Dion Dublin

Former Professional Footballer & Homes Under the Hammer Presenter

One of the most recognisable English footballers of his time, Dion Dublin enjoyed an illustrious career in elite football spanning twenty years, representing a number of famous clubs as well as his country on multiple occasions. A perfect football speaker for both business and social events, Dion can give all audience members an insight into his playing days as well as what is needed to achieve success at this level, making one of the most sought after characters on the after dinner speaker circuit.

Beginning his career in 1988 at Norwich City, Dion soon moved to Cambridge United as a centre-half. Over three seasons, Dublin began to make an impression with Premier League sides with goals against many of them in FA Cup ties. Signed by Sir Alex Ferguson for Manchester United in 1992 for £1 million. A promising player for the side, Dion unfortunately suffered a broken leg during a match against Crystal Palace, taking him out off action for six months.

Moving to Coventry City in 1994, Dion began to establish himself as one of the Premier League’s top strikers. Winning his first England cap three years later in 1997, Dion had become a prominent player for club and country, equaling the record for 23 goals in a season for Coventry City the very same year. As a football speaker, Dion delivers many stories from his career to give audience members an insight into key moments in his football history.

After moving to Aston Villa in 1998, Dion suffered a broken neck a year later resulting in a titanium plate being inserted to hold three of his vertebrae together. Dion overcame this adversity and returned to full fitness just three months later. The drive and determination to do this is a skill desired by both business and social environments alike and is also a topic discussed by Dion during talks as a football speaker.

After retiring from football in 2008, Dion has become a successful football pundit for Sky Sports and BBC as well as commentating on a number of Champions League games. As an after dinner speaker, Dion uses his experience from being in front of the camera to deliver accomplished talks as a sports speaker.

To book Dion Dublin 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.

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

  • Football Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Realising Ambitions

Watch some of Dion’s goals for Coventry City, here:

See what people had to say about Dion, when he appeared at their corporate events:

“Dion was absolutely brilliant, the Advisers loved him! He was very engaging, relevant, great storyteller. If we had the opportunity we wouldn’t hesitate to use him again.” – Chrissy, EMEA, Russell Investments

“Dion was an exceptional host/MC at last week’s Pride of Leicestershire Awards. The team here are raving about him – including the editor!” Regional Publisher, Local World

“Dion was fab and bounced of the audience perfectly. He also was willing to take pictures with the delegates and have a chat, he also donated to our partner charity.” – SDL Group