A legendary player, most notably for Manchester United and England, Teddy Sheringham was most recently the player-manager of Stevenage. During his lengthy career, Sheringham played as the striker and for nearly three decades has devoted his life to the sport. Taking a look back into where this passion was first kindled, you’ll see his career started with Millwall, where he remains the club’s second all-time leading scorer with 111 goals.
Being one of the best strikers in the sport, he left to join First Division Nottingham Forest. The real turning point for Sheringham was when he scored Forest’s first ever Premier League goal. His talent didn’t go unrecognised and he was signed by Tottenham Hotspur. After five seasons at Spurs, Sheringham joined Manchester United where he won three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, one UEFA Champions League, an Intercontinental Cup and an FA Charity Shield.
In 2001, he was named both the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year. The pinnacle of his career came when he scored the equaliser and provided the assist for Manchester United‘s winning goal in the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final against Bayern Munich. After leaving Manchester United at the end of the 2000–01 season, Sheringham re-joined Tottenham Hotspur, where he was a losing finalist in the 2001–02 Football League Cup. He spent one season at newly promoted Portsmouth, scoring the club’s first Premier League goal, before joining West Ham United, where he helped the club gain promotion from the 2004–05 Football League Championship. The following season, Sheringham appeared for West Ham in the 2006 FA Cup Final, becoming the third-oldest player to appear in an FA Cup Final.
Sheringham is currently the ninth-highest goalscorer in Premier League history with 147 goals, and is the competition’s 19th-highest appearance maker. He holds the record as the oldest outfield player to appear in a Premier League match (40 years, 272 days) and the oldest player to score in a Premier League match (40 years, 268 days). Sheringham was capped 51 times for the England national team, scoring 11 times. He appeared in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups, as well as the 1996 UEFA European Championship.
While Sheringham retired from competitive football at the end of the 2007–08 season with Colchester United, at the age of 42, he has since completed hi coaching badges and was appointed as the manager of Stevenage in May 2015. He also registered himself as a player at the club in November of that year, aged 49.
To book Teddy Sherringham as the football speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.
When at corporate events, Teddy is known to cover the following topics:
- Drive & Determination
- Peak Performance
- Overcoming Adversity
- Manchester United
- The Premier League
- Colchester United
- Tottenham Hotspur
Watch Teddy talking about his career here: