Chris Powell to play in Legends United charity game

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1st August 2017 14:28pm

Former Charlton Athletic player and manager Chris Powell will be playing in the Legends United charity game on Sunday 17 September, in aid of Charlton Athletic Community Trust.

Chris played 270 times for the Addicks in three separate spells between 1998 and 2008.

He earned five England caps during the 2000-1 season, the first Charlton player to play for England since 1965.

He was also Chair of the Professional Footballers' Association from 2005 until he retired in 2010 before embarking on a coaching career at Leicester City.

He didn’t stay away long from Charlton, returning as Manager in 2011 and leading the side to promotion as champions of League One with 101 points, the highest total in the division’s history at the time.

Since leaving the club in 2014 he has coached the England U17 team, managed Huddersfield Town and been Assistant Manager at Derby County.

He will be returning to Charlton yet again to share a special day with the fans he had such a rapport with.

Keith Peacock said: “Chris Powell showed great passion and determination as a player and a manager – he is a legend who has been admired by the fans over the years. I’m delighted that he was able to accept the invitation to be part of this one-off game.

“Our aim is to commemorate the 25 years being back at The Valley and the start of the community scheme. All money raised will support the work of Charlton Athletic Community Trust – so it can only be a good thing.”

Tickets for the game are now on sale on the club's website, priced at £10 for Adults and £2 for Under 11s. All proceeds go to CACT's work in the heart of the community.

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