Clarke Carlisle

Former Chair PFA

Clarke Carlisle is a TV and radio presenter and is noted as an eloquent, insightful voice of the modern game, gaining a great deal of acclaim and recognition in his work speaking up against racism, homophobia and other excesses of the game on and off the pitch.

"Widely regarded as one of the most eloquent professional footballers"

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  • Sports


He presents in English.

How he presents

Clarke excels when talking of teamwork, overcoming challenges, winning and motivation. He tailors his talks to the occasion and takes any requirements needed for his clients into careful consideration.

In Detail

Clarke made his debut for Blackpool before moving to Queens Park Rangers. He then had spells at Leeds United and Watford before joining Burnley. In 2000 he was selected by Howard Wilkinson and won three caps for the England under-21s. He retired at the end of the 2012-2013 season after making over 500 appearances at senior level. Clarke has experienced the very highs of professional sport and was a successful chariman of the PFA (Professional Footballers' Association).Clarke has featured on news and sports programmes on ITV, Sky and the BBC, including Match of the Day 2.


Clarke talks about diversity and culture change in a game traditionally associated with macho behaviour. He offers a unique perspective on stories within the sport. He uses his expertise and insight to stimulate, motivate and inspire his audiences.



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