Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock

Football's Hard Man

Football legend Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock enjoyed an extensive and illustrious playing career for a number of the country’s best clubs. One of the most colourful characters in the sport, Neil is a brilliant football speaker who entertains and engages with crowds effortlessly.

Beginning his career with Millwall in 1985, Razor transferred to Tottenham a year later for a fee of £50,000 and scored on his debut for the club against Charlton. After moving between Spurs and Southampton, Graeme Souness signed Ruddock for £2.5 million to Liverpool in 1993 to add some steel to his defence. Renowned for his hard-man attitude and strength on the pitch, Ruddock spent a large part of his career at Liverpool, making 115 appearances between ’93 and ’98. Acting as an after dinner speaker, Ruddock gives an insight into his time as the club as well as some of the key moments of his career

Neil moved to a number of clubs including QPR, Crystal Palace and West Ham before retiring from football in 2003 after acting as a player coach for Swindon Town. Since then, Neil has been a firm fixture in the media and broadcasting world. An insightful pundit, Neil regularly appears for TalkSport and Soccer AM, giving an insightful perspective into the game whilst entertaining viewers with his personality, wit and charm. Neils regular appearances in the media proves testament to his status as one of the most desirable football speakers on the after dinner speaker circuit.

Appearing on the third series of ITV’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, Neil furthered his popularity with the British public and secured his status as a household name. A wonderful sports speaker for events, Neil describes the drive and determination needed to be an elite professional footballer with a mix of anecdotal tales from his experiences both on and off the pitch.

To book Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock as the football speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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

  • Football Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Drive & Determination
  • Teamwork & Leadership