Sir Geoff Hurst MBE

1966 World Cup Team Striker

Football speaker, ex-player and manager Sir Geoff Hurst MBE was a member of the infamous 1966 World Cup winning English team and remains one of the most famous players of his generation. Now a successful businessman Sir Geoff retired in the late 1970’s and spent several years working as a manager, assistant manager and player-manager for Chelsea and his old team West Ham. However, following an unfortunate defeat against Swansea, Hurst left Chelsea and the world of football behind him and dedicated himself entirely to his business ventures.

Though he may be well into his seventies Sir Geoff Hurst MBE has established himself as both a businessman and football speaker, his experience as a player has provided him with a wealth of exciting and insightful stories and anecdotes to share with audiences; as the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final Hurst always draws a large crowd and his sports speaker presentations continue to inspire those with an interest in football even if they are far too young to remember the now almost mythical win of ’66.

The man that inspired the famous They think it’s all over… quote Sir Geoff Hurst MBE is one of the most popular football speakers working on the sports speaker circuit; his status as a veteran and champion mark him as a far more impressive choice than many modern day footballers and the longevity of his success both on and off the pitch demonstrates his determination and ambition.

Not only was Hurst one of the first footballers to be knighted but his contributions to football as a player, manager and sports speaker were recognised in 2004 when he was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame. In 1975 Hurst’s status as an inspirational figure, winning footballer and impressive sportsman were recognised when he was presented with an MBE by her Majesty the Queen; Sir Geoff maintains a positive public profile by contributing to charity as President of Sparks the Children’s Medical Research Charity.

To book Sir Geoff Hurst 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, Sir Geoff is known to cover the following topics:

  • International Football
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Performing Under Pressure
  • Sporting Success
  • 1966 World Cup
  • Team Motivation