Ian Rush

Footballer

Born in 1961 in St Asaph, the Welsh striker made his name at club level in Liverpool but it was when he played for Wales, his national team that he earned the adulation of a nation, scoring a record breaking 28 times in 78 appearances between 1980 and 1996.

Ian Wright

Footballer

He scored 387 goals for seven clubs in 581 league matches, his speed and shooting power devastated many defences. He is a legend at Arsenal, with whom he scored a record of 128 league goals in 221 games. The lethal striker also netted another 9 goals in 33 appearances for England.

Dietmar Hamann

Footballer

Originally from Germany, Dietmar Hamann is a professional footballer who has alsomanaged Stockport County. With a reputation for being a reliable and consistent footballer, he played for Bayern Munich, Newcastle United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Milton Keynes Dons during his career – mainly in the position of midfield defense. He was also a member of the German national team between the years of 1997 and 2006.

Jamie Carragher

Footballer

A one man club Jamie Carragher is one of the most successful and longest serving players in Liverpool’s history. The no nonsense defender is the ultimate professional both on and off the field. With a total of 737 appearances, 5 goals and 12 winners medals in all competitions he is a legend in his own right.

Robbie Fowler

Footballer

Known as ‘God’ by the Kop, Robbie was born in 1975 in the Toxteth area of the city. One of the most revered players in the club’s history, he began his career with Liverpool FC in 1991 when he signed as a youth player. A natural goalscorer, he progressed through the ranks and signed as a professional in 1992.

Neil Ruddock

Footballer

Razor is a well-known household name and can appeal to all kinds of audiences with his tales of football, jungles and other adventures. He made his debut at Millwall and then went on to have a long football career playing for Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton, Liverpool, West Ham, Crystal Palace, and finally concluded his career as a player and coach at Swindon Town.

John Hartson

Footballer

John Hartson is an inspirational speaker who has battled with cancer in a courageous manner that has earned him the admiration of all who have followed his touching story. John was capped 51 times by Wales; he was a barnstorming striker with Luton, Arsenal, West Ham, Wimbledon, Coventry, Celtic and West Bromwich Albion.

Graeme Souness

Footballer & Manager

Graeme is perhaps best remembered for his time spent at Liverpool. He was a member of the very successful team that won five League Championships, three European Cups and four League Cups. His time with the Reds began in 1978 when he joined two other recently signed Scottish players – Alan Hansen and Kenny Dalglish.

Gary McAllister

Footballer

Born in 1964, Gary McAllister is a Scottish former professional footballer. During his long and successful career he played mainly as a midfielder. Nicknamed ‘The Enforcer’, he began his career with Scottish side Motherwell, but went on to play for a number of English clubs including Leicester City, Leeds United, Coventry City and Liverpool.

Terry Venables

Footballer and Commentator

Terry Venables is a name synonymous with success in English football. The former coach is the only English player to have represented his country at all possible football levels, an achievement that can never be equalled. He was also commentator for ITV for the most important football events world-wide.

Paul Scholes

Footballer

Paul Scholes is one of the most decorated players in English football winning a total of 25 trophies, 11 Premier League Titles and two Champions Leagues titles. He also represented England 66 times appearing in two World Cups in 1998 and 2002 and UEFA Euro Tournaments in 2000 and 2004.

Ryan Giggs

Football Manager

Former player and football speaker Ryan Giggs OBE is a Welsh athlete know for devoting his career to Manchester United, where he play for an amazing 25 years. Making his debut for the team in 1991, Giggs played on United’s first team until 2014 when he retired from his position to focus on management and football speaking.

Duncan McKenzie

Footballer

Duncan is remembered as one of the great 70s ball players. He played for some big name teams such as Leeds United, Everton, Chelsea, Notts Forrest amongst others. A footballing legend, playing over three hundred games and scoring well over one hundred goals.

