Dean Holdsworth

Wimbledon 'Crazy Gang' Football Player

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 4 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 (PFA) and founder of the Non-League Footballers’ Association (NLFA), Dean Holdsworth has a passion to ensure the game of football is well maintained and continues to improve across all aspects, passion which appears during his role as a sports speaker.

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 extended football knowledge, the addition of Dean Holdsworth at your event is sure to give it an edge that the attendees will remember.

To book football speaker, Dean Holdsworth, to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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