Paul McVeigh

Former Tottenham Hotspur & Norwich Player

International keynote speaker, media pundit, and former professional footballer, Paul McVeigh has become a fantastic success across a multitude of industries. Originally a recognisable face from his playing days at Norwich City, he has since carved out a lucrative career as a motivational speaker for businesses.

Beginning his club career for the senior team at Tottenham Hotspurs in 1999, the Irish striker and midfielder transitioned to Norwich City in 200, where he played top level competition for seven years. Over the course of his time at the club, he was top goal scorer for the 2002-2003 season, was pivotal in their promotion to the Premier League and made a total of 215 appearances in matches. Scoring some impressive and essential goals in 2005, saw him awarded the Player of the Month in December and the following January. Between 1999 and 2004, McVeigh had the honour of playing for Nothern Ireland and received 20 caps for his country.

Since hanging up his boots, after 16 years of playing, McVeigh was offered his own Radio Norfolk show discussing Norwich City games and regularly contributes to the BBC’s ‘Late Kick-Off’. Covering high profile games for Premier League clubs is what Paul continues to spend much of his time doing, from Sky Sports, and BT Sports to Talksport, his insight can be heard across all of the biggest sports broadcasters.

To further share his experience of the much loved game, McVeigh has released a book titled ‘The Stupid Footballer is Dead’. The book echos the sentiment of much of his keynote speeches, that to be a success on the pitch you must build mental resilience, and intelligence. Taking his message worldwide of developing a high performing mind, in order to build a high performing business, McVeigh completed a speaking tour of the United States in 2018 and has since spoken in sixteen countries.

Key themes such as: overcoming adversity, striving for success and self motivation, are all explored in Paul McVeigh’s well received speeches. He believes his experiences of the topics in his football days, perfectly translate to the business boardroom. As a speaker, his message is clear and realistic, which is why he is a top choice keynote speaker at blue-chip companies. Book Paul McVeigh today through Champions for a football legend who has the business acumen and charisma to inspire a room.

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

  • Football Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Drive & Determination
  • Teamwork & Leadership
  • The Premier League
  • EFL Championship