Mark Wright, Robbie Williams, Olly Murs for Soccer Aid 2016 at Old Trafford

Published Tuesday, Mar 22 2016, 11:11 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Mark Wright, Olly Murs and Marvin Humes are among the celebrities who have joined Soccer Aid 2016.

The annual charity football match is back for its 10th year, taking place at Manchester United's legendary Old Trafford Stadium on Sunday, 5 June.

Mark Wright - Red Carpet arrivals for Haven House Ball - 8 October 2015.

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Olly Murs at the BRIT Awards 2016 at the O2 Arena, London - 25 February 2016.


As always, two squads – England and The Rest of the World - will face off for the match, to be broadcast live on ITV in aid of children's charity UNICEF.

Leading the big names on the England team are former TOWIE star Mark Wright, former X Factor host Olly Murs, popstar Marvin Humes, comedians Paddy McGuinness, Jack Whitehall and John Bishop, musician Jonathan Wilkes and TV presenters Ben Shephard and Jamie Theakston.

Robbie Williams, who is a UNICEF UK Ambassador, will serve as Assistant Manager.

"It's not often you get the chance to do something so worthwhile on a scale like this and for Soccer Aid to be celebrating its 10th anniversary is just incredible," said Robbie.

"Every time it gets bigger and better and with a star line up set to play for England, I think I've landed the best job. I can't wait to feel the atmosphere at Old Trafford again, hearing the crowd roar as we take on the Rest of the World. This year we're going to try and smash our fundraising record for UNICEF to help keep even more children around the world safe."

Robbie Williams and Michael Sheen for Soccer Aid 2016

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Michael Sheen and Robbie Williams.

Meanwhile, celebrities lining up for the other side include Hollywood actor Michael Sheen, chef Gordon Ramsay, former Westlife star Nicky Byrne, and KISS FM DJ Rickie Haywood-Williams.

More names will be announced shortly.

Dermot O'Leary will host the match live on ITV, with Kirsty Gallacher reporting from pitch side.

David Bull, UNICEF UK Executive Director, said "Thanks to Soccer Aid and the very generous support of the public over the last ten years, UNICEF has been able to change the lives of millions of children in danger around the world. Yet, millions still struggle against hunger, disease and violence. Please, buy a ticket to go to Soccer Aid 2016 or watch the match and help us keep even more children safe."

Tickets are now on sale for Soccer Aid 2016, call 0845 456 2016 or visit