World Cup 2018 BBC Team

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,… Read more

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… Read more

Name: Alexandra Virina Scott MBE Age: years old Date of Birth: 14th October 1984 Network: BBC Sport, Sky Sports Biography: Alex is a retired English footballer who mostly played as a right-back for Arsenal in the FA WSL. She made… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Phil Neville – January 21, 1977 – was 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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Simon Brotherton is a sports commentator for the BBC, appearing on Match of the Day and BBC Radio Five Live. Brotherton was still at school when he began his career with BBC local radio and developed further while he was… Read more

Jonathan Pearce became a commentator on Match of the Day during the 2004/5 season following three years at BBC Radio 5 live. He started his career at BBC Radio Bristol in 1979. His first match commentary was Bristol Rovers against… Read more

Born in Lancashire Mark began his career at his home town club, Preston North End and also played for Brighton and Hove Albion before Bob Paisley paid £900,000 to bring him to Liverpool in 1981. Mark won a host of… Read more

In 2010 Guy was promoted to Chief Commentator on retirement of John Motson from International Football. Over the past decade Guy has established himself as one of the leading football commentators on British television. Recruited by the BBC in 2004,… Read more

Name: Gabrielle Nicole Logan (née Yorath) Age: years old Date of Birth: 24th April 1973 Network: BBC Sport Biography: Gabby was a key member of the BBC’s presentation team for the London 2012 Olympics. She also presented Final Score, Inside… Read more

Alan made his football debut in 1988 with a hat-trick for Southampton against Arsenal. His success continued and in 1992, at the start of the inaugural Premier League season, he moved to Blackburn Rovers for a then record British transfer… Read more

Now Match of the Day’s stalwart presenter, Gary began his broadcasting career in 1992 with Radio 5 show Gary Lineker’s Football Night. Following the end of his playing career he took over as host on Sunday Sport in 1995 on… Read more

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… Read more

Dan currently presents Football Focus, the long-running BBC One Saturday lunchtime football show as well as presenting the BBC’s Open Golf coverage. You’ll also see him at The Grand National, Wimbledon and a number of the BBC’s other showpiece events…. Read more