Ronaldinho, one of the game’s greatest ever players, has become the latest star signing for the tenth anniversary of Soccer Aid. The Brazilian legend will form part of 2015/2016 Premier League winning manager Claudio Ranieri’s Rest of The World squad as they take on Jose Mourinho and Sam Allardyce’s England .
One Direction superstar Niall Horan has signed up for Soccer Aid 2016 and will join forces with Premier League-winning manager Claudio Ranieri as Assistant Manager to the Rest of the World team.
Soccer Aid 2016 managers Jose Mourinho, Sam Allardyce and the 2015/2016 Premier League winning manager Claudio Ranieri will have some of the game’s greatest ever players at their disposal. The Legends from both teams have amassed more than 1,000 international caps between them.
Jose Mourinho will manage the England team alongside Sam Allardyce with Claudio Ranieri taking charge of the Rest of The World for this year’s 10th anniversary of Soccer Aid.
Louis Tomlinson, one quarter of the world’s biggest boyband, One Direction, has joined the star-studded line up for Soccer Aid in his first project since the band’s hiatus. The footy-mad singer will be joining the England squad.
It’s now ten years since the brainchild of Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes came to life on the football pitch. The two star-studded squads will once again go head to head in what promises to be another electrifying match on Sunday 5th June, broadcast live on ITV from Manchester United’s legendary Old Trafford stadium, all in aid of Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation.
This year's Soccer Aid has so far raised an incredible £4.2 million for Unicef.
The charity match saw the Rest of the World defeat England 4-2 at Old Trafford.
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A crowd of nearly 70,000 turned out to Old Trafford this evening to witness Rest Of The World defeat England 4-2 in a pulsating match.
A second half hat-trick from Rest of The World’s ’s former dutch international Clarence Seedorf, and a great chip from 25 yards from Nicky Byrne cancelled out a long range effort from Jamie Redknapp and a penalty from Kevin Phillips to win the much coveted Soccer Aid trophy.
By the time the final whistle blew ITV viewers had pledged over £2million to UNICEF’s vital work saving children’s lives, which will be matched by the UK Government pound for pound, bringing the total to £4.2 million so far.
The final figure will be announced in due course.