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June 05, 2010

Soccer Aid Photos: Team Line-Up

With the big match in Manchester just one day away, Robbie's England team and Michael Sheen's Rest Of The World XI have posed for their traditional team photographs at the Soccer Aid training camp.

Featuring a galaxy of celebrity stars and super ex-footballers, the line-ups are mightily impressive so take a look below and read a little about each player performing at Old Trafford for Soccer Aid 2010.

For those of you who can't make the game, don't forget to tune in to ITV1 from 19:00 BST tomorrow (Sunday, 6th June 2010) to soak up all the pre-match atmosphere as host Dermot O'Leary and pitch-side reporter Kirsty Gallagher bring you all the gossip and goals from Manchester. After the match, don't forget to side-step it over to ITV4 to join Dave Berry and a whole host of guests on Soccer Aid: Extra Time.

We can't wait!

England XI

Front Row: Ralph Little, Ricky Hatton, Paddy McGuiness, Robbie Williams, Harry Redknapp, Teddy Sheringham, Bradley Walsh, Jamie Redknapp, Olly Murs.

Back Row: Bryan Robson, Rupert Penry-Jones, Alan Shearer, Nicky Butt, Dominic Cooper, Damien Lewis, Jamie Theakston, David Seaman, Jonathan Wilkes, Martin Keown, Ben Shephard, James Corden, Clive Tyrrell


Harry Redknapp (Manager)
One of England’s best known managers, Harry Redknapp is currently working with Tottenham Hotspur, recently leading them to Champions League qualification for the first time in the club’s history. He has previously managed Bournemouth, West Ham United, Southampton and Portsmouth who he managed to an FA Cup victory in 2008. 

James Corden (Assistant Manager)
BAFTA award winning James Corden is co-creator and star of the much loved TV series Gavin and Stacey. James is acting as Harry Redknapp’s assistant in this year’s Soccer Aid and will also be seen on ITV throughout the World Cup in James Corden’s World Cup Live.

Bryan Robson (Coach)
England and Manchester United legend, Robson was the longest serving captain in United’s history. He represented England on 90 occasions and captained his country 65 times. In September 2009, Robson was appointed manager of the Thailand national team.

Robbie Williams (Captain)
UNICEF Ambassador Robbie Williams has sold over 55 million albums worldwide and has won more BRIT Awards than any other artist to date. Soccer Aid is Robbie’s brainchild and he recently returned from a visit to Haiti with UNICEF to see how money raised by Soccer Aid will help children who survived the devastating earthquake to rebuild their lives.

Jamie Theakston
Radio and TV presenter Jamie Theakston currently hosts Heart 106.2’s Breakfast Show with Harriet Scott. His presenting career spans over two decades and he is best known for presenting Live and Kicking, Top of the Pops and The Priory.

Jonathan Wilkes
TV presenter, Wilkes came up with the idea for Soccer Aid with Robbie Williams and has played in both previous matches. As a teenager, Jonathan was part of the Everton youth team but then was released and subsequently had trials for Chester and Crewe.

Ben Shephard
GMTV, The Krypton Factor and Dancing on Ice Friday presenter, Shephard played in Soccer Aid 2006 and 2008. His previous presenting credits include MTV, The Bigger Breakfast, T4 and The Xtra Factor.

Bradley Walsh
Actor and comedian who starred in Coronation Street as Danny Baldwin, and now plays the role of DS Ronnie Brooks in Law and Order UK on ITV1.

Rupert Penry-Jones
Well established actor for British television, film and theatre, Penry-Jones is probably best known for his role as Adam Carter in the BAFTA winning BBC drama Spooks. He began his career on the stage taking on prestigious characters at the country’s finest theatres.

Damian Lewis
British actor who earned international acclaim as Major Richard Winters in Steven Spielberg’s Band of Brothers. His roles in the ITV drama The Forsyte Saga and the NBC series Life have secured his reputation as a household name on both sides of the pond.

Ricky Hatton
‘The Hitman’ is one of Britain’s most successful professional boxers. He has held the Welterweight and Light Welterweight titles and won 45 out of 47 matches he fought in. He is currently on a long hiatus from the sport and is making his debut on the Soccer Aid pitch this year.

Danny Cipriani
Rugby player who made his debut for London Wasps in January 2007 and earned his first international cap in the 2008 Six Nations when he was voted PRA Young Player of the Year. In February 2010 he signed to join the Melbourne Rebels.

Paddy McGuiness
Comedian and actor first seen on screen in That Peter Kay Thing and Phoenix Nights, which spawned a spin-off series, Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere. Paddy completed his first solo stand-up tour in 2005 and has most recently hosted ITV1 dating show Take Me Out.

David Seaman
Former England goalkeeper Seaman earned 75 caps for England competing in two World Cups and European Championships. During his time at Arsenal he won three league championships, four FA Cups, the League Cup, and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1994.

Martin Keown
Joined Arsenal on a schoolboy contract in 1980 and was an integral part of Arsene Wenger’s double winning sides of 1998 and 2002. Having also played for Leicester City and Reading, he retired from the game in 2005 and is now a regular TV and radio pundit.

