Clive Tyldesley – born 21 August 1954 – is ITV’s senior football commentator.
In that role, he has led the ITV commentary team at the subsequent 4 World Cups and 4 European Championships, and been lead commentator on the last 17 UEFA Champions League finals as well as taking the microphone at 9 FA Cup finals for ITV.
He won the prestigious Royal Television Society Sports Commentator of the Year in 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2005, and was voted the Sony Radio Awards’ Sports Broadcaster of the Year in 1983.
He is colloquially known as ‘The Ghanaian’ by fans, due his vocal support of Ghana, during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Tyldesley was married for the second time in July 2013 and lives near Reading with his wife Susan and their four children.
He has been a patron of the Bobby Moore Bowel Cancer Fund since 2008, and has been involved with Sir Bobby Robson’s Refugio charity in Portugal since 2004.
He is also an active supporter of the Kick It Out organization and a member of the Labour Party, hosting the party’s leadership hustings in Manchester in 2010.
Tyldesley is known as a lifelong Manchester United fan.
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