Matt signed at Southampton in 1986 and stayed for 16 years – the entirety of his career. He scored 209 goals in 540 appearances for the club and was the first midfielder to score 100 goals in the English Premier League. Matt also earned 8 caps for England from 1995 to 1998, retiring in 2002.
Since his retirement, Le Tissier has forged a successful career as a pundit and panellist. He made his name as a regular on Sky Sports’ Gillette Soccer Saturday, as well as working with Paddy Power, and a long term ambassadorship with WhichBookie.
Matt was an integral part of the Harry’s Heroes cast for ITV in the 2019 and 2020 series, the former being nominated for a BAFTA. He also reached the final of ITV’s Eternal Glory in 2015, competing against a number of retired athletes in both physical and mental challenges. Other notable TV appearances include Countdown and A Question of Sport.
Matt has also built a strong profile as an after-dinner speaker, where his genuine warmth and experiences both on and off the field are consistently well received.
Matt is a keen golfer, and lives in Southampton with his wife and daughter, Ava.
Matt will be interviewed by Tom Deacon. Tom is a comedian, presenter and life-long Southampton FC fan and has presented pitch side on match days at St Mary’s and also hosted numerous events for the Saints Foundation.