Viv Anderson MBE

Nottingham Forest and Manchester Utd Legend


One of the most accomplished and renowned footballers of his time, Viv Anderson MBE is a terrific football speaker for events and functions. Best known for his ten years at Nottingham Forest, Viv is known for being the first black player to represent England in a full international match.

A stalwart figure in the Nottingham Forest team after the arrival of Brian Clough, Viv played an influential role in taking the side from the second division to winning the first division and the league cup just a year later. Called up to England in 1978, Viv’s form for his club had led to a wonderful season, combining his tackling ability with pace to provide devastating counterattacks. Delivering anecdotal tales as a football speaker, Viv recalls his time in the limelight of football and the adversity he faced at the time.

Moving onto the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United, Viv continued his run of peak performance, playing for England in World Cups and adding to his reputation as a reliable player with strong leadership qualities. An ideal after dinner speaker for events, Viv is an engaging character who compels audiences with his ability to entertain and interact with an audience.

Taking on managerial positions after his playing career, Viv’s leadership qualities were shown once again, an attribute applicable to both business and sporting environments as a football speaker.

To book football speaker Viv Anderson MBE as an after dinner speaker for your event with the Champions Speakers agency, simply fill in our online form or call us on +44 1509 85 29 27.


  • Football Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Leadership
  • Achieving Goals
  • Success Maximisation
  • Overcoming Adversity

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