Jim Proudfoot Bio
Jim Proudfoot is an English football commentator, who has worked on national radio and television since the late 1990s. He joined ESPN as a commentator.
Jim Proudfoot Age
Jim Proudfoot was born in the West Country on 16 December 1972. he will be celebrating his 47 birthday in 2019.
Jim Proudfoot Commentary
Proudfoot started broadcasting in 1991 at DevonAir, where he was a football reporter and later Dj. He subsequently worked as a journalist and newsreader for TFM in the North-East of England before moving to Capital Gold in 1994, where he was part of the award-winning team headed by Jonathan Pearce. He also worked as a commentator on South Coast Radio and Xtra AM in Birmingham and Talksport in 1999.
He worked behind Alan Parry as a Number two Commentator. In 2002 Fifa World Cup Proudfoot became the leading Talksport’s lead commentator. He maintained the role since then where he commentated on both the UEFA EURO 2004 Final and the station.
Proudfoot has also broadcasted for sky sports for a number of years, specialising in commentating on Masters Football and youth internationals. However Proudfoot was also one of the commentators on Sky’s Premiership highlights programme ‘Goals on Sunday’ and, from 2004, ‘Football First’.Jim Proudfoot
In 2006, he followed Sky Sports colleague Ian Crocker to Setanta Sports, where he initially commentated on Italian football but, increasingly, on the Scottish Premier League. despite being based in Scotland, Proudfoot has also been featured in England premier League Games.
In July 2009, he joined ESPN as a commentator, mainly focusing on European football including Bundesliga and Serie A, but also domestic competitions from time to time.
Proudfoot commentated on every edition in the first four seasons of Absolute Radio’s Rock ‘N Roll Football. The coverage was nominated for three Sony Radio Academy Awards, winning the Silver Award in the Best Sports Programme category in 2012.
In January 2014 Proudfoot returned to Talksport in advance of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Since his return to talk sports Proudfoot has been a principal commentator at both the 2014 World Cup, and Euro 2016, as well as England Internationals, whilst sharing commentary duties of Premier League games with Sam Matterface.
Jim Proudfoot Awards|Nomination
The station’s (Talksport) coverage of Euro 2016 won the Sports Journalists’ Association award for Best Live Sporting broadcast.
In Capital Gold Proudfoot was part of the award-winning team headed by Jonathan Pearce.
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