Steve Hodge

Former World Cup football player for England

Motivational speaker Steve Hodge has represented England on the football pitch and played for such high-profile league clubs as Aston Villa, Leeds United, Nottingham Forest (twice), Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur.

Steve’s main claim to fame in an England shirt is playing a key role in the team beating Poland in the 1986 World Cup, in particular in assisting striker Gary Lineker to score a famous hat-trick.

However, he is also known as the defender who – in a match against Argentina later on in the tournament – leapt for the ball at the same time as goalkeeper Peter Shilton, only to let Diego Maradona score his infamous ‘hand of God’ goal which won the game and knocked England out of the World Cup.

After a career spanning nearly 20 years, Steve retired in 1998 and moved into football management, coaching and motivational speaking.

Today, he entertains audiences with his stories of experiences on the international stage and at the sharp end of club football. And he enlightens delegates about how the Maradona episode has affected him throughout his life, in particular how England fans remember his time as part of the team.

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