Andrés Montes

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Andrés Montes
Andrés Montes in 2005.
Born Andrés Antonio Montes González
November 27, 1955
Madrid, Spain
Died October 16, 2009
Madrid, Spain

Andrés Antonio Montes González (November 27, 1955 – October 16, 2009)[1] was a Spanish sportswriter, journalist and commentator. He was born in 1955 to a Galician father and Cuban mother. His mother was the pianist Zenaida Manfugas[2] He began his career in 1980 mainly in basketball and football broadcasting, working for Cadena COPE and various public and private radio stations. In 1996 he began commentating on NBA matches on Spanish television for Canal +.[3]

He was known for his uninhibited and flashy style, as well as his use of slang and linguistic fillers, which was the influence of him coining the popular football phrase Tiki-taka.[4]

Montes was found dead in his home on the night of 16 October 2009, with the cause of death being heart attack.[5]


  1. ^ EFE (October 16, 2009). El País, ed. "Journalist Andrés Montes found dead" (in Spanish). Retrieved October 16, 2009. 
  2. ^ Gaspar, El Lugareño. Posted Sunday November 28, 2010. Retrieved November 16, 2011, to 23:34 pm.
  3. ^ Yeray Calvo (September 21, 2009). Pú, ed. "Andrés Montes leaves LaSexta" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 19 October 2009. Retrieved September 21, 2009. [Montes,] notated for his peculiar style in calling games, leaves Channel 3 after three years (Abandona el canal tras tres años de retransmisiones marcadas por su peculiar estilo para narrar el deporte) 
  4. ^ The "ticky tacky" speaker -
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