A prominent English footballer throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Alan Birchenall MBE had a varied and illustrious career in some of the nation’s best-known football clubs.
An ideal football speaker for events, Birchenall relates and engages with guests to ensure everyone can experience the trials and tribulations of elite sport.
Spotted by Sheffield United, Alan signed with then manager John Harris, becoming a prolific goal scorer for their Blades youth and reserve team.
Nicknamed ‘The Birch’, Alan soon cemented himself in the first team, playing over 120 times for club as well as scoring 37 goals.
Signing for Chelsea in 1967, Alan was one of the first players in the league to command a £100,000 price tag. Birchenall’s price tag was justifiable in the coming years, appearing 75 times for the team, scoring 20 goals and backing strikers up with skilful play-building style.
Describing the drive and determination it takes to be an elite footballer; Alan is an engaging football speaker who is sure to entertain any listener.
Moving to Leicester City after a short spell with Crystal Palace, Birchenall became one of the side’s favourite players amongst fans.
Making 163 appearances, for the side, Alan has become a stalwart figure at the club, still being heavily associated with hospitality events forty years on.
Alan uses his vast experience in hospitality as a sports speaker to make sure every guest has a wonderful time.
After his extensive career with Leicester City, Alan has played for the likes of Notts County, Blackburn, Hereford and the San Jose Earthquakes.
Alan’s diverse career has allowed him to see all aspects of the sport he loves so much, making him both an enthusiastic and knowledgeable football speaker.
An expert in hospitality, Alan is a club ambassador and host at Leicester City, proving his credentials as an ideal personality to appear in front of large audiences and deliver polished performances as an after-dinner speaker.
Book Alan Birchenall MBE as the football speaker for your corporate event or conference with the Champions Motivational agency, simply fill in our online form or speak to a booking agent directly on +44 1509 85 29 27.
At corporate events, Alan Birchenall is known to speak on the following topics:
- Football Speaker
- Sports Speaker
- Peak Performance
- Maximising Success
- Drive & Determination
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