- History of Soccer aid.
- Football legends and Celebrities filled-team in a friendly match.
What is Soccer Aid?
Soccer Aid for UNICEF is the world’s biggest celebrity football match. The event is a friendly game between two teams, England and the rest of the world XI, the later was renamed soccer aid XI in 2018.
Performances from Celebrities and great football legends representing their countries to raise over £30 million for UNICEF’s charity work. Robbie Williams and John Wilkes co-founded the event in 2006.
This years event will feature a Gala, the first of its kind. This exclusive event will host celebrities across the world of entertainment and sports in an incredible night, the Gala is scheduled for 19th of June.
When is Soccer Aid 2019?
The event will take place on the 16th of June, Kick-off time is 7.30pm(UK time). The Venue for this year’s Soccer aid is the Stamford Bridge.
Who is playing in Soccer Aid this year?
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The line-up brings back familiar faces. Both teams have past Chelsea stars representing both England and Soccer aid XI.
former Chelsea stars representing England XI include John Terry, Joe Cole, Glen Johnson, and Katie Chapman. Also, part of the England XI is David Seaman, Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp, while celebrities include Mo Farah, Dani Jones.
Chelsea legends in the Soccer aid XI team consist of Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, Ricardo Carvalho will line up for the World XI. Julio Cesar, Roberto Carlos, Robert Pires, Rosana, Francielle, Didier Drogba, Robbie Keane, Eric Cantona completed the legends.
Celebrities in the Soccer aid XI include Locksmith, Nicky Byrne, James McAvoy, Usain Bolt (Captain), Billy Wingrove, Kem Cetinay.
Niall Horan, Martin Compston, Danny O’Carroll, IJack Savoretti, Roman Kemp, Jeremy Lynch, Mark Wright, Joe Wicks, Ben Shephard, David Harewood, Ant Middleton, Lee Mack, and Sam Claflin will all be participating in the events.
England XI manager is Sam Allardyce, supported by Susanna Reid while World XI manager is Harry Redknapp and Piers Morgan as his Assistant Manager.
Where can I watch Soccer Aid?
All tickets are now sold out, but you can watch the friendly on ITV1 or ITV Hub on relevant devices. Dermot O’Leary and Kirsty Gallacher cover the game which starts at 6.30pm. A Half-time performance by Rita Ora.
Soccer Aid history
The event has always been every other year since 2006, this year’s edition is the eighth of its kind and the first time the Soccer aid event will be played in consecutive years.
England has won five of the seven matches to date, including in a penalty shoot-out last year. Clarence Seedorf is the top scorer with four goals in three appearances.
In its history,2019 is the first Soccer Aid women will be playing.