New dates set for Football Legends Tour in Thailand

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The Football Legends Tour – a week-long celebration of football in Thailand which culminates in two matches between the Liverpool Legends and Thailand Legends playing for the prestigious “Prime Minister’s Football Legends Charity Cup” – has re-scheduled the dates.  The Tour will now take place 29th September to 5th October with the first match in Phuket on 2nd October and the final match in Bangkok on 5th October.

“The date change allows us to invite even more famous former Liverpool football stars to Thailand to play in the matches,” said Cris Rosenbergs, Director of North Scoreboard, owner and creator of the Football Legends concept.  “This is an unprecedented opportunity for people in Thailand to see these stars up close and watch them in action, and we’re very excited to be able to invite legends such as Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler and many other top footballers to take part.”

Cris Rosenbergs (left), Director of North Scoreboard, owner and creator of the Football Legends concept and Alan Kennedy (centre), Tour Manager, are bringing the Football Legends Tour to Thailand’s football-loving public. Cris Rosenbergs (left), Director of North Scoreboard, owner and creator of the Football Legends concept and Alan Kennedy (centre), Tour Manager, are bringing the Football Legends Tour to Thailand’s football-loving public.

The Liverpool Legends line-up is expected to read like a ‘who’s who’ of Liverpool FC with invitations issued to John Barnes, Ian, Rush and even recently retired Sammi Hyppia and Vladimir Smicer as well as Patrick Berger, Steve McMannaman, and Robbie Fowler, to name just a few.  They will be led by two-time European Cup winner Alan Kennedy, the Tour Manager, and will be up against an all-star Legends team from Thailand, including arguably two of the most famous footballers ever to play for their country; Piyapong Pue-on and Kiatisak Senamuang, also known as Zico.

“The line-up of players for both teams is looking very strong.  The Legends concept has been well received with brisk ticket sales.  We hope to make the Tour an annual event and aim to raise significant funds for our chosen local charity,” added Rosenbergs.

The eight day tour includes a series of events, public appearances and football clinics in Bangkok and Phuket, with the Tour raising funds for the Phuket Youth Football Home Foundation.  More information on the Tour can be found at www.footballlegendstour.com.