Dean Windass

Footballer

Dean's personal life off the pitch has perhaps brought him as much media coverage as that on the pitch, culminating in an attempted suicide in 2012 following his retirement from the game of football. Dean is a former footballer with Hull City, Middlesborough, Aberdeen and Bradford City.

Arnie Sidebottom

Footballer

Arnie was one of the last of the people to play professionally at both Cricket and Football. His football career took in Manchester Utd, (when in the 2nd division) and later Huddersfield and Halifax Town.

Steve Daley

Footballer

Steve started playing football for a number of clubs including Southampton, for which he scored a goal during his debut. He also played for the England Youth team, also scoring a goal in his debut match. In September 1979 Steve joined Manchester City for a then British record transfer fee of £1,437,500. Having signed a ten year contract and leaving after just two, it soon became obvious it was not the most successful transfer in football!

Howard Webb

Footballer

Known as one of the best referees ever produced in England and highly respected in the game, brings to an end a 25-year career to be responsible for overseeing the on-field performances of PGMOL match officials.

Alex Stepney

Footballer

Born in Mitcham, Surrey on 18th September 1942. Alex Stepney made his Football League debut with Millwall in August 1963. He was awarded 3 England Under-23 caps, and moved to Chelsea in 1966. Four months later Matt Busby paid £55,000 to sign him for United.

Jeff Winter

Referee

Jeff has an array of amusing anecdotes and motivating moments you can enjoy by hiring him for after dinner speaking, motivational presentations, product endorsements, personal appearances, hosting of events, auctioneering and more. Jeff's career as a referee of over 25 years until he retired at the end of the 2003/04 season after taking charge of the FA Cup Final.

Graham Poll

Referee

Graham was also the first referee to officiate an impressive 300 premier league matches. He is possibly the most well-known, respected and experienced referee in English football.

Gary Neville

Football Coach

After a distinguished one-club career with Manchester United, Gary has now developed into the leading television football analyst with Sky Sports as well as coaching the England team. He is England’s most-capped right-back with a run of 85 matches, Manchester United’s captain for five years during their golden years under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Stuart Pearce

Footballer

Few players epitomise the bulldog spirit better than the ferociously competitive Londoner, whose nickname ‘Psycho’, though fitting to a point, does him scant justice. A career with a slow-burning fuse – Pearce trained as an electrician and began life with non-League Wealdstone – took off under Brian Clough at Nottingham Forest after a switch from Coventry City in 1985.

Matt Le tissier

Footballer

Le’Tissier is one of the best and most well respected players in Southampton’s history. He turned down a number of money rich moves in order to see his team through the tough times. His loyalty to Southampton was noted by fans who nick named him “Le God.”

Ronnie Whelan

Footballer

Ronnie made his Liverpool debut in 1981, he then went on to pretty much win every accolade under the sun with the Liverpool Dream Team of the 1980s. European Cup, FA Cup, League titles, League Cup and the Charity Shield, Ronnie played at the highest level for 10 years and became on of the all time Kop Greats.

Jan Molby

Footballer

Hailed by former Liverpool manager and team-mate Kenny Dalglish as “one of the finest midfield players of his generation” the great Dane was a contemporary in the celebrated Ajax youth academy, with Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard and Jesper Olsen. He also came under the influence of Dutch master Johann Cruyff.

Trevor Francis

Footballer

Trevor was a European Cup winner with Nottingham Forest and played for England in 52 internationals. A boy wonder, he developed into one of the finest strikers on the world stage and was described by Fabio Capello as “the best British footballer ever to play in Italy.” Forever known as Britain’s first £1 million footballer, It was the legendary Brian Clough who plucked Trevor from Birmingham City for Forest, and his after-dinner speeches are studded with hilarious stories about the one and only Cloughie.

Tony Cottee

Footballer

Tony gathered most of his goals in the top-flight of English football with West Ham United Everton and Leicester City. In an impressive 19-year career, Tony was one of the most prolific marksmen of the 1980s and 1990s.

