 18 United States Woody Harrelson Substituted in 78'
MF 7 Portugal Luís Figo Substituted in 45'
MF 12 Republic of Ireland Shane Filan Substituted in 45'
MF 14 Australia Simon Baker Substituted in 75'
MF 15 United States James Kyson Lee Substituted in 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 Goal 69'
Wilkes Goal 72'
Phillips Goal 89'
Report Pizzorno Goal 22'
Attendance: 67,346
GK 1 David Seaman Substituted off 45'
RB 2 Ben Shephard
CB 5 Martin Keown Substituted off 45'
CB 4 Des Walker
LB 12 Paddy McGuinness Yellow card 55' Substituted off 63'
RM 7 Olly Murs Substituted off 33'
CM 6 John Bishop
CM 8 Jonathan Wilkes (c)
LM 11 Aston Merrygold Substituted off 76'
CF 9 Kevin Phillips
CF 10 Teddy Sheringham
Substitutes:
GK 13 Jamie Theakston Substituted in 45'
DF 14 Graeme Le Saux Substituted in 45'
MF 15 Marvin Humes Substituted in 33' Substituted off 89'
MF 16 Mark Owen Substituted in 76'
DF 3 Robbie Williams Substituted in 63'
MF 17 Jason Isaacs Substituted in 89'
Manager:
England Sam Allardyce
GK 1 Netherlands Edwin van der Sar Substituted off 45'
RB 2 Wales Michael Sheen (c)
CB 5 Netherlands Jaap Stam
CB 16 Republic of Ireland Roy Keane Substituted off 23'
LB 3 Scotland Gordon Ramsay Substituted off 66'
RM 12 Scotland Gerard Butler Substituted off 82'
CM 10 Netherlands Clarence Seedorf
CM 8 Sweden Freddie Ljungberg
LM 7 Italy Serge Pizzorno
SS 4 United States Will Ferrell Substituted off 74'
CF 11 Canada Mike Myers Substituted off 52'
Substitutes:
GK 20 Northern Ireland Patrick Kielty Substituted in 45'
CF 9 Argentina Hernán Crespo Substituted in 23'
LM 14 Wales Joe Calzaghe Substituted in 52'
MF 6 United States Woody Harrelson Substituted in 82'
MF 15 United States Edward Norton Substituted in 74'
DF 17 Scotland James McAvoy Substituted in 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 Gallagher, 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 Goal 75'
Phillips Goal 82' (pen.)
Report Seedorf Goal 47'86'90+1'
Byrne Goal 69'
Attendance: 65,574
Referee: Phil Dowd (Anthony Taylor 45')
GK 1 David Seaman Substituted off 45'
RB 2 Marvin Humes Substituted off 87'
CB 4 Jamie Carragher
CB 5 Des Walker Substituted off 38'
LB 3 Paddy McGuinness Substituted off 45'
CM 14 John Bishop
CM 15 Ben Shephard
RM 10 Olly Murs Substituted off 72'
AM 8 Jonathan Wilkes (c)
LM 11 Danny Jones
CF 9 Kevin Phillips
Substitutes:
GK 13 Jamie Theakston Substituted in 45'
CM 6 Jamie Redknapp Substituted in 50'
AM 7 Matt Le Tissier Substituted in 38' Substituted off 50'
LB 12 Jack Whitehall Substituted in 45' Substituted off 87'
RM 16 Mark Owen Substituted in 72'
LB 17 Stephen Moyer Substituted in 87'
RB 18 Dominic Cooper Substituted in 87'
Manager:
England Sam Allardyce
GK 1 Netherlands Edwin van der Sar Substituted off 45'
RB 2 Wales Michael Sheen (c) Substituted off 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 Substituted off 45' Substituted in 83' Substituted off 90'
SS 10 Italy Alessandro Del Piero Substituted off 45'
LM 16 Republic of Ireland Nicky Byrne
CF 9 Chile Santiago Cabrera
Substitutes:
GK 20 Northern Ireland Patrick Kielty Substituted in 45'
RM 6 United States Mark Salling Substituted in 73' Substituted off 78'
CF 7 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko Substituted in 45'
RB 14 Scotland Martin Compston Substituted in 10'
RM 15 United States Jeremy Renner Substituted in 45' Substituted off 66' Substituted in 90'
RM 17 Scotland Kevin Bridges Substituted in 66' Substituted off 73'
RM 18 United States Adam Richman Substituted in 78' Substituted off 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 Goal 50'
