Paul Merson is one of the characters of football, enjoying a successful professional football career as well as turning his hand to managerial and punditry work. Known for his playmaking ability and, Merson’s career span from 1985 to 2006 with a number of elite clubs and his national side. An ideal football speaker for events, Paul describes the drive and determination needed to perform at a high level consistently combined with the ability to perform under the pressure of a huge fan following, making him one of the most desirable sports speakers on the after dinner speaker circuit.
Beginning his career at Arsenal in 1984 as an apprentice, Paul made his debut for the side in 1986 against Manchester City, before becoming a permanent figure in the team towards the late eighties. Winning numerous trophies with the Gunners, Paul enjoyed the success of professional football in one of the most competitive arenas in the world. Merson played for Arsenal 423 times in total, scoring 99 goals in all competitions before moving to Middlesborough for a record £5 million pound fee. Playing for a highly successful club like Arsenal has given Paul the insight into life at the top, allowing him to deliver intriguing talks as a football speaker.
Paul first played for his national side in 1991, playing in a friendly against Germany. Also playing in the 1992 Euro Championship, 1994 World Cup and 1998 World Cup, Merson racked up 21 caps for his country, scoring on three occasions and playing part in a team that had one of the most successful runs for England in the modern era of the sport.
A wonderful sports speaker, Paul ensures the whole audience feel a part of his journey in professional football and enjoys engaging with the crowd and putting his punditry work to use during talks about the game currently. Offering his intriguing views and opinions, Paul is sure to spark up debate and guarantee an interesting evening for guests.
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