Terry Butcher

International Football Player & Manager

British football speaker, player and manager Terry Butcher spent more than ten years as a part of England’s international team, took part in no less than three World Cups and had an almost twenty-year senior career playing for a number of English and Scottish teams. Retiring in the mid-1990’s Butcher has gone on to work as a football speaker and pundit for both print and broadcast media as well managing several teams all over the world including his own previous teams Sunderland and Coventry City.

Born in Singapore, Terry Butcher spent a total of eight years at Ipswich Town where he enjoyed much success as the team’s centre back. Upon retiring as a professional player Terry has returned to work as a sports speaker for the club as well as appearing at numerous after dinner speaker events for the clubs he managed.

Extending his career beyond British shores Terry also worked as a football speaker and coach in Australia, where he managed Sydney FC for a year. However, Terry Butcher remains strongly associated with English and Scottish teams and, unlike many of his contemporaries, divided his playing and coaching career evenly across the border playing for both Rangers and Clydebank and managing Inverness, Hibernian and Motherwell.

Now a dedicated sports speaker Terry Butcher is a much sought after member of the after-dinner speaker circuit; he has also worked as a football speaker for BBC Radio Five Live and provided commentary on a number of high profile matches.

To book Terry Butcher as the football speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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

  • Football Speaker
  • International Football
  • Football Management
  • Sporting Success

“Terry was just superb and really really professional. He did a great job for us and we’re super excited about getting the final edit done and seeing the end results!!”
David HughesDevelopment Director Europe, SafeStart International

“It was a great day! Terry was a great speaker and entertainer, very nice man, friendly to all. He made the day very special, a true legend.”
Alan MorriceHemel Hempstead FC

“The event went very well, Terry was a real gentleman and a great guest.”
Darren IngramChief Operating Officer, Velocity Composites Plc.

“I’ve Hosted/MC’d over 120 Lunch/Dinners at the Club and had some really great Sporting Speakers, but I have to say Terry was one of the nicest blokes we have had the pleasure of welcoming to the 1st Central County Ground, Hove. He mixed with all the guests before and after the lunch, signing autographs and posing for photos- nothing was too much trouble for him! I held an interview Q&A with him and then opened it up to questions from the floor. Terry had some great stories around his England, Rangers and Ipswich times as well as Maradona and Gazza. Terry went down a storm with all our Guests and I would highly recommend him. The feedback was first-class.” – Tony, Sussex Cricket Club