Ronnie Whelan is a retired Irish football player most recognised for his long, sustained period of success with Liverpool during the 1980s. Now spending the majority of his time on television in both England and Ireland. Whelan is an exceptional sports speaker with outstanding knowledge on a range of subjects. Playing for Liverpool from 1979 until 1994, Ronnie Whelan continues to be one of the clubs most well-respected players, coming in the top thirty players named in a poll of 110,000 Liverpool fans titled The 100 players that shook the Kop. A midfielder who put maximum effort in every time he pulled on the club shirt, Whelan ended up making 362 appearances for the Merseyside club.
During his time with Liverpool, Whelan won a number of domestic and European titles as he was a part of one of Liverpool’s most successful periods ever in football. He won six First Division titles with the club which included three in a row from 1981 to 1984. As well as First Division titles, Whelan was also a part of squads that won one European Cup in 1983-84. Overall, he won 18 titles with the club in a period that will go down in the club’s history forever. Now a football speaker, Whelan often reflects on his sporting success and how he endured peak performance throughout his career.
He made his debut for Ireland in 1981 when he came on as a substitute in a 3-1 win against Czechoslovakia. During his international career, Whelan played in two FIFA World Cups and one UEFA European Football Championships. His international career spanned over 14 years and Whelan earned himself 53 appearances for his country. Since retiring, Whelan has spent time as a pundit for RTE Sports and has developed his presenting and speaking skills. This has allowed him to become a highly sought after football speaker, often reflecting on his illustrious career, Whelan also delves into topics such as peak performance and maximising success. A truly inspirational figure and a role model for young footballers, Ronnie Whelan provides the most compelling after dinner speeches for any type of event or occasion.