David Basheer

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Basheer in 2011

David Basheer is an Australian sports commentator and presenter on television network SBS. He is a presenter on The World Game football show on SBS.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

David was born in Adelaide, South Australia , of Lebanese descent and was educated at Prince Alfred College.


David took over as host of The World Game following the departure of former host Andrew Orsatti. He hosted the European Championships in 2008 & 2012. He was SBS's lead commentator on 2010 World Cup in South Africa where he called the final between Spain & the Netherlands. At the 2014 World Cup in Brazil he called the Australian matches and hosted the Socceroos daily show and the World Cup today show.

David was formerly a host and commentator with ESPN Star Sports in Asia hosting and commentating UEFA Champions League, La Liga and Formula 1 as well as hosting the World Cup today show for the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan.[1] He was also a commentator for the ABC in the SANFL Australian rules football competition in the early 90's.

David also has extensive commentary experience covering major international events including 5 Olympic Games, 4 Commonwealth Games, Tour de France, World Championships of Athletics and several Grand Slam Tennis events.[1][2]

In 2014, he lent his voice to the commentary of the cricket video game Don Bradman Cricket 14. He is also Australasia's number 1 fan of Spanish golfer Miguel Ángel Jiménez. He's very good friends with his former SBS colleague Michael Tomalaris.

In 2017 David commentated on the Australian matches at the Confederations Cup. he will call the Socceroos matches at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


  1. ^ a b c "Staff Profile - David Basheer". SBS. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Television Coverage - The Super Signal". Roland-Garros. Fédération Française de Tennis. Retrieved 15 February 2010.