Ronnie Whelan

Ronnie Whelan

Ronnie Whelan Former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland Footballer and Entertaining After Dinner Speaker

Ronnie Whelan made a massive contribution to Liverpool's triumphs under Bob Paisley and Kenny Dalglish in the 1980′s winning six League title medals, three FA Cup, a European Cup and three Milk Cup medals.

A natural footballer, Whelan was signed by Paisley from Home Farm in his native Dublin in October 1979, just after his 18th birthday. He gave a hint of things to come by scoring on his debut against Stoke in April 1981, the first of 73 goals scored for Liverpool in almost 500 senior appearances. He had a talent for scoring spectacular and crucial goals, including a magnificent swerving shot that beat Manchester United at Wembley in the 1983 Milk Cup Final, the year after he scored twice at the same venue in the final of the same competition against Tottenham.

As well as fierce shooting power Whelan's lean build incorporated tigerish tackling ability. Later in his Anfield career he captained Liverpool and switched inside to a central midfield role.

Whelan emulated his father, Ronnie senior, by representing the Republic of Ireland, for whom he won 53 caps. He left Anfield in 1994 to manage Southend, followed by a spell in charge of Greek club Panionios and then Olympiakos Nicosia of Cyprus.

Ronnie will share the stories from those glory days at Liverpool when you book him for an After Dinner Function or Sportsman's Dinner.

To hire Ronnie Whelan ex professional footballer and Republic of 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.

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