Dean Holdsworth


Ex-Professional football player Dean Holdsworth is a popular addition to the event circuit as a football speaker due to his prolific and popular career. Spanning 22 years, Holdsworth was part of the famous ‘Crazy Gang’ at Wimbledon FC during the 1990s which including the likes of Vinnie Jones and Dennis Wise.

A powerful striker, Holdsworth scored 193 goals across 610 league appearances for 16 different teams, enjoying the bulk of his scoring success with Brentford, Wimbledon and Bolton Wanderers across the late 80s, early 90s. Now performing as a formidable after dinner speaker, Dean Holdsworth is now proving to be a popular addition to all events as a sports speaker.

A goal and an appearance for the England B team is the extent of Dean Holdsworth’s International exploits. Nearing the end of his playing career, his last professional club of Redbridge employed him as a player-manager role, which he left at the end of the 07-08 season to undertake managerial duties with Newport County. Eventually taking control of four clubs across English leagues, Holdsworth has found himself as an ever-popular addition as a football speaker; a laddish character whose tales of the ‘crazy gang’ would make anyone chuckle, he connects with the audience in an approachable and loveable way.

Former chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association and founder of the Non-League Footballers Association, Dean has received an abundance of acclaim as a figure within football. He was voted League Two Manager of the Month, Conference National Manager of the Month and Conference South Manager of the Year amongst other awards throughout his career.

These values help him deliver eloquent and expressive appearance as an after dinner speaker, creating the perfect atmosphere to relay his stories and feelings to the audience members. A motivational football speaker with an

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

When at corporate events, Dean is known to cover the following topics:

  • Football Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Teamwork Speaker
  • Leadership Speaker
  • Drive & Determination
  • Performing Under Pressure