Back Row: Ian Rush, Brian Lara, Simon Baker, Woody Harrelson, Patrick Kielty, Jens Lehman, Gordon Ramsay, Joe Calzaghe, Henrik Larsson, Eric Harrison
Front Row: Shane Filan, James Kyson-Lee (From Heroes), Michael Sheen, Kenny Dalglish, Ryan Giggs, Gethin Jones, Nicky Byrne.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is a television presenter best known for co-presenting Blue Peter and came third in the 2007 series of Strictly Come Dancing.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.