A pacey center forward, Paul Walsh enjoyed a career spanning seventeen years in professional football. Bursting into the limelight during spells at Charlton Athletic, Liverpool, and Spurs, Paul was a formidable opponent who was revered amongst his peers. An ideal football speaker for events, Paul’s experience of top-flight football as well as his life as a pundit makes for an entertaining talk for guests as an after dinner speaker.
Beginning his career at Charlton Athletic, Paul quickly established himself in the team. With impressive performances for the side, he was soon signed by Luton Town at the age of 19, for a considerable £400,000 in 1982. An immediate hit in the side, Luton won their first two games 5-0 and 5-3 respectively, with Walsh scoring a hat-trick over Notts County. Walsh’s natural instinct for a goal saw him gain a call up for England, featuring in five games in 1983 under the management of Bobby Robson.
Liverpool signed Walsh in 1984 for £700,000 and slotted neatly into the strike force with Kenny Dalglish due to an injury to Ian Rush. A crucial player for the Reds during his time there, Paul was a favourite with Liverpool fans thanks to his entertaining playing style. Later playing for Spurs, where he won the 1991 FA Cup Final, Portsmouth and Manchester City, Paul’s career comprised of exemplary reliability, performance, and skill.
Paul is now a leading media figure for football, regularly appearing on ITV and Sky Sports to give expert analytical advice and punditry. A consummate professional, Paul is a well-loved TV Presenter and has appeared on Soccer Saturday and Football First. In addition to his media career, Paul was a football agent for a brief period and has invested in businesses, inlcuding in the property market.
Since retirement, Paul Walsh has worked as a prolific after dinner speaker at corporate, charity and private functions. Discussing the demands of a professional footballer, Walsh is a great sports speaker to relate what is needed in sport with business environments. Delivering anecdotal tales as a football speaker, Paul is a compelling personality who engages with audiences perfectly.
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When at corporate events, Paul is known to cover the following topics:
- Football Speaker
- Sports Speaker
- Peak Performance
- Overcoming Adversity
- Maximising Success
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