Tony Adams

Footballer

An inspiring and dedicated skipper, he led the Gunners to four top-flight League championships, three FA Cups, two Football League Cups, the European Cup Winners' Cup and three FA Community Shields. He also won 66 England caps as a competitive centre-half who took no prisoners.

Teddy Sheringham

Footballer

Sheringham became part of Manchester United history when he helped them win the Treble of FA Cup, Premier League championship and European Champions’ League title in the 1998-99 season. This was the Everest peak of his achievements during a goal-gorged career, which also took him to Millwall, Nottingham Forest, Tottenham (twice), Portsmouth, West Ham and Colchester.

Steve Perryman

Footballer

Perryman joined Spurs as hopeful teenage apprentice in the summer of 1967 and in doing so began a love affair with the club and fans that was to span 19 glorious years and a record 854 first appearances for the Lilywhites.

Steve Bull

Footballer

Steve received an MBE in 1999, and is now heavily involved with two charities, The Steve Bull Foundation and Promise Dreams.

Sir Trevor Brooking

Footballer

Brooking made over 600 appearances for his beloved club West Ham United scoring 103 times during a 17-year spell at Upton Park. He was born and raised in the Barking area of east London. The midfielder was noted for his intelligent play, making the number 10 shirt his own at the Boleyn Ground, and his style exemplified the traditional pass and move style that West Ham had been associated with during the late sixties and early seventies.

Sir Geoff Hurst

Footballer

Born in Ashton-under-Lyne in 1941, Hurst made his England debut in February 1966 and he was included in Sir Alf Ramsey’s 22-strong World Cup squad as a back up to first-choice strikers Jimmy Greaves and Roger Hunt.

Sir Bobby Charlton

Footballer

He and older brother Jack were, of course, mainstays of the England team that won the World Cup in 1966, and two years later Bobby captained the Manchester United team when they became the first English club to lift the European Cup.

Sam Allardyce

Footballer

A frank talker as he was as a prominent manager with Blackpool, Notts County, Bolton, Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers. He was a tough-as-nails defender with a string of clubs including Bolton, Sunderland, Millwall, Coventry, Huddersfield and Preston.

Ruud Gullit

Footballer

A Dutch master Ruud who captained Holland's magnificent Euro 88 title-winning team and was European Footballer of the Year in 1987 and World Player of the Year in 1987 and 1989.

Ron Atkinson

Footballer

‘Big Ron’ played for Oxford United, where his robust style in midfield earned him the nickname The Tank, and he then set off on a managing marathon with Kettering Town, Cambridge United, West Bromwich Albion, Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa, Coventry City and Nottingham Forest.

Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris

Footballer

To supporters of most clubs, Ron Harris was a brutal villain of the game, a no-nonsense stopper whose very presence on the pitch would raise the temperature by several degrees.

Roger Hunt

Footballer

Manager Phil Taylor signed Hunt in July 1958 but it was under the coaching regime of Bill Shankly that he blossomed, scoring on his debut against Scunthorpe in an old Second Division clash in 1959.

Ricardo Villa

Footballer

A wonderfully skilled midfielder, he played 133 League games for Tottenham after a notable career in his homeland of Argentina, principally with Quilmes, Tucaman and Racing Club.

Ray Wilkins

Footballer

Ray Wilkins won 84 England caps and was a pass master with Chelsea, Manchester United, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Glasgow Rangers and Ray – nicknamed Butch in his early days with Chelsea – scored 49 goals in 695 League games, and created hundreds more with passing that was uncannily accurate. Queen’s Park Rangers.

Ray Parlour

Footballer

He was a skillful and energetic midfield player with Arsenal, Middleborough and Hull City, and collected 10 international caps during the reign of Kevin Keegan.

Phil Thompson

Footballer

Phil is up to his ears in fascinating football stories that cover his 45 years in the game as a player, coach, manager and television pundit.

