The last time he played in 2016, his team lost to 1D bandmate Louis Tomlinson’s.
Niall Horan is suiting up again for Soccer Aid for Unicef's annual charity match. The Irish singer and former 1D member will again face off against the English team as part of the Soccer Aid World XI squad, which will also feature world's fastest man, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Love Island star Kem Cetinay, and former Chelsea soccer star Didier Drogba at the June 16 match at Stamford Bridge Stadium. The team's co-manager will be chat host Piers Morgan.
The event was co-founded by British pop star Robbie Williams in 2006 and has annually featured celebrities and ex-professional soccer players joining up to raise money for Unicef. The last time Horan played in 2016 his team lost 3-2 to the English side, which featured his ex-One Direction bandmate Louis Tomlinson.
"I was gutted to miss Soccer Aid for Unicef last time, so I'm over the moon to be back for this year's game," Horan said according to the BBC. "Football was pretty much all I did when I was a kid, kicking the ball against the wall until the sun went down.
Delighted to be back playing in @socceraid for @UNICEF_uk this year! Buy tickets to see our #SoccerAid World XI team take on England at Stamford Bridge on 16 June https://t.co/QAC7ahplmT #socceraid #unicef pic.twitter.com/ciLpc5yMyp
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) April 5, 2019
— Soccer Aid ⚽️ (@socceraid) April 5, 2019