Join us in the Banqueting Suite at Edgbaston Stadium for our Evening with the Football Legends featuring three players who between have won everything in terms of club honours! This is the perfect opportunity to entertain key clients, or enjoy a night out with colleagues in the run-up to Christmas. With a delicious three course dinner to enjoy, and a night of footballing chat with three legends of the game, our host Sky Sports Presenter Pete Graves will ensure the evening goes with a swing!
Bruce Grobbelaar: A giant in the pantheon of great Liverpool players, Bruce represented the Anfield club 628 times in all competitions, following his debut in 1981. His haul of medals is staggering; First Division champions on six occasions, three FA Cup winner’s medals, three League Cups, a Super Cup, and perhaps most famously of all, a European Cup in 1984. He is remembered by fans of that great side of the Eighties for his gymnastic-like athletic ability, unflappable confidence and eccentric and flamboyant style of play. As an international, he represented Zimbabwe on 38 occasions during the later years of his career, but there is no doubt his talents deserved a bigger stage. After leaving Liverpool in 1994 he played in the top flight for Southampton, before a series of spells at lower league clubs, most notably Plymouth Argyle where he spent a full season in 1996/97 approaching his 40th birthday!
Andy Cole: The third highest goal-scorer in the history of the Premier League, Andy enjoyed a glittering career, including a long spell at Manchester Utd where he won an incredible 5 EPL titles, two FA Cup, and the Champions League on that famous night in the Camp Nou in 1999. A true goal machine, he scored almost 300 times in a senior career spanning over 600 games. After signing for Newcastle Utd in February 1993, Andy quickly established himself, scoring 12 goals in 12 games, before an astounding first full season at St James Park where he scored 41 times in all competitions, breaking Hughie Gallacher’s 70 year old club record. After transferring to Old Trafford, he enjoyed phenomenal success – his partnership in the late 90s with Dwight Yorke being one of the greatest in the club’s history. Andy also won 15 caps for England, and we are thrilled to welcome him as one of our guests.
Les Ferdinand: One of the Premier League’s most prolific strikers, Les currently lies 8th in the all-time list of goalscorers, with 149 goals to his name, one behind Michael Owen. In all competitions he netted over 200 times at senior level, with an average just under a goal every two games. Les played for a total of 6 different Premier League clubs, but his most prolific years were spent at his beloved QPR, Newcastle Utd and Spurs. Loved wherever he played, he is particularly fondly remembered by the Toon Army, where his two season spell was filled with goals. He played on 17 occasions for England, scoring 5 times, and was part of both the Euro ’96 and France ’98 squads – he would surely have won many more in other eras but was battling against Alan Shearer as a classic no.9. Since early 2015, Les has been Director of Football at QPR, where he continues to serve his first senior club with distinction
Edgbaston Stadium: We are delighted to be holding our event in the Banqueting Suite at Edgbaston Stadium, which is a fantastic large facility, perfectly suited to our event. This is the stadium’s premium pitch-facing facility, enjoying magnificent views over the middle, and plenty of natural light. Our guests will enjoy quality dining and service for which Edgbaston is rightly renowned, with ample complimentary parking for all attendees.
Pete Graves: A passionate Newcastle United fan, Pete has enjoyed a swift rise through the broadcasting ranks to become one of the most recognisable faces on Sky Sports. After leaving university, Pete started his broadcasting career with the hospital radio show Radio Tyneside, before working in the local Metro Radio, and then ITV Tyneside as a sports reporter. Since 2009 he has worked at Sky Sports, mainly as a presenter, where his passion for football and knowledge of the game are amongst his greatest assets.