John Motson is a retired English football commentator. He was born on July 10, 1945, in Salford, England.
Motson started his broadcasting career in 1968 as a sports reporter for BBC Radio 2 and later became a television commentator for the BBC.
He became one of the most recognizable voices in British football commentary, known for his distinctive vocal style, encyclopedic knowledge of the game, and iconic sheepskin coat.
Motson covered numerous football matches and major tournaments, including 10 World Cups and 29 FA Cup finals, during his career. He retired from broadcasting in 2018 after nearly 50 years of service to the BBC.
In 2008, Motson announced his retirement from live television commentary. He continued to cover games for Match of the Day highlights and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live as well as commentating on CBeebies’ Footy Pups.
Legendary commentator John Motson has sadly passed away aged 77.
John Motson Children: Meet Frederick Motson
John Motson has two children with his wife Anne Motson. Their son, Fred Motson, is a television producer and their daughter, Sally Motson, is a sports journalist who has worked for the BBC and ITV.