Global footballing icon and Brazilian Legend Pelé will be Guest of Honour for the 10th Anniversary of Soccer Aid at Old Trafford on June 5th.
Widely regarded as the best player of all time Pele won three World Cups with Brazil and has a host of awards and accolades to his name including holding the World Record for most career goals at an astonishing 1,283 goals in 1,363 games.
Pele says: “I’m delighted to be Guest of Honour at Soccer Aid’s 10th anniversary. It’s such a prestigious event that continues to raise much needed funds for Unicef’s life-saving work for children around the world.”
Adding: “I’m looking forward to seeing the fantastic footballing legends and celebrities from around the world that have generously given up their time for such a great cause. May the best team win.”
UNICEF UK Ambassador, Robbie Williams says: “We’re absolutely delighted that Pele will be our Guest of Honour for the 10th Anniversary of Soccer Aid. He’s a global footballing icon and legend of the game and to have him being part of Soccer Aid really is a fantastic honour. It’s a great occasion and we hope to raise much needed funds for the great work Unicef do with children around the world.”
Soccer Aid will once again see two star-studded squads go head to head in what promises to be another electrifying match on Sunday 5th June, broadcast live on ITV from Manchester United’s legendary Old Trafford Stadium, all in aid of Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation.
The tenth anniversary match promises to be bigger, better and bolder than ever before, as the world’s biggest stars from sport, music, television and film play in a jaw-dropping game to raise money and vital support for Unicef’s work for children in danger.
Soccer Aid is the brainchild of Unicef UK Ambassador Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes and 100% of all public donations will go towards supporting the vital work of Unicef. The money raised through profits from ticket sales and donations will add to the incredible £17 million that has already been raised for Unicef to help provide children with life-saving food, vaccines and clean water, as well as protecting them from violence, exploitation and abuse.
This will be the sixth Soccer Aid event, with previous matches held at Wembley in 2008 and at Old Trafford in 2006, 2010, 2012 and 2014 raising over £17 million in total for Unicef.
Tickets now on sale for Soccer Aid 2016, call 0845 456 2016 or visit manutd.com/socceraid.
Booking fee applies. Calls charged at 0.75p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.