Footage courtesy of Doncaster Rovers
One Direction and Doncaster fans have tweeted photos of Louis Tomlinson wearing the Rovers shirt as the star made his debut for the reserves team last night.
IM SO PROUD OF HIM THE TEARS ARE REAL http://t.co/OKIji0BlIi
Speaking to Doncaster Rovers website after his debut, One Direction star, Louis Tomlinson said appearing for the club was a boyhood dream:
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has said he will "never forget pulling on my own Doncaster Rovers shirt" after he made his professional debut for the reserves team in front of more than 5,000 fans.
Tomlinson, 22, was greeted with a rapturous reception after coming on as a 65th minute substitution at right back during the 0-0 draw.
Wow what an incredible experience . Can't put into words how I feel :) I will never forget pulling on my own Doncaster Rovers shirt !!
Really can't thank the team, the gaffer and every single person involved at Doncaster Rovers enough ! I feel like a 10 year old again !
And obviously a huge huge thank you to everyone who came down :) a real credit to our fans :) hope it was a good day out !
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson made his professional football debut for Doncaster reserves tonight, in front of more than 5,000 1D fans.
Rovers supporter Tomlinson came on as a second-half substitute in the fixture against Rotherham, which ended in a 0-0 draw.
His arrival at right-back was greeted by a deafening ovation from the crowd - consisting mostly of die-hard 'Directioners' who had come from as far afield as America and Mexico to watch him play for charity.
The singer had limited chances to showcase his footballing skills and fell on his backside in the 89th minute when he attempted a pass.
With a world tour already booked, the 22-year-old is unlikely to be back at Rovers any time soon but the day served its primary purpose in raising funds for the Bluebell Wood Children's hospice, for which Tomlinson serves as a patron.
A One Direction superfan has travelled from America to watch Louis Tomlinson make his debut for Doncaster Rovers.
The singer will feature at full-back for the Championship side's reserves team.
4,000 people are expected to attend Louis Tomlinson's Doncaster Rovers debut, but only 100 of these will be there to watch the other members of the Championship side's reserves.
The One Direction star will feature at full-back.
Click below to watch Tomlinson in training with Rovers: