Charlie Nicholas

Celtic Hero

Playing for a number of England and Scotland’s leading teams, Charlie Nicholas was one of the most recognisable footballers of the 1980s. An impressive forward, Charlie would enjoy an illustrious career in the limelight of professional football.

An ideal sports speaker for events, Charlie has numerous anecdotal tales he can use to entertain and engage with audiences, making every audience member feel a part of the story. Charlie is one of the most desirable personalities on the after dinner speaker circuit.

During the 1982-1983 season at Celtic, Nicholas scored 50 goals in all competitions, leading to Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal all offering him a contract. Charlie made the decision to sign with Arsenal in Jun 1983 for £800,000. Scoring both goals in Arsenal League Cup victory of 1987, Nicholas went down in history as a hugely influential player in the Gunner’s history.

After 184 appearances for the London side, Charlie moved to Aberdeen in January 1988. Discussing the attributes most associated with professional football, namely peak performance, drive and determination, Charlie is an intriguing football speaker who has lessons for both business and social environments alike.

At Aberdeen, Charlie continued his strong form, scoring 16 league goals in the 1988-1989 season. With a goal almost every two games for the side, Nicholas had proven his reliability once again, a trait he would uphold until his retirement from the professional game in 1996.

Now working as a pundit for Sky Sports, Nicholas is a consummate professional in front of the camera, adding to his polished performances when faced with a live audience at events as an after dinner speaker. Always happy to interact with guests, Charlie will answer the audience’s questions, sign autographs and take photographs with guests.

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