David Beckham and Manchester United legends reunite at Old Trafford for Unicef
An all-star lineup of football legends has been announced to play at the Match for Children in aid of Unicef at Old Trafford on 14 November.
The Great Britain and Ireland team will be captained by Unicef Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham and managed by fellow ambassador Sir Alex Ferguson. Players include Manchester United stars Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand and Phil Neville.
The Rest of the World XI, led by Zinedine Zidane and managed by Carlo Ancelotti, will include Cafu, Luis Figo and Ronaldinho.
Here’s our latest list of players, with more team members still to be named:
Great Britain and Ireland
Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson
Captain: David Beckham
The Rest of the World
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti
Captain: Zinedine Zidane
Edwin van der Saar
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Italian legend Pierluigi Collina, who was named FIFA’s Best Referee of the Year for six consecutive years during a renowned career, will referee the match.
David Beckham told us: “It’s incredible that we’re going to be bringing so many of the world’s greatest footballers together under one roof for this match. It’s a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness and vital funds for Unicef to help improve the lives of children across the world.”
Earlier this year, David marked his 10th year as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador with the launch of 7: The David Beckham Unicef Fund and made a personal commitment to use his powerful voice, influence and connections to raise vital funds, fight inequality and rally for lasting positive change for the world’s most vulnerable children across every region of the world.
Money raised through ticket sales and donations made on the match day will go to Unicef to help protect the world’s most vulnerable children.
Make a Donation to 7 and Unicef
- Make an online donation to 7 and Unicef
- To donate to your local Unicef, visit www.supportunicef.org/7.
Photo: Unicef/2015/Caroline Irby