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Best Football World Cup Speakers

It’s fair to say that the upcoming 2022 World Cup is going to be very different from anything we’ve seen before. The first-ever winter tournament, there’s been plenty of controversies ahead of the competition in Qatar, which gets underway in November.

Benny Lawrence
9 Nov 2021

Instead of bathing in beer gardens as football fans nervously watch on, it’s more likely we’ll need our winter coats as we head to the pub for the dreaded penalty shootout.

But, despite the differences that will also include a mid-season break for the Premier League, one thing that is sure to remain the same is the gathering of the world’s greatest players and teams. As will the hopes and dreams of millions of fans as they wonder if it’ll be their team that lifts the iconic World Cup trophy on 18th December.

If you’re looking for a leading football speaker for a corporate event that can get your audiences in the mood, Evolve is here to help. The football guest speakers that we provide are all greats of the game, and will be able to enhance any occasion with their unrivalled knowledge and insight on the sport.

Check out a selection of our football speakers for hire below.

David Seaman


One of England’s most revered goalkeepers, David Seaman was selected for his country in three World Cups. The former Arsenal keeper is famed for his iconic ponytail and acrobatic ability between the sticks that saw him represent his country on 75 occasions.

This included at the 2002 World Cup where he was the unfortunate recipient of Ronaldinho’s brilliance that saw Brazil eliminate the Three Lions at the quarter-finals in Japan and South Korea.

When booked as a football speaker, David will be able to discuss his experiences on the big stage, as well as offer his views on the current crop of England goalkeepers.

Ally McCoist

Scotland has struggled to qualify for many World Cups in the modern era, but one man who does know what it’s like to represent the Tartan Army on the world stage is Ally McCoist.

The Rangers legend played 61 times for his country, including at the 1990 World Cup in Italy where Scotland was eliminated at the group stage. Despite his nation’s absence, Ally has worked at a whole host of World Cups over the years in the capacity of a pundit and commentator for TV and Radio.

Ally’s skills with the mic have been roundly praised, particularly among fans on social media. With his humorous and joyous commentary a highlight of many an international tournament, Ally can bring this charisma and charm to your next event and is regarded as one of the industry’s most popular football guest speakers.

Paul Ince

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Former Manchester United, Liverpool and West Ham midfielder Paul Ince played 53 times for England and was well-known for his tough, no-nonsense style that saw him dominate many a midfield over the course of his career.

When it comes to the World Cup, Paul was part of England’s 1998 squad that England eliminated on penalties against Argentina in France. Paul was one of the players to, unfortunately, miss his spot-kick, and at his speaking events is able to recall this experience and how he was able to bounce back.

With England only winning one penalty shootout in World Cup history, it’s been the curse of the Three Lions on many occasions, and Paul is able to give his insight on the fearsome event as well as discuss England’s general chances of success in Qatar.

Gary Neville

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While best known for his career at Manchester United where he won every honour available in the game, Gary Neville also played for England at five major tournaments including two World Cups in 1998 and 2006.

Unfortunately, as is the case with many of his generation, both World Cups he was involved in ended in penalty shootout defeat. Gary was also England’s assistant manager at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and his experiences as both a player and coach make him the perfect football speaker for any occasion.

In recent years Gary has established a reputation for being one of the country’s best football pundits and analysts, and he can bring his fresh, sharp insight to every event he attends.

Harry Redknapp

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When searching for football speakers for hire, you’ll be hard-pressed to find many with as much experience and longevity in the game as Harry Redknapp. The former Tottenham, West Ham and Southampton manager has spent over 50 years in the game as both a player, manager and football speaker.

Once the fan’s choice to be England manager, despite never getting the top job he regularly keeps an eye on the national team and is sure to be cheering the Three Lions on in Qatar this winter. When hired as a football speaker, Harry can discuss at length England’s hopes, while also entertaining audiences with fascinating anecdotes with a lifetime in the game.

At Evolve, we’re home to a whole host of excellent football speakers who can enhance your corporate or personal event. If you’re looking to hire ex-footballers who can engage, inspire and entertain audiences everywhere, contact Evolve today.

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