Lee Dixon is a famed former professional footballer, who rose to prominence playing for such teams as Arsenal, Burnley, Stoke City and Chester City as a right-back. As well as playing for a number of domestic teams, Lee also had the opportunity to play football internationally, being capped by the England national team a staggering 22 times. Incredibly popular at events, audiences are captivated by Lee's story of success, showcased through his after dinner speeches. Entertaining and insightful, he also provides the essential strategies for achieving high performance teams.
In January of 1988, Lee was signed to Arsenal, his first opportunity of playing in first division football. His tenure at Arsenal was incredibly successful, as he helped the team to claim three FA Cup winner’s medals, a UEFA Cup Winners Cup and four League Championship medals. Lee later received the accolade of the PFA Team of the Year award, a reflection of his sport-defining success. The end of the 2001-2002 season saw Lee retire from football, ending his career with a double-winning season. Due to such success, Lee has nurtured transferable skills including peak performance and focus, that greatly benefit corporate audiences.
Upon retirement, Lee had played at 91 out of 92 Football League grounds - a mark of his prowess within the sport. Lee also enjoyed a greatly successful international career, making his debut in 1990 during a World Cup warm-up game. By 1991, Lee had played in a total of 11 international games for England, which was later doubled to 22 appearances by the point of his retirement. Having enjoyed a globally influential career, his speeches transport audiences to the thrilling forefront of elite football.
After his retirement from football, Lee became a respected football pundit on Match of the Day and columnist, using his expert knowledge to provide commentary on pinnacle events. He also made appearances on the shows Score and Football Focus, before leaving to become a pundit on ITV. As of 2013, Lee was appointed the co-lead commentator for the Premier League on NBC Sports, featuring alongside Graeme Le Saux. Due to his regular features on television, Lee is an instantly recognisable addition to your event, guaranteed to leave your guests star struck.