Nigel Spink


Former professional footballer Nigel Spink has enjoyed a long and established career spanning over 25 years. An acquired after dinner speaker, he played domestic football across a range of clubs in England, including Premier League stalwarts Aston Villa, receiving one International cap during his career. His extensive and successful career has helped Nigel establish a life after football as a respected sports speaker.

Helping Villa secure the European Cup in 1982 when he was called upon to make his debut just 10 minutes into the final, Spink amassed over 360 appearances for the team. The 1983 European Super Cup also brought success for Aston Villa and praise for Spink as they took home the top spot, and again in 1984 they were awarded number 1 in the Football League Cup, with the help of their number one goalie.

Moving across the midlands to join neighbours West Bromwich Albion in 1996- nearly two decades on from joining the claret and blue outfit, was a huge change for Spink. Retiring a few months shy of his 42nd birthday, Nigel Spink hung up his gloves in 2000 after having amassed over 440 total professional appearances. His experiences across a multitude of clubs have helped Nigel Spink establish himself as a prolific and well-requested after dinner speaker.

Turning his hand to professional coaching and management, Spink had a two year spell as manager of Forest Green Rovers until 2002. He later worked at multiple clubs, most recently Bristol City as a goalkeeper coach, passing on his knowledge and experience to the next generation of aspiring football goalkeepers. His ability to engage the players translates seamlessly into his aptitude as an after dinner speaker, engaging all manner of audiences in his talks.

A reputable football speaker, Nigel Spink is available as a keynote speaker to attend events and engagements. Once an established footballer he is now in demand to share the inside scoop on life as a professional athlete. Utilising his background knowledge as a sports speaker, Spink is specifically sought-after for speaking duties revolving around dedication, determination and peak performance.

To book Nigel Spink for your event, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When he’s at corporate events, Nigel is known to cover the following topics:

  • Football Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Achieving Goals