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Vicki Sparks is a freelance football presenter and reporter. She works as a reporter for BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Final Score and Premier League Productions. Vicki commentated on the World Cup 2018 Group B clash between Portugal and Morocco, making her the first female…

Didier Drogba – born 11 March 1978 – is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a striker for American club Phoenix Rising. He is the all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ivory Coast national team. He is best known for his career…

Alexandra Scott, MBE – born 14 October 1984 – is a retired English footballer who mostly played as a right-back for Arsenal in the FA WSL. She made 140 appearances for the English national team and also represented Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics….

Cesc Fabregas – born 4 May 1987 – is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Chelsea and the Spain national team. Fabregas came through La Masia, Barcelona’s youth academy, leaving at 16 when he was signed by…

Matthew Upson – born 18 April 1979 – is an English former professional footballer who played as a centre back. Upson played for England at full international level including at the 2010 World Cup. Upson started his career with Bedfordshire club Luton Town before he…

Kevin Kilbane – born 1 February 1977 – was a pundit for the BBC’s coverage of Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018. He is a former professional footballer who played as both a left back and a left winger. Born and raised in England but…

Jermaine Jenas served as a football pundit for the BBC’s Euro 2016 coverage He is a retired footballer who played as a central midfielder for English club sides Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Queens Park Rangers, for which he scored a career…

Mark Chapman – born October 11, 1973 is a sports presenter on BBC Radio 5 Live and Match of the Day 2. Chapman began his career in 1996 as the cricket correspondent for BBC North East radio. He worked as a continuity announcer on BBC…

Rio Ferdinand – born November 7, 1978 – is a pundit on BBC’s World Cup 2014 coverage in Brazil. Ferdinand began his football career playing for various youth teams, finally settling at West Ham United where he progressed through the youth ranks and made his…

Phil Neville – January 21, 1977 – is a pundit and co-commentator of BBC’s World Cup 2014 coverage in Brazil. He is a football coach and former player who works as a coach for Manchester United, with whom he began his playing career. After 10…

Martin Keown – born July 24, 1966 – is a pundit on BBC’s football coverage, including the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He is a former professional footballer who played as a defender from 1984 to 2005 notably in the Premier League for Arsenal where…

Danny Murphy – born March 18, 1977 – is a pundit on BBC’s Football coverage, including the 2014 and 2018 World Cups. He’s a former footballer who played as a central midfielder, and has also been a club captain. Murphy played for Crewe Alexandra, Charlton…