Dave Beasant

Ex-England Goalkeeper & Coach

Ex-England player and football speaker Dave Beasant has played a long and prolific career, starting in the late 1970’s Beasant worked consistently until the 2000’s. With nine years spent at Wimbledon and four years at fellow London club Chelsea Beasant was one of the most well-loved goalkeepers of his era.

Nicknamed Lurch for his height and playing style Beasant broke records by becoming the first goalkeeper to save a penalty kick in an FA Cup Final; thanks partly to this save Beasant found himself part of the 1988 FA Cup winning Wimbledon team who shocked audiences and bookies around the UK with their victory. Now retired Beasant works as a sports speaker on the UK after dinner speaker circuit.

Before becoming a football speaker, Beasant spent several years as a goalkeeping coach; beginning as the coach for Fulham FC before his retirement Beasant went on to work for the Northern Ireland national team. Drawing on his vast experience as both a player and as part of the managerial staff Dave Beasant gives engaging and entertaining presentations as an after dinner speaker; unlike many football speakers Beasant has experienced life on both sides of the changing room and as such has an intimate and unusual insight into the inner workings of the British football industry.

What remains most impressive about Beasant is his determination and dedication, reaching the milestone of oldest player in the British Premier League Beasant was the only player with a birth date that fell before 1960 when he played as part of the Fulham team in the 2003/04 season. The vastness of his career, coupled with his experience over a number of clubs have provided Beasant with a wealth of interesting and insightful stories to share with his audience as a sports speaker, he is consistently popular and often requested for corporate events and specialist sports productions.

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

Watch Dave in an interview, here: