Peter Beardsley


A leading English footballer with a career spanning twenty years, Peter Beardsley played for a number of leading football clubs and has branched out into managerial roles, proving testament to his knowledge and reputation as a leading figure of the sport. A terrific football speaker, Beardsley multiple decades in football has allowed to gain tremendous repute as a highly engaging football speaker on the after dinner speaker circuit.

Beginning his career at Carlisle United in 1978, Peter helped the side to promotion from the Scottish Second Division, scoring 22 goals in 104 league games during his time at the club. After a short spell at the Vancouver Whitecaps and Manchester United in 1982, Beardsley was signed by Newcastle United for £150,000. The pace, incisiveness and skill Beardsley brought to Newcastle’s game made him an instant hit with Newcastle supporters.

Peter’s initial season was a huge success, scoring 20 goals, setting up a strong partnership with Kevin Keegan and finishing in the final promotion spot behind Chelsea and runners-up Sheffield Wednesday. As a sports speaker, Beardsley talks of the drive and determination needed to maximise success at any opportunity and achieve peak performance consistently.

After four seasons at Newcastle, Beardsley moved to Merseyside after a record £1.9 million transfer fee was agreed by Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish. Joining the side the same time as John Barnes, Peter tore Arsenal up on his debut, winning the match 2-1 and showing the side’s intent for the rest of the season. Beardsley enjoyed a longstanding career with the club, featuring as a reliable goal scorer for the club, winning many titles and trophies along the way. Peter accumulated a total of 175 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 59 times during the period, however Beardsley is remembered for his guile and vision on pitch, making him a favourite with the side’s faithful.

In a career spanning 799 games and 238 goals in all competitions, Peter’s record is considerable in light of the fact that he was seen to be more of a playmaker than outright goal scorer. A wonderful football speaker, Peter describes his time at the top in a mixture of anecdotal tales and invaluable advice for any aspiring footballers. Engaging and intriguing, Peter has the ability to talk to both social and business environments alike on a number of subjects thanks to his flexibility of his content.

To boook Peter Beardsley 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 he’s at corporate events, Peter is known to cover the following topics:

  • Football Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Achieving Goals
  • Maximising Success

“It was PURE MAGIC, way above our expectations! We had a fantastic time with one of Newcastle’s All-time greats and the great thing about him was how humble and down-to-earth he was, took the time to talk to all the people, signed a hundred autographs, stayed at least one hour for pictures, before that he went with us to watch some football (the Newcastle game) and at the end, the event in the evening was both exciting and amusing. It will live long in the memory of all of us who attended, a dream come true to meet the man.” – Andrey, NUFC Bulgarian Fan Club