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Top 10 soccer co-commentators


In the coverage of soccer games on television, co-commentators play a key role in the analysis of the sport. They try to add key observations to the game, as well as giving their input on what is happening in front of our eyes. There are many great ones, but they are only a select number that are the best of the best.

Here at World Soccer Talk, we’ve done our research and added our insight to select the 10 best co-commentators in world soccer.

To compile the list, both Kartik Krishnaiyer and I completed our lists of our top 10 favorites. For a more detailed explanation of why we picked the talent we did, listen to the World Soccer Talk Podcast below.

Here are our top 10 lists of our favorite soccer co-commentators from around the world:

Kartik Krishnaiyer’s top 10 co-commentators:

10. Thomas Rongen

9. Landon Donovan

8. Matteo Bonetti

7. Danny Higginbotham

6. Phil Neville

5. Jim Beglin

4. Taylor Twellman

3. Lee Dixon

2. Stewart Robson

1. Owen Hargreaves



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Christopher Harris’ top 10 co-commentators:

10. Steve McManaman

9. Taylor Twellman

8. Landon Donovan

7. Jim Beglin

6. Owen Hargreaves

5. Andy Gray

4. Stewart Robson

3. Ray Hudson

2. Danny Higginbotham

1. Lee Dixon


Who’s on your top 10 list of favorite soccer co-commentators on television? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  1. jim

    January 24, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    1. Ray Hudson
    2. Ray Hudson
    3. Ray Hudson
    4. Robbie
    5. the other Robbie
    6. Kay Murray
    7. Eric Wynalda

  2. Darryl

    January 4, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Ray Hudson #thatisall

  3. merzbeak

    January 4, 2017 at 2:26 am

    No one will ever have the passion and lunacy that Ray Hudson brings to his commentary. Love him or hate him everyone wants to hear what he says next. #1.

  4. Dirgayana Wijaya

    January 2, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Mine will be :
    10. David Pleat
    9.Ray Hudson
    8. Barry Horne
    7. Gary Neville
    6. Kevin Kilbane
    5. Davie Provan
    4. Tony Gale
    3. Efan Ekoku
    2. Alan Smith
    1. Jim Beglin

  5. URAN1D10T

    December 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Why do you keep writing “from around the world” if you think this is from world football this either must be a paraody site or you need to travel or get better illegal feeds, nobody around the world knows who Matteo Bonetti is, most in the U.S. don’t know and Landon Donovan? LMAO

    • Christopher Harris

      December 29, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      I say ‘around the world’ because I get to watch a lot of broadcasts from overseas as well as the US. Those countries include Germany, the UK, Norway, Mexico and other countries I’ve travelled to.

  6. R.O

    December 29, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    I often prefer a solo commentator. Many times for Bundesliga games, Derek Rae is the only person. Just like Alan Fountain. Yes a co-commentator, or as known in the US for some sports: color commentator, can provide inside info. Doesn’t always work though as the co-person has to really be in sync with main commentator. Plus what annoys me is when the two person team go on a chatty fest about non in game action. I dislike it.

  7. cliff

    December 27, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    No Martin Tyler, Jon Champion, Peter Drury, Ian Darke. Wow! This Welshman has been living in Florida too long.

    • Christopher Harris

      December 27, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      All of those men are commentators, not co-commentators. We’ll be publishing the list of top 10 commentators in the coming days in a separate article.

  8. Abdi

    December 27, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    No Gary neville? The voice of the Premier League. Instead Phil Neville and some other crap names that I never heard it before. That has to be the joke of the seaaon.

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