Alistair Mann

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Alistair Mann
Born Alistair Howard Mann
Salford, Lancashire, England
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Central Lancashire
Occupation Football commentator

Alistair Mann is a BBC football commentator. He trained as a journalist at the department of Journalism, Media and Communication, University of Central Lancashire.

He began his career with Manchester-based Piccadilly Radio.[1]

Since 2006, he has been a regular on the BBC's flagship Match of the Day programme. He also formed part of the BBC's coverage of the 2008 Beijing, 2012 London and 2016 Rio Summer Olympic games, including the men's gold medal match, won by Brazil against Germany on penalties.

He is also a commentator on the BT Sport channel, covering UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, French, German, Italian and MLS football and was part of ITV's commentary team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, including the Uruguay v Italy match in which Luis Suarez appeared to bite Giorgio Chiellini.

Previously Mann worked for ITV Granada, where he presented all their sports output including Soccer Night, Late Kick Off and the daily news magazine show Granada Reports.

As a regional commentator and presenter, Mann has won three National Royal Television Society awards and has been nominated twice more. He's also a previous winner of the BT Journalist of the Year award. He attended Manchester Grammar School.


  1. ^ "Alistair Mann interview". 5 October 2011.