Matt Le Tissier
A truly gifted English footballer of his generation, Matt Le Tissier makes a charming awards host and after dinner speaker. He played throughout his career for Southampton FC and on many occasions for England. He has since become a football commentator and can be seen regularly on the award-winning football show, Soccer Saturday on Sky.
Matt Le Tissier is one of the most gifted English footballers of his generation. He played for Southampton FC and also represented his country, England. He is now a football commentator and appears on the award-winning football show, Soccer Saturday on Sky. He is a consummate and charming awards host and after dinner speaker.
Matt Le Tissier signed for Southampton in 1985 and remained there until 2002. He was a dedicated, loyal and committed player. During the 1989-1990 season he was voted PFA 'Player of the Year' and was one of the league's top goal scorers. He had such affection from his fans they nicknamed him Le God.
The following season he was awarded with the coveted 'Match of the Day Goal of the Season'. In 2000 Matt scored a penalty taking his tally of Premiership goals to one hundred, becoming one of only a small handful of players to do so.
He also had a reputation for never missing penalties - scoring an amazing forty-nine out of the fifty that he took for Southampton! Matt gained eight caps between 1994 and 1997.
Matt has worked as a football pundit and has also appeared on the Channel 4 show 'Countdown' as a special guest in dictionary corner.
In 2007 he had a Flybe plane named after him which he considered to be a great honour.
Matt Le Tissier is one of the most gifted English footballers of his generation. He is a consummate and charming awards host and after dinner speaker.