A charity football game took place at Goodison Park this afternoon to honour the late Bradley Lowery.


Bradley passed away earlier this year after battling a form of cancer known as neuroblastoma. He was just six years old.


Bradley, who adored soccer, won the hearts of the public for his bravery during his fight.


He became well-known after a fundraising campaign to raise money for specialist treatment gained traction online.


The brave youngster fulfilled his ambition of becoming a mascot for Sunderland Football Club and even became close pals with footballer Jermain Defoe.


Football fan Bradley was once even allowed take a penalty kick at the Stadium of Light against Chelsea and also became a mascot for the England national soccer side.



Today two rival teams comprising of footballers and celebrities took to the pitch to raise money for the Bradley Lowery Foundation and Everton in the Community, according to The Mirror.


Bradley's uncle Mark Summerbell also took part and scored a goal in the first half.


“Bradley’s Blues” managed by former WBC cruiserweight champion and Everton fan Tony Bellew, took on “Lowery Legends” managed by TV personality Katie Price and assisted by former Liverpool manager Roy Evans.


In the end, Lowery Legends were victorious, winning 7-3.


Among those taking part were singer Olly Murs, footballer Jamie O’ Hara and former Blue singer Simon Webbe.


A minute’s applause was held at the start of the match as a mark of respect to Bradley who passed away on July 7 of this year.


Thousands of mourners lined the streets of Bradley’s home of Blackwood Colliery, in County Durham at his funeral.



Following his sad passing, many sports stars paid their respects to the brave little boy, including Jermain Defoe.


Defoe wrote a touching dedication to Bradley which read: “Goodbye my friend, gonna miss you lots. I feel so blessed God brought you into my life and had some amazing moments with you and for that, I’m so grateful.


“You will never know the difference you made to me as a person. God has you in his arms and I will always carry you in my heart. Sleep tight little one. My best friend.”  


Those wishing to support the charity match can text BRAD17 plus the amount they wish to donate to 70017.