Defoe Goal 65'77'
Report Berbatov Goal 54'59' (pen.)
GK 1 David Seaman Substituted off 46'
RB 7 John Bishop Substituted off 56'
CB 6 Sol Campbell Substituted off 46'
CB 23 Jamie Carragher
LB 5 Mark Wright Substituted off 83'
RM 2 Ben Shephard Yellow card 31' Yellow-red card 52'
CM 4 Phil Neville Substituted off 46'
LM 8 Jonathan Wilkes (c)
RF 11 Olly Murs Substituted off 66'
CF 9 Robbie Fowler Substituted off 46'
LF 10 Marvin Humes Substituted off 46'
Substitutes:
GK 13 Jamie Theakston Substituted in 46'
MF 17 Danny Murphy Substituted in 46'
MF 14 Jack Whitehall Substituted in 46'
MF 19 Kieron Dyer Substituted in 46'
FW 18 Jermain Defoe Substituted in 46'
DF 12 Paddy McGuinness Substituted in 56' Substituted off 83'
MF 15 Damian Lewis Substituted in 66'
DF 16 Louis Tomlinson Substituted in 83'
DF 3 Robbie Williams Substituted in 83'
Managers:
England Sam Allardyce
Portugal José Mourinho
GK 1 Brazil Dida Substituted off 46'
RB 4 United States Matthew Morrison Substituted off 73'
CB 2 Brazil Cafu Substituted off 46'
CB 6 Netherlands Jaap Stam Substituted off 37'
LB 3 Wales Michael Sheen (c) Substituted off 25'
RM 11 Scotland Thom Evans Substituted off 77'
CM 16 Republic of Ireland Nicky Byrne Substituted off 81'
CM 8 Netherlands Edgar Davids
LM 7 Italy Serge Pizzorno Substituted off 46'
SS 10 Brazil Ronaldinho
CF 15 Republic of Ireland Shayne Ward Substituted off 76'
Substitutes:
GK 20 Northern Ireland Patrick Kielty Substituted in 46'
DF 19 United States Sean Fletcher Substituted in 25'
DF 5 Italy Fabio Cannavaro Yellow card 49' Substituted in 37'
DF 21 Wales Gareth Thomas Substituted in 46'
FW 9 Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov Substituted in 46'
DF 18 Sierra Leone Rickie Haywood Williams Substituted in 73'
FW 14 Republic of Ireland Niall Horan Substituted in 76'
MF 17 Northern Ireland AP McCoy Substituted in 77'
MF 12 Wales Iwan Rheon Substituted in 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 Goal 13'
Lynch Goal 17'
Owen Goal 82'
[1][2] Keane Goal 26'
Verón Goal 43'
Seedorf Goal 57'
Penalties
Flintoff Penalty scored
Wicks Penalty scored
Wright Penalty scored
McGuinness Penalty missed
Mack Penalty missed
Harrison Penalty scored
4–3 Penalty scored Bolt
Penalty scored Fongho
Penalty missed Pietersen
Penalty missed Byrne
Penalty scored Cole
Penalty missed Christensen
Attendance: 71,965
GK 1 David Seaman Substituted off 46'
RB 4 Mo Farah Substituted off 46'
CB 12 Phil Neville Substituted off 81'
CB 6 Wes Brown
LB 5 Mark Wright
RM 14 Myles Stephenson Substituted off 54'
CM 13 Danny Murphy Substituted off 46'
LM 8 Damian Lewis Substituted off 42'
RF 7 Jeremy Lynch Substituted off 66'
CF 9 Darren Bent Substituted off 56'
LF 11 Olly Murs (c) Substituted off 75'
Substitutes:
GK 20 David Harewood Substituted in 46'
LM 18 Jack O'Connell Substituted in 42' Substituted off 70'
MF 23 Jamie Redknapp Substituted in 46'
RF 16 Darius Vassell Substituted in 46'
LB 22 Paddy McGuinness Substituted in 54'
CF 10 Michael Owen Substituted in 56'
RB 17 Blake Harrison Substituted in 66'
CB 19 Andrew Flintoff Substituted in 70'
DF 15 Joe Wicks Substituted in 75'
CF 21 Lee Mack Substituted in 81'
Manager:
England Sam Allardyce
GK 1 Netherlands Edwin van der Sar Substituted off 46'
CB 2 Cameroon Ashley Fongho
CB 6 Netherlands Jaap Stam Substituted off 46'
CB 5 South Africa Kevin Pietersen
RWB 12 Republic of Ireland Danny O'Carroll Substituted off 46'
LWB 14 New Zealand Dan Carter Substituted off 46'
CM 18 Argentina Juan Sebastián Verón Substituted off 46'
CM 67 Scotland Martin Compston Substituted off 77'
CM 42 Ivory Coast Yaya Touré Substituted off 73'
