Mike England MBE


Mike England MBE is a former Welsh football speaker, player and manager. With a playing career that ran from 1959 until 1980 Mike is known as one of the greatest Welsh players of his generation, as well as, until recently at least, the youngest permanent manager for the Wales national team.

Playing for a number of teams during his professional career, including Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur Mike’s true allegiances always remained with his national team; upon his retirement in the late 1970’s Mike became the manager of the Welsh team and, under his guidance, the team reached as yet un-obtained heights.

As a sports speaker Mike speaks fondly of his time as Wales’ manager, and though his reign ended in tragedy he remains a proud support of his national team.

In his work as a football speaker Mike talks openly of the incident that, for him, marked the end of his management career; a world cup qualifier for the 1986 games against Scotland that saw the teams draw 1-1 signalled the devastating moment in which Scotland manger Jock Stein had a heart attack in the dugout right beside Mike. In his subsequent work as a sports speaker Mike has explained the impact this moment had upon him and his decision to step down as manager. In 1987 Mike left the Welsh team to manage a nursing home.

Mike’s achievements as both a football speaker and player were recognised with the awarding of an MBE from her Majesty the Queen whilst in 2013 Mike was inducted into Spur’s Hall of Fame.

More recently Mike England MBE has returned to the stage as a football speaker, appearing on radio shows and as a guest at specialist sports events Mike discusses football both past and present, giving opinions, predictions and insights into the world of football.

To book Mike England MBE 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, Mike is known to cover the following topics:

  • International Football
  • Sporting Success
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Blackburn Rovers
  • Football Management