Soccer Aid players 2019: Jeremy Lynch, Didier Drogba, Sam Claflin and Usain Bolt feature in star-studded line ups

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SOCCER AID is back – and there’s another star-studded line-up for 2019.

Football greats, sporting legends and A-list celebrities will all come together tonight for a charity extravaganza at Stamford Bridge.

Olly Murs celebrates after England’s shootout win in 2018
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Who’s in the Soccer Aid 2019 line-up?

IT’S set to be another brilliant edition of Soccer Aid as England and the Rest of the World go head-to-head.

This year’s game is being held at Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea – and there’s plenty of familiar faces on both sides.

ENGLAND

Sam Allardyce – Manager

FORMER England boss and long-ball specialist, expect Big Sam to munch through at least three sticks of gum before half-time.

Susanna Reid  – Assistant Manager

ONE half of Good Morning Britain, former newsreader Susanna goes up against Piers Morgan in the dugouts.

Jeremy Lynch

FREESTYLE footballer who is more like to pull off a successful Rabona than curl in a late winner, Lynch is part of Britain’s Got Talent alumni.

David Seaman

LEGENDARY England goalkeeper who won 75 caps for his country – but will be delighted that Ronaldinho isn’t playing.

Mark Wright

FORMER Towie heart-throb who has proved in previous Soccer Aid iterations to be more than handy with a ball at his feet.

Jamie Carragher

LIVERPOOL and England central defender who now plies his trade arguing with Gary Neville on Sky Sports.

Joe Wicks

FITNESS fanatic and all-round good eater, Joe is an Instagram star and scored an absolute belter of a penalty in last season’s Soccer Aid shoot-out.

Glen Johnson

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE winner and former Stoke regular, Johnson retired in January 2019 after earning 54 caps for England.

Ben Shephard

A SOCCER AID regular plagued by injuries, Shepherd is a familiar face for those watching ITV or Sky Sports.

John Terry

EXPECT JT to get a rousing reception as he returns to Stamford Bridge following Championship play-off success on coaching staff at Aston Villa.

Mo Farah

OLYMPIAN and all-round good guy, Mo was tirelessly utilised out on the wing last year at Old Trafford.

Jamie Redknapp

ANOTHER footballer turned pundit, Jamie will be keen to get one over his dad who is in the opposition dugout.

David Harewood

BEST known for his role in Homeland, the Birmingham actor was the shoot-out hero in 2018 where he saved two penalties.

Joe Cole

PART of England’s golden generation, Cole will feel right at home here after winning three Premier League titles with Chelsea.

Marvin Humes

A FORMER member of JLS, Humes will be looking to use his twinkle toes to dance through the ROW defence.

Katie Chapman

ANOTHER familiar face at the Bridge, Katie played for both Chelsea Ladies and England in a glittering career.

Danny Jones

SECOND time lucky for the former McFly rocker, who had to pull out of last year’s event with injury.

Michael Owen

EX-ENGLAND striker who will be delighted to make it through 90 minutes without his hamstring going.

Ant Middleton

FORMER SAS soldier and TV personality, Ant showed earlier this year on Soccer AM that he has some serious tekkers.

Rachel Yankey

ANOTHER former Lioness, Rachel won 129 caps for England and regularly tormented Chelsea playing for Arsenal Ladies.

Lee Mack

NORTHERN comedian will be hoping for a better Soccer Aid experience after missing from the spot in last year’s final with a shocking penalty.

Sam Claflin

SUFFOLK actor will be hoping to draw on experience from action-packed roles in Then Hunger Games and Pirates of the Caribbean to get him through the match on his Soccer Aid debut.

WORLD XI

Harry Redknapp – Manager

KING of the Jungle and legendary former boss of Portsmouth, Spurs, Birmingham, West Ham and Bournemouth.

Piers Morgan – Assistant Manager

LONG-SUFFERING Arsenal fan and the other half of Good Morning Britain, Piers will be desperate not to lose to Susannah Reid.

Usain Bolt

LATE-COMER to professional football for some reason – rumours are he won a few Olympic medals and is the fastest man who’s ever lived.

Ricardo Carvalho

YET another familiar face to Chelsea fans, Portuguese star Carvalho was their defensive rock during three Premier League title winning seasons.

Billy Wingrove

LOOK for crunching tackles on mate Jeremy Lynch, who he runs freestyle football YouTube page ‘F2Freestylers’ alongside.

Roberto Carlos

GOALKEEPERS beware – ex-Brazilian left-back Carlos possesses a traction engine of a left-foot. Just ask France.

Kem Cetinay

LOVE ISLAND hunk and reality TV star who says he has been dreaming of playing in a game like this since he was 4.

Michael Essien

THERE’s no shortage of former Chelsea legends, as the Ghanian looks to star in the World XI midfield engine room.

Niall Horan

THE former 1D member needs no introduction and is back for another crack at Soccer Aid after missing last year’s game.

Robert Pires

PART of Arsenal’s Invicibles team of 2003, Pires will be looking to show he’s lost none of his grace and skill since hanging up his boots.

Martin Compston

THE unluckiest cop on television, Martin is best known for his portrayal of Steve Arnott on the hugely popular Line of Duty.

Rosana

ONE of two Brazilian female legends on the World XI, flying full-back Rosana played in the Samba colours of her country for 17 years.

Danny O’Carroll

IRISH actor Danny is best known for playing Buster Brady alongside his dad Brendan in Mrs Browns Boys.

Francielle ‘Franzinha’ Manelo

SECOND of the Brazilian legends, the midfielder played for Brazil at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games.

Jack Savoretti

CROONER of Italian descent, Jack has been crashing out feel-good guitar music since 2005 – this is his first Soccer Aid.

Didier Drogba

THE Chelsea legend’s just keep coming – and the word legend is fitting for the Ivorian who netted a ridiculous 164 times for the Blues.

Roman Kemp

CAPITAL FM’s Breakfast host Roman was born in LA and therefore qualifies for the World XI.

Robbie Keane

A NATURAL goalscorer, expect the Irishman to whip out his traditional forward-roll celebration if, or more likely when, he scores at the Bridge.

DJ Locksmith

THE musician and actor is best  known for being a member of a UK dance four-piece Rudimental.

Eric Cantona

A CROWD favourite, the Frenchman came off the bench last year in one of the most iconic Soccer Aid moments of them all.

Nicky Byrne

FORMER Westlife member Nicky has had good practice at getting up off a stool if he starts on the bench in West London.

James McAvoy

A-LIST actor from Glasgow, James will be recognised by Marvel fans as Professor X from the X-Men franchise.

When is Soccer Aid 2019?

Soccer Aid is back on Sunday, June 16.

It will be held at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge.

Kick-off is at 7.30pm.

You can watch ALL of the action live on ITV from 6.30pm until 10pm.




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