Steve Harper testimonial

A Newcastle United XI faced Milan Glorie in a testimonial match for former Magpies goalkeeper Steve Harper.

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Harper's testimonial raises £300,000

The testimonial charity match, played to celebrate the 20 year career of Steve Harper, raised £300,000. The charity game was in celebration of the former goalkeeper's service to Newcastle United.

Alan Shearer, Peter Beardsley and even Paolo Di Canio took part. All money raised is going to North East charities.

"It was an incredible night. I'd like to say thank you to everyone who came along to St James' Park to be a part of it and for making it so special.

"It was a privilege to be on the same pitch as some of the greatest players to have ever played the game and, more importantly, the match raised money for charities which are very close to my heart.

"I'm delighted that those funds will enhance the amazing work they continue to do for people right across the North East."

– Steve Harper


Stars turn out for Harper testimonial

Stars of Newcastle United's past are taking part in a testimonial match to celebrate the career of veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper.

The 38-year-old spent more than 20 years with the Magpies before being released by the club last summer. A select Newcastle United XI are playing against AC Milan Glorie in Harper's testimonial tonight.

Here are some pictures from prior to kick-off:

Former Newcastle United striker Faustino Asprilla (centre) talking to legendary AC Milan defender Franco Baresi (left) Credit: ITV
Newcastle fan favourite Peter Beardsley signing autographs Credit: ITV
Current Newcastle United coach Steve Stone poses for autographs with supporters Credit: ITV
Former Newcastle defender Brian Kilcline (right) gets photobombed by Alan Thompson Credit: ITV
Sunderland AFC Head Coach Paolo Di Canio looking cool in his sunglasses Credit: ITV


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Newcastle United prepare for Harper testimonial

Newcastle United are hosting a unique charity football match tonight in honour of one of the club's most loyal servants.

Former Magpies goalkeeper Steve Harper spent 20 years with the club before leaving this summer.

Tonight's testimonal game features some of the biggest names Steve played with during his career at St James' Park. They're up against a team of former AC Milan players, including Sunderland Boss Paolo Di Canio.

Milan stars take part in Harper match

AC Milan Glorie are bringing a host of former stars to take part in a testimonial match for former Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper tonight.

Full AC Milan Glorie squad:

  • Sebastiano Rossi
  • Massimo Taibi
  • Franco Baresi
  • Roberto Favalli
  • Paolo Maldini
  • Roberto Mussi
  • Massimo Oddo
  • Guiseppe Pancaro
  • Pietro Vierchowod
  • Ibrahim Ba
  • Zvonimir Boban
  • Alessandro Costacurta
  • Angelo Carbone
  • Federico Giunti
  • Christian Lantignotti
  • Gianluigi Lentini
  • Mark van Bommel
  • Daniele Massaro
  • Christian Vieri
  • Paolo Di Canio

Former Newcastle stars make Harper squad

Alan Shearer and Peter Beardsley are among the squad of former Newcastle United stars that are facing Milan Glorie in a charity match for veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper tonight.

Full Newcastle United squad and when they played for the club:

  • Steve Harper (1993-2013)
  • Pavel Srnicek (1991-1998)
  • Shay Given (1997-2009)
  • John Beresford (1992-1998)
  • Olivier Bernard (2000-2005)
  • Nikos Dabizas (1998-2004)
  • Brian Kilcline (1992-1994)
  • Darren Peacock (1994-1998)
  • Alessandro Pistone (1997-2000)
  • Steve Watson (1991-1998)
  • Joey Barton (2007-2011)
  • Lee Bowyer (2003-2006)
  • Nicky Butt (2004-2010)
  • Lee Clark (1990-1997)
  • Kieron Dyer (1999-2007)
  • Ruel Fox (1994-1995)
  • Keith Gillespie (1995-1998)
  • David Ginola (1995-1997)
  • Liam O'Brien (1988-1994)
  • Scott Sellars (1993-1995)
  • Nolberto Solano (1998-2004)
  • Steve Stone (Coach 2010-present)
  • Alan Thompson (1991-1993)
  • Rob Lee (1992-2002)
  • Faustino Asprilla (1996-1998)
  • Peter Beardsley (1983-1987/1993-1997)
  • Andrew Cole (1993-1995)
  • Les Ferdinand (1995-1997)
  • Paul Kitson (1994-1997)
  • Alan Shearer (1996-2006)

Newcastle stage testimonial for Steve Harper

Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Newcastle United are staging a testimonial match for former goalkeeper Steve Harper tonight.

Steve Harper's NUFC select XI will face an AC Milan Glorie side, which includes legendary Italian defender Paolo Maldini, with all the proceeds going towards local charities.

Harper, now 38, left Newcastle United in the summer after spending more than 20 years at the club. The veteran stopper signed for Premier League side Hull City as a free agent in July.

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