'Wadey' as he is known around the world had a remarkable international career including the Olympic Games, two World Cup campaigns and one of the toughest tasks in world football, to 'mark Diego Maradona' in the two legged world cup play off with Argentina.
In a career with over 100 appearances for his country Paul Wade also won two National Soccer League championships and was voted NSL player of the year in 1988.
Born in Cheshire, England in 1962, Paul Wade came to Australia in 1973 at the age of 11. He made his NSL debut in 1984 for Green Gully in Victoria and the following year went on to win the NSL Championship with Brunswick Juventus. After moving to South Melbourne, for whom he played for 8 years and won another NSL championship, he finished his career with the Canberra Cosmos.
As well as his illustrious club career, Paul Wade was one of Australia's greatest and longest serving socceroos. In an international career spanning 10 years, in which he was captain for a large part, he won 118 caps for Australia.
His passion for the game carried on after his retirement to both extensive work in the media as an expert TV presenter and in a variety of junior development roles.
Wadey now takes great pride in consulting to SEG to develop the countries leading soccer development programs where he aims to help kids experience the joy of 'playing like a Socceroo legend'.
Paul is a highly entertaining speaker who can also incorporate some very strong business and motivational messages.
Client Comments for Paul Wade
Paul Wade travels from New South Wales Australia
- An all round great presentation that motivated our members to take responsibility for their own business and the results they achieve.
Chris Slater State Manager, NSW/ACT Australian Financial Group
- Paul ran a great team-building event with my team. His key messages around teamwork and respect were clear and my team could really appreciate them. I look forward to having him back again soon.
George Fallah Executive Manager, Business Credit –Commonwealth Bank NSW / ACT, QLD
- Paul speaks from the heart of his dreams, measured by meaningful and poignant life experiences, imbued with passion and humour, with an insightfulness that sits well with those who also dream and aspire to be the best they can be.
Terry Wilkinson Director of Youth. APIA Leichhardt Tigers
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