John McGovern


John McGovern is a former captain of Nottingham Forest and was the youngest player in history to have competed in all divisions of the football league at the age of 19. Renowned for his commitment to the cause, Brian Clough famously said: “he never stopped running”.

Inducted into the Scottish Hall of Fame, John became one of the most highly-respected players for Nottingham Forest during his eight seasons at the club. In this time, the club would enjoy a significant spell of success under the stewardship of Brian Clough.

At Nottingham Forest, John would play a part in the club’s promotion from the second division in 1976-77 before miraculously winning a first division league and league cup double in the 1977-78 season. The Nottingham Forest juggernaut rolled on in the years that followed, as the club won the European Cup in 1978-79 and again in 1979-80, a remarkable triumph that goes down in history as one of the greatest achievements in football league history.

During spells with Hartlepool United, Derby County, Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and Bolton Wanderers John made 535 appearances in his professional career.

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

  • Football Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance Speaker
  • Teamwork Speaker
  • Leadership Speaker
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Inspirational Speaker

Get a taste for what John is like at corporate events, by watching the video below: