Paul Merson

Former Arsenal Footballer Who Was Capped 21 Times For England Turned Match Reporter & Pundit For Gillette Soccer Saturday



Senior Keynote Speaker & Entertainment Manager
"From J&Bs Ltd Plumbing & Heating Supplier Trade Evening to the Pre-World Cup Sporting Lunch, we have had the pleasure of booking Paul Merson for a plethora of events. Including football clubs and corporate galas, the after dinner speaker is famed for his football career and following media roles."

How to hire Paul Merson

Contact the Champions Speakers Agency to provisionally enquire about hiring Paul Merson for your next event, today. To get in touch, simply call an official booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

** We do not accept requests for autographs, signed merchandise, fan mail, birthday messages or any other non-commercial contact with the speakers or acts. Each speaker on the website may not have necessarily worked with Champions in the past but are known to perform such engagements within the industry.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, Paul attended many virtual events, booked as an exciting guest speaker. Read the feedback he has received below.

"Paul was really good and we had a good mix of funny stories and his own troubles he has gone through with a really good balance and questions from a lot of the audience. Please pass on my huge thanks to Paul. I have seen him before and genuinely think he is a great guy both in terms of his playing career (being an Arsenal fan), his tv work but also his story in terms of the honesty he shows with his own demons. We could have talked for hours to be honest and I’m sure we would get him back again for an in-person event when restrictions are lifted, we enjoyed his presence that much." - Craig, DUAL Oliva


Paul is regularly booked to engage audiences at in-person events, read his latest feedback below.

"A big thank you to Paul for yesterday. Not only was he an absolute pleasure to spend the day with but he spoke so openly and frankly about his own experiences which meant a lot to our service users and staff - me included. He will continue to make a huge difference to lots of people, and I hope that benefits him as much as it hopefully does everyone else." - Kristina, Communications Lead, Corporate Affairs, Navigo

"It was very enjoyable. Paul was very engaging with some funny stories shared. All attendees enjoyed their time with Light Source and our guests." - Paul, Project Delivery Manager, Light Source

"He was a great guest- really engaged with the players and they had a great time" - Harriet, Communications Officer, The Salvation Army 

"Paul Merson was a great guest speaker for our event. He had loads of great stories from his career and had the audience laughing throughout. He also stuck around at the end to answer questions and take photos with fans." - James, Aleteryx

“The event was a success and Paul was very good with no issues. All was on time and Paul was happy to stay slightly later to finish off the photos etc. Everything from yourself was fine also.” - Jonny Walker, Legacy Leisure

  • 2019 - Appeared on ITV Documentary 'Harry's Heroes: The Full English' 
  • 2003 - First Division winning captain with Portsmouth 
  • 1997 - Joined Middlesborough for a then-record fee for a non-premiership player in England 
  • 1994 - Won the European Cup Winners Cup 
  • 1993 - Won the FA Cup and League Cup 
  • 1991 - Won the Football League First Divison for a second time