Contact Us

Home » Speakers » Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock

Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock

An iconic figure of 90s football, Razor might have made his name as an uncompromising Premier League defender, but his focus these days has switched to health and wellbeing after his own battles with physical and mental health issues. Razor is a well-known household name and can appeal to all kinds of audiences with his tales of football, jungles and other adventures. He made his debut at Millwall and then went on to have a long football career playing for Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton, Liverpool, West Ham, Crystal Palace, and finally concluded his career as a player and coach at Swindon Town.


About Neil Ruddock

Since his retirement from football, Neil has gone on to take part in a number of reality television shows such as I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Celebrity Big Brother, Mr & Mrs, A League of your own, Big Star Little Star , Total Wipeout and many more.

After appearing in the popular TV show Harry’s Heroes, in which former manager Harry Redknapp brought ageing stars out of retirement and got them back on the football field, Razor struggled so much he ended up seeking medical help – leading to the life-changing diagnosis of a heart condition.

Determined to tackle the weight problem that was the main cause of his issues, he underwent surgery and changed his diet and drinking habits, losing seven stone and finding a new lease of life.

Taking part in the BBC’s Celebrity MasterChef nurtured his love for cooking and instilled a new love for creating healthy, wholesome meals.

Now, while he’s still happy to reminisce about his time on the pitch, when he enjoyed success with clubs including Liverpool and West Ham, he’s more likely to want to engage his audience in his approach to the challenges he’s faced since he retired from the game.

With a desire to motivate people to make their own lifestyle changes – whether working on a healthy eating regime or getting help with mental health issues – Razor is a captivating speaker, at once entertaining and inspiring, and a guaranteed success with any audience.

To book Neil Ruddock, contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email

Speech Topics
  • Football
  • Sports
  • Life on television
  • Looking after your physical and mental health

Here you can find links to books by Neil Ruddock. For bulk book orders for your event please speak with a member of the team.

Neil Ruddock after-dinner speaker

Booking Information


Latest News

Apr 08, 2024

Hilarious Motivational Comedians: Inspiration with Laughter

You may also like

Adrian Chiles

TV and radio presenter, skilled after-dinner speaker and conference host

Austin Healey

Former Leicester & England Rugby player

Glenn Hoddle

Former professional footballer and football manager

Peter Crouch

Former professional footballer

Frank Bruno

Boxer, Champion and Mental Health Advocate

Gareth Southgate

Manager of the England national football team

James Haskell

Retired rugby player

James Pearce

Communications Trainer and former BBC Sports News Correspondent

We would love to hear from you

Enquire here

Please don't hesitate to get in touch today and one of our experienced agents will get back to you.

Contact Form [CTA]

The Speakers Agency
Steven Bartlett, entrepreneur and keynote speaker
Browse By


Helen Lederer, comedian, awards host and actress who is best known for starring in Ab Fab.
Browse By

Annual Events

Simon Reeve, adventurer and after dinner speaker
Browse By


Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, diversity campaigner, keynote speaker and human rights activist
Browse By


Proudly Supporting
An image of the logo of Child Bereavement UK, the chosen charity supported by The Speakers Agency
Read More About Our Support

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Our former Managing Director Sylvia Tidy-Harris is one of their national Ambassadors and we are proud to support this great charity.

Stay In Touch

To stay up to date with the latest news and developments at The Speakers Agency please subscribe with your email below.