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Chris Coleman


Chris "Cookie" Coleman is the current, and most successful, Welsh football manager of all time.

An experienced keynote speaker on topics including the importance of teamwork, motivation and leadership, he regularly deliverers engaging and inspiring talks to a wide range of organisations and companies. 
Engaging and inspiring, Chris is invited to host awards and to speak at dinners. 

On Field
Coleman started his playing career at Manchester City, followed by spells at Swansea, Crystal Palace and Premier League champions Blackburn. Finally, he went to Fulham, where his career was cut short by a devastating car crash. 
During his playing career, Chris broke the League and Club transfer record when he transferred to Fulham in 1997. 
He holds legendary status at Swansea, Fulham and Crystal Palace where he was voted into the greatest XI to play for the club.

As a manager, Chris Coleman holds the record for the youngest-ever Premier League manager when he was appointed Manager at Fulham in April 2003, aged just 32 years old. He has also managed Spanish giants Real Sociedad as well as Coventry City and AEL 1964 in Greece.

In October 2015, he led Wales to a record-breaking eight place in the FIFA rankings and took them to their first European Championships in 2016, a feat all the more remarkable as it was their first major tournament in 58 years. 
At the Euro 2016 Championships, Coleman led Wales to a historic place in the semi-finals, a best showing for Wales. In honour of this, he was awarded ‘The Key to the City of Swansea’ as recognition of his success.

In 2015, Coleman won the BBC Wales Sports Awards “Coach of the Year” and was runner-up in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year “Coach category”. In 2016, he was nominated for FIFA World Coach of the Year shortlist.

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