When is Soccer Aid 2019 on TV? Which celebrities are playing? Everything you need to know about ITV’s charity football match

England will battle it out against an international team as celebrities and former football stars take to the pitch for a good cause – but who will come out victorious?

Didier Drogba at Stamford Bridge, Soccer Aid (ITV email)

Another year, another line-up of celebrities and former football stars are taking to the pitch for Soccer Aid to raise money for Unicef.


But who’ll be donning their spikes for England and the World XI team? Where is the match on and when will it air?

Here’s everything you need to know about Soccer Aid 2019…

When is Soccer Aid 2019?

This year’s match is scheduled for Sunday 16th June, which also happens to be Father’s Day.

How can I watch Soccer Aid on TV?

The match will be broadcast live on ITV.

Where is Soccer Aid being held?

The match is moving to Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge in London this year, having previously been played at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Didier Drogba at Stamford Bridge, Soccer Aid (ITV email)
Didier Drogba at Stamford Bridge

Can I still buy tickets for Soccer Aid and what are the prices?

Tickets for the charity match are available now on the Soccer Aid website or you can order them on the phone by calling 020 7386 2019.

Tickets are priced at £10 for under-16s and adults from £20.

Who are the Soccer Aid teams?

The stars signed up to play for the England team so far are…

  • Robbie Williams – Soccer Aid co-founder
  • John Terry – former Chelsea captain
  • Mo Farah -Olympian
  • Jamie Redknapp – former footballer
  • Mark Wright – TOWIE star
  • David Seaman – former Arsenal and England goalkeeper
  • Ben Shephard – TV presenter
  • Michael Owen – former Liverpool and England striker
  • Joe Wicks – fitness coach
  • Jamie Carragher – former Liverpool and England defender
  • Jeremy Lynch – F2 Freestyler
  • Glen Johnson – former Chelsea and England defender
  • Joe Cole – former Chelsea and England midfielder
  • Marvin Humes – JLS star turned TV presenter
  • Rachel Yankey – former England and Arsenal winger
  • Katie Chapman – former England and Chelsea midfielder

The World XI team players are…

  • Didier Drogba – Chelsea FC legend
  • Usain Bolt – former sprinter
  • Kem Cetinay – Love Island star
  • Robbie Keane – former Tottenham and Republic of Ireland striker
  • Michael Essien – former Chelsea and Ghana midfielder
  • Niall Horan – One Direction star
  • Ricardo Carvalho – former Chelsea defender
  • Martin Compston – Line of Duty actor
  • Danny O’Carroll – Mrs Brown’s Boys star
  • Jack Savoretti – singer

More players will be announced in the coming weeks.

Who are the Soccer Aid managers?

Sam Allardyce (who was briefly England manager) will be co-managing the English team alongside Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid, the first female manager of Soccer Aid for Unicef.

They will be going head-to-head against I’m a Celebrity winner and former pro Harry Redknapp who will be co-managing the World XI with Reid’s fellow presenter Piers Morgan.

Where do the Soccer Aid proceeds go?

The money raised will go towards Unicef’s work protecting children in danger around the world, aiming to “help every child grow up happy, healthy and safe to play”.

Who won Soccer Aid in 2018?

Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison scored the winning goal for England in a tense penalty shoot-out last year.


The home nation has a slightly better record in Soccer Aid than in most major international football tournaments, having won five out of the six matches so far.