James Richardson

Sports broadcaster and journalist

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Biography

James Richardson is the face of European football on BT Sport and hosts The European Football Show, featuring live coverage and expert opinion on action from across the continent.

James is best known as a former presenter of Channel 4’s Football Italia, having worked on the show for a decade between 1992 and 2002. 

Since then he has worked as a presenter on numerous shows including BBC1’s Late Kick Off and UEFA Euro 2012 coverage, as well as ESPN’s coverage of live Italian football.  James is a frequent contributor to BBC radio, writes for The Guardian and Daily Mail newspapers whilst having a regular column on The Guardian's football website. James also hosts the UK's no. 1 sports podcast; Guardian Unlimited's Football Weekly. In 2011, James was voted the nation’s favourite football pundit by FHM magazine.

2018 has seen James host the Road to Russia, World Cup preview, interviewing Rio Ferdinand, Michael Ballack, Henrik Larsson and Michel Salgado and The Fabric of Football exhibition at The National Football Museum. His biweekly podcast The Totally Football Show puts the football world to rights with a first class panel of guests and is available to listen to here.

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