A Match For Cancer squads update

THINGS are heating up ahead of A Match for Cancer as both captains add to their squad, with John Terry, Paulo Ferreira, Jermaine Defoe, Joan Capdevila and Marcos Senna now on board.

Stiliyan Petrov has also added Carl Ikeme to his backroom team. Retired goalkeeper Carl spent his entire career at Wolves. He was diagnosed with Acute Leukaemia in July 2017 and is now in full remission.

Sponsored by Dafabet and Laduma, the game will take place at Celtic Park on Saturday, September 8, 2018, with a 2pm KO.

The match will see Celtic legend, Stiliyan – who has bravely battled through Leukaemia since being diagnosed in 2012 – and Liverpool midfielder, James Milner pull together opposing squads from the worlds of football and entertainment.

Every penny raised will be devoted to tackling cancer through three equal beneficiary charities – Celtic FC Foundation, the Stiliyan Petrov Foundation and the James Milner Foundation.

Celtic FC Foundation and the Stiliyan Petrov Foundation have confirmed two cancer charity partners that they will work with to make a positive difference to patients and their families – the Beatson Cancer Charity and the Schiehallion Ward through Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

The James Milner Foundation – set up around the time of Stiliyan’s diagnosis – has Bloodwise, the charity that combats blood cancer, as one of its major beneficiaries.

The full squads for the match at this stage are:






Brendan Rodgers

Jurgen Klopp


Stiliyan Petrov

James Milner


Shay Given

Shay Given


Artur Boruc

Chris Kirkland


Henrik Larsson

Stephen Warnock


Scott Brown

John Arne Riise


Hristo Stoichkov

Micah Richards


Lubo Moravcik

Joleon Lescott


Paddy McCourt

Jason McAteer


Tosh McKinlay

Jamie Redknapp


Jackie McNamara

Marcos Senna


Simon Donnelly

Emile Heskey


Gareth Barry

Owen Hargreaves


Luis Garcia

Dirk Kuyt


Gaizka Mendieta

Joan Capdevila


Joos Valgaeren

Jeremy Lynch (F2)


Johan Mjallby

John Terry


John Hartson

Jermaine Defoe


Robbie Keane



Tom Boyd



Paulo Ferreira



Martin Compston






Tickets for A Match for Cancer are now on general sale, on a first come first served basis – maximum of 10 per person – priced at £14 for adults and £6 for concessions*. 

Tickets are available to purchase online at, by calling 0871 226 1888** or by visiting the Celtic Ticket Office. The lower tier will be on sale in the first instance and Rail Seating does not apply to this match.

Premium tickets (£30) and corporate packages (£135) are also available by calling 0871 226 1888** (Option 4) or emailing [email protected] 

* Concessions 65+/Under-16s.

** Calls cost 13p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge. Booking fees apply online and via our sales line.