Football legend Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock enjoyed an extensive and illustrious playing career for a number of the country’s best clubs. One of the most colourful characters in the sport, Neil is a brilliant football speaker who entertains and engages with crowds effortlessly.
Beginning his career with Millwall in 1985, Razor transferred to Tottenham a year later for a fee of £50,000 and scored on his debut for the club against Charlton. After moving between Spurs and Southampton, Graeme Souness signed Ruddock for £2.5 million to Liverpool in 1993 to add some steel to his defence. Renowned for his hard-man attitude and strength on the pitch, Ruddock spent a large part of his career at Liverpool, making 115 appearances between ’93 and ’98. Acting as an after dinner speaker, Ruddock gives an insight into his time at the club as well as some of the key moments of his career.
Neil moved to a number of clubs including QPR, Crystal Palace and West Ham before retiring from football in 2003 after acting as a player coach for Swindon Town. Since his retirement, Neil has been a firm fixture in the media and broadcasting world. An insightful pundit, Neil regularly appears for TalkSport and Soccer AM, giving an insightful perspective into the game whilst entertaining viewers with his personality, wit and charm.
Neils regular appearances in the media proves testament to his status as one of the most desirable football speakers on the after dinner speaker circuit. Appearing on the third series of ITV’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, Neil furthered his popularity with the British public and secured his status as a household name. Again taking to the screens in 2013 he reached the final of Big Brother and most recently he became the cheeky chappy of the kitchen in BBC’s Celebrity Master Chef 2019.
A wonderful sports speaker for events, Neil describes the drive and determination needed to be an elite professional footballer with a mix of anecdotal tales from his experiences both on and off the pitch. A personality that can fill a room, Neil brings the same enthusiasm and humour, that enchanted fans in his playing days, to each public engagement, after dinner speech and keynote speech.