Peter Drury
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Peter Drury

Peter Drury
Born1967 (age 51–52)
OccupationSports commentator

Peter Drury (born 1967) is a football commentator, formerly with ITV Sport as their number two football commentator, a role he had held since joining the network in 1998. In 2019, he signed with SuperSport.

Early life

Drury was born in 1967 in Britain. He went to St John's School, Leatherhead in Surrey.[1] While growing up, Peter had a role model whom he regards to as his favorite commentator, his name was Peter Jones who worked for BBC Radio, he describes him as having a beautiful, authoritative and poetic voice.[2] Previously, he has worked as an accountant for a period of one month after graduating from university.[3].[2]

Commentary career

At the start of the 1990s, Peter got a job with BBC Radio Leeds at a time when Leeds were champions of the Football League First Division in the 1991/92 season. He later moved on to Broadcasting House in London at the start of 1997/98 season where he got an opportunity to cover matches of the day including the third match which was Everton vs Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday 4 October 1997 at Hillsborough Stadium.[4] .Peter commentated on the 2014 world cup final match between Germany and Argentina on 13 June 2014 at Maracanã. In 2013, he joined BT Sport for their coverage of the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.[].In 2015, Drury replaced Jon Champion as the primary commentator in the Pro Evolution Soccer video game series, starting with Pro Evolution Soccer 2016,[] having also narrated Sony's This Is Football[] series earlier.[5] During the 2018 FIFA World Cup, he commentated on matches for FIFA's international feed and its YouTube channel,[] including the final between France against Croatia.[]. Drury has covered most of the premier league matches alongside co-commentator Jim Beglin, who he has worked with since 1995 including early work with 5 live. Drury insists that viewers normally tune in to watch the match and not because of both of them.[2]. In the 2018/19 champions league, he commentated on the second leg match of the knockout stages between Real Madrid and Ajax in the Bernabéu.[6]

he has recently signed with SuperSport.[7]

He is known for his poetic style of commentary.[3]


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  2. ^ a b c "Peter Drury Football Commentator". Tifo football. 21 March 2019.
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  4. ^ "Sheffield Wed vs Everton 1997/98". Premier league. 4 October 1997.
  5. ^ Sam Drury (17 September 2012). "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Peter Drury Talks Commentary". Liverpool Word. Archived from the original on 1 November 2014. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "Real madrid vs ajax". uefachampions league. 5 March 2019.
  7. ^ Template:CITEWEB

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