English Premier League Commentators 2020

June 16, 2020 By Sourav


English Premier League Commentators 2020

Legendary English Premier League Commentators Martin Tyler, Rob Hawthorne, Bill Leslie, and Alan Parry is the commentator for Sky Sports this year. BT Sport is also engaged with the team of Ian Darke and Darren Fletcher. The United States is hearing Arlo White and Steve Bower during the live matches of the Premier League.

We grow up watching football mostly on television besides visiting the ground to cheer for our favorite teams. When it comes to witnessing the football match on the ground it is always a thrilling experience to be there, to shout for the team, and to watch the football gods play in front of our eyes. But when we sit back home and relaxing on the couch while watching a football match, it is the commentators who convey us the exact emotions and excitements of the great game.

The English Premier League is the most-viewed league in the world with a 4.7 billion potential TV audience. So it is always a commentator who serves their voice to replicate the excitement of the ground to the 643 million homes who have their eyes stick to the television watching Premier League. So here we present the list of English Premier League commentators 2020 of all time.

English Premier League commentators 2020

Many great footballers choose commentary as their second career as their analytical power is great due to the on-ground attachment with the game. But many great commentators never played the game and still have the charisma to thrill the viewers with their superior voice and with their power to convey the emotions. So, let’s start the list of greatest Premier League commentators.

Ray Hudson

Ray Hudson
Ray Hudson

Retired English footballer turned commentator Ray Hudson started his television journey in 2002 with World Cup coverage by ESPN. He then started his full-time commentary career with GolTV in 2004. Hudson held the position of co-commentator from 2004 and covered Premier League and European League matches. He was also the co-host of American Soccer till 29 August 2007 which was his final appearance for the program.

He then started working as the morning show host of The Football Show on SiriusXM FC 85 in 2012. Hudson currently works as an English-language football commentator on beIN Sports. With his great voice and analytical skill, Ray Hudson is definitely one of the Greatest English Premier League commentators of all time.

Andy Hinchcliffe

Andy Hinchcliffe
Andy Hinchcliffe

Retired English defender and Football pundit Andy Hinchcliffe is considered as one of the best English Premier League commentators because of his powerful commentary. Before taking commentary as his profession, he played for the England national team from 1996 to 1998 and appeared in 7 international matches.

Hinchcliffe now works on Sky Sports as a co-commentator mostly covering Premier League games and Skybet Championship games. He sometimes also appears as the analyst of morning football show on Sky Sports News HQ which is based on the recent football matches and transfer market of the soccer world.

Andy Townsend

Andy Townsend
Andy Townsend

Former Irish midfielder Andy Townsend is the current commentator of BT Sport and widely regarded as one of the marvelous English Premier League commentators of all time. After retiring from football, he joined ITV Sport and became the channel's lead co-commentator of live football coverage with Clive Tyldesley.

Townsend also co-hosted ‘Weekend Sports Breakfast’ by ‘Talksport’ with Mike Parry on Sundays. He then joined BT Sport as a co-commentator after leaving ITV in 2015 and made his debut for the channel on the 15th of February 2015 in an FA Cup match. Andy Townsend currently covers English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup and UEFA Europa League for BT Sport.

Lee Dixon

Lee Dixon
Lee Dixon

Retired English right-back Lee Dixon began his commentary career working for the BBC after retiring from professional football and is now regarded as one of the excellent Premier League. He started hosting ‘Match of the Day 2’ on BBC as the football pundit and also appeared on ‘Football Focus’ and ‘Score’ for the channel. Lee Dixon then joined ITV Sport in July 2012 and made a great commentary partnership with Roy Keane.

He then moved to NBC Sports and became the co-lead commentator for the English Premier League with Graeme Le Saux. He also works with the lead voice of NBC Sports' live Premier League coverage Arlo White in the United States. Besides his regular EPL commentary, Dixon also contributed to the Premier League Download program of NBC.

Ian Darke

Ian Darke
Ian Darke

Legendary English football commentator Ian Darke was the part of Sky Sports’ “Big Four” football commentators alongside Alan Parry, Martin Tyler, and Rob Hawthorne. After spending 10 years on BBC Radio, he moved to Sky Sports to cover the newly formed FA Premier League in 1992. Ian Darke was the co-commentator of Premier League live coverage alongside Martin Tyler and also worked as the lead host of Ford Monday Night Football.

He was then offered a three-year contract by ESPN as their voice of the Premier League coverage in the U.S. in 2011. Darke then joined BT Sport as the lead commentator of their Premier League live coverage. Due to his prolific television career, Ian Darke is known as one of the legendary Premier League commentators of all time.

