Jimmy Bullard

Former Professional Footballer & Leading Presenter

Jimmy Bullard is an English former footballer who played as a midfielder and manager. He was most recently manager at Leatherhead.

He played youth football at West Ham United before moving to Gravesend & Northfleet in 1998. Two seasons at Peterborough United was followed by a spell at Wigan Athletic where he scored ten goals in 145 league appearances, helping them to their first promotion to the Premier League.

Bullard was known for being a passionate leader on the pitch and for his funny antics, playing football with a smile throughout his career. Paul Jewell described Bullard as ‘the heart and soul of the dressing room’. A transfer to Fulham in 2006 resulted in six goals in 39 league appearances before Bullard moved to Hull City in 2009. A loan move to Ipswich Town commenced in 2011 where he scored on his debut. He later moved permanently to Ipswich and ended his career at Milton Keynes Dons.

On 1 October 2012, Bullard retired from professional football because problems with his knees meant he was unable to keep up the playing demands of up to two games a week.

To book Jimmy Bullard 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 he’s at corporate events, Jimmy is known to cover the following topics:

  • Football Management
  • Premier League & EFL Championship
  • TV Presenting & Broadcasting
  • Drive & Determination
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Peak Performance

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