About Me

John Roder is heard frequently in the UK on the BBC's Match of the Day programme, BT Sport, ESPN & Eurosport. He also broadcasts around the world for a wide variety of clients, particularly HBS, IMG and Pitch International.

John Roder commentates on the Premier League for the prestigious and world famous BBC programme Match of the Day; and is a regular voice on tv stations all around the world.

2018 saw John in Russia at the World Cup in Russia, providing world feed commentary for HBS, and the Toulon Under 20 Tournament in France, while in December he will be in the United Arab Emirates at the Club World Cup, also for HBS. 2017 saw John in the UAE for HBS in December for the FIFA Club World Cup, and in South Korea for HBS at the FIFA Under 20 World Cup in May and June. In 2016 he was one of the world feed commentators for the Copa America Centenario in the United States, including the final in New York; and at the Toulon Under 20 event in France. In 2015 John commentated on the final of the Women's World Cup in Canada having been one of the on site world feed commentators for HBS. He was also one of the world feed commentators for the qualifiers for the 2016 European Championship. In 2014 he was one of the on site world feed commentators for HBS at the World Cup in Brazil, and the Toulon Under 20 tournament in France. The summer of 2013 saw John in Brazil to work at the Confederations Cup for HBS, including two matches at the Maracana in Rio (above); the previous year John was at Euro 2012 in Poland for talkSPORT; the Olympics for BBC TV and the Women's Under 20 World Cup in Japan for HBS. 

He has covered all the major football events; World Cups, European and African Championships, the Champions League and UEFA Cup; Copa Libertadores; Olympic Games; as well as domestic league and cup football from England, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Brazil and Japan.

John has appeared on BBC, ITV, Channel Four, Five, BT Sport, Sky Sports, ESPN, Setanta Sports and Eurosport in the UK; and is frequently heard on Fox Sports, ESPN and beIN Sport in North America; SBS and beIN Sport in Australia, beIN Sport in the Middle East; and ESPN Star in Asia.

As well as commentary John provides voiceovers for adverts, documentaries and corporate films; through his agents at the excellent talent company. www.excellenttalent.co.uk

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Upcoming coverage.

Easing back into the new season in August with matches for a variety of clients. The football broadcasting market in the UK is changing with the arrival of Eleven Sports, who now have La Liga and Serie A rights, and there are now many more people chasing work, so always grateful for anyone who employs me, particularly on a long term basis. This may mean I do fewer matches this season than the 101 I did last year, but I am very pleased to be lecturing more regularly at a university on a sports journalism course.

If you would like to follow me on twitter it's @johnrodercomm if you're interested!



2018-19 full commentary matches

07.08.18   Nottingham Forest v West Bromwich Albion
11.08.18   Watford v Brighton



2017-18 full commentary matches

05.08.17   Liverpool v Athletic Bilbao
06.08.17   Marseille v Dijon
12.08.17   Southampton v Swansea
19.08.17   Bournemouth v Watford
20.08.17   PSG v Toulouse
23.08.17   Cheltenham v West Ham
26.08.17   Crystal Palace v Swansea
27.08.17   Monaco v Marseille
01.09.17   Brazil v Ecuador
03.09.17   Albania v Liechtenstein
05.09.17   Macedonia v Albania
06.09.17   Paraