Date & Time : 6 December 2017 from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location : The Queens Hotel
Guest Speakers : Tony Dorigo, Steve Hodge, John Lukic & Dean Saunders, hosted by Mark Clemmit
The prestigious Professional Footballers’ Association Lunch returns to Leeds this December for an afternoon of festive entertainment with players from the historic Leeds United 1st Division champions team and the hilarious former footballer & manager Dean Saunders
The PFA Lunch is a great occasion to entertain clients, colleagues and friends, where you and your guests will enjoy a fabulous 3 course lunch before sitting back to be entertained by our guest speakers . This is one hospitality event you won’t want to miss.
In 1992, Leeds United were crowned League champions, the last team to win the First Division before it’s re-branding to The Premier League the following season and the last time a team would win the top flight of English football with an English manager, Howard Wilkinson. To remember the occasion, we are going to be joined by 3 players of that historic team for an afternoon of fabulous entertainment and recollection.
Having previously played for Aston Villa and Chelsea, Tony moved to Leeds for the 91/92 season and won the division with the club and the fans player of the year award. He stayed with the club until 1997, when he joined Italian side Torino. Tony won 15 caps for England and was a part of the Italia ’90 World Cup squad.
After playing for Tottenham, Notts Forest and Aston Villa, Steve, like Dorigo, joined Leeds in 1991 winning the championship medal in his first season with the club. He played for England on 24 occasions and when only 3 caps into his International career was given a place in the Mexico ’86 World Cup squad and famously swapped shirts with Diego Maradona after the “Hand of God” match which knocked England out of the competition.
John spent his entire footballing career at only two clubs, Leeds United and Arsenal, having two spells with each club. He made a total of 668 league appearances and played at the highest level of English football in four separate decades, a feat he shares with only a handful of other players. He is also a player who won the league with two different teams which can be claimed by only a small number of players.
One of the funniest footballing speakers, Dean had a prolific footballing career. He played for Wales on 75 occasions and is one of their most capped players of all time and one of their highest scoring strikers. Having hung up his boots Dean went on to manage a number of clubs and is rapidly becoming a favourite football pundit and commentator.
Our host for the afternoon, Mark Clemmit, known to many as Clem, can be seen most Saturday afternoon’s on both BBC One’s “Football Focus” and “Final Score” having established himself as one of English football’s most familiar faces and voices.