Dean Saunders

Welsh Football Star

With a career spanning almost two decades, Dean Saunders has a host of tales from his illustrious career, quickly making him one of the most sought after football speakers on the after dinner speaker circuit.

Starting his career at Swansea City as an apprentice in 1980, Dean turned professional two years later, making regular appearances for the club and proving his play making abilities. Saunder’s career saw him play for Brighton, Oxford United, Derby County, Liverpool, Galatasaray, Nottingham Forest, Blackburn Rovers, Sheffield United, Benfica and Bradford City. As a football speaker, Dean brings his career to life, giving audience members an insight into the world of professional football.

Saunders was also one of Wales’ most prolific scorers. Making his debut as a 21 year old against Ireland in 1986, Dean has 75 caps to his name and scoring 22 goals in the process. Perhaps his most memorable act for Wales being his goal against Brazil in 1991 to secure a rare victory over the revered team. An accomplished after dinner speaker, Dean has addressed a multitude of audiences and always ensures that he interacts with crowds to share his experiences.

After retiring from football in 2001, Dean embarked on a successful career as a coach. Moving on to Newcastle United in 2004, Saunders held the positions of strikers coach and first team coach under the guidance of manager Graeme Souness. After gaining more qualifications, Dean became assistant manager of Wales in June 2007. Since then, Dean has become a respected manager for Wrexham, Doncaster and Wolves. An equally adept TV personality, Dean is a respected football pundit, regularly appearing for BBC and Sky.

To book first-class speaker, Dean Saunders 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
  • Peak Performance
  • Achieving Goals
  • Realising Ambitions

Have a listen to Dean discussing his time at Nottingham Forest, under legendary manager, Brian Clough, here:

“I can honestly say that Dean Saunders was one of the best speakers we have had over the 20 years of our dinner. I have received more feedback from our guests about this dinner than ever before. Our audience loved the speakers. Dean is an absolute gentleman and couldn’t do enough. He stayed right to the end and was happy to pose for photographs and sign autographs all night. His speech was excellent and I can’t believe he was on his feet for nearly 50 minutes!!! Never had that before, that’s value for money.” Harry, Salford Schools FA.

“Dean really enjoyed the day and went down really well in the evening. He won the longest drive and donated the prize back to the charity auction which was incredibly kind.” – Linda, CHSA

“Dean was incredible – from start to finish he had the audience griped in tales of transfer windows and changing room antics. Tears of laughter were rolling down some guests faces! He was fantastic – all of our guests thought he was brilliant.”  – Helen, Mi-space (UK) Ltd