Kenny Burns


Kenny Burns, football speaker


Playing a vital role in Nottingham Forest’s European successes, Kenny Burns is a former international Scottish footballer who enjoyed a hugely successful career spanning 22 years. A compelling guest at events, Kenny has addressed numerous audiences as a football speaker, enabling listeners to experience the life of a professional footballer.

Beginning his career at Rangers as an apprentice, Kenny left for Birmingham City in 1971 aged 17. Kenny played both as a defender and striker for the club before moving to Nottingham Forest for £150,000 in 1977, whilst being converted back to being solely a central defender.

Proving to be a resounding success in his new role at the back, Burns was voted the FWA Footballer of the Year for the 1977-78 season, with his side also winning the First Division title in the process. With a defensive partnership alongside Larry Lloyd, Burns was an influential figure in his side during the side’s European campaigns over the next three seasons. Nottingham Forest would go on to win both the 1979 and 1980 European tournaments. Kenny is one of the most desirable after dinner speakers thanks to his ability to instil values of success maximisation and peak performances into business and sporting environments alike.

Burns left Nottingham Forest for Leeds United in 1981 after the club accepted a £400,000 fee. Burns played for the Yorkshire side until 1984, appearing 56 times whilst living up to his reputation as a skilful and reliable defender. Discussing issues such as drive and determination as an after dinner speaker, Kenny inspires audiences to achieve all they can be.

After Leeds United, Kenny played for a multitude of clubs including Derby County, Barnsley and Elfsborg before retiring in 1993. Burns’ varied and diverse career has led him to experience a large amount within the professional game, making him a hugely intriguing sports speaker.



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Kenny Burns is available for

Sportsman's dinners, Award ceremonies, presentation night, ETC



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