Phil Neal

Footballer

During his 11 years with Liverpool, this cultured right-back won eight First Divisions, four League Cups, five FA Charity Shields, four European Cups, one Uefa Cup and one Uefa Super Cup.

Peter Shilton

Footballer

Peter Shilton enjoyed a glittering 30-year professional career in which he made over 1,000 competitive appearances for 11 different clubs and earned the admiration and respect from teammates and opponents alike.

Peter Reid

Footballer

A warhorse of a defensive midfield player, he first established himself with Bolton Wanderers before joining Everton in 1982. He was voted PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 1985 while helping the Goodison club win domestic and European honors, including two League championships.

Peter Bonetti

Footballer

Born in Putney in London in 1941, Bonetti was initially a Reading Youth player until his mother wrote to Stamford Bridge requesting a trial for her son. Chelsea duly obliged and the goalkeeper’s 19-year love affair with the club began.

Peter Beardsley

Footballer

Newcastle born Peter achieved his childhood ambition of representing his local club and with racking up 117 goals from 321 appearances during two, four-year spells at St James’ Park.

Paul Merson

Footballer

Merson was a gifted footballer in an eventful career that saw him capped 21 times by England while playing in the Premier League for Arsenal, Middleborough and Aston Villa.

Paul Gascoigne

Footballer

Gascoigne has a huge store of amazing stories to share about his life and times in and out of football, the game he played with more skill than almost anybody else on the planet.

Pat Jennings

Footballer

Arrived at White Hart Lane at the age of 19 when he signed for Tottenham. The Northern Irish legend spent 13 distinguished years at Spurs, amassing an incredible 472 league appearances for the Lilywhites – and 591 in all competitions – and during his reign as the club’s undisputed number one keeper, Tottenham won the 1967 FA Cup, the 1971 and 1973 League Cup and the 1972 FA Cup.

Ossie Ardiles

Footballer

The Argentinian midfielder is one of the most popular players in Spurs’ history, Ossie Ardiles epitomized the club’s free-flowing football philosophy and in his 10 seasons in north London, Ardiles became a cult figure that was worshipped by the White Hart Lane fans.

Norman Whiteside

Footballer

Belfast-born Norman was a boy wonder who broke records galore early in his career with Manchester United. He holds records as the youngest player to take part in a World Cup, the youngest player to score in a League Cup and FA Cup final, and the youngest player to score a senior goal for United. He won 38 caps for Northern Ireland, played at the 1982 and 1986 World Cups, and also helped his country win the last ever British Home Championship in 1984.

Norman Hunter

Footballer

Gates head-born Norman was one of the most famous and feared defenders back in the days when football was very much a game of physical contact. Hunter played alongside Jack Charlton in the tough but talented Leeds team that challenged for the major trophies under Don Revie's management in the 1960s and 1970s.

Nobby Stiles

Footballer

Manchester born in Nobby found fame with Manchester United but earned his place in English football folklore as part of Sir Alf Ramsey's 1966 World Cup-winning side. He and Old Trafford teammate Sir Bobby Charlton remain the only two Englishmen in history to have won both the World and European Cup.

Neville Southall

Footballer

One of the greatest goalkeepers of his time Neville was a mainstay of the Everton and Wales team for over a decade, before he moved into management. Southall was born in Llandudno and originally played centre back for his school team and Llandudno Swifts, alongside Joey Jones.

Michael Owen

Footballer

One of the greatest English strikers of modern times now owns a magnificent racehorse-training yard that is home to a string of expensive thoroughbreds. Owen retired from football in 2013 playing for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle, Manchester United & Stoke City. He was European footballer the year in 2001 and scored 40 goals in 89 international appearances for England.

Martin Peters

Footballer

Making his English debut two months before the 1966 World Cup final when he found his way into Ramsey's starting line up and played a pivotal role in the side's famous victory over West Germany in the final.

