Watching football in a stadium and on TV are two different things, both have their own kind of entertainment. Watching a game in the stadium is like a dream for most sports fans. Gathering with thousands of people, cheering for your team, and celebrating goals with strangers only united with a similar fan base is for sure a great thing.
But it is not possible for everyone to watch each and every game in the stadium, that’s why broadcasting is for. Live matches broadcasted on television so that fans can enjoy football at their homes.
But what makes football on television great, is its commentary. When the commentary is poetic, you will defiantly get goosebumps. So here we are listing the
Top 10 commentators in Football
10) Jim Beglin
One of those rare commentators who played football professionally, Jim Beglin was famous for his footballing career with Liverpool Fc and Leed United in the Premier League.
In his career as a commentator, he was often praised for his unbiasedness towards his former clubs.
9) Andy Gary
A notorious commentator of football, his methods of explaining the game were so straightforward that those with little prior knowledge of football could catch up. Fans from all around the world, numbering in the millions, appreciate his thoughts.
8) Ray Hudson
A retired professional footballer, famous for his football analytics for beIN Sports. Ray Hudson has also been associated with the Spanish league LaLiga
7) John Motson
Beginning his career as a BBC television analyst, John Motson has been a commentator for more than 200 football games.
6) Clive Tyldesley
A part of the FIFA videogame series for EA Sports, Clive Tyldesley has been one of the main commentators of the UEFA Champions League. He also commented on a total of 17 finals of that tournament.
5) Martin Tyler
How can we forget his name, after his iconic shout on Sergio Aguero’s goal in the 2011/12 season of the premier league? He brilliantly explained our feeling in those words, “ARGUROOOOO, you’ll never see anything like that ever again” these words will always be in the Pl fan’s heart.
4) Brine Moore
Often regarded as the “Voice of football”, and one of the greatest commentators of all time, Brine Moore never fails us to get lost in his melodic commentary. Some fans praise him as the father of English commentary.
3) Alan Smith
Most people would disagree with me for putting Alan Smith on 3, above Motson and Moore, but I feel like his style of commentary is quite simple and plain which makes his commentary so special. He never exaggerates and it is less dramatic which makes him different from others.
2) Barry Davis
His style of commentary is so so special that his formula of “Less is more” never fails to deliver. His commentary comforts us to enjoy the game at ease. He is famous for his covering famous events in football, like Maradona’s brilliant game against England.
1) Peter Drury
The G.O.A.T of commentary, an own book of poetic words, Peter Drury is known to every young football fan of the modern era. He even covered the latest FIFA World Cup final, in which he said something like this which gives goosebumps to everyone.
“He was beautiful, he was the point of difference he has always been the point of difference, unparalleled, and maybe today they will of course always be those who argue always be those who debate and the debate can rage on if you like but he falls in love with the object in the world that his heart most desire it is heart to escape the supposition that he has rendered himself today THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME. Peter Drury on Messi after winning the World Cup