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Football Aid 2019 - Positions Available Now!


Football Aid are delighted to announce the official launch of our 19th season providing football fans with the unique opportunity to Live the Dream on the hallowed turf!

Join our Fantasy Football League & Win a Signed Legend's Shirt from FootballAid19!


The Football Aid team are keen Fantasy Football fans and as usual we're making our highly popular 'Football Aid Fans' League that bit more interesting by offering a signed Legends shirt from #FootballAid19 as a prize for the player who finishes top of the table!

Chicago Fire 2018

Football Aid history was made at 09:30 am on Saturday, March 24, 2018, as our 1st ever game in the USA kicked off at Chicago Fire’s Toyota Park! The match itself was a close encounter, with the Fire’s Home team just coming out on top 4-1 despite a spirited performance from the Away team. Huge thanks again to the Chicago Fire Foundation for making a dream become a reality. 

Adebayo Akinfenwa - Heads Up

"If my mind's fresh, and my mind's free, my body will follow."

Wycombe Wanderers striker Adebayo Akinfenwa believes that, as a footballer, mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness, and the way to maintain that is to #KickOffAConversation.

Chicago Fire - Sean Guidera

It was utterly fantastic, something I hadn't thought possible. I watched The Fire play LA Galaxy recently and it was cool seeing Toyota Park in a new light having been lucky enough to play there. My favourite things to do annually, are 1) Go to the U.S. 2) Play in a Football Aid match. For those 2 things to mesh was something special, and for the benefiting charity to be a foundation that is directly built in to the fabric of the club, that's pretty unique too in my experience. It was a fantastic event, thank you to yourselves at Football Aid for dreaming it and creating it with the co-operation of both the club and the foundation. Brilliant, brilliant.

Sean Guidera

Chicago Fire - Tim Van Horn

Big thanks to Chicago Fire and Chicago Fire Foundation for having the vision & making the leap of faith to bring Football Aid to the U.S. for the first time ever. Wonderful facilities and even greater people!

Tim Van Horn

Sporting Clube de Portugal - Felipe Guedes

It was a day that certainly I will not soon forget. Playing in the stadium where all my childhood idols played, with that jersey and symbol to the chest was wonderful. Even more, for the cause itself and for being able to help the Fundaçlão Sporting that does such good work. Certainly next year I will be back. Thanks for the opportunity.

Felipe Guedes

Wales International - Andrew Davies

I've always wondered what it would be like to put on the Red of our Country and stand on the field with the national anthem playing. It was the most amazing sporting experience ever. Everything from the pre-match tour, arriving in the dressing rooms to see the kits with our names on them, the national anthem and the awesome match itself was just out of this world.

Andrew Davies

England vs Rep Ireland - Roy Talbot

Thank you for providing me the opportunity to play my FINAL game (at 75) at the Stadium of Light yesterday! It was a pleasure and privilege to be part of such a memorable game and at the final whistle being congratulated by every player, and then on my return to our dressing room receiving a spontaneous ovation will be a lasting memory. 

Roy Talbot

England vs Italy - Andrea Massari

Another great experience with Football Aid again this year, all perfect as always. Congratulations to all of the staff. I hope to repeat this fantastic experience again next year.

Andrea Massari

England Training Day - Scott Burrell

Absolutely loved it. For me it was all about seeing St George’s Park and using the amazing facilities. The way the day was planned was superb, ran really well and overall it was top class. Definitely interested in doing it again next year!

Scott Burrell

Rangers - Scott Dowling

It literally was a dream come true! Never thought I would get to step foot on the pitch, never mind play, win, and score! Walking into the changing room and seeing your shirt hanging there was an amazing feeling. The whole night was absolutely brilliant and I am so glad I did it. Thank you for giving the likes of me the opportunity to 'Live the Dream'.

Scott Dowling

Hibernian - Dale Rankin

Another amazing experience with Football Aid. You guys don't get enough credit for the opportunity you give fans all over the UK (and Europe). See you again next year!

