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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 studying at Birmingham University where he joined Birmingham’s local BBC radio station WM.

In 1990 Brotherton joined the BBC network, where, as well as commentating on the Premier League, he has commentated on a variety of football tournaments including the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 1996, UEFA Euro 2000, UEFA Euro 2004, the African Cup of Nations, the UEFA Champions League Final and the UEFA Cup Final.

He has also reported from the Tour de France races, Formula One coverage, World Championship Boxing, Athletics and Major League Baseball’s World Series.

In 2013 he became the lead BBC commentator for the World Track Cycling Championships, following Hugh Porter’s retirement.

The 2016 Paralympics in Rio take place from 7 September to 18 September 2016 with live TV coverage on Channel 4, More4 and All4 in the UK. The lead-up to these Paralympics have been met with major financial issues, which were primarily attributed to tepid…

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad will take place from Friday 5th August – Sunday 21st August 2016 with live coverage across the BBC. The BBC will broadcast a total of 550 hours of network coverage across 17 days of world-class sporting action. The BBC…

Euro 2016 continues today with the third and final fixtures in Group F and Group E taking place. The BBC and ITV will screen two matches each, with BBC One airing Portugal’s Group F clash with Hungary at the Stade de Lyon. Portugal were widely…

Day two of Euro 2016 takes place today with live TV coverage on the BBC and ITV. The BBC will broadcast the Group A clash between Albania and Switzerland (1.20pm/BBC One) and Wales v Slovakia from Group B (4pm/BBC One) before England face Russia on…

The 2016 UEFA European Championships will be held in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016, where Spain are the two-time defending champions. This is the 15th edition of the UEFA European Championship and for the first time, the Euros will be contested by…

The 2014 Commonwealth Games (officially the XX Commonwealth Games) will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 23 July to 3 August 2014. The BBC will broadcast more than 300 hours of network coverage over 11 days of world-class sporting action. Here’s a list of presenters,…

The 2012 European Championships will take place from Friday 8 June – Sunday 1 July with live coverage on the BBC and ITV. The TV commentators for the tournament include Guy Mowbray, Steve Wilson, Jonathan Pearce, Simon Brotherton, Clive Tyldesley and Peter Drury. Co-commentators include…

The BBC today announced their on-air team for the European Football Championships in Poland and Ukraine. The coverage, which begins on Friday 8th June, will be led by Gary Lineker and will include 16 live games, including a potential England quarter final, both semi finals…

[jwplayer config=”Playlist Player” playlistid=”40968″] The coverage so far… 6am: Mike Wedderburn and Rachel Wyse 10am: Rob Wotton and Hayley McQueen 3pm: Simon Thomas and Kirsty Gallacher 7:30pm: Julian Warren hosts Soccer Special 10:15pm: Jim White and Natalie Sawyer With Dharmesh Sheth at the skyPad (6am-3pm)…

As requested, here’s a list of commentators and the matches they’ve called live during the World Cup 2010. World Cup Final Holland vs Spain – BBC – Guy Mowbray and Mark Lawrenson Holland vs Spain – ITV – Clive Tyldesley and Craig Burley 3rd place…