Denis Irwin

Former Manchester United Player

Denis Joseph Irwin is an Irish former professional footballer who played as a full-back from 1983 to 2004. Born in Cork, Ireland, he is best known for his long and successful stint at Manchester United, where he, alongside Andrew Cole, established himself as one of the most important players in the United team that won a host of domestic and European trophies in his time there between 1990 and 2002.

He has been regarded by Sir Alex Ferguson as, pound for pound, his greatest ever signing. Earlier in his career, he played for Leeds United and then Oldham Athletic, and finished his career with a two-year spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Irwin was capped by the Republic of Ireland national side 56 times, scoring four goals and featuring in the side that reached the second round (last 16) at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Irwin is the joint most successful Irish footballer in history, a record he shares with fellow Manchester United stalwart Roy Keane, having won 19 major trophies in his career.

To book Denis Irwin as the football speaker for 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 he’s at corporate events, Denis is known to cover the following topics:

  • Drive & Determination
  • The Premier League
  • EFL Championship
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Peak Performance
  • Dealing With Pressure

Watch a compilation of Denis’ best bits at Manchester United, here: