John Motson

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Motson at Old Trafford in February 2008

John Walker Motson OBE (born 10 July 1945), sometimes nicknamed "Motty", is an English football commentator. He began as a television commentator with the BBC in 1971. He commentated on over 2000 games on television and radio. From the late 1970s to 2008, Motson was the main football commentator at the BBC. Although during the 1990s, Barry Davies was chosen for a few finals. In September 2017, he left the BBC. For the BBC, he commentated on 10 FIFA World Cups, 10 UEFA European Championships and 29 FA Cup finals. In 2018, he started working for Talksport.[1]

Motson was born in Salford, Lancashire. He is married to Anne. The couple have a son, Frederick (born 1986). He lives in Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire.[2]

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  1. "John Motson to come out of retirement to join Talksport". BBC. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  2. "Class act as Motty joins influential figures to talk football and business at Tring School". Hemel Gazette. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2019.

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