THREE-TIME PREMIER LEAGUE WINNER & ENGLAND NATIONAL TEAM FOOTBALLER JAMES MILNER MBE JOINS ICONS SERIES TEAM REST OF THE WORLD ROSTER
Milner Joins Captain Ernie Els’s team at Liberty National Golf Club on June 30 – July 1
Tickets available for purchase here.
Icons Series, a new concept in sport and entertainment, today announced that three-time Premier League winner and current Liverpool footballer, James Milner MBE, will join the Team Rest of the World roster, captained by Ernie Els, for the inaugural US event at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, NJ, on June 30 – July 1, 2022.
The competition will bring together the world’s most iconic athletes across multiple sports and features a 10-hole team match-play tournament format with global sporting stars involved like never before. Tickets are available here and start at $25.
Milner, who this week agreed to a one-year contract extension with Liverpool, is a three-time Premier League champion and 2019 UEFA Champions League winner. Milner has played multiple positions across his career, and was named the PFA Young Player of the Year award in 2010. In addition to the Reds, he spent time with Manchester City, Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Leeds United, where he was the youngest player to ever score in a Premier League match. He earned 61 caps for the England national team and was included in the squads that competed at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups, as well as the 2012 and 2016 European Championships.
“We’re delighted to have James join the Team Rest of the World roster at the Icons Series’ inaugural U.S. event at Liberty National Golf Club this summer,” said Icons Series CEO, Thomas Brookes. “James has made a substantial impact throughout his impressive football career for both club and country, is a well-respected leader across the sport, and we look forward to having him compete alongside other Icons from across the globe.”
“Big thanks to the great Ernie Els and the Icons Series for the opportunity to feature in this competition in New Jersey. The chance to play on that golf course alone is something special, some backdrop to that,” said Milner. “As someone who loves a variety of sports it’ll be a privilege to spend time with these guys in this sort of environment and very grateful for the opportunity. I’m looking forward to it.”
Milner will unite with Team Rest of the World led by four-time Major champion and captain Ernie Els, former World No. 1, three-time Grand Slam winner Ash Barty, boxing’s pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez, two-time Champions League title winner and legendary Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, England National Team Captain and three-time Golden Boot winner, Harry Kane, Cricketer of the Decade 2000, Ricky Ponting, World Rugby Hall of Famer, George Gregan, and one of the greatest cricketers of all time, AB de Villiers.
The Team USA roster is led by World Golf Hall of Famer and captain Fred Couples, and features the most decorated Olympian of all-time, Michael Phelps, Pro Football Hall of Famer and Super Bowl champion Michael Strahan, two-time Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger, two-time NBA champion J.R. Smith, and 2022 Super Bowl champion Andrew Whitworth.
Team USA and Team World will announce additional Icons to the event lineup in the coming weeks of the event, with 12 total icons per team participating.