Phil Neal


One of the most successful English players of all time, Phil Neal enjoyed one of the most illustrious careers in English football, ever. Spending eleven years with Liverpool, Phil played a pivotal role in winning numerous titles domestically and internationally. A consummate professional in front of an audience, Neal delivers a polished performance as a football speaker, mixing anecdotal tales with valuable advice learnt in the cut-throat environment of professional sport.

Beginning his playing career at Wellingborough Town, Phil moved to Northampton Town, making 187 appearances for the Cobblers before signing for Liverpool in 1974 for £66,000. Making his debut in the Merseyside derby in November 1974, Neal would go on to win: eight First Divisions, four League Cups, five Charity Shields, four European Cups and two UEFA Cups in just over a decade.

During this amazing time of achievement, Neal never missed a League game and played 365 consecutive matches from 1975 to 1983. A leading example in peak performance and reliability, Neal is a compelling sports speaker who can act as a role model for anyone looking to realise their own ambitions in life. This trait makes Phil a highly desirable personality on the after dinner speaker circuit.

Joining Bolton Wanderers in 1985 as a player-manager after his time with Liverpool, Neal retired from playing four years later, amassing an impressive 700 league appearances as well as 50 caps for England. Neal managed Bolton Wanderers, Coventry City, Cardiff City and Peterborough United over the years, proving to be an inspirational leader that guided all his teams to commendable league positions.

Most recently, Phil has also begun a successful career as a TV Presenter in punditry and media appearances, providing expert analytical advice for a number of leading television broadcasters and radio stations. In addition to his on screen appearances, Phil has written and released two autobiographies for fans wanting an insight into the life of a football legend. The books are titled Attack From The Back and Life at the Kop.

With experience of professional football both on and off the pitch, Phil is incredibly knowledgeable and sure to go down well as a football speaker. Adapting his speeches to suit the occasion, Phil is a professional at engaging a crowd and creating a memorable evening.

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

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

  • Football Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Realising Ambitions
  • Achieving Goals
  • Teamwork & Leadership