Alan Shearer
Former Blackburn and Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer is the all-time top scorer in the Premier League, having scored 260 goals. He earned 63 England caps, scoring 30 goals and was the top scorer at Euro 1996.

Jamie Redknapp
Son of Soccer Aid England manager Harry Redknapp, Jamie played for Bournemouth, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton and earned 17 England caps. He is now a regular football pundit and recently presented Sky One’s Football’s Next Star.

Teddy Sheringham
Soccer Aid 2010 sees the return of the famous England attacking partnership of Sheringham and Alan Shearer. Teddy made his England debut in 1993 and went on to win 51 caps for his country. He won the treble with Manchester United in 1999.

Nicky Butt
Former Manchester United player Butt called Old Trafford his home turf for 12 years while playing for the club. Nicky moved to Newcastle United in 2004, where he still plays. The talented footballer earned 39 caps for England between 1997 and 2004.

 

 

Rest Of The World XI

Front Row: Shane Filan, James Kyson-Lee (From Heroes), Michael Sheen, Kenny Dalglish, Ryan Giggs, Gethin Jones, Nicky Byrne.

Back Row: Ian Rush, Brian Lara, Simon Baker, Woody Harrelson, Patrick Kielty, Jens Lehman, Gordon Ramsay, Joe Calzaghe, Henrik Larsson, Eric Harrison.

 

Kenny Dalglish (Manager)
Former Scottish international football player Dalglish was famous for his successes with Celtic in the 1970s and with the English club Liverpool in the 1970s and 1980s. In 2004, Kenny and his wife Marina founded The Marina Dalglish Appeal to raise money for breast cancer funding.

Ian Rush (Assistant Manager)
One of Liverpool’s finest strikers and former Captain of Wales, Ian Rush and Kenny Dalglish’s partnership at Liverpool is regarded as being one of the greatest and most successful in the history of English and European football.

Eric Harrison (Coach)
Former footballer and coach, he became the Manchester United youth team manager in 1981 and his youth setup produced players including David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes.

Michael Sheen (Captain)
Welsh actor and captain for this year’s match. He was offered a trial at Arsenal, but chose acting instead of football and is best known for his roles in The Queen, Frost/Nixon, and his portrayal of legendary manager Brian Clough in The Damned United.

Patrick Kielty
Manchester United fan, Kielty is a well loved TV presenter and stand up comedian. Patrick played in both the 2006 and 2008 Soccer Aid matches as goalkeeper for the Rest of the World.

Nicky Byrne
Part of the hugely successful Irish band Westlife. Before joining the band, Nicky was a professional football player, joining Leeds United as a goalkeeper in 1995. After two years at Leeds he returned to Ireland and played minor league football.

Joe Calzaghe
Welsh boxer, who was Britain's only undefeated boxing world champion before his retirement in 2009. In 2007 he was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year, the first Welsh winner since 1960.

Gordon Ramsay
Michelin starred, world renowned chef, Ramsay has fronted successful TV programmes including Hell’s Kitchen, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and The F Word. His football career was marked by a number of injuries and due to this turned his attention onto cooking.

Shane Filan
Part of Irish super group Westlife, who have sold over 44 million records worldwide and hold the record for most consecutive number one singles in the UK.

James Kyson-Lee
Hollywood actor with a wealth of television credits under his belt, including CSI and The West Wing. It is his role as Ando in the hit cult drama series Heroes that makes him most popular in the UK.

Brian Lara
Legendary West Indian cricketer, and one of the sport's most renowned players in the modern era. Lara broke the two most coveted batting records in cricket in 1994, scoring 375 runs against England and 501 runs for Warwickshire, his English county team.

Gethin Jones
Gethin is a television presenter best known for co-presenting Blue Peter and came third in the 2007 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Mike Myers
Actor, screenwriter and comedian who first came to prominence on American sketch show Saturday Night Live in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. He is best known for his roles in the films Wayne's World and Austin Powers, both of which he also wrote and as the title role in the Shrek films.

Woody Harrelson
Academy Award nominated actor, widely known for his role in sitcom Cheers playing Woody Boyd. He has appeared in numerous films including L.A. Story, Natural Born Killers and The People vs. Larry Flint.

Simon Baker
Australian actor, currently starring in TV series The Mentalist, which has seen him nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award. He has also appeared in LA Confidential and The Devil Wears Prada.

Zinedine Zidane
One of the all time greats of football, former French international, Zidane won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000, and also won the 2002 UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid. He was named FIFA World Player of the Year three times and also won the Ballon d'Or in 1998

Jens Lehmann
Former Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper, who has been in three World Cup squads and earned 61 caps for his country. He was voted UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year for the 1996–97 and 2005–06 seasons.

Ryan Giggs
UNICEF Ambassador, former Wales Captain and Manchester United legend, Giggs is the most decorated player in English football history and has won 11 Premier League titles with Manchester United.

Henrik Larsson
Swedish former Celtic player who won four league titles in seven years with the Scottish side before moving to Barcelona where he won two league titles and the UEFA Champions League.
 

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