Robert Plant made a successful £900 bid to play for Wolverhampton Wanderers, the soccer team he has supported since he was a boy. The 65-year-old Led Zeppelin front man and lifelong Wolves fan bid for a chance to play in an exhibition match for his boyhood team during a team dinner for the recently retired Wanderer Jody Craddock.
The dinner this week raised a total of £8,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where Craddock’s 38 year old son Toby has been treated for leukemia. The team commonly known as “Wolves,” is one of the original members of the football League, formed in 1877.
Plant will now take part in the match this May of 2014. Plant said about his favorite team, “When we won the League Cup in 1974, it took me three days to get home from Wembley to Worcestershire.
“I suppose it is a bit like a religion, but I don’t carry the crucifix right through the weekend these days.”
Enjoy these pics from the past of Robert and his football. Don’t think he’ll been suiting up in the speedo for this match, but you never know.