Sports, Royalty and Politicians with Paul Trevillion

Paul Trevillion is an acclaimed sports artist, whose career spans over 70 years.

Born in Tottenham, North London, Paul Trevillion produced artwork for publications like Eagle while still at school, from the 1960s to the 1980s. Paul Trevillion designed and illustrated pieces for Daily Mirror, Daily Express, The Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, and TV Century 21 and in 2006 revived his cult football cartoon You Are The Ref – made famous by football magazine Shoot! in the 1970s – for The Observer. A book collecting 50 years of You Are The Ref was published in October 2006. From August 2008, You Are The Ref appeared online at

Paul Trevillion, who spent much of the 1960s in the US working with Mark McCormack at IMG for some of the world’s biggest brands, is the author and illustrator of over 20 books which have sold worldwide. He also illustrated the famous Gary Player Golf Class which appeared in over 300 newspapers worldwide.

Paul Trevillion has met and drawn some of sport’s biggest names, including Pelé, Bobby Moore, George Best, Franz Beckenbauer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Sugar Ray Robinson and Oscar De La Hoya. As a young man, he also met and drew British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Paul Trevillion worked as a stand-up comedian, supporting the likes of Norman Wisdom and Bob Monkhouse, had a record deal, as the world’s Best Worst Singer, was crowned world speed-kissing champion, and invented the ‘Pencil Grip’ split-handed golf putting technique.

Paul Trevillion was also the inspiration behind an attempt to boost Leeds United’s image in the 1970s. Hired by Don Revie in 1972, his ideas included wearing numbered sock tags (which were subsequently thrown into the crowd as souvenirs) and synchronised warm-ups.

All exclusively on The World of Lord Russell PodCast Talk Show on Thursday 14th March 2024.

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