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Vicki Sparks is a freelance football presenter and reporter. She works as a reporter for BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Final Score and Premier League Productions. Vicki commentated on the World Cup 2018 Group B clash between Portugal and Morocco,…

Didier Drogba – born 11 March 1978 – is an Ivorian professional footballer. He is the all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ivory Coast national team. He is best known for his career at Chelsea, for whom he…

Name: Alexandra Virina Scott MBE Date of Birth: 14th October 1984 Network: BBC Sport, Sky Sports Biography: Alex is a retired English footballer who mostly played as a right-back for Arsenal in the FA WSL. She made 140 appearances for…

Cesc Fabregas – born 4 May 1987 – is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Chelsea and the Spain national team. Fabregas came through La Masia, Barcelona’s youth academy, leaving at 16…

Matthew Upson – born 18 April 1979 – is an English former professional footballer who played as a centre back. Upson played for England at full international level including at the 2010 World Cup. Upson started his career with Bedfordshire…

Kevin Kilbane – born 1 February 1977 – was a pundit for the BBC’s coverage of Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018. He is a former professional footballer who played as both a left back and a left winger. Born…

Jermaine Jenas served as a football pundit for the BBC’s Euro 2016 coverage He is a retired footballer who played as a central midfielder for English club sides Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Queens Park Rangers, for…

Mark Chapman – born October 11, 1973 – is a sports presenter at the BBC and Sky Sports. Chapman began his career in 1996 as the cricket correspondent for BBC North East radio. He worked as a continuity announcer on…

Rio Ferdinand – born November 7, 1978 – is a pundit on TNT Sports. Ferdinand began his football career playing for various youth teams, finally settling at West Ham United where he progressed through the youth ranks and made his…

Phil Neville – January 21, 1977 – was a pundit and co-commentator of BBC’s World Cup 2014 coverage in Brazil. He is a football coach and former player who works as a coach for Manchester United, with whom he began…

Martin Keown – born July 24, 1966 – is a pundit on BBC’s football coverage, including the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He is a former professional footballer who played as a defender from 1984 to 2005 notably in the…

Danny Murphy – born March 18, 1977 – is a pundit on BBC’s Football coverage, including the 2014 and 2018 World Cups. He’s a former footballer who played as a central midfielder, and has also been a club captain. Murphy…

Simon Brotherton is a sports commentator for the BBC, appearing on Match of the Day and BBC Radio Five Live. Brotherton was still at school when he began his career with BBC local radio and developed further while he was…

Jonathan Pearce became a commentator on Match of the Day during the 2004/5 season following three years at BBC Radio 5 live. He started his career at BBC Radio Bristol in 1979. His first match commentary was Bristol Rovers against…

Born in Lancashire Mark began his career at his home town club, Preston North End and also played for Brighton and Hove Albion before Bob Paisley paid £900,000 to bring him to Liverpool in 1981. Mark won a host of…