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23rd Oct 2015

David Beckham charity game line-ups are everything we ever dreamed of

Some legends that midfield!

Tom Victor

There’s plenty to be said for the David Beckham ‘Match for Children’ in aid of UNICEF.

As well as seeing Becks himself return to action at Old Trafford and Sir Alex Ferguson leading out a team for the first time since his retirement, the two teams involved are a who’s who of football legends.

The Great Britain and Ireland team, captained by Beckham, will see the United midfield of Beckham, Butt, Scholes and Giggs reunited on the pitch.

They will be joined by several members of England’s golden generation, including John Terry, Ashley Cole and Rio Ferdinand.


But the Rest of the World line-up might be even stronger.

Zinedine Zidane captains the opposition, with fellow Real Madrid legends Luis Figo and Fabio Cannavaro joining Old Trafford heroes Dwight Yorke and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the field.

There’s even room for Beckham’s former LA Galaxy team-mate Landon Donovan, though the American will be competing for his place with a certain Ronaldinho.

Here are the full teams:

GB and Ireland
Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson
Captain: David Beckham

David Seaman
David James
Sol Campbell
John Terry
Phil Neville
Rio Ferdinand
Jamie Carragher
Ashley Cole
Nicky Butt
Paul Scholes
Ryan Giggs
Michael Owen
Andy Cole

Rest of the World
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti
Captain: Zinedine Zidane

Edwin van der Saar
Fabio Cannavaro
Alessandro Nesta
Luis Figo
Patrick Vieira
Michael Ballack
Massimo Ambrosini
Robert Pires
Dwight Yorke
Patrick Kluivert 
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Landon Donovan