Football Speaker & Motivational Speaker
Kevin Keegan OBE is an inspirational speaker and former England, Liverpool Footballer and Former Manager of England.
A career that included time at Liverpool, Hamburg, Southampton and Newcastle as well as the national side, Kevin captaining England for six years until his international retirement after the 1982 World Cup. As a manager, Kevin Keegan was in charge at Newcastle, Fulham, Manchester City, and England. Keegan began his football career in 1968 at Scunthorpe United, making his debut as a young seventeen-year-old.
He moved to Liverpool in 1971 and went on to win three First Division titles, two UEFA Cups, the FA Cup, and the European Cup during his six years at the club. From Liverpool, Kevin joined Hamburger SV and secured further honours, winning the Bundesliga title and reaching the European Cup final.
Voted European Footballer of the Year in both 1978 and 1979, his return to UK football came at Southampton where he spent two seasons before joining Newcastle United of the Second Division, helping them gain promotion and finally retiring as a player in 1984. He was capped 63 times for England, scoring 21 international goals. After a break from the game, Kevin Keegan embarked on his managerial career, first in 1992 at Newcastle where he returned the club to the top-flight and narrowly missing out on the Premiership title, finishing second in the 1995-1996 season. Fulham appointed him in 1997 before accepting the England Manager’s job in 1999. Joining Manchester City in May 2001, he led the team to a promotion that season as First Division Champions, qualification for the UEFA Cup followed before Kevin stepped down in 2005.
After a brief return to management with Newcastle, he now devotes his time to his business interests and media work.
Kevin Keegan is one of the few football speakers that can deliver a truly inspirational and entertaining speech. His speech covers such subjects as
• Business Lessons Learnt from Sport
• Overcoming Challenges
• People Management
He is also a very entertaining after dinner speaker.
It was a really wonderful evening and Kevin was a total star. My boss was completely blown away, especially as it was a total surprise, and it made his 60th birthday so special to have one of his all-time heroes there. Kevin’s talk was great and very funny and he was a huge hit with the audience, as well as being very generous with autographs and selfies during and after the dinner. I’m really grateful to you for organising it. And much obliged to Kevin for being a dream guest! Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to him.”
“We had an amazing day and fabulous evening. Kevin was truly superb and was the absolute icing on the cake!”
“Kevin was a pleasure to work with and one of the nicest keynote speakers we have had. Kevin put great detail in to finding out about the event, researching around the company / event in order to align his presentation. He gave a very light-hearted keynote which is just what the audience wants to hear at the end of the day and was happy to answer questions. I think the audience would have gladly sat there for an hour longer listening to Kevin and asking questions.”
— FIX Trading Community
“Articulate, witty and clever – Kevin was great they way he incorporated our company KPI’s in his speech. It was interesting to hear how he treated his players and the board like in a business model. I look forward to working with Kevin again in the future.”
— M2K Service
“Kevin was truly fantastic, highly entertaining and a true gent! His speech was enjoyed by all and we would highly recommend him. Kevin also hung around afterwards for photos and to speak to everyone who wanted too and that made it extra special for all who attended our event”
— CH Communications Events Management, Shell Event 2017