Social media personality and former US soccer player Noah Beck has been announced as the latest celebrity to join the Soccer Aid 2022 lineup, saying it is a “dream come true” to be a part of it.
Eck, 20, rose to fame on video platform TikTok, where he has 33 million followers. He has another 1.59 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.
He also previously played in the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program and was a celebrity guest coach at the 2021 Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star Skills Challenge in Los Angeles.
Following the announcement, Beck said: “I’m honored to be a part of Soccer Aid for Unicef 2022. Football was my first love and has always remained an important part of my life so being able to continue showing my passion for the game and for a good cause is a dream come true.”
Alongside Beck, Alex Brooker, Lucien Laviscount and Arsene Wenger will all make their Soccer Aid debuts for the annual England v Soccer Aid World XI game.
Former One Direction star Liam Payne will captain England while Usain Bolt will lead the Soccer Aid World XI team.
Beck, who previously played Division One college football for the University of Portland, was also recently announced as MLS’ first social playmaker.
In the new role, Beck will combine his passions for football and social media as he creates original TikTok content for the MLS to raise the profile of the league’s teams and players.
Beck will be joined on the Soccer Aid football ground in June by a number of returning players including Martin Compston, Mo Gilligan, Harry Redknapp, Gary Neville, Fara Williams and Chunkz.
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Soccer Aid co-founder Robbie Williams will sing his Ballad Angels at halftime of the star-studded game in front of 60,000 fans.
Since its inception in 2006, Soccer Aid has raised more than £60m for Unicef which helps help children worldwide.
Soccer Aid for Unicef 2022 takes place on 12 June at The London Stadium, tickets are available at socceraid.org.uk/tickets.
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