Football legend and former Leicester City and Liverpool striker, Emilie Heskey had a defining career in the sport. Spanning more than 20 years, Emilie was hugely influential for the teams he played for and in championing diversity and inclusion within the industry. Continuing to be an advocate for change since his retirement, Emilie is often seen in the media discussing racism and equality in football, a topic he expands on as an engaging speaker.
With an extensive career involving no less than seven clubs and the England national team, Emile Heskey has earnt his place in football history. Best remembered for his 154 appearances for Leicester City, which included an iconic First Division win over Crystal Palace in 1996 and his time spent with Liverpool FC where he broke the club’s transfer fee upon joining. A talented player who showed sportsmanship both on and of the pitch, Emilie was unique in his England experience, being selected to represent the side through every age division, from under 16s to the A team where he competed in two World Cups.
Since retiring in 2016, Emile has turned his hand to coaching, putting his playing insights into developing the next generation of football stars. Following the UEFA management course, Emilie secured a position as an ambassador at Leicester City, tasked with developing the women’s academy and youth pathway. Emile’s work on diversity in sports does not stop at race, instead, he strives for equal representation for all genders, ages and cultures. Most recently, Emile has published his autobiography which gives a glimpse into his renowned career, a subject he further discusses as a speaker.
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