Soccer Aid is back for 2019: Who is playing and how can you get tickets?

12 June 2019, 11:29 | Updated: 12 June 2019, 11:31

By Tom Eames

We usually have to wait two years between Soccer Aid matches, but not this year!

Robbie Williams and Unicef has announced that Soccer Aid will return for summer 2019.

Here are all the details you need:

  1. Soccer Aid 2019 airdate: When and where will it be held?

    Robbie Williams
    Robbie Williams. Picture: ITV/Unicef

    Soccer Aid 2019 will be broadcast live on ITV and STV on Sunday, June 16 from 6pm.

    For the first time, the charity football showpiece will be held at London's Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea FC.

  2. Soccer Aid 2019 lineup: Which football legend and celebrities will take part?

    Usain Bolt
    Usain Bolt. Picture: ITV/Unicef

    Leading the line-up for the Soccer Aid World XI is Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, who will be managed by I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here winner Harry Redknapp.

    Harry will be be joined by co-manager, Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan, because why not? Usain Bolt will also return to the Soccer Aid World XI.

    Managing England will be Sam Allardyce, alongside Susanna Reid as the first female manager of Soccer Aid.

    Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid
    Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid. Picture: ITV/Unicef

    The England team will consist of football legends and celebrities including Jamie Redknapp, Mark Wright, Ben Shephard and Joe Wicks.

    Robbie Williams will also be back for England, either as a player or co-manager.

    Dermot O'Leary will also be back as host, alongside reporter Kirsty Gallacher.

    The lineups so far:



    Jeremy Lynch
    Mark Wright
    Joe Wicks
    Ben Shephard
    Mo Farah
    David Harewood
    Marvin Humes
    Danny Jones
    Ant Middleton
    Lee Mack


    David Seaman
    Jamie Carragher
    Glen Johnson
    John Terry
    Jamie Redknapp
    Joe Cole
    Katie Chapman
    Michael Owen
    Rachel Yankey

    Manager: Sam Allardyce
    Co-Manager: Susanna Reid

    World XI:

    Usain Bolt
    Billy Wingrove
    Kem Cetinay
    Niall Horan
    Martin Compston
    Danny O'Carroll
    Jack Savoretti
    Roman Kemp
    Locksmith (of Rudimental)
    Nicky Byrne
    James McAvoy


    Ricardo Carvalho
    Roberto Carlos
    Michael Essien
    Robert Pires
    Didier Drogba
    Robbie Keane
    Eric Cantona

    Manager: Harry Redknapp
    Co-Manager: Piers Morgan

  3. Soccer Aid 2019 tickets: How can I watch?

    Tickets for Soccer Aid 2019 are available now at by calling 020 7386 2019.

    Tickets are priced at £10 for under-16s, and adults from £20. A family of four can attend for just £60.

  4. What does Soccer Aid 2019 raise money for?

    All money raised will go towards Unicef’s work protecting children in danger around the world.

    This year’s match also falls on Father’s Day, meaning father-son duo Harry and Jamie Redknapp will spend the day on opposing teams.

    To mark the day, and to celebrate the importance of childhood play, Harry and Jamie have released a #ThenandNow picture of themselves.

    Harry and Jamie Redknapp then and now
    Harry and Jamie Redknapp then and now. Picture: Unicef

    Robbie Williams said: “The ability to play is one of the most important things in any child’s life. It’s how they make friends, how they learn who they are and about the world around them, it’s so vital.

    "I’ve seen first-hand the important work Unicef does around the world helping to make sure every child can have a happy, healthy and safe childhood, to be able to play like all children should.

    "I dread to think what my children would be like without play, they’re so bright and happy and its absolutely everything to them. I hope everyone gets involved this summer with Soccer Aid for Unicef, we can all play our part to help kids around the world just be kids.”