Tony Adams MBE

Former Premier League player, manager and alcoholic

Tony Adams

The founder of his own addiction relief charity, A Sporting Chance, Tony Adams MBE is one of those motivational speakers on whom the word ‘legendary’ sits very comfortably.

Author of the best-selling book ‘Addicted’, the former Arsenal football player has used his own difficult experiences battling alcoholism and drug addiction to help others in a truly inspirational way. Adams is a high-profile figure, due to his 22 years (and 669 appearances) with Arsenal where he helped the club win four Premier League titles, three FA Cups, a few Community Shields and the UEFA League.

Adams has many riveting stories to tell about his time at Arsenal where the motivational speaker played alongside some of the greatest players of his era and worked under four markedly different managers – Arsène Wenger, George Graham, Glenn Hoddle and Terry Venables. One such story is that he turned down two offers from Manchester United to leave Arsenal. Adams chose to stay and, he says, “I found my salary tripled”.

Well-respected and admired throughout the sport, Tony Adams also has experience of managing various football clubs, including Wycombe Wanderers, Portsmouth, and Gabala FC of Azerbaijan. But it is his strength and fortitude to come back from the brink that has made Tony a genuinely motivational speaker.

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