Roy Keane

Former Professional Footballer & Nottingham Forest Assistant Manager

Roy Keane is one of the most successful Irish football players in history. His 19 trophies put him at the top of the list alongside fellow Manchester United alumnus Denis Irwin. In his early career, Roy was a big name in international football as part of the squad for the 1988 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship and the Republic of Ireland national under-19 team – for which he won man of the match in the final, winning game.

During his twelve-year career with Manchester United, Roy’s career saw great highs, as well as more turbulent incidences, which ensured that he made his name as an influential player and captain. After spending four years as a player, Roy became captain in 1997, a role he would hold for four years, during which he led the team to many victories and titles and played a huge part in the early careers of now-household names David Beckham and Paul Scholes. Overall, he won seven Premier League titles, four FA Cups and one Champions Leagues he forged a reputation as one of the league’s toughest midfielders.

After leaving Manchester United in 2005, Roy began playing for Celtic, before announcing his retirement from professional football six months later. Since retirement, Roy has continued his heavy involvement in the sport, managing Sunderland for three years, Ipswich Town for two and undertaking the role of assistant manager for Republic of Ireland in 2013, which he still holds.

With a rich and colourful football career and many anecdotes and stories to tell, Roy Keane is a sought-after after dinner speaker, who thrills football fans with his frank commentary and blunt opinions on the sport, players and results.

To book Roy Keane 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, Roy is known to cover the following topics:

  • The Premier League
  • Irish Football
  • International Football
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • 1990s Football