Ian St. John. After Dinner Speaker, former footballer, TV Presenter, Saint and Greavsey, Awards Host, Announcer, Ian St John was Liverpoolís record signing when brought from Scottish club side Motherwell for £37,500 and would soon settle into a successful Liverpool side under the guidance of Bill Shankly and partner Roger Hunt. During his time at Anfield, Liverpool won 2 domestic championships and the club's first FA Cup against Leeds United in 1965, where Ian scored the winner with a diving header.

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Ian St John was Liverpoolís record signing when brought from Scottish club side Motherwell for £37,500 and would soon settle into a successful Liverpool side under the guidance of Bill Shankly and partner Roger Hunt. During his time at Anfield, Liverpool won 2 domestic championships and the club's first FA Cup against Leeds United in 1965, where Ian scored the winner with a diving header.

St Johnís arrival at Anfield marked the start of the clubís rise to pre-eminence in English football, where Ian was the attacking spark the team had been waiting for. In later seasons St John would play a deeper midfield role, giving him a platform on which to show his all-round abilities. After an exceptionally successful career as a player Ian went into club management before moving into the media.

Ian is a very good orator and is much in demand as an after dinner speaker with his insight and knowledge of football from Bill Shankly to modern Premiership football. Ianís style of speaking is both informative and anecdotal with a lot of humour, additionally Ian is available for golf days, corporate seminars and personal appearances.

As well as playing golf (handicap of 13) Ian also runs a highly successful soccer coaching school for young players (Ian St John Soccer camps). Other hobbies include travel, gardening and reading as well as being a keen sports watcher.

The Saint Facts....

Born: 7 June 1938, Motherwell, Scotland

Football Career:

Played for Motherwell FC from 1958-61
Joined Liverpool F.C. in May 1961 for a Club Record Transfer Fee of £37,500
Scored the winning goal in the 1965 FA Cup Final, Liverpool beat Leeds Utd 2-I
Scored the quickest hat-trick in Scottish history, 3 goals in 150 seconds for Motherwell V Hibernian
Playing Honours:

3 League Championships
FA Cup Winners Medal
Cup Winners Cup Final Hampden Park 1966
Scottish International Caps: 21

Management Career:

Coventry City Assistant Manager 1972-73
Motherwell Manager 1973-74
Portsmouth Manager 1974-77
Sheffield Wednesday Assistant Manager 1978-79

Television Career:

Joined Granada Television in 1978
Presented 'On The Ball' for World Of Sport in 1979
Teamed up with Jimmy Greaves in 1984 to present Saint & Greavsie
ITV Commentator for World Cups in '78, '82, '86 & 1990
European Championships Commentator '80, '84, '88, '92 & 1996
Hosted Sport in Question in 1995

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