Peter Drury ( born September 24, 1967) is an award winning British broadcaster and football commentator well known for his poetic style of commentary which is quite expressive and exciting at the same time. His commentaries have been outstanding for various football events which include The English Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.
|Birth Date:||September 24, 1967|
|Children:||Adam, Dan, Joey|
|Net Worth:||$2 million|
Peter Drury was born on September 24, 1967, in England. He attended St John’s School, Leatherhead in Surrey.
He also graduated from the prestigious University of Hull after his basic education.
Peter Drury began having passion to be a football commentator at the age of 4 where he supported West Ham Football Club.
He was able to develop his passion with influence from his commentary idol, Peter Jones.
Prior to fame, Drury worked as an Accountant and also worked for Sportd Journalism agency Hayter’s.
He joined BBC Radio Leeds in March 1990, and later moved to Five Live, where he credited for the 1996 UEFA Champions League Final alongside Jon Champion and UEFA Euro 96, where he covered Group D Matches between Portugal and Turkey.
He moved to Broadcasting House in London in 1997 and joined ITV in 1998. During his time at ITV, he commentate on four World Cups (1998 – 2010) and four European tournaments (2000 – 2012). He is also known for his commentaries on the UEFA Champions League and the English Premier League between 2001 and 2004. He is also credited for his commentary on the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium.
Drury joined BT Sport in 2013 for their coverage of the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
He replaced Jon Champion in 2015, as the primary commentator in the Pro Evolution Soccer video game series. He also covered most of the Premier League Matches alongside co-commentator, Jim Beglin.
Drury signed with Supersport in 2019 and as at August 2020, he joined CBS sports (USA) for its UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League coverage.
Peter Drury Quotes
The Referee was only five or seven yards away from that incident.
It had to go in but it didn’t.
A smoked salmon sandwich of a football match if ever there has been one.
What a debut for the young goalkeeper as a striker.
Iconic Peter Dury Comments
Here are the 4 most Iconic Peter Drury comments of all time:
Mohamed Salah Vs Chelsea
The goal lifted the roof off Anfield and Drury out of the sit, and could not hide the excitement as Salah’s shot thundered past Kepa into the back of the net for Liverpool.
Siphiwe Tshabalala Vs Mexixo
South Africa’s Siphiwe Tshabalala’s goal was an absolute stunner in the 2010 world cup, which was the first ever world to take place in Africa as hosted by South Africa.
After giving the host the lead midway through the second half, the stadium erupted into joy which also brought Drury out in the frenzy. ‘Goal for South Africa. Goal for all Africa,’ emphatically put in such a timely manner.
Sergio Aguero Vs QPR
This was when Sergio Aguero gave Manchester their first premier league title after he scored the last goal at the 2011/2012 season, against QPR.
“It’s just the most extraordinary scenario you could have dreamt of”. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Peter.
Wayne Rooney Vs Manchester City
It was an exciting moment for Manchester United and Wayne Rooney after scoring with a bicycle kick against their rival, Manchester City, in 2011.
It is said to be one of the best moment in Peter Drury’s Commentating career.
“What a goal, at what a time, in what a place, what a player.” Wow, just wow.
Peter Drury got married to his wife, Vicky and they have 3 children namely; Adam (born in 1994), Dan (born in 1998) and Joey (born in 2001).
Awards & Nominations
Peter Drury has achieved a lot for its effort and passion for the beautiful game of football. He has reached a height that his voice commands excitement on the field of play.
He won the commentator of the year at the FSA Awards 2021.0000
Peter Drury has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
- Instagram: @officialpeterdrury