Soccer Aid 2024: Who is Tom Grennan playing for England?

Tom Grennan is playing for England at Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2024
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Soccer Aid is back in 2024 with a fantastic line-up of stars and former professionals taking part in the huge charity match. One of the famous faces making an appearance on the pitch for England at Stamford Bridge (Sunday 9 June) is Tom Grennan.

It will be Tom’s fourth time participating in Soccer Aid and he was awarded Player of the Year for his contribution to 2022’s game.

The English singer and songwriter made his debut at the Etihad Stadium in 2021 and returned in 2022 at the London Stadium where he wowed fans with his impressive skills before tearing a ligament in his ankle on the pitch. However, the Manchester United fan returned and got to play on the pitch at Old Trafford last summer.

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Tom, 28, will play for England who have won five times since the game began in 2006 - but their last victory was in 2018. World XI FC are on a record five-year winning streak with the hopes England will hold the trophy again this summer.

Other returning players for England include Sir Mo Farah and Steven Bartlett joining footballing legends Jermain Defoe, Jill Scott (Captain), David James (Professional Goalkeeper), Gary Cahill, Joe Cole and Karen Carney.

Tom rose to fame through his appearance as a guest vocalist on the Chase and Status track All Goes Wrong before his first album, Lighting Matches, was one of the best-selling albums of 2018.

His second album Evering Road reached number one in March 2021. In 2023, Grennan released his third album What Ifs & Maybes, which became his second UK number one album.

It has been a busy few weeks for Tom after he married partner Danniella Carraturo earlier in May in a ceremony on Majorca. Tom is believed to have met pilates instructor Danielle in 2020. .

Speaking to to The Sun ahead of Sunday's game, Tom saiid: “Fitness wise, I feel athletic in my mind and athletic in my body!

“I feel like prime Ronaldo moving to Real Madrid!

“I haven't done any football training yet but I'm probably the fittest I've ever been. I just did the London Marathon and I’ve signed up for an Ironman in October.”

For the England squad there will also be the likes of stars Miniminter, Paddy McGuiness (Celebrity Goalkeeper), David Seaman (Goalkeeping Coach), Jack Wilshere, Alex Brooker, Erin Doherty, Steven Bartlett, Danny Dyer, Theo Walcott and Ellen White on the pitch.

The group will be donning a specially commissioned Euro ‘96 kit ahead of Euro 2024 – which is just five days after Soccer Aid.

The World XI FC will wear Adidas for the first time with a limited edition kit and the line-up features team favourites Usain Bolt (Captain), Jesus Perez (Coach), Roman Kemp, Martin Compston, Lee Mack, Theo Baker, Tommy Fury, Maisie Adam, Eden Hazard, Diamond, Roberto Carlos, Kaylyn Kyle, John Obi Mikel, Jason Manford, Petr Cech, Patrice Evra and Michel Essein.

Frank Lampard joins Harry Redknapp and Robbie Williams as England manager and facing them down will be Mauricio Pochettino, returning as manager for Soccer Aid World XI.

The live show will be hosted by UNICEF UK Ambassador Dermot O’Leary, who will be joined by Alex Scott with Sam Matterface and Iain Stirling commenting again.

UNICEF UK Ambassador and Co-Founder Robbie Williams said: “Soccer Aid for UNICEF is one of the biggest sources of joy in my life. It is an amazing event. When we launched this nearly two decades ago, I would never have dreamed it would raise as much money as it has.

“The main reason the match continues to be such a success, is because the great British public continue to be so generous in supporting UNICEF’s work helping children around the world have happy, healthy, play-filled childhoods. Once again, I am kindly asking you to buy a ticket to the game on Sunday 9th June at Stamford Bridge – the line-up is as star-studded as ever! Thank you for all of your continued support.”

Soccer Aid takes place on Sunday 9 June at Stamford Bridge.