Peter Drury Joins Sky Sports to Cover Premier League Matches Next Season [See His Best Moments]

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Famous sports broadcaster and commentator Peter Drury has joined Sky Sports to cover Premier League matches next season.

Drury, 55, who is famed for his elegant and poetic commentary will be at Sky Sports commentator stand from next season to cover Premier League matches.

Sky Sports director of football Gary Hughes said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming Peter Drury to Sky Sports. Peter’s one of the game’s most poetic commentators and will bring great energy and enthusiasm as well as his award-winning broadcasting experience to our unrivalled coverage of the Premier League.”

Reacting to his new role with the UK media giants, Peter Drury said;

“I’m massively excited to be joining Sky’s outstanding roster of commentators. To be working on the best games week in week out with a broadcaster that has told the Premier League story since the very beginning feels like the opportunity of my career and I can’t wait to get started.”

Who is Peter Drury?

Peter Drury

Peter Drury, 55, is a top-rated and legendary British football commentator, known for his lyrical and impassioned football commentary.

Drury will now be working with Sky Sports as the lead play-by-play commentator from next season.

Peter Drury has worked with multiple football media agencies in his 30 year career and is deemed as one of the most influential football voices that has graced the game.

Peter Drury started his career as a football commentator, working with the BBC in 1990. In 1998, he joined ITV Sports, and Premier League Productions. Drury left ITV Sports after 15 years in 2013 and temporarily left Premier League Productions in 2022 but returned to his role in 2023.

In 2020, Drury joined CBS Sports, covering Europa League and Champions League. While at CBS Sports, Drury was still working as a freelancer with Pitch international from 2020 to 2022.

Mostly working as a freelancer, Peter Drury has worked with USA NBC Sports, Amazon Prime Video, and UK BT Sports.

Peter Drury

According to reports, Drury originally worked as an accountant while he was a student.

After graduation, his endearing love for football since childhood made him venture into football journalism.

He was first employed with BBC Radio Leeds in 1990 when Leeds were a force to reckon with in English First Division.

Peter Drury covered various Leeds matches when the club emerged champions of English First Division in 1991/92 season, including Leeds Champions League matches.

Peter Drury commentary style

Peter Drury emerged into the scene as one of the most talented and gifted football commentators.

Drury is known for his lyrical and impassioned commentary lines during matches. The 55-year-old has won the hearts of football fans all across the globe for his special style of football commentary.

Drury brings life to games, telling the story in style with a good diction and captivating phrases.

He has been famed for turning seemingly benign games into thrillers with his poetic-style commentary.

Personal life and net worth

Peter Drury was born in December 1967 in England. He schooled in Surrey’s Leatherhead and took up a career in football journalism after he graduated. Drury wedded Vicky Drury in 1990. They have three children together, Adam (1994), Dan (1998), and Joey (2001).

The 55-year-old has developed a great career from his football commentary. Drury reportedly earns £100,000 every year from his works. His estimated net worth is £2million.

Drury famous commentary works

Drury was the lead commentator in FIFA 2014 World Cup final between Argentina and Germany at the Maracana Stadium in Brazil. He also commentated in 2010 World Cup opening match between South Africa and Mexico.

He won the heart of African football fans with epic reaction to Tshabala’s stunning equaliser against Mexico.

Reacting to the goal in the commentary box, Peter Drury said “Goal Bafana Bafana, goal for South Africa, goal for all Africa.”

“That was an idyllic day before a ball was even kicked,” Drury reminisced. “That a guy (Tshabalala) from humble beginnings from Soweto should score that goal for the world said everything you needed to know what sport could do.”

Watch Peter Drury Best lines

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