Who is Martin Tyler?
Martin Tyler is a popular English football commentator and has worked as a commentator for Sky Sports since 1990 to cover Premier League and UEFA Champions League games. He was also made the commentator for the football video game series FIFA from 2005 to 2019. His amazing skills with words for football games saw him voted as FA Premier League Commentator of the Decade in 2003. Martin Tyler finally revealed to everyone the football team he supports.
The Sky Sports commentator has managed to build a huge reputation in the English game. Tyler is one of the most famous voices in the sport as he had covered a multitude of games in the Premier League and Champions League. If you’ve been watching football before the 2010s, then you should remember his “AGUEROOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!” cry when Manchester City won the Premier League title in a spectacular and unexpected way in 2012.
Being a commentator for as long as Martin Tyler has done has given rise to many speculating about the team he supports as some believe that he is biased against specific teams in the league due to his lack of excitement when commentating games.
What Football Team Does Martin Tyler Support?
Entering the social media world during match days and you’ll see football fans sharing theories of Tyler’s biased commentary against Liverpool, as they claim that his enthusiastic voice when teams like Manchester United score is always different to when Merseyside club scores.
Social media is notorious for spreading theories, some turned out true, and some were falsified. These theories got to Tyler’s ears and the Sky Sports commentator denied any allegations of him being affiliated with a Premier League club.
In an interview with The Mirror, Martin Tyler finally revealed to the media that he supports National League side Woking who plays in the fifth tier of English football – that’s far from the Premier League.
Speaking to the media, he said: “I don’t do social media and this is one of the reasons why.
“They all think I support somebody. I support Woking and I am quite happy to say that. I first went to Woking when I was eight years old and it was the first football I had ever seen. They’ve always been my team.”
Now, we all know the football team Martin Tyler supports, there will be no need for more speculations about it anymore in the future.
Martin Tyler Commentator Career & Net Worth
Right after graduating from the University of East Anglia in the 1960s, Tyler played a role in publishing Marshall Cavendish’s Book of Football. On 28 December 1974, Tyler made his commentary debut in a Second Division game between Southampton and Sheffield Wednesday, and slowly started working up his fame in the football industry.
Ever since the Sky Sports merger in 1991, Martin Tyler has been Sky commentary team leader for the Premier League, and the rest is history. Tyler has worked for Premier League Productions, ITV, FIFA and many more.
Martin Tyler’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, having covered commentaries for World Cup tournaments and a multitude of Premier League games as well as Champions League, FA Cup and Charity Shields.