Who Won Soccer Aid 2024? (& Everything Else You Might Have Missed)

By Olivia Emily

3 days ago

Who won? Who scored? And how much money was raised? We've got all the answers...


Robbie Williams arrived in Chelsea last night with a whole host of celebrities in tow. That’s right: it was Soccer Aid 2024, an annual celebrity football match raising vital funds for Unicef. This time, the match was staged in Chelsea FC’s stadium Stamford Bridge for its 13th instalment. Here are all of the highlights.

Who Won Soccer Aid 2024?

England won Soccer Aid 2024 for the first time since 2018, with a score of 6–3. Kicking off at 7.30pm on 9 June 2024, the match was a tense nine goal fixture against World XI, smashing the previous goals record of seven, which was achieved in the second ever meeting in 2008.

The World XI team is still narrowly beating England in cumulative wins, with seven wins to England’s six since 2006.

 

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Who Was On The England Team?

As always, the England squad was made up of celebrities from all corners of the media alongside football legends with a team of managers and coaches cheering them on from the sidelines. Football legend Jill Scott captained the team to victory, with her team including:

Celebrities

  • Stuart Broad
  • Bobby Brazier
  • Sam Thompson
  • Paddy McGuinness
  • Tom Grennan
  • Mo Farah
  • Alex Brooker
  • Erin Doherty
  • Steven Bartlett
  • Danny Dyer
  • Sam Quek
  • Miniminter
  • Eddie Hearn
  • Tom Hiddleston

Legends

  • David James
  • Gary Cahill
  • Ashley Cole
  • Jill Scott
  • Karen Carney
  • Jack Wilshere
  • Joe Cole
  • Theo Walcott
  • Ellen White
  • Jermain Defoe

Manager/Coach

  • Frank Lampard
  • Robbie Williams
  • Vicky McClure
  • Harry Redknapp
  • David Seaman

 

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Who Played For The Rest Of The World?

The Soccer Aid World XI squad was similarly star studded, captained by Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt. His team included:

Celebrities

  • Usain Bolt (Jamaica)
  • Maisie Adam (Scotland)
  • Tommy Fury (Republic of Ireland)
  • Livi Sheldon (England)
  • Martin Compston (Scotland)
  • Roman Kemp (United States)
  • Lee Mack (Republic of Ireland)
  • Theo Baker (England)
  • Jason Manford (Republic of Ireland)
  • Tony Bellew (England)
  • Tion Wayne (Nigeria)
  • Micheal Ward (Jamaica)
  • Emmett J. Scanlan (Republic of Ireland)
  • Billy Wingrove (Germany)
  • Iain Stirling (Scotland)

Legends 

  • Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
  • Roberto Carlos (Brazil)
  • Patrice Evra (France)
  • Michael Essien (Ghana)
  • Mikel John Obi (Nigeria)
  • Kaylyn Kyle (Canada)
  • Kheira Hamraoui (France)
  • Eden Hazard (Belgium)
  • Alessandro Del Piero (Italy)
  • Olga García (Spain)
  • Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)

Manager/Coach

  • Mauricio Pochettino (Argentina)
  • Jesús Pérez (Spain)
  • Toni Jiménez (Spain)
  • Billy Wingrove (Germany)
  • Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)

 

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Who Scored?

A whopping nine goals were scored over the course of the Soccer Aid 2024 match, with the England team ultimately coming out victorious. England scored six goals thanks to Joe Cole, Ellen White, Steven Bartlett (who scored twice), Jermain Defoe and Theo Walcott.

The World XI team fought a good fight, landing three goals over the course of the match, thanks to Eden Hazard, Alessandro Del Piero and Billy Wingrove.

Scoring in the 30th minute, Ellen White became the first ever woman to score at Soccer Aid.

How Much Money Did Soccer Aid 2024 Raise?

In total, Soccer Aid 2024 raised £15,049,590 – a new record. Every year, the money is donated to Unicef. Since kicking off in 2006, Soccer Aid has raised more than £105 million for the charity. In 2023, Soccer Aid raised £14.6 million.

 

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A Brief History Of Soccer Aid

Soccer Aid was founded in 2006 by British singer Robbie Williams alongside TV presenter and singer Jonathan Wilkes. It took place every two years, but has been held annually since 2018. With every match being televised and garnering a huge in-person crowd, Soccer Aid has become the world’s largest celebrity football match – and it’s all hosted to raise money for Unicef.

Women first played in Soccer Aid in 2019, with Katie Chapman and Rachel Yankey playing for England and Brazilian footballers Rosana and Francielle joining the World XI squad. It wasn’t until Soccer Aid 2024, however, that a woman scored a goal: English former professional footballer Ellen White broke the drought, solidifying her reputation as England women’s record goalscorer.

In 2020, despite Covid restrictions, Soccer Aid still took place, just without an in-person crowd. The match was still televised.

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To learn more and donate, visit socceraid.org.uk