Former Professional Footballer, After Dinner Speaker, Presentation Night Host, Guest Apperances
A kid from the back streets of Belfast to the Theatre of Dreams, Wembley and the World Cup; the football career of Norman Whiteside was not so much a fairy tale as a roller coaster ride of exquisite highs and devastating lows (due chronic injury).
A footballing career that spanned a decade included FA Cup triumphs for Manchester United in 1983 and 1985 when Norman scored in both Wembley cup finals. By the age of 21, he had played in two World Cup tournaments, gaining 38 full international caps for Northern Ireland during his career. In 1989, Norman left Manchester United for Everton, but after only 29 games, his football days were over at the untimely age of 26.
Injury forced the retirement of Norman Whiteside the footballer but determination and courage enabled a young man to re-invent himself and be an inspiration to a generation of football fans not only in Manchester and Belfast but also around the world.
Today Norman is an accomplished 'After dinner' speaker. When his footballing career was cut short by a persistent knee injury (at the age of 26) he obtained a degree in podiatry from Salford University.
After working for the Professional Footballers Association as a podiatrist for 8 years he now runs a private practice in Manchester. In addition Norman often works for Manchester United's commercial department on matchdays as a host.
To hire Norman Whiteside ex professional footballer and Northern Ireland International as the football speaker or top table guest for your next event please “enquire now” or call us on 01522 508355
Fees quoted are only an indication of what you might have to pay, and in no way constitute an offer of any kind. In some cases overnight accommodation, travel expenses and VAT may be charged in addition to the fee.