Mike Cockerill

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Michael Cockerill
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Born (1960-11-20)20 November 1960
Adelaide, Australia
Died 31 August 2017(2017-08-31) (aged 56)
Bellingen, Australia
Cause of death Cancer
Residence Sydney
Nationality Australian
Citizenship  Australian
Occupation Football commentator
Employer FOX Sports

Michael Cockerill (20 November 1960 – 31 August 2017) was an investigative Australian football (soccer) journalist who wrote for Fairfax newspapers, Fox Sports and formerly C7 Sport. He was also a football pundit and match commentator and appeared regularly on the football show Fox Sports FC.

In 2011, he was inducted into the Football Federation Australia Hall of Fame.[1]

In the moments before the Japan–Australia World Cup qualifier on 31 August 2017, Fox Sports announced that Cockerill had died from illness.[2]