Tony Adams remains a towering figure in football, particularly at Arsenal where he was a hero for all seasons over a remarkable span of 22 years. An inspiring and dedicated skipper, he led the Gunners to four top-flight League championships, three FA Cups, two Football League Cups, the European Cup Winners’ Cup and three FA Community Shields. He also won 66 England caps as a competitive centre-half who took no prisoners.
Off the pitch, he has been a role model for many people by the way he overcame alcoholism and drug addiction. He founded the Sporting Chance Clinic, a charitable foundation aimed at helping sports competitors conquer drink, drug or gambling addictions. Arsenal have honoured him by erecting a Tony Adams statue at the Emirates, and he has had managerial experience with Wycombe Wanderers, Portsmouth and Azerbaijan side Gabala.
Tony is an impressive motivational speaker, as well as having a biting sense of humour shaped by his years fighting battles on and off the pitch.