29 August 2017

Who is Les Ferdinand, how many England caps did he get and when is the Game for Grenfell charity match?

LES FERDINAND enjoyed an illustrious career as a professional footballer and is now continuing to do great things behind the scenes following his retirement.

Ferdinand has helped arrange the Game for Grenfell which will raise funds for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Les Ferdinand and Mumford and Sons singer Marcus Mumford are holding a charity football match
Les Ferdinand and Mumford and Sons singer Marcus Mumford are holding a charity football match
Andrew Cotterill
Les Ferdinand is QPR’s director of football
Rex Features

Who did Les Ferdinand play for?

Ferdinand began his pro career at Hayes in 1986 before moving to QPR the following year.

Following an eight-year spell,  which consisted of loan spells to Brentford and Besiktas, he joined Newcastle.

He played for the Magpies from 1995-1997, before he joined Spurs where he went on to make over 100 appearances.

From 2003 to 2006 he played for West Ham, Leicester, Bolton, Reading and Watford.

He is the eighth highest scorer in the Premier League with 149 goals.

He went on to make 17 appearances for England, scoring on five occasions.

He is the eighth highest scorer in the Premier League with 149 goals

What does Les Ferdinand do now?

In February 2015, he became the director of football at QPR.

As well as helping to arranged the Game for Grenfell, since being a director of football, he also cycled to Holland from London for charity.

He covered 145-miles on two wheels for prostate cancer.

When is Game for Grenfell charity match?

The star-studded line ups will go head to head on Saturday, September 2nd.

The game will kick off at 3pm.

The match will take place at Loftus Road.

Who is playing in it?

Les Ferdinand, David Seaman, Trevor Sinclair, Alan Shearer, Andy Sinton, Jody Morris, Ally McCoist and Paul Merson, are amongst the ex-pros who will line up at Loftus Road.

Mo Farah has also committed himself to play in the emotional event.

Peter Crouch is also down to player with his friend and firefighter Gregg Jules, who was directly involved in the relief effort.

While, Marcus Mumford, Olly Murs, Wretch 32, Ben Shephard, Damian Lewis, DJ Spoony, Tinie Tempah, Jarvis Cocker, Darren Campbell, Jamie Dornan, Richard Ashcroft, Serge Pizzorno, Tamer Hassan, Ben Cohen and James Bay will also feature.

What TV channel is it on?

Sky 1 will broadcast the match live.

Coverage will begin at 2pm and the show will end at 5.30pm.

Where can I buy tickets?

You can buy tickets directly through QPR’s official site.

Tickets will cost £15 for adults and £5 for children.

Alan Shearer will play in the charity match
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Pop star Tinie Tempah is also playing the game
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The funds raised from the event will go directly to the London Community Foundation – where it will be distributed to survivors and the wider community affected by the fire.

Where can I donate?

Donations can be made through Game4Grenfell’s fundraising page via Virgin Money Giving.

All donations made through this website will be passed directly to the London Community Foundation.

Plenty of fans who cannot attend the game have found this as a way to sponsor the event.

Revellers hold a minute's silence at Notting Hill Carnival to commemorate the Grenfell Towers fire
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