Dale Rankin

Heart of Midlothian - Kevan Wright

Superb day and I loved every moment. Your team are absolutely brilliant at looking after everyone and going out of your way to make the events the best they can possibly be. Thank you once again!

Kevan Wright

Celtic - Derek Spalding

Great day made even more special with 2 of my sons playing at the same time. Our manager Joe Miller was a credit, and he even came up to my lad at the end of the game and told him he was a good player, which has filled him with great pride and confidence. Great bunch of guys, played in the best of spirit and camaraderie, just like the Celtic family. 

Derek Spalding

Aberdeen - Lyndsay Bartlet

Playing with four of my best mates on the Pittodrie pitch and scoring a couple of goals in front of my family made the Football Aid experience one of the best times of my life, which I’m sure any supporter from any club would feel!

Lyndsay Bartlet

West Bromwich Albion - Andy Balmforth

Another great Football Aid day, pitch was in immaculate condition and a happy home team ran out 7-1 winners, though it was a close game for the first 60 mins. Top day with some quality lads, thanks to the lads from Italy who came over and were excellent to play alongside once again. Even got an Italian style celebration at the end!

Andy Balmforth

Swansea City - Robert Green

Swansea was a superb day, great stadium, great game. Lee Trundle was fantastic on the day, as soon as he came in the dressing room he was asking everyone questions, really getting involved, you could tell how much of a legend he was to the Swansea lads in the team.

Robert Green

Sunderland - Carl Terrans

Great day and a great experience today playing the Stadium Of Light with Football Aid. Looking forward to doing the same again next year!

Carl Terrans

Stoke City - Jonny Thomson

Just to say a big thank you once again for organising such a fantastic event. One of the best experiences ever! The venue, the game, the lads, the pitch, the legends, everything was perfect. 100% doing it again next year, I think I might have picked up the bug!

Johnny Thomson

Sheffield Wednesday - Vaughan Lonsdale

Thanks for organising a great day at Hillsborough and raising funds for charity. Another fantastic day out and the excitement never diminishes!

Vaughan Lonsdale

Sheffield United - Gary Corby

NOTHING can compare to FOOTBALL AID. The ultimate all-encompassing sensory overload with a ball you I'll ever encounter. I have played football for nearly all of my 55 years and this was by far the best experience ever, I played the whole match with a smile on my face and to do it with my son was just awesome. You guys are the best!

Gary Corby

Queens Park Rangers - Paul Sissons

Thanks for the usual great, well organised day. An absolute pleasure to be on the same team as Andy Sinton, Lee Cook and Wayne Fereday. Already looking towards next year!

Paul Sissons

Notts County - Dave Hopkin

Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. You guys organising did a fantastic job, even the people that came to watch me had great fun too. I definitely intend to get involved again, one of the other players said this can be addictive and I can see how!

Dave Hopkin

Norwich City - Gonzalo Rioja

We’ve come a long way to always finds happiness, joy and football with all Football Aid events. Thanks as always for the effort in putting this together and all other fantastic events.

Gonzalo Rioja

Derby County - Jon Dixon

As always, the Football Aid experience at Derby was a fantastic one - 2 legends, 2 managers and a perfect pitch!

Jon Dixon

Bristol City - Paddy Armstrong

As a football fan and as a player who never really made it at any senior level, the opportunity that you have made available is simply a dream come true with the added bonus of supporting charity. From actually walking into the dressing room and seeing the kit laid out, provision of drinks, access to the players area and to the Legends; simply brilliant!

Paddy Armstrong

Brentford - Tony Griffiths

Thanks to Brentford FC CST and Football Aid for arranging a great, memorable and fun experience at Griffin Park this evening!

Tony Griffiths

Bolton Wanderers - Aaron McGarry

Another great experience at Bolton Wanderers FC, well done everyone at Football Aid – I’ll be back next year!

Aaron McGarry

Blackburn Rovers - Andrew Williams

I was so impressed with all the hard work and time you all put into these games for the many charities you support. Not only did I get to meet 3 of my idols when I was growing up but I also got to play at Ewood Park. Honestly I'm 33 years old and last night I was like a kid at Christmas!

