Kem Cetinay scores wondergoal to help team win Soccer Aid

Former Love Island winner and TV presenter Kem Cetinay scored a dream goal at this year’s Soccer Aid to propel his World XI team to victory. The annual event pits two all-star teams of celebrities, athletes and footballers in a match that helps raise money for global children’s education charity Unicef.

The England team, managed by Sam Allardyce, had been set to win in normal time when Kem received a pass from Manchester United legend Eric Cantona, sidestepped former England captain John Terry and curled a shot into the top left corner, taking the game to penalties, where his team, managed by Piers Morgan, triumphed.

See Kem’s goal and celebrations at 10.50

Kem’s Turkish Cypriot roots meant he was eligible for the Rest of the World team, which featured the likes of Sir Mo Farrow, Didier Drogba and team captain Usain Bolt. The opposition included Mark Wright, Lee Mack, David Harewood, Michael Owen, and Joe Cole.

The game, played at Stamford Bridge in front of an audience of nearly 40,000 people and also televised live on ITV, helped raise an impressive £6,774,764 for Unicef, beating last year’s tally by over a million pounds.


Kem Cetinay with fellow World XI goalscorer Usain Bolt for Soccer Aid, 16 June 2019