Scottish football speaker and left back Callum Davidson began his career playing for his home team of St. Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership. Though momentarily leaving St. Johnstone, with a £1.75 million with a move to Premier League club Blackburn Rovers, as well as spending time at both Leicester City and Preston North End, Callum returned to St. Johnstone in 2011 where he still remained for the rest of his playing career before retirement came in 2014.
Developing his playing career across the various clubs he played for, Davidson began by making less than seventy League performances whilst at Blackburn Rovers, increasing this to 100 at Leicester and culminating in 160 games along with club captaincy at Preston. As a football speaker Callum advocates the patient and detailed process of player development and proves that great players do not always peak in their early years but can be seen to develop over the course of time.
This idea is ultimately highlighted in what would be Davidson’s next and final transfer, returning to St. Johnstone’s initially on a one year free transfer, the club had no intention in keeping him on beyond the 2011 season; however, a consistent and impressive performance caused Chairman and sports speaker Steve Brown to reconsider and finally Davidson was rewarded with a long-term contract. In 2013, while still under contract as a player, Davidson was appointed assistant manager in June 2013 while still retaining his registration as a player. The 2013-14 season saw St. Johnstone win the Scottish Cup under the tutelage of Davidson as assistant manager at the club. He briefly took charge of the club as the caretaker manager during the absence of Tommy Wright due to health reasons before returning to assistant manager upon Wright’s arrival.
During his playing career Callum obtained International honours representing Scotland in 26 games before joining the Scotland backroom staff for a World Cup qualifier against England in June 2017. Since then Callum Davidson has been working as a football speaker for the club and appeared at St. Johnstone after dinner speaker events and charity fundraisers.
Davidson has gained a fantastic reputation following his international playing career for his home team; with almost twenty caps to his name, seventeen of which were garnered in the four years prior to 2002 before contributing incredibly effectively in a management capacity. Callum is a well-respected international playerand is treasured by Scotland fans. He has engaged in work as a sports speaker at international sporting events across Scotland and has appeared at after dinner speaker events for club sponsors and fans.
An extremely popular character in Scottish football who is looked upon very affectionately by fans also possess all the relevant qualities required to execute a thoroughly polished and intriguing speech at your event. With experiences of both playing and management, Davidson has a real grasp and appreciation of the intricacies of professional football. A very well-respected football speaker, Callum Davidson is available as an after dinner speak for any event.