Pierluigi Collina


Italian Pierluigi Collina is a former FIFA football referee who is widely regarded as the best referee of his generation. Collina is a current member of the UEFA Referees Committee helping to improve and preserve standards of Refereeing at the highest levels of elite football. A prolific football speaker, the addition of Pierluigi Collina at your event, as an after dinner speaker, is sure to improve the memorability and success of it.

A no nonsense professional, Collina has officiated at the highest level as well as being involved within some of the most famous games in football history. Taking control of the 1999 UEFA Champions League final, between Bayern Munich and Manchester United, was cited as his most memorable match due to the nature of the result. Collina has refereed at memorable events such as: the 1996 Olympic Games, the 2002 World Cup and the Euro 2004, which would prove to be his last major tournament. Taking brief stints out of retirement to help officiate charity match Soccer Aid, Pierluigi Collina has cemented his superiority within the sport and has therefore established himself a prolific career as an after dinner speaker and football speaker.

During his incredible career, Collina has been awarded the IFFHS World’s Best Referee title for six consecutive years from 1998. The Italian Football Association has also named him as the Serie A Referee of the Year on seven occasions between 1997 and 2005, in addition to him being inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

Having undertaken a multitude of corporate opportunities and sponsorship deals with companies such as Opel and the Pro Evolution Soccer video game franchise, Collina’s popularity is on par with football players and managers alike. An instantly recognisable character and sports speaker to anyone with an interest within football and sport, Pierluigi Collina is unquestionably a phenomenal addition to events and occasions as a motivational football speaker. His rise through the ranks to establishing himself as the most inspiring and extraordinary referee of his generation is something to behold and appreciate.

A well-loved official who has an extended ability as a sports speaker, book Pierluigi Collina today for your event.

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

  • Football Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Motivational & Inspirational
  • Drive & Determination