Martin Keown

Footballer

With a reputation built on his tenacious and effective defending and known for his competitive spirit. Keown collected 43 England caps over a ten-year international span. He also played with distinction for Aston Villa & Everton but it was his two spells at Arsenal where he built his reputation.

Martin Chivers

Footballer

Born in Southampton, he began his professional career with Saints but in January 1968 Tottenham manager, Nicholson decided he needed to bolster his attacking resources and signed Chivers for a then club record fee of £125,000. The deal made him the most expensive player in the country and he began replaying the club’s considerable investment immediately – scoring on his debut against Sheffield Wednesday.

Mark Lawrenson

Footballer

After a career in which he defended with pride for Preston, Brighton, Liverpool and, briefly, Barnet, Tampa Bay Rowdies and Corby Town. Born in Lancashire but with Irish heritage, he played 39 times for the Republic of Ireland, and later dipped his toe in the managing game with Oxford United and Peterborough.

Les Ferdinand

Footballer

A qualified helicopter pilot, Les had a memorable partnership at Newcastle with Alan Shearer and only a succession of injuries stopped him making a bigger impact in the Premier League.

Lee Sharpe

Footballer

Lee had a lively playing career, winning eight England caps at his peak and featuring in 147 League games with Manchester United before moving on to Leeds United.

Lee Dixon

Footballer

Burnley-born Lee before he arrived at Highbury, Dixon laid the foundation to his career with Burnley, Chester City, Lee had the distinction of playing at 91 of the 92 Football League grounds, missing out only at Craven Cottage.

Kevin Keegan

Footballer

Kevin, a regular TV pundit, is not short of an opinion or three, and you will love it – just love it – if you book this great character who has been there, done that in the football world.

John McGovern

Footballer

Montrose-born John was brought up in Hartlepool and at the age of 19 became the youngest player to appear in all four divisions. John McGovern entered the land of football legend when he skippered the Brian Clough-managed Nottingham Forest side that won back-to-back European Cup finals.

John Fashanu

Footballer

John is ultra intelligent, and mixed brain with his brawn when leading the Wimbledon attack for eight years in their golden era. He helped the Dons win the FA Cup against all the odds in 1988, and at the peak of his power won two England caps.

John Barnes

Footballer

John Charles Bryan Barnes was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963 but it was in England that he got his reputation as one of the most exciting and gifted players of the 1980s and 1990s, amassing nearly 600 league appearances for Watford, Liverpool, Newcastle and Charlton before hanging the boots up.

John Aldridge

Footballer

John remains one of the most prolific goal scorers in the history of the Football League, nicknamed ‘Gentleman John’ his 330 goals make him sixth top marksman in the all-time list. He was 2o before he broke into the league with Newport County, finally arriving in his hometown club Liverpool after a spell at Oxford United.

Jimmy Greaves

Footballer

Born to score goals Jimmy is one of the most naturally gifted and prolific strikers of any era. He had an iconic career that lasted three wonderful decades.

Jack Charlton

Footballer

Known for his part in England's legendry 1966 World Cup win over West Germany at Wembley, Charlton also enjoyed a 20-year professional career at Elland Road and no other player has made more league appearances for the Yorkshire club.

Ian St John

Footballer

Ian St John was signed by Liverpool for a club record of £37,500 in 1961 after impressing at his hometown club Motherwell. The striker quickly established himself as a key figure at Anfield, scoring a hatrick on his debut and notching 18, 19 & 21 goals in his first 3 seasons at the club.

Ian Callaghan

Footballer

Ian is one of the most respected of all footballers, he is one of only three players to have a World Cup winners Medal.

Harry Redknapp

Footballer

Born in the East End, Harry’s Cockney wit lightens the sometimes too serious world of the Premier League; he is one of the most popular characters in British football. Playing for West Ham Harry played a right-winger before starting a managerial career with Bournemouth in 1983.

