Charlie Nicholas


Charlie Nicholas is renowned as being one of Scotland’s most successful footballers of all time and has earnt legendary status at European giants Celtic and Arsenal. With an astonishing 445 appearance throughout his domestic career, Nicholas also scored 154 goals in what was an outstanding career. Most recently known for his punditry expertise on Sky Sports, Nicholas is an inspiring sports figure to many young talents and is a magnificent sports speaker.

With an amazing footballing CV, Nicholas often discusses his illustrious career whilst also reflecting on dealing with pressure and being under the spotlight. Forever captivating his audiences by making them feel a part of his story, Nicholas is one of the most desirable personalities on the after dinner speaking circuit.

Nicholas’ career started with a bang as he scored on his Celtic debut in a convincing 3-1 win against Queens Park in 1979. He soon earnt his place as a regular in the first team and in 1981 Nicholas was awarded the Scottish PFA young player of the year. During his time at Celtic, Nicholas was a part of a number of title winning squads including the Scottish Premier League. His last season at Celtic came to an end in 1983, Nicholas scored 48 goals throughout the season which won him both the Scottish PFA Player of the Year and the Scottish Football Writers’ Player of the Year.

His £750,000 move to Arsenal made Nicholas the second most expensive transfer from the Scottish League at the time. Nicholas spent the majority of his prime with the English giants and scored 54 goals in 184 matches, this lead to him being ranked number 28 in Arsenal’s all time greatest Gunners. He later joined Aberdeen before moving back to boyhood club Celtic, Nicholas’ career ended at Clyde before he retired to become a pundit on Sky Sports. Nicholas enjoyed a successful international career and scored 5 goals in his 20 appearances, he was a part of Scotland’s 1986 FIFA World Cup squad.

Now a regular on Sky Sports, Nicholas has gained vital skills in communications and being in front of the camera, this has allowed him to develop as one of the most sought after sports speakers on the after dinner speaking circuit. Combining his footballing career with his insightful and intriguing speeches, Charlie Nicholas is the ideal sports peaker for all types of events.

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When at corporate events, Nicholas is known to discuss the following topics:

  • Achieving Goals
  • Realising Ambitions
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance
  • Maximising Success
  • Presenting & Punditry
  • Sky Sports

Watch Charlie Nicholas’ best bits on Sky Sports below: