Soccer Aid returns for its 2023 edition this weekend, with Jill Scott and Usain Bolt respectively captaining England and World XI sides consisting of both footballing superstars and big names from the world of showbiz and entertainment.


As ever, it looks set to be an extremely entertaining affair, with the likes of Paul Scholes, Francesco Totti and Gabriel Batistuta among the former pros set to be strutting their stuff against rather unlikely opponents.

Since it began in 2006, some of the finest goalscorers to ever grace a football pitch have taken part in the event – with the likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Alan Shearer and Romário just a few of the legends to have played.

Given that incredible list of names, you'd probably expect that the player to have scored the most goals in the event's history would be a decorated former pro, but while there is a big name at the top of the charts, he's tied with someone who may be a little more surprising. brings you all the details you need to know about the event's top scorers – including a full list of all the players to have scored twice or more.

Who has scored most goals in Soccer Aid?

There's a rather unlikely tie at the top of the scoring charts – with a four-time Champions League winner and a former Love Island contestant sharing the top spot with four goals a piece.

Those players are Dutchman Clarence Seedorf, who has played in four editions of the match and bagged a hat-trick in 2014, and Kem Cetinay, who represents the World XI owing to his Cypriot heritage and has scored in three consecutive matches, including a double in 2021.

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Soccer Aid top scorers

The full list of top scorers since Soccer Aid's inaugural match in 2006 can be found below:

  • Clarence Seedorf (World XI) - 4
  • Kem Cetinay (World XI) - 4
  • Teddy Sheringham (England) - 3
  • Jonathan Wilkes (England) - 3
  • Jeremy Lynch (England/World XI) - 3
  • Alan Shearer (England) - 2
  • Paolo Di Canio (World XI) - 2
  • Jamie Redknapp (England) - 2
  • Kevin Phillips (England) - 2
  • Dimitar Berbatov (World XI) - 2
  • Jermain Defoe (England) - 2
  • Robbie Keane (World XI) - 2
  • Mark Wright (England) - 2

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