Thierry Roland on 5 June 2012
4 August 1937|
16 June 2012 (aged 74)|
Thierry Roland (French pronunciation: [tjɛʁi ʁɔˈlɑ̃]; 4 August 1937 - 16 June 2012) was a French sports commentator. He was born in the city of Boulogne-Billancourt, and died in Paris of a cerebrovascular event at age 74.
Roland was France's leading football commentator for fifty-nine years. He began his career as a radio journalist for ORTF when he was just sixteen years old. He then became a television sports journalist at the age of twenty. He commentated on more than 1,000 football matches, including thirteen World Cups (beginning with the 1962 FIFA World Cup in Chile) and nine European Championships.
- La légende de la coupe du monde, Minerva, 1998
- La Fabuleuse histoire de la Coupe du monde, Minerva, October 2002
- Mes 100 plus grands matchs, Larousse, October 2005
- Mes 100 plus grands joueurs, Larousse, May 2006
- 100 % Bleus, Solar, 2008
- Mes 13 coupes du monde, Edition du Rocher, April 2010
- Mes plus grands moments de football, Larousse, May 2012
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- "Thierry Roland, voix du football, est mort". Le Figaro. 2012-06-16. Retrieved 2012-06-16.
- Wiesenfeld, Michael (2012-06-17). "Tribute: Thierry Roland, the Legendary Voice of Football in France". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-06-18.
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