Neville Southall

Neville Southall, Football speaker


Neville Southall MBE is a former Everton and Wales Goalkeeper.

Southall was one of the greatest goalkeepers of his time.

He was a mainstay of the Everton and Wales team for over a decade, before moving into management.

He was born and bred in Llandudno and originally played centre back for his school team and Llandudno Swifts, alongside Joey Jones.

Neville Southall had unsuccessful trials for both Crewe Alexander and Bolton as a teenager, and so started his working life as a builder, playing for Conwy United, Bangor City and Winsford before being bought by Bury.

He was later spotted by Howard Kendall, one of Everton’s most successful managers, and was transferred to Goodison Park for £150,000 in 1981.

He was placed on loan to Port Vale for a few months, before Neville eventually made the No.1 Everton shirt his own.

He helped the Blues win the League Championship in 1985 and 1987, the FA Cup in 1984 and 1995 and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1985.

In 85′, Southall was also voted Player of the Year by the Football Writers Association, praised for his tremendous reflex skills and fearless presence in the Everton goal.

By the time he played his last game for Everton in November 1997, he had broken the club’s record for appearances, having played in 750 matches.

Neville Southall also broke records as one of the most capped Welsh players, making 93 appearances for his country during the 1980s and 1990s.

After his football career, Neville Southall had coaching experience with the Welsh national squad, Dagenham and Redbridge, Dover Athletic, Canvey Island and Molesey before finally going into management at Hastings United in 2004 until 2005.


Neville  is available as 

After Dinner Speaker for an event,

Football speaker for a sportsman's dinner

Speaker for a Golf Day

Guest speakers for hire

Ex Footballers After Dinner Speakers

To book football speaker Neville Southall for an event or conference or hire an after dinner speaker with Laughter UK Call 01524 733310 or contact us online.

If you would like to Book a Guest speaker, for an event give us a call

Football Speakers for Hire in the UK and Europe

Laughter UK provide Football Speakers for a wide variety of events such as, corporate events, sportsmans dinners, golf days, awards ceremonies, comedy and curry nights, theatre shows, pub & club entertainment, and many many more. We cover all areas of the UK including Lancashire and Cumbriain the North West of England. Laughter UK will be able to help you make the best choice of Football Speaker for your event. Our Football Speakers include the above personalities. Click on a link to view more information about any of our Football Speakers.

Frank McClintock
John McGovern
Wilf McGuinness
Duncan McKenzie
Frank McAvennie
Paul Merson
Jan Molby
Alan Mullery
Martin Peters
Graham Poll
Mickey Quinn
Kevin Ratcliffe
Lee Sharpe
Neil Ruddock
Joe Royle
Ian St John
Peter Shilton
John Sillett
Tommy Smith
Nobby Stiles
Mike Summerbee
Phil Stant
Alex Stepney
Dean Saunders
Dave Watson
John Barnes
Kenny Burns
Steve Daley
Tony Cottee
Pat Crerand
Tommy Docherty
Fred Eyre
David Fairclough
Paul Fletcher
Barry Fry
Tony Gale
Dermot Gallagher
Jimmy Greaves
Bruce Grobbelaar
Mark Halsey
Dieter Hamann
“Chopper” Harris
Roger Hunt
Sir Geoff Hurst
Norman Hunter
David Johnson
Joey Jones
Alan Kennedy
Kevin Keegan
Steve Kindon
Denis Law
Ray Wilkins
Robbie Fowler
Steve Claridge
John Aldridge
Arthur Albiston
Clive Allen
Ron Atkinson
Viv Anderson
Gordon Banks
John Barnes
Dave Bassett
Peter Beardsley
John Beresford
Bob “The Cat” Bevan
Peter Bonetti
Sir Trevor Brooking
Craig Brown
Steve Bruce
Kenny Burns
Mark Bright
Steve Bull
Sir Bobby Charlton
Jack Charlton
Alan Clarke
Ray Clemence
George Cohen
Stuart Pearce

Get in touch with Laughter UK

Call 01524 733310
or email us today