Jim Beglin

Jim Beglin
Jim Beglin

Retired Irish left-back Jim Beglin is known for his awesome voice and marvelous expressions during the live football coverage and is known as one of the best currently working Premier League commentators. After retiring from professional football, he joined RTÉ and covered English Premier League, UEFA Champions League alongside Ireland’s international matches as the main commentator. He then moved to ITV as the co-commentator of live football coverage.

Jim Beglin currently works as the co-commentator for BT Sport and NBCSN mostly covering the Premier League matches. Besides commentary, he gave voice to Liverpool's official DVD and video releases. Jim Beglin is also the co-commentator of the Pro Evolution Soccer game series since 2011.

Jon Champion

Jon Champion
Jon Champion

Reputed Football commentator Jon Champion worked for several television and radio channels over the past 30 years. He also deserves his place among one of the greatest Premier League Commentators of all time. Jon started his journey in the late 1980s with BBC Sports. He covered football matches between 1992 and 1996 as a commentator for BBC Radio Five Live.

Champion then moved to the television segment of BBC. He worked as a commentator covering Premier League and FA Cup till 2001. He then moved to ITV and became a regular part of the commentary team. Jon then loaned out to Setanta Sports UK in 2007 for the live football commentary. Jon Champion then permanently moved to ESPN UK in 2009.

Peter Drury

Peter Drury
Peter Drury

Fans know Peter Drury for his marvelous voice and smoothness of delivering emotions from the field. This Widely known football commentator also deserves his place among the best Premier League Commentators of all time. He started his television journey with ITV Sport in 1998 as their number two live football commentator. He then moved to GMTV in 2000 and spent 9 years as the sports bulletin reader for the channel’s GMTV Today segment.

Peter Drury joined BT Sport in 2013. He currently covers Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and FA Cup for the channel. Besides appearing on TV, he is also the lead commentator in the Pro Evolution Soccer since 2015.

Andy Gray

English Premier League commentators 2019
Andy Gray

Retired Scottish footballer Andy Gray chose commentary as his second profession after his retirement from professional football. He joined Sky Sports and became the live football commentator covering Premier League since its inception in 1992. Gray then moved to appear on a corporate hospitality show called ‘Smash It!’ in 2011.

He then signed for talkSPORT for football coverage in February 2011. Andy Gray currently covers the Premier League matches on beIN Sports. Besides, he also hosts the channel’s Friday evening Talk Sport show with Richard Keys. With his amazing voice and twisted talks, he is widely regarded as one of the best English Premier League Commentators of all time.

Martin Tyler

Martin Tyler
Martin Tyler

English football commentator Martin Tyler is the grand old leader of football commentary. Fans know him as the best English Premier League Commentator of all time. They also voted him as the Premier League Commentator of The Decade in the Premier League 10 Seasons Awards. Fans and panel of football experts awarded him that feat in April 2003. He made his commentary debut for ITV in 1974. And soon, he became the number two commentator of the channel.

Tyler then moved to British Satellite Broadcasting in 1990. He then soon became the lead Premier League commentator of Sky Sports after the channel’s merger with Sky. Tyler was approached by Setanta to be their lead Premiership football commentator in 2007. He rejected that offer and signed a contract extension with Sky Sports.

All the commentators of the Premier League have their own specific way to represent the situation and the excitement of the live game. But all the commentators always mesmerize us with their presentation style when we stick our eyes to the television and hear their voices at the same time. And for that, they will always be a major part of the football game around the globe and their voices will always be in our memories. Don’t forget to send us your opinion about this list of English Premier League Commentators 2020 in the comment box below.

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  1. Thea
    Thea September 22, 2019 13:42

    Can you please call van Dijk by the name he wants to be called, which is VIRGIL!! The back of his shirt says VIRGIL!!
    Thank you!!

    1. Jim Beglin
      Jim Beglin March 11, 2020 20:46

      mate, you even just called him Van Dijk.

  2. John Munyendo
    John Munyendo October 25, 2019 15:39

    i like peters comenterrry

  3. Edmund Keith Dennis
    Edmund Keith Dennis December 29, 2019 14:36

    There are many very good tv commentators but Carragher
    is about the worst. He ruins my passion for football every
    time he's on. He is difficult to understand, he's too excitable
    like a little schoolboy and he talks far too much. Just because he played the game at a high level does not mean he will make
    a good commentator or pundit!. I hope he finds another job
    quite soon.

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das December 30, 2019 01:07

      Yes, he is always a bit excited. But, he is good.

  4. Edmund Keith Dennis
    Edmund Keith Dennis December 29, 2019 14:38

    That's fine

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    Kopay March 21, 2020 06:12

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  7. Yusuf
    Yusuf March 21, 2020 09:30

    Please what about Andre bodfish

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das March 22, 2020 00:23

      *Andy Bodfish
      No, he is not that great to be mentioned among the best commentators.

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