Soccer Aid’s Total Funds Raised

Soccer Aid’s Total Funds Raised

Soccer Aid will return for its latest edition on Sunday evening, with a host of famous faces set to take part in the popular charity football match at Stamford Bridge.

It all began back in 2006 after being created by pop star Robbie Williams, with proceeds from the match going to the children’s charity, UNICEF.

Eighteen years later, Soccer Aid is still going strong and has even become more popular over time. Having originally taken place every two years, it has been held annually since 2018.

Huge names have signed up to play again this year, with the likes of four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah, cricketing legend Stuart Broad and boxing promoter Eddie Hearn representing England, while Eden Hazard, Tony Bellew and Tommy Fury will feature for the Rest of the World XI.

But how much has Soccer Aid raised over the last 18 years?

Pop star Robbie Williams created Soccer Aid in 2006 and it has become a major hit, raising more than £90m for charity over the last 18 years

Sir Mo Farah will represent England in Sunday's latest edition of Soccer Aid

Stuart Broad is set to make his first appearance for England in Soccer Aid

Sir Mo Farah (left) and Stuart Broad (right) will be representing England on Sunday night

Well, thanks to generous public donations, Soccer Aid has raised more than £90m since 2006.

Last year’s event was the most successful yet as an astonishing £14.6m was donated – a record-breaking figure.

If that number can be repeated or even bettered this time around, the grand total will move way beyond the £100m mark since Soccer Aid’s inception.

Stamford Bridge will host Soccer Aid for the second time on Sunday, having first staged the charity fixture in 2019.

The World XI won that day on penalties, which marked the start of their current five-match winning streak against England.

Overall, they hold the edge in the head-to-head record – winning seven matches to England’s five.

Can England finally get their first win since 2018 just one week before Gareth Southgate’s side begin their Euro 2024 campaign against Serbia?

The World XI won Soccer Aid for the fifth year in a row in 2023 in a match that raised £14.6m for UNICEF

The World XI won Soccer Aid for the fifth year in a row in 2023 in a match that raised £14.6m for UNICEF

The games have often tended to be tight affairs, and penalties have been required to separate the two teams on no fewer than five occasions.

Another shootout could cap off what promises to be a thrilling evening as sports stars and celebrities aim to prove they know their way around a football pitch.

But raising money for UNICEF remains the priority, and another record-breaking night could see Soccer Aid hit a huge landmark that would scarcely have been believable when it started almost two decades ago.

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