England football legend Chris Waddle to star in Doncaster charity match

England football legend Chris Waddle has signed up to star in a Doncaster charity football match next month.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 1:54 pm

The ex-Three Lions ace will star for a team of Sheffield Wednesday legends when they take on a team of Doncaster Rovers favourites from the past at the Keepmoat Stadium on May 29.

Waddle becomes the first ex Sheffield Wednesday player to sign for the Owls Legends team, in this years Charity Legends Football which will raise money for Doncaster’s Eve Merton Dreams Trust.

Waddle signed for Wednesday in July 1992 for £1 million from Marseille, just one year after playing in the European Cup Final and two years after representing England in World Cup Italia 90’.

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Chris Waddle has signed up for the Legends match.
Chris Waddle has signed up for the Legends match.

After representing the club with over 100 league appearances and 10 goals, Waddle will most famously be remembered in a Wednesday shirt for his inch perfect free kick in the 1993 FA Cup Semi-Final against arch rivals Sheff Utd:

Tickets for the game go on sale From Wednesday via the Doncaster Rovers ticket office:

Ticket Prices

£6 Adult

£3 Child

£12 Family (2 Adult, 2 Child)

Both teams will include club legends as well as local fundraisers and club fans.

In previous years, Rovers have taken on teams of Leeds United legends in the annual fixture which raises money for local cancer patients.

Last year’s game had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic and this year’s game will take place under coronavirus regulations with the number of supporters limited and fans socially distanced.