Bruce Grobbelaar

Bruce Grobbelaar

Former Professional Footballer, After Dinner Speaker, Guest Apperances

Signed from Canadian club Vancouver Whitecaps for 250,000 by Bob Paisley in March 1981, Grobbelaar was prematurely plunged into the daunting role of succeeding Ray Clemence when the England Goalkeeper left for Tottenham a few months later.

But the eccentric South African-born Zimbabwe international rose to the challenge and was Liverpool´s last line of defence in a stream of triumphs at home and abroad.

Occasionally his self-confidence on the pitch backfired but his showmanship and exhibitionism could not detract from Grobbelaar´s undoubted talent and remarkable agility.

He made more than 600 appearances in 13 years at Anfield, which brought him 13 major medals comprising 6 League titles, a European Cup, three FA Cup and 3 League Cups, ironically a total which was matched by Clemence over his 2-club career.

Grobelaar´s goal-line wobble against Roma in the dramatic 1984 European Cup Final penalty shoot-out, which prompted Graziani to miss, is an enduring memory.

He joined Southampton in 1994, later playing for Plymouth, Bury, Lincoln City, Motherwell, Chesham United and Northwich Victoria, coaching Zimbabwe and managing in South Africa.

Bruce delivers a very interesting after dinner speach and always gets asked some interesting question.

To hire Bruce Grobbelaar ex professional footballer and Zimbabwe International as the football speaker or top table guest for your next event please “enquire now” or call us on 01522 508355

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