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John Hartson


John Hartson is a Welsh former professional footballer, sports pundit and inspirational cancer survivor.

He is invited to give keynote and motivational speeches, to speak at Awards and dinners and to host events.

On Field 
John Hartson started his playing career at the age of 16, breaking the British transfer record when Arsenal paid a record fee for a teenager. He continued his goal-scoring career at West Ham where he scored 33 goals in 73 games and then at Scottish giants Celtic, where he became one of only 28 players to score more than 100 goals for the club. His goal-scoring success was rewarded in 2005 when he was named joint winner of the Scottish Football Writers Association Player of the Year. 
Hartson was also capped 51 times for Wales and scored 14 goals.

Off Field
John Hartson is a well-respected and hugely popular football pundit for a wide range of sports channels including BBC TV, Radio 5 Live, BT Sport ITV and Welsh channel S4C, appearing as a studio expert and match summariser.

In 2010, after surviving a heroic battle with testicular cancer, he set up The John Hartson Foundation. He simply wanted to share his story with others and to tell people about the importance of catching symptoms early. Alongside John’s charity work, he shares his story through his book "Please Don’t Go".

Honest and open, John regularly delivers his unique and inspiring story to companies, sports clubs and organisations around the country.

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