Brian Deane


British-born football speaker and former player Brian Deane spent more than twenty years on the pitch playing in the forward position, remembered for scoring the first-ever goal scored in the FA Premier League for Sheffield United. Brian Deane retired from professional football in the mid-2000s and has since gone on to cultivate a career as a manager and sports speaker, recently managing Norwegian team Sarpsborg 08 Deane where he helped the side avoid relegation.

Deane spent much of his 21-year long career at Sheffield United and Leeds United and remains strongly affiliated with both clubs. He is often called upon to appear as a football speaker at club events and asked to comment upon the game outcome and relegation fears by British newspapers.

Brian Deane was also called upon to play in several international games during his professional career, garnering three England caps Deane played twice against New Zealand and against Spain on their home ground of Estadio El Sardinero in 1992. Since retiring Deane also works as a sports speaker and consultant for Black Solicitors LLP in his hometown of Leeds.

To book Brian Deane 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.