Who won Soccer Aid 2021? Score of Unicef football match formed by Robbie Williams, highlights and past results

Organiser Robbie Williams, celebrity Olly Murs and former Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney were once again central figures in the England set up for Soccer Aid 2021

Annual charity football match Soccer Aid saw some former greats of the game lace up their boots once more to help raise funds for Unicef.

Wayne Rooney and Kelly Smith will team up in the England ranks while Roberto Carlos and Julie Fleeting were part of the World XI squad.

Alongside the legends, there was a host of popular celebrity figures from Olly Murs and Sir Mo Farah to Usain Bolt and Martin Compston.

This is who won Soccer Aid 2021 - scorers, highlights, past results and how much has been raised for children's charity so far.

What is Soccer Aid?

Soccer Aid was created in 2006 by pop star Robbie Williams as a way to help raise money for children’s charity Unicef.

Celebrities and former players got together to play a charity football match to raise funds to give kids the best start in life.

More than 70,000 people were in the stands to watch the first Soccer Aid between England and the World XI at Old Trafford.

It was such a hit that the event returned two years later and continued to do so until 2018 when it became an annual event.

Soccer Aid harnesses the power of football to help make sure that children can grow up happy, healthy and able to play.

When was Soccer Aid 2021?

Soccer Aid 2021 kicked off at 7.30pm on Saturday 4 September.

The annual charity football match was played at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium.

Historically, the event had been held on the red part of the city at Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United.

But in 2019 it switched to Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge before returning to Old Trafford for a behind closed doors event in 2020.

The Covid pandemic ensured no fans were in attendance last year but organisers welcomed supporters back in 2021.

Who won Soccer Aid 2021?

The World XI beat England 3-0 in Soccer Aid 2021.

Kem Cetinay scored two with comedian Lee Mack grabbing the third for World XI from close range. Mack hadn’t scored in the Soccer Aid event before despite playing in the past for England.

It appears he switched sides due to Irish heritage qualifying him for the World XI.

Soccer Aid past results

Out of 10 previous Soccer Aid for Unicef matches that have taken place since 2006, England have won five to the World XI's four wins.

Soccer Aid 2019 was the first to include female players as part of the squads, with mixed teams continuing in 2020 and 2021.

  • 2006 - England 2-1 World XI
  • 2008 - England 4-3 World XI
  • 2010 - England 2-2 World XI (World XI won 7-6 on penalties)
  • 2012 - England 3-1 World XI
  • 2014 - England 2-4 World XI
  • 2016 - England 3-2 World XI
  • 2018 - England 3-3 World XI (England won 4-3 on penalties)
  • 2019 - England 2-2 World XI (World XI won 3-1 on penalties)
  • 2020 - England 1-1 World XI (World XI won 4-3 on penalties)
  • 2021 - England 0-3 World XI

How much has Soccer Aid raised for Unicef?

Soccer Aid has raised nearly £65 million for Unicef since the charity football match began in 2006.

Last year, in the midst of the global Covid pandemic, Soccer Aid 2020 raised a then record breaking £11.5m.

Every donation up to £3m was matched by both the UK government and The Vaccine Alliance, Gavi.

The money raised went to help Unicef's work to stop the spread of Covid and limit the impact on children's lives around the world.

In 2021, Soccer Aid broke new records by raising £13.5m for Unicef.

How to donate to Soccer Aid for Unicef?

For those wishing to make a donation to Unicef please visit the Soccer Aid for Unicef official website.