Bruce Grobbelaar


Sports speaker and prolific goalkeeper, Bruce Grobbelaar is known all over the world as one of the well-loved players to grace the Liverpool team; now a coach and football speaker, Grobbelaar has saved a number of clubs from league relegation and worked as a coach for teams all over the world. Born and raised in South Africa, Grobbelaar played for a number of British teams including a fourteen-year stint at Liverpool as well as at Southampton, Stoke City and Plymouth Argyle.

Grobbelaar also played as part of the Zimbabwean national team at two world cups; however with a career that was dogged by tabloid coverage, libellous allegations and court appearances Bruce Grobbelaar now works almost solely as a coach and football speaker.

Before becoming a dedicated football speaker, Bruce Grobbelaar made a number of guest appearances as the goalkeeper on struggling teams or in charity matches, including a rematch of the 1986 FA Cup Final where he was reunited with his old Liverpudlian teammates in a game against Everton.

Most recently, he has offered his commentary and analysis to various channels including his coverage of the 2010 World Cup for Norwegian channel TV 2. He has also begun teaching his undeniable skills as a player to various teams as a goalkeeping coach. He spent four years as the goalkeeping coach for Ottawa Fury FC before moving to Matabeleland to coach and then later play for them against Chagos Islands.

Despite his success as an international sports speaker, Grobbelaar has stated a desire to one day return to Anfield as the manager of the Liverpool team. Until such a time as this, however, Grobbelaar remains one of the most prolific and impressive football speakers from his native South Africa, his vast and eclectic experience as well as his status as one of the most well-travelled players of his era, mark him as one a thoroughly engaging and entertaining sports speaker.

To book Bruce Grobbelaar as the football speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When he’s at corporate events, Bruce is known to cover the following topics:

  • The Premier League
  • EFL Championship
  • Football Goalkeeping
  • 1980s Football
  • Liverpool Football Club
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance

Watch a compilation of some of Bruce’s most memorable moments for Liverpool, here: