The goalkeeper of Manchester United when they became the first English team to win the European Cup, Alex Stepney was one of the most revered players of his time. Initially joining Tooting & Mitcham United, Stepney was spotted by Millwall who signed him on as an amateur in 1963, only to become a professional within two months thanks to his obvious potential. An ideal football speaker for both sporting and business events, Alex is a compelling character who can instill core values related to peak performance and maximising success.
Joining Manchester United in 1966 for £55,000, Stepney made his debut later the same year in a match against Manchester City. With Stepney in goal, United went on to win the 1967 League, giving them automatic qualification into the European Cup. Stepney played an elemental role in the European campaign, taking his side to the final at Wembley were he faced Benfica striker Eusebio, creating the memorable moment of the save of a close range shot leading to Eusebio’s applause of Stepney despite the ongoing game. Manchester eventually won the final 4-1 after extra time. Describing matches such as this as an after dinner speaker, Stepney’s compelling repertoire will keep audiences entertained throughout.
The only United player to feature in team of both the European Cup in 1969 and the 1977 FA Cup winning side. Playing his last game for Manchester in April 1978, Stepney has appeared for the side 546 times, keeping 175 clean sheets. Alex is also Manchester United’s highest ever scoring goalkeeper, thanks to his occasional appearance on the other side of a penalty. A consummate professional, Alex has addressed hundreds of audiences as a sports speaker, guaranteeing a polished performance for your event.
An ideal personality for events, Alex Stepney can engage with guests and give them an insight into what top-flight football was really like in his era. Interacting with audience members during talks as an football speaker, Alex enjoys participating in question and answer sessions, allowing anyone to learn the answers to questions they have held for years.
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