Andrew Williams

Birmingham City - Aidan Peaty

Thanks again, it's not only living out my dream but the money raised goes to some amazing causes which is important too. The whole day is so well organised and made easy for us players and I appreciate all the effort your team put in.

Aidan Peaty

Wolverhampton Wanderers - Matt Barker

Thank you for last night’s game at Molineux, as ever a super experience!! Last night was 5 years in a row for me and after the 1st one I said that would be it, I wanted the experience and I got it but it’s so addictive! Even my children want me to play every year so they can attend too, Wolves is my club, my 2nd home really, so playing at Molineux fulfils every fan's dreams.

Matt Barker

Southampton - Brandon Butt

Absolutely loved it. It’s always been one of my dreams to play at St Mary’s Stadium. And it wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for Football Aid. It was an incredible experience and worth every penny! It was my first time and the staff of Football Aid and players made me feel comfortable and up for it!. Now I have the bug I’ll most certainly be doing this again next year.

Brandon Butt

Newcastle United - Stuart Parkinson

Just like to say a massive thank you to all at Football Aid, you really do pull all the stops out to make it such a special day from the moment you arrive till leaving, just played at my beloved Newcastle United's St James park and after watching from the terraces for over 40yrs to getting the chance of playing on the pitch was a dream come true.

Stuart Parkinson

Manchester United - David Phelan

Thanks for another great day - really well organised as always. Danny Webber was a great addition, a very nice guy and a really good player too. Having Denis Law there brings things to another level too - at one stage I was waiting for a throw-in to be taken when I noticed he was on the sideline watching and it's another of the "pinch yourself" moments from the day!

David Phelan

Manchester City - Byron Carey

The best football experience I have ever had in my life. An absolutely incredible charity, will definitely be back – keep up the great work!

Byron Carey

Liverpool - Adam Bramley

I just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic experience I had playing at Anfield - it was an unbelievable day and all for a fantastic cause. The hospitality provided by you, your team and the club was first class and is something my family and I will always remember (my wife is now a football fan!).

Adam Bramley

Leicester City - Lawrence Louis

Can't say enough how amazing Football Aid is - wish I had known about it 10 years ago. Will be back next year!

Lawrence Louis

Everton - Alex Lewis

Such a dream come true every time you do it - not to mention the fantastic work you guys are doing in the community through charities. Once again, a truly priceless experience. A big thank you to Football Aid for helping us to achieve the dream and for all you do to support the charities.

Alex Lewis

Crystal Palace - Neil Topley

I absolutely loved the experience! Everything I'd asked for was sorted - my own shirt was printed and hanging waiting for me. I'd like to say the Football Aid staff on the day were excellent and spoke very well at the end of the game. This was supposed to be a once in a lifetime experience but I now intend to make it a once a year experience!

Neil Topley

Burnley - Matt Smith

I'd just like to pass on my massive thanks to all involved in making Football Aid as amazing as it possibly could have been. Everything about it was truly perfect, every detail was immense. From walking into the dressing room for the first time, stepping onto the pitch for the game and collecting my MOTM trophy after proceedings are just three examples of a perfect day.

Matt Smith

Brighton & Hove Albion - Nick Pitt

A great day today at Brighton and Hove Albion FC. Fantastic day arranged by Football Aid, topping the day off by getting two goals. Onto next year! 

Nick Pitt

Chelsea - Kevan Makin

Having been involved in football sponsorship over the years, and participated in many hospitality and corporate events. I have to say, that from the start to the finish the event was first class, and an amazing experience. 

Thanks again, and rest assured that I will be telling everyone I know about how good my experience was.

Kevan Makin - Chelsea 2018

Arsenal - Graeme Hawkins

Unreal day playing at the Emirates this morning courtesy of Football Aid. My team won 5-2 and I had the pleasure of being managed by David O’Leary. Great catching up with Pat Rice again too!

Graeme Hawkins