Ronnie Whelan

Liverpool Legend & Football Speaker

Irish football speaker and player Ronnie Whelan is probably best known for his long and successful career at Liverpool during the team’s highly impressive run through the 1980’s seasons. Now making regular appearances on both British and Irish television Ronnie is a regular contributor and sports speaker for Irish broadcaster RTE Sport. In more recent years Ronnie has also cultivated an enviable career as a guest and after dinner speaker at both corporate and sporting events.

Playing for Liverpool from 1979 until 1994 Ronnie Whelan continues to be one of the clubs most well respected players, coming in the top thirty players named in a poll of 110,000 Liverpool fans titled The 100 players that shook the Kop. Whilst with the team Whelan helped his team garner a whopping 6 Football League First Division Cups, three FA Cups and three League Cups, not to mention the 1983/84 European Cup win. In his capacity as football speaker Ronnie looks back on his time at Liverpool with much fondness.

He discusses his role as team Captain following an injury to Alan Hansen in the 1988-1989 season and, coupling his proficiency as a sports speaker with his own personal love of the game, provides a unique and hugely entertaining insight into the club’s history.

Whelan retired in the mid 1990’s to become a dedicated football speaker and manager, over the next ten years he would go on to manage teams in both the UK and Europe. During this time he also developed a prolific career as an after dinner speaker and has toured England and Ireland sharing his experiences and entertaining football enthusiasts with his memories of both national and international football.

To book Ronnie Whelan 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 at corporate events, Ronnie is known to cover the following topics:

  • Football Speaker
  • Sporting Success
  • International Football
  • Charity Football
  • The Premier League
  • 66′ World Cup

Watch some of the highlights of Ronnie’s career, here: