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May 11, 2010

Man Utd Star Ryan Giggs To Play At Soccer Aid

Welsh international and Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs will be gracing the hallowed Old Trafford turf once more this season when he teams up with Soccer Aid on 06 June in Manchester.

The former PFA Player of the Year and 2009's BBC Sports Personality Of The Year is the most decorated player in English football history, winning a colossal eleven Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two UEFA Champions Leagues with Manchester United. Beat that!

The wizard of the left wing will be joining fellow Welsh dragons Joe Calzaghe and team captain Michael Sheen on the Rest Of The World team, plus international football legends including Zinedine Zidane, Henrik Larsson and Jens Lehmann.

Commenting on his performance at Soccer Aid 2010, Giggs said:

Over the years with UNICEF I’ve seen the huge challenges facing children and young people right across the world. I’ve visited children being affected by HIV and AIDS in Sierra Leone and learnt about the difficulties faced by children in accessing their basic rights, like the right to an education or basic healthcare.

"But I’ve also seen how, with commitment and support from the public, UNICEF is making a real difference. Soccer Aid might be just a football match, but this 90 minutes has the power to transform the lives of millions of children worldwide, with your help.

"Come down and watch the match, make a donation and help Soccer Aid 2010 extra special.

The Rest Of The World team will be competing against a star-studded England XI in Manchester on the 6th June 2010, with ex-pros including Alan Shearer, Teddy Sheringham, Jamie Redknapp and David Seaman wearing the famous white Three Lions shirt alongside Robbie, Ben Shephard, Bradley Walsh, Jamie Theakston, Ricky Hatton and Damian Lewis.

Get involved!

There are a limited number of seats still available for the match, click here for your Soccer Aid 2010 tickets

Don't forget, you can also get the ball rolling right now and score some cash for UNICEF with the Keepy Uppy campaign… how many have you managed? Click here for more info.