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John Motson

John Walker Motson, OBE (born 10 July 1945, in Salford, Lancashire), also known as Motty, is an English football commentator. Beginning as a television commentator with the BBC in 1971, he has commentated on over 2000 games on television and radio. From the late 1970s to 2008, Motson was the dominant football commentary figure at the BBC, apart from a brief spell in the 1990s, when his friend and rival Barry Davies was selected for two FA Cup final commentaries, the 1994 World Cup final and the UEFA Euro 1996 semi-final between England and Germany. More...

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Last 5 matches worked on by John Motson (see all)

DateMatchCompetitionChannelRoleLanguage
26/12/2019Chelsea v SouthamptonEnglish Premier LeaguetalkSPORT AppMain CommentatorEnglish
21/12/2019Aston Villa v SouthamptonEnglish Premier LeaguetalkSPORT 2Main CommentatorEnglish
02/11/2019Arsenal v WolvesEnglish Premier LeaguetalkSPORT 2Main CommentatorEnglish
19/10/2019Tottenham v WatfordEnglish Premier LeaguetalkSPORT 2Main CommentatorEnglish
14/09/2019Tottenham v Crystal PalaceEnglish Premier LeaguetalkSPORT 2Main CommentatorEnglish


Top 20 channels worked on by John Motson


ChannelOccassions
BBC Match of the Day158
BBC One89
BBC RADIO 5 LIVE85
bbc29
BBC (highlights)29
BBC Match of the Day 215
MUTV / HD (highlights)7
BBC (england/wales)5
BBC One / HD5
talkSPORT 24
BBC 14
BBC One [delayed]2
BBC Sportsnight2
BBC One (exc Wales)1
talkSPORT App1
BBC Radio1
BBC11

Top 20 teams worked on by John Motson


TeamOccassions
Arsenal66
England62
Tottenham57
Chelsea43
Manchester United39
Fulham35
Aston Villa33
West Ham United29
Liverpool27
Watford23
Everton18
Southampton17
Newcastle United16
West Bromwich Albion16
Manchester City15
Italy13
Wolves12
Portsmouth11
Bolton Wanderers11
Queens Park Rangers10

Top 20 people worked with by John Motson


PersonOccassions
Jimmy Hill39
Trevor Brooking38
Mark Lawrenson38
Gary Lineker32
Alan Hansen31
David Coleman23
Steve Claridge23
Bobby Charlton16
Des Lynam15
Bob Wilson13
Simon Brotherton13
Ian Brown12
Barry Davies11
Alan Shearer10
Garth Crooks9
David Pleat9
Mark Saggers8
Mark Bright8
David Oates8
Ian Wright7


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