Alan Brazil

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However, with Celtic showing no interest in signing a young Brazil, he journeyed south of the border, joining Bobby Robson's Ipswich Town in 1973.

It was at Ipswich that Alan would enjoy his best football. Making over 200 appearances and scoring 80 goals for the 'Tractor Boys,' Alan lifted the UEFA Cup in 1981. That same season the club narrowly missed out on winning the League.

Whilst at Ipswich Town, Alan made his first appearance for Scotland and played a further 12 times for his country, including the 1982 World Cup finals campaign in Spain.

Alan went on to play for Manchester United and Coventry City and Tottenham Hotspur, where he won the UEFA Cup for a second time. However, in the mid 1980s aged just 27, his playing career was ended with a serious back injury.

Fortunately for Alan, his engaging personality was to help him carve out a new career as a broadcaster. Appearances on his local radio station soon brought him to the attention of Sky Sports, where he spent most of the 1990's as a match summarizer and co-commentator.

However, it was at the national speech radio station talkSPORT that Alan was to find his natural broadcasting home. His fondness for going out and having a good time, coupled with his philosophy on life, meant that Alan might possibly turn up, on occasion, a little worse for wear. And therein lay the genius of his show - behaviour that was at times frustrating for the producers suddenly became compulsive listening for millions of listeners, as Alan's life off-air became inextricably linked to his show on-air.

Today, the 'Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast' has a weekly audience of 1.2 million listeners, making it one of the most listened-to radio shows in the country.

In 2006, Alan penned his hilariously engaging autobiography, the aptly named 'There's an Awful Lot of Bubbly in Brazil'. This was a collection of fresh stories of japes, pranks and mishaps, which usually either started or ended with Alan sipping from a bottle of bubbly. Described by one critic as, 'a life-enhancing antidote to the bland life-stories of a gaggle of young Premier League superstars', Alan's book became that year's surprise bestseller.

When not appearing on radioTV or writing, Alan tries to find the time for one of his great passions, golf.

To book Alan Brazil, contact Emkay Entertainments Agency via mark@emkayentertainments.net. Alternatively, speak to a booking agent directly on 01506 855 555.

Alan Brazil... well, where do you start?

International footballer, double UEFA Cup winner, broadcaster, all round good guy and bon viveur, Alan Brazil's motto is 'you're only here for a visit' and this philosophy is reflected in the way he lives his life.

Born in 1959, within a stone's throw of Parkhead, home of Glasgow Celtic FC, Alan showed promise as a footballer from an early age. He was soon playing for Celtic Boys Club, under the watchful eye of legendary Celtic manager Jock Stein.

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