Steve Claridge is an English football player, pundit and coach who is available as an after dinner speaker through Champions.
Born in Portsmouth, he has spent a number of periods with teams from Hampshire and Dorset, having begun his career with non-league Fareham Town in 1983.
After failing to gain a permanent contract at local league club Bournemouth, Steve spent three years at Weymouth, clocking up 28 goals in over 100 appearances.
From 1988 until 1996 he played for a number of Football League teams, before moving to Leicester City with whom he played in the Premier League and won the 1997 Football League Cup.
In 1998 Steve moved to Portsmouth, where he was also player manager from 2000–2001. After a spell with Millwall, he dropped down to the Southern Premier League to work as player-manager for former club Weymouth.
After this ended in 2004, he turned out for a number of significant clubs including Wycombe Wanderers and Bradford City, clocking up over a thousand professional games as a footballer.
Formally retiring from football in 2007, Steve moved into media work for the BBC. A respected pundit, he is articulate, approachable and relatable, making him perfect at offering his audience an in-depth insight into the world of professional football.
To book Steve Claridge for your event as an after dinner or football speaker, contact Champions Motivational Speakers by filling out our online booking form, or calling us on +44 1509 85 29 27.