Alan Hansen

Footballer

Alan Hansen was born in Sauchie in Scotland. He is a well-known and respected football pundit on the popular BBC's Match of the Day, when he shows an in depth knowledge of the game which he has previously played. Alan played a central defender along with Patrick Thistle and then Liverpool, where he became captain of the team during their golden age of the 1980's. He has 17 titles under his belt including 2 FA Cups, 7 League Championships, 4 League Cups, 1 Scottish First Division medal champ; 3 European Cups.

Gordon Banks

Footballer

One of the world’s greatest goalkeepers of his or any other generation. Gordon Banks will be remembered for his part in England’s triumphant 1966 World Cup campaign that culminated in the famous 4-2 win over West Germany at the Wembley final.

George Cohen

Footballer

George spent his whole playing career playing for Fulham after joining in 1956 and he remained a dependable performer for 13 years and he had 459 appearances for the Fulham.

Gary Pallister

Footballer

Gary was a powerhouse in Manchester United's golden era and helped them win four premier leagues, three FA Cups, the football League Cup, five Charity Shields, the UEFA Cup Winners cup & the Super Cup. Within the 9 years he spent at Old Trafford he was capped 22 times.

Gary Mabbutt

Footballer

Throughout his Gary's career he battled without complaint against type-1 diabetes, and still managed to establish himself as a utility defender of the highest quality.

Denis Law

Footballer

Denis was born in Aberdeen in 1940, he started football professionally in the 1950’s with Huddersfield town, and he forged his reputation as Europe’s finest and most entertaining talents whilst playing for Manchester United.

Clive Allen

Footballer

As soon as Clive could walk he had a ball at his feet in the days when his famous footballer father Les, was helping Spurs win the league and FA Cup double.

Chris Kamara

Footballer

Middlesbrough born Chris played 641 league games on travels that took him to Portsmouth (twice), Swindon (twice), Brentford, Stoke, Leeds, Luton, Sheffield United (twice), Middlesbrough & Bradford City. While mainly a defensive player, he scored 28 goals in a more positive role with Brentford when playing 128 League games for the Bees.

Charlie George

Footballer

Charlie was born in Islington in 1950 he started for Arsenal at the young age of 16 when he made his first team debut two years later against Everton when he quickly established himself and was made a integral part of Bertie Mee’s starting line up.

Bryan Robson

Footballer

Originally from Chester-le-street in County Durham Bryan was established at West Bromwich Albion as a storming midfielder who got snapped up by manager Alex Ferguson at Manchester Utd in 1981. He was known for his ball winning, a maker and taker of goals, with a total of 74 goals out of 345 league games for united.

Bruce Grobbelaar

Footballer

Bruce was born in Durban in South Africa the goalie joined the reds in 1981 for a fee of £250,000. He was an understudy for Ray Clemence but when he left for Tottenham Bruce was promoted to first team.

Bob Wilson

Footballer

A former schoolteacher, Wilson started off as an amateur with Wolves. Before he joined the Arsenal and he quickly established himself as one of the most intelligent goalkeepers to ever play the game.

Archie Gemmill

Footballer

He is known for his fantastic World Cup goal playing for Scotland against Holland in the 1978 Final. Archie had a sparkling career for St Mirren, Preston, Derby County, Nottingham Forest, Birmingham City, Wigan & Jacksonville Teamen over in the USA.

Andy Townsend

Footballer

Andy started off as a part time player for Welling united and Weymouth while he worked as a computer technician. He is the son of a former professional. He made his breakthrough in the football League for Southampton at the age of 21 under manager Lawrie McMenemy . He was a smart midfielder who later transferred to Norwich City, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough & West Bromwich Albion.

Alan Kennedy

Footballer

Or 'Barney' as he was nicknamed by fans after the Flintstones character due to his straightforward, no frills approach to football. During 1977 and 1984, Liverpool won the European Cup an unbelievable 4 times.

Alan Shearer

Footballer

Speaker profile coming soon.

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