Alan Birchenall MBE

Leicester City Legend

A prominent English footballer throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Alan Birchenall MBE had a varied and illustrious career in some of the nation’s best known football clubs. An ideal football speaker for events, Birchenall relates and engages with guests to ensure everyone can experience the trials and tribulations of elite sport. Spotted by Sheffield United, Alan signed with then manager John Harris, becoming a prolific goal scorer for their Blades youth and reserve team. Nicknamed The Birch, Alan soon cemented himself in the first team, playing over 120 times for club as well as scoring 37 goals. Signing for Chelsea in 1967, Alan was one of the first players in the league to command a £100,000 price tag.

Birchenall’s price tag was justifiable in the coming years, appearing 75 times for the team, scoring 20 goals and backing strikers up with skillful play-building style.  Describing the drive and determination it takes to be an elite footballer; Alan is an engaging football speaker who is sure to entertain any listener. Moving to Leicester City after a short spell with Crystal Palace, Birchenall became one of the side’s favourite players amongst fans. Making 163 appearances, for the side, Alan has become a stalwart figure at the club, still being heavily associated with hospitality events forty years on. Alan uses his vast experience in hospitality as a sports speaker to make sure every guest has a wonderful time.

After his extensive career with Leicester City, Alan has played for the likes of Notts County, Blackburn, Hereford and the San Jose Earthquakes. Alan’s diverse career has allowed to see all aspects of the sport he loves so much, making him both an enthusiastic and knowledgeable football speaker. An expert in hospitality, Alan is a club ambassador and host at Leicester City, proving his credentials as an ideal personality to appear in front of large audiences and deliver polished performances as an after dinner speaker.

To book Alan Birchenall as the football speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Alan is known to cover the following topics:

  • Football Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Maximising Success
  • Drive & Determination