Former left midfield footballer, Santiago Solari, soared from strength to strength in his career; all the way from youth player to manager. Over his 16 year-long professional career, he played mainly for Real Madrid, with whom he racked up an impressive 17 goals. As a sports speaker, he invites audiences to journey with him through his career, offering them an insight into elite football. Santiago is famed for his dynamism, technical skill and smooth dribbling style, which frequently left the opposing team fighting to keep up. Audiences benefit from Santiago's skill-based strategies, and are frequently entertained by his engaging anecdotes.
In total, Santiago boasts a whopping 362 appearances from 1996 to 2011. Playing for such teams as River Plate all the way through to Peñarol, this talented player scored 44 goals. Featuring heavily in his speeches, Santiago engages audiences with his stories, transporting them onto the pitch and leading them through each and every goal. Having established himself as a truly talented player, it is no surprise that Santiago started coaching in 2013. Staying with Real Madrid, he debuted with their youth team before moving to Real Madrid B until 2018 and finally Real Madrid in 2019.
As a corporate speaker, Santiago appears at business events to reignite a team's cohesion. Through his personal story as a coach, he can inspire a higher quality of leadership in managers, and fuse a corporate team together with his communication strategies. Having built his career from the ground up, starting with his youth career in 1994, Santiago can connect with audiences of all demographics. He can relate with everyone from corporate CEO's to school children, making Santiago a truly invaluable speaker.
One of the most prestigious achievements of Santiago's managerial career was when his team won the 2018 UAE FIFA Club World Cup. A testament to his positive influence, audiences of his speeches are commonly starstruck by this instantly recognisable, footballing icon. Santiago is also an advocate for inclusion in sport, having appeared as a speaker at the 2020 Women's Leadership Conference. He has witnessed first hand the lack of female representation, so is using his platform to encourage gender visibility.
How to hire Santiago Solari
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