FORMER ENGLAND & PREMIERSHIP FOOTBALLER | ENGLAND COACH | AUTHOR & TV PUNDIT
Chris Waddle is one of the England’s most recognisable footballing stars of the 80s and 90s and as such is an illuminating after dinner speaker who can talk comfortably about his myriad sporting experiences at any after dinner event. Sadly, for Chris, he is probably most synonymous with a heart-breaking penalty miss against West Germany in the semi-final of the 1990 FIFA World Cup, just minutes after cracking the ball against the post in normal time when the scores were locked at 1-1.
In Domestic terms, Waddle played for a bunch of teams including Sunderland, Burnley, Torquay, Tottenham, Newcastle United and – rarely for an English player – even made himself at home playing for French side Olympique de Marseille. It was with Marseille he saw most success, wining the French Championship three times.
He was awarded the 1993 Football Writers Footballer of the Year Award in England for his consistently excellent performances for Sheffield Wednesday. In his long career, Waddle scored a total of 147 goals but equally memorably, also sang alongside his 1990 England team mates on the New Order penned hit “World in Motion.” Having played in England and France, and on the World stage, Chris has plenty of stories from international football.
Chris works with Sport Endorse in conjunction with Simon Dent Mgt.