Battle Of The Reds – Melbourne 2017

Date: 25th July, 2017
Location: AAMI Park
Kick Off: 19:30
Winners: Man Utd Masters

The Battle of the Reds tour of Melbourne was from the 22nd to the 26th July 2017.
Masters Football are very proud to have worked alongside our charity partner Fight Cancer Foundation on this event. Fight Cancer Foundation is a national charity dedicated to providing care, treatment and support for cancer patients and families, and funding cancer research.

Official Hotel  The Langham, Melbourne
Official Partner  Electricity Wizard
Official Apparel  Givova
Official Online Broadcaster  The Sport Bible
Others – Football Federation Victoria, Crown Towers Casino, Metropolitan Golf Club.

Masters Football put together two Masters teams for the much anticipated Battle of the Reds tour to Melbourne. The first time these two great clubs will come head to head in an 11-a-side game in Australia! Liverpool’s squad boast some world class names including Emile Heskey, Dietmar Hamann and Steve McManaman whilst Man Utd Masters had legend Wes Brown and World Cup winner Kleberson making their Masters debuts, alongside the likes of Louis Saha and Ronny Johnsen. With Premier League, Champions League and World Cup winners on show – it promised to be a real exhibition for the locals to enjoy, in what is still one of the biggest rivalries in club football!

A 4-day itinerary including a kids soccer training day, a Masters golf day at The Metropolitan Golf Club, visits to both Liverpool and Man Utd supporter’s clubs and a gala dinner with the Football Federation Victoria was arranged in support of the big game, giving the players an opportunity to see the beautiful sights of Melbourne and allowing the public an opportunity to mix closely with their footballing legends.

Itinerary

23 July - 26 July

  • Welcome reception @ The Langham Melbourne for sponsors, fans and players
  • Football meets AFL @ Richmond Football Club
  • Meet and Greet appearances at Liverpool and Man Utd Melbourne supporters clubs
  • Golf day @ Metropolitan Golf Club
  • VIP Luncheon with Football Federation Victoria
  • Match day @ AAMI Park – Liverpool Masters V Man Utd Masters

Final

Liverpool Masters

Heskey

1 -

Man Utd Masters

Saha
Webber 2

3

Awards

Man of the Match:
Wes Brown

Golden Boot:
Danny Webber

Team Squads

Liverpool Masters

1 David James goalkeeper
2 Jan Kromkamp defender
5 Phil Babb defender
6 Bjorn Kvarme defender
12 Fabio Aurelio defender
17 Michael Thomas midfield
15 Patrik Berger midfield
16 Dietmar Hamann midfield
7 Steve McManaman midfield
10 Luis Garcia forward
9 Emile Heskey forward
4 Steve Harkness defender
14 Stephane Henchoz defender
25 David Thompson midfield

Man Utd Masters

1 Paul Rachubka goalkeeper
3 Lee Martin defender
5 Ronny Johnsen defender
6 Wes Brown defender
23 Clayton Blackmore defender
8 Karel Poborsky midfield
15 Kleberson midfield
19 Eric Djemba-Djemba midfield
25 Quinton Fortune midfield
7 Keith Gillespie midfield
9 Louis Saha forward
4 Michael Gray defender
2 Russell Beardsmore defender
37 Danny Webber forward