Having been retired from professional football for less than a year, Eiður Guðjohnsen will again lace up the boots, this time at the home of the Steelmen!
The Champions League winner will take centre-stage in a team of Premier League Legends when they face Marathonbet’s Non-League Challenge winners Corby Town FC this SUNDAY, July 30.
Eiður will play alongside the likes of Arsenal heroes Nigel Winterburn and William Gallas, Tottenham Hotspur supremo Darren Anderton, Ipswich Town and Charlton Athletic captain Matt Holland and former Bolton Wanderers skipper Kevin Davies. The Premier League Legends side will be managed by Peter Reid, who’ll be looking to call on Guðjohnsen’s wealth of Premier League and European experience to put Corby to the sword.
The match takes places at Corby Town FC’s Steel Park stadium (NN17 2AE) on July 30.
The Steelmen will take 90% of the gate receipts for winning Marathonbet’s Non-League Challenge – the hunt to ﬁnd lower league football’s greatest goal celebration – while 10% will go to charity partner Prostate Cancer UK.
Last season, the legends ran out 4-3 winners over Wealdstone FC, with striker Dion Dublin scoring a brace and picking up the man of the match award.
Premier League Legends full squad v Corby Town FC: Goalkeeper - Mark Crossley, Defence - Danny Mills, Nigel Winterburn, Ian Harte, William Gallas, Matt Elliott, Alan Stubbs, Stan Varga, Midfield - Darren Anderton, Chris Waddle, Matt Holland (Captain), Danny Murphy, Stan Petrov, Trevor Sinclair, Strikers - Eiður Guðjohnsen, Emile Heskey, Kevin Davies, Dion Dublin.
Tickets £10 Adults, £5 Concessions, £2 Children – you can buy tickets in advance in person from the Steel Park club shop (18:00- 19:00 Thursday and Friday), on the day of the game, or via Corby Town FC Ticket Partner - Here
We are also looking for 190 adults to help participate in a stunt, organised by the Non League Challenge, to help raise awareness for the chosen match charity, Porstate Cancer UK.
The stunt will be taking place at 12pm, and will be organised by the Non-League Legends team, along with legends including Darren Anderton, Stan Varga, and former Republic of Ireland midfielder Matt Holland.
Updated 14:10 - 1 Aug 2017 by James McCafferty