English television sports broadcaster who has been ITV’s senior football commentator since the retirement of Brian Moore following the 1998 World Cup final.
Clive Tyldesley began his career in local radio in Nottingham before joining Liverpool’s Radio City in 1977. After succeeding Elton Welsby as sports editor, he began commentating in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He also covered Everton F.C.‘s rise to prominence in the mid-1980s. Tyldesley was on-air at the scene of the Heysel disaster during the 1985 European Cup Final.
Tyldesley joined Granada Television in the late 1980s as a commentator on their Kick Off and Granada Soccer Night programmes.
He returned to ITV at a time when veteran football commentator Brian Moore was beginning to scale down his commitments. Over the next two years, Tyldesley was frequently heard commentating on live matches for the ITV network, as well as making occasional regional appearances on Granada, where he started his TV career.
Tyldesley has commentated on 3 World Cup finals for ITV (2002, 2006 and 2010), 2 European Championship finals (2000 and 2004) and 5 FA Cup Finals (1999,2000, 2001, 2009 and 2010), as well as successes for Manchester United and Liverpool in the Champions League.
Voice Over Talent & Advertising
Tyldesley has provided and written scripts for the sound commentary on EA Sports computer games since 2006-2011 along with Andy Gray (PS2, PC (only 2006-2010), PSP, Android, iOS and Wii (FIFA 08-11)) and 2012-2016 along with Andy Townsend (PS2 and PSP (2012-2014 Only), PS3 & PS4 – International Friendly, Wii (FIFA 12-15), iOS and Android (iOS and Android: FIFA 12-15)) who was also appeared before in the DS version of FIFA 11, FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup, PSP version of UEFA Champions League 2006–2007, UEFA Euro 2008, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, UEFA Euro 2012 and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and all versions of FIFA for iOS and Android, and options in commentary for FIFA 13, FIFA 14 and FIFA 15.
Clive Tyldesley took on voice over duties in a campaign for Ford in 2008.