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Steve has been an integral part of the Match of the Day team since joining BBC TV in 2002 and, after John Motson, is the programme’s longest-serving commentator. During this time he has also commentated on the World Cups of 2002, 2006 and 2010, the European Championships of 2004 and 2008, the African Cup of Nations of 2002, 2004and 2010 and the World Club Championship in 2005. He will be part of BBC TV’s team covering the London Olympics in 2012 and the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.

Steve started his career when he joined Capital Radio in 1990. Whilst there he covered the 1994 World Cup in the USA and the European Championships and Atlanta Olympics in 1996. He was a major part of the Capital team which won the Sony Radio Gold Award and the New York Radio Awards gold medal for best sports programming. From 1997 to 1998 Steve worked as a freelance for Sky Sports on Goals on Sunday and as the host voice for ESPN’s Sportscentre International. In 1998 he was recruited by BBC Sport to become a regular football commentator on Radio Five Live where he worked on the European Championships of 2000 as well as Champions League and FA Cup Finals.

Steve has also commentated on Cup Winners Cup Finals, League Cup Finals, the Scottish FA Cup Final and dozens of England internationals. He has covered four World Cups, four European Championships and three African Nations Cups. He rates his TV commentaries on the World Cup semi-finals of 2002 and 2006 as career highlights together with the quarter-final between Argentina and Germany during South Africa 2010.

Steve is a regular contributor to the BBC’s website, writing a weekly blog during the football season. The 2011/12 season is his 22nd as a commentator on radio and television.

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