Louis Tomlinson, One Direction Star, Set to Join Doncaster Rovers for a Match

January 17, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Louis Tomlinson, a member of the band One Direction, is going to play for the Doncaster Rovers football (soccer) team for a match.

Tomlinson, a fervent fan of the team, was going to make his professional debut six months ago but was later forced to postpone the plans.

Tomlinson, 22, has been given a jersey with the number 28 on it. 

The game is scheduled in March.

“We’ve got a couple of months off now but we’re usually abroad on tour so I don’t get to see Rovers that often. Six months ago I was joking about with one of the guys at the club and the joke became reality so I’m on the squad!” Tomlinson told the Daily Mirror.

“I’ve been a fan since I was a young boy, and used to go with my dad and grandad. I’m registered as a player. I’m all right (as a player), I play right back – a bit hit and miss!”

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