SS 7 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane Substituted off 46' Substituted in 81'
CF 9.58 Jamaica Usain Bolt (c)
Substitutes:
GK 16 Republic of Ireland Nicky Byrne Substituted in 46'
DF 4 France Claude Makélélé Substituted in 46'
CM 8 France Robert Pires Substituted in 46'
SS 9 Netherlands Patrick Kluivert Substituted in 46'
CM 10 Netherlands Clarence Seedorf Substituted in 46' Substituted off 81'
CM 20 New Zealand Brendan Cole Substituted in 46'
CF 7 France Eric Cantona Substituted in 73'
LWB 11 Canada Hayden Christensen Substituted in 77'
CB 3 Scotland Gordon Ramsay
MF 15 Wales Ioan Gruffudd
Managers:
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 Goal 19'37' [3] Bolt Goal 43'
Cetinay Goal 83'
Penalties
Shephard Penalty scored
Wicks Penalty missed
Wright Penalty missed
Mack Penalty missed
1–3 Penalty scored Wingrove
Penalty scored Locksmith
Penalty scored Cetinay
Attendance: 39,836
GK 1 David Seaman Substituted off 46'
RB 4 Mo Farah (c) Substituted off 46'
CB 26 John Terry
CB 23 Jamie Carragher Substituted off 82'
LB 5 Mark Wright
CM 17 Katie Chapman Substituted off 57'
CM 2 Glen Johnson Substituted off 62' Substituted in 82'
CM 6 Sam Claflin Substituted off 31'
RF 9 Jeremy Lynch Substituted off 72'
CF 7 Danny Jones Substituted off 57'
LF 11 Rachel Yankey Substituted off 46'
Substitutes:
GK 20 David Harewood Substituted in 46'
RF 14 Marvin Humes Substituted in 31' Substituted off 62'
CM 33 Ant Middleton Substituted in 46' Substituted off 87'
CM 11 Joe Cole Substituted in 46'
CF 10 Michael Owen Substituted in 57'
RB 3 Ben Shephard Substituted in 57'
CM 8 Jamie Redknapp Substituted in 62'
RF 15 Joe Wicks Substituted in 62'
CF 95.80 Lee Mack Substituted in 72'
CM 19 Alan Sexton Substituted in 87'
Manager:
England Sam Allardyce
GK 12 Brazil Júlio César Substituted off 46'
RB 4 United States Roman Kemp Substituted off 31'
CB 14 Nigeria Locksmith
CB 6 Portugal Ricardo Carvalho Substituted off 46'
LB 8 Brazil Francielle Substituted off 46'
RM 77 Brazil Rosana Substituted off 46'
CM 5 Ghana Michael Essien Substituted off 80'
CM 67 Scotland Martin Compston Substituted off 43'
LM 8 Republic of Ireland Niall Horan Substituted off 39'
CF 11 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba
CF 9.58 Jamaica Usain Bolt (c) Substituted off 80'
Substitutes:
GK 16 Republic of Ireland Nicky Byrne Substituted in 46'
CM 9 Germany Billy Wingrove Substituted in 31' Substituted off 64' Substituted in 80'
LM 17 Scotland James McAvoy Substituted in 39' Substituted off 60'
RB 12 Republic of Ireland Danny O'Carroll Substituted in 43'
LB 3 Brazil Roberto Carlos Substituted in 46'
CM 7 France Robert Pires Substituted in 46'
CF 10 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane Substituted in 46'
CF 9 Turkey Kem Cetinay Substituted in 60'
CM 21 Italy Jack Savoretti Substituted in 64'
RW 7 France Eric Cantona Substituted in 80'
Managers:
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] ITV have confirmed that the Soccer Aid 2020 match will be played behind closed doors.[21]

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

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

Man of the match:

Match officials:

Statistics[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  21. ^ https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/tv/itv-confirms-im-celebrity-return-18687162
  22. ^ Yaya Toure Removed From Soccer Aid Line-Up After Sending 'Inappropriate WhatsApp Message' Sport Bible. 5 September 2020. Retrieved 5 September 2020.

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