John Motson has died at the age of 77

John Motson speaks on BBC Sport prior to The Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2018 in London, England.
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John Motson, legend of football commentary, has died at the age of 77.

Motty was the voice of BBC football for decades, commentating on over 2000 games, after joining the BBC in 1968. Motson got his big breakthrough when he commentated on the Hereford United vs Newcastle United FA Cup giantkilling in 1972, in which Ronnie Radford scored the shock winner. The game was bumped up on Match of the Day, giving Motson high exposure.

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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.