Julien Laurens

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Julien Laurens (born 1981) is a French football journalist and broadcaster based in London.

Laurens works for the French newspaper Le Parisien,[1] and has featured regularly on BT Sport[2] Talksport[3] and ESPN[4][5] as well as contributing regularly to The Times and their podcast The Game[6] and The Guardian[7] and the Daily Star.[8]

He has regularly contributed to The Totally Football Show podcast and live shows with James Richardson.[9] Laurens has also been a pundit on The Anfield Wrap.[10]

He is a regular for the BBC[11] and on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Euro leagues show with Mina Rzouki, James Horncastle, and Raphael Honigstein.[12][13] He is also a regular contributor to the ESPN+ soccer show “ESPN FC”. Laurens promised to shave his head on television if Arsenal FC lost a Champions League tie against Ludogorets, which they did not.[14]

He was included amongst the most influential Twitter users in UK association football.[15]

Personal life[edit]

He is a supporter of Paris St Germain and Arsenal F.C..


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  2. ^ "Author Bio - Julien Laurens". Sport.bt.com. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  3. ^ "Julien Laurens".
  4. ^ "Julien Laurens Joins FC". ESPN.com.
  5. ^ Winterburn, Sarah (30 April 2016). "Football people on TV: Julien Laurens". Football365.
  6. ^ "United aren't showing intelligence of a Mourinho side". The Times. 19 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Julien Laurens". the Guardian.
  8. ^ "Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho held talks with PSG - Julien Laurens". 16 October 2017.
  9. ^ www.manta9.com, Hazlitt Eastman. "Totally Football - Off The Kerb Productions". offthekerb.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2018-05-07. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  10. ^ "Gutter Special: Julien Laurens Inside Track on Liverpool's Move for Adrien Rabiot". 2018-09-06.
  11. ^ "Conte needs to stop complaining about money - Horncastle, In Short - BBC Radio 5 live". BBC.
  12. ^ "Euro Leagues Football Show - Downloads - BBC Radio 5 live". BBC.
  13. ^ "Euro Leagues Football Show - Episode guide - BBC Radio 5 live". BBC.
  14. ^ "BT Sport's Julien Laurens makes BOLD bet ahead of Arsenal vs Ludogorets". 19 October 2016.
  15. ^ [1][dead link]