Former Professional Footballer, After Dinner Speaker, Guest Apperances
When you cast your mind back to the World Cup of 1986 in Mexico every Englishman can remember the famous "Maradonna Hand of God".
But how many of you can remember who exchanged shirts with Maradonna at the end of that historic Argentinian victory.
After the game, Steve Hodge managed to exchange shirts with Maradona and the shirt has remained in Steve's possession to this day. He is often asked to bring his prized possession along to his many speaking engagements.
Steve Hodge started his senior career with Nottingham Forrest, where he had the "pleasure" of playing for the legendary Mr. Brian Clough. He also played for Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur, Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers and was capped 24 times by England. He made it to two World Cups, Mexico in 1986 and Italy in 1990.
Steve Hodge worked under some of the most successful managers in English football, not only Brian Clough but Terry Venables, Sir Bobby Robson, and Howard Wilkinson. He played alongside football legends Hoddle, Waddle and Ardiles in the great Spurs midfield of the 1980s. He also played with some the most iconic players of the past decades Paul Gascoigne, Eric Cantona and Roy Keane.
In 2010, Steve's autobiography 'THE MAN WITH MARADONA'S SHIRT' was published detailing a fascinating, behind-the-scenes glimpse of life at the top in football.
Steve Hodge played at the highest level in his sport and he has a wealth of stories to match. He is now establishing himself as one of the most gifted football speakers on the After Dinner and Sportmas's dinner circuit.
To hire Steve Hodge ex professional footballer and England International as the football after dinner speaker or top table guest for your next event please “enquire now” or call us on 01522 508355
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