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Jamie Redknapp

Jamie Redknapp

Jamie has become a popular media personality since retiring from football. He was admired by the Kop faithful in his time at Liverpool, and is now admired by thousands as a team-captain on the incredibly entertaining A League of Their Own. He also lends his footballing expertise to Sky Sports and the Daily Mail as a pundit and columnist. A midfielder, Jamie Redknapp played for England 17 times between 1995 and 1999. At club level, he scored 34 goals from 314 appearances in the domestic leagues. He won one major trophy during his career – the 1995 League Cup with Liverpool. In a career that was blighted by a succession of injuries, Jamie was as famous for his media profile off the field as much as on it. He married the pop singer Louise in 1998. Jamie comes from a well-known footballing family. His father, Harry Continue Reading »

Jeff Stelling

Jeff Stelling

Jeff is a much-admired English sports journalist and one of the country’s best presenters. His presenting style is characterised by his great sense of humour and professional wit as seen on both Sky Sport’s Gillette Soccer Saturday and Countdown. Jeff Stelling’s first broadcasting position was as a reporter on Middlesbrough F.C. on Radio Tees. He was a sports presenter on London’s LBC Radio Sportswatch programme in the early 1980s before moving to BBC Radio 2’s weekend sports programme Sport On 2, covering the Los Angeles and Seoul Olympic games. He later spent time as a sports newsreader at TV-am, Channel 4, Eurosport and British Satellite Broadcasting before moving to Sky in 1992 to present coverage of horse racing, snooker and darts. In 1994 he became presenter of Sports Saturday, which became Gillette Soccer Saturday in 1998 and featured a panel of Continue Reading »

Jim Rosenthal

Jim Rosenthal

Jim is one of the most well-known, and most-respected, sports presenters on British television. He grew up in Oxford and attended Josca’s Preparatory School before going to Magdalen College School. He then joined the staff of the Oxford Mail went on to BBC local and national radio. In his radio career Rosenthal presented Sports Report on the then Radio 2 for several years. He was also the journalist on duty at BBC Radio Birmingham on the night of the Birmingham Pub Bombings. In his television career, which began when he joined ITV in August 1980, he has presented football, boxing and athletics, plus other minor sports. He has also been part of the teams covering the FIFA World Cup since 1982 and the Olympic Games. He was the presenter for Formula One (F1) on ITV for eight years and has presented over 150 Grands Continue Reading »

Jimmy Connors

Jimmy Connors

A tennis icon and one of the sport’s most successful players.

Joe Calzaghe CBE

Joe Calzaghe CBE

Joe was rated by Boxrec as the 11th pound-for-pound best British boxer of all time. He is a former WBO, IBF, WBC, WBA & The Ring Super Middleweight Champion and The Ring Light Heavyweight Champion. Joe Calzaghe, a southpaw, began boxing at age nine. In more than 12 amateur contests, he won four schoolboy ABA titles, followed by three consecutive senior British ABA titles (British Championships) between 1990 and 1993. In October 1995, Calzaghe won the vacant British Super Middleweight title, stopping Steve Wilson in the eighth round. In 1998 he defended his title against Branco Sobot (winning by technical knockout in 3 rounds), Sobot, was a late replacement for American Tarick Salmaci, who pulled out after a row with his managemen. Retirement On 5 February 2009, Joe Calzaghe announced his retirement from professional boxing, finishing with a record of Continue Reading »

John Conteh

John Conteh

John is one of Britain’s most successful boxing champions. At his peak in the mid to late1970s he was considered good enough that he was touted as a possible opponent of Muhammad Ali. He started boxing at age 10 at the Kirkby club that was a training ground for some of the best amateur boxers, Joey Singleton, Tucker Hethering and Stuart Morton were only a few. At 19, he won the middleweight gold medal at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games. He won the WBC Light Heavyweight crown in October 1974 and held the title until 1977 when he was stripped for not going through with a mandated defense. He retired from professional boxing in 1980 with a record of 34 wins, 1 draw, and 4 losses. Conteh also has the distinction of being British Superstars competition champion in 1974, the second year Continue Reading »

John Francome MBE

John Francome MBE

John is a former National Hunt Champion Jockey, the title bestowed on the jockey who has ridden the most winning horses during a racing season. His career started fairly unusually for a jockey, his first successes on horseback were as a showjumper. Yet even winning the European Championship with the Great Britain team At sixteen years old he became apprentice to Lambourn trainer Fred Winter and so began his career as a jockey. He rode a total of 1,138 winners, his last being in April 1985. During the course of his career he was NH Champion Jockey seven times. After retiring Francome was awarded the MBE in 1986 for services to racing. He was a trainer for 18 months before becoming a TV presenter for Channel 4’s horse racing broadcasts. Francome has taken to writing works of fiction. His books have featured on the bestseller lists. His Continue Reading »

John Inverdale

John Inverdale

John is one of Britain’s foremost sports presenters. As well as his principal role as BBC’s face of rugby, he has covered almost all the major sporting events for television and radio. He was educated at Clifton College, Southampton University and UWIC and began his career as a reporter on the Lincolnshire Echo before moving to BBC Radio Lincolnshire in 1982. His first job with network radio was in 1986 as a sports reporter for BBC Radio 2 and a news reporter for Radio 4 on ‘Today.’ In 1988 he became presenter of ‘Sport on 2’ which he hosted for six years until the advent of Radio 5 Live when he moved to a daily news programme. His illustrious television career began with BSB in 1990 as presenter of rugby and football, and on the BBC he fronted ‘Rugby Special’ Continue Reading »

John McEnroe

John McEnroe

During his 16-year professional career, John McEnroe captured 77 singles titles, including four U.S. Open championships and three Wimbledon titles. His expertise can now be heard on the BBC’s coverage of tennis.

John Motson OBE

John Motson OBE

John, fondly known as “Motty” began his career in the newspaper business as a reporter on the Barnet Press and the Sheffield Morning Telegraph, where he first covered football. It began to take off when the BBC hired him in 1968 as a sports presenter on Radio 2. Three years later, he replaced Kenneth Wolstenholme at Match of the Day. Since 1979 Motson has commentated on all the major championships: World Cups, FA Cups, and European Championships. Most recently, he was commentator for the 2008 European Championships Final. He was commentating on the FA Cup Semi-final of 1989 between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest when the Hillsborough Disaster occurred. Motson has been the dominant football commentary figure at the BBC since the late 1970s. His first FA Cup Final as commentator was 1977 in the match between Manchester United and Liverpool. Continue Reading »

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