Ian Rush MBE

Ian Rush football soccer speaker at Great British Speakers

Born in 1961 in St Asaph, the Welsh striker made his name at club level in Liverpool but it was when he played for Wales, his national team that he earned the adulation of a nation, scoring a record-breaking 28 times in 78 appearances between 1980 and 1996.

Throughout his career, Ian Rush found the back of the net with unerring regularity for both club and country, he is one of the British game’s naturally talented and feared goalscorer.

First capped against Scotland in 1980 with a 1-0 defeat in Glasgow, Rush quickly became a star of the side although Wales never qualified for a major tournament to provide the prolific forward with the international stage of his talents deserved, he remained one of the worlds most widely respected goal scorers.

At club level Rush played for Liverpool F.C. from 1980-1987 and 1988-1996, and is the club's all-time leading goalscorer, having scored a total of 346 goals in all competitions during his two spells at the club. At an international level, he made 73 appearances for the Wales national football team and remains the record goalscorer for his country with 28 goals between 1980 and 1996.

Regarded as one of the greatest ever Liverpool players, Rush came 3rd in the 100 Players Who Shook The Kop – an official Liverpool fan poll. He also had short spells with Chester City, Juventus, Leeds United, Newcastle United, Sheffield United, Wrexham and Sydney Olympic. Since retiring as a player in 2000, Rush has had a stint as manager of Chester City (2004–05) and has worked as a television football pundit. He is also acclaimed for his moustache

Ian Rush is available to speak at events to help raise the profile of a cause or organisation. He also attends charity golf days, sportsman’s events and other hospitality occasions. Whether you are raising money, promoting a business or organising a conference, Ian Rush is the perfect after dinner speaker. The most famous number 9 in football can provide that extra gravitas for your cause. Motivational Corporate Hospitality and Sporting Dinner

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