Luis Garcia

Champions League Winner & Liverpool Legend

Luis Garcia is a former Spanish professional footballer that played as a left winger for some of Europe’s biggest football clubs. During his illustrious career, Garcia played for the likes of Barcelona and Atlético Madrid in his homeland, however Luis is perhaps best known for his stint at Liverpool where he was an integral member of the unforgettable UEFA Champions League victory.

Although naturally left-footed, Luis Garcia had the ability to kick with both feet and entwine a good aerial game despite his relatively small stature. Not only did Garcia excel in domestic football, he was also an accomplished International footballer representing his native Spain on 20 occasions including an appearance at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Voted by Liverpool FC fans as one of the 100 Players who shook the Kop, following his retirement, Luis Garcia has worked extensively as a football speaker appearing at a host of events, dinners and function to share his wisdom and knowledge of the game in addition to sharing a host of entertaining tales and anecdotes to delight audiences and guests.

Beginning his career at Barcelona and progressing through the clubs youth ranks to become a mainstay in the Barcelona B side, lack of opportunities in the first team saw Garcia go on multiple loan spells before a permanent move to Atlético Madrid. Shortly after the move he returned back to the Catalans to pursue his career. During his work as a football speaker, Luis effectively communicates he development and progression with the Spanish giants along with the winning culture he was exposed to at a young age that optimised peak performance and that instilled the importance of maximising success.

Garcia also discusses the competition for places that he was faced with during his time at the club and shares the setbacks he faced and the adversity which he dealt with the ultimately led to later success, a vital lesson to all whether in a business or sporting environment.

A move to Liverpool FC in 2004 would prove to be an incredibly successful and rewarding venture for Garcia as he embarked upon the most decorated period of his career and delved into a career as a football speaker alongside his wonderful exploits on the field. Luis Garcia quickly established himself as an essential player for the club becoming an ever-present fixture within the team. During his time at Anfield, Luis was part of a Liverpool team that won an FA Cup, a FA Community Shield, a UEFA Super Cup and most famously a UEFA Champions League title.

It is the latter that is held in the highest regard by Garcia as he often reminisces on the experience during his work as a football speaker in particularly referring to the notorious ‘Miracle in Istanbul’ where his side came back from 3-0 down to levelling the score at the end of extra time before winning an unforgettable penalty shootout. An incredible occasion perhaps like no other seen before in football, Garcia expertly shares this extremely motivational and inspirational story as a football speaker.

A member of the 2005 UEFA Team of the Year, Luis Garcia went on to play in Mexico, Greece and even India allowing him to provide an incredibly insightful and varied outlook on football along with being able to deliver a host of entertaining and hilarious anecdotes from his footballing career around the world.

A tremendous footballing talent that enjoyed a fantastic football career and experienced a variety of cultures and environments, Luis Garcia is not only a Liverpool folk hero but also a magnificent football speaker that is available to hire for any event, dinner or function where he is certain to be an idyllic addition to any occasion.

To book Luis Garcia 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, Luis is known to cover the following topics:

  • The Premier League
  • EFL Championship
  • International Football
  • La Liga & Spanish Football
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Dealing With Pressure
  • Overcoming Adversity

Take a look at some of Luis’ stunning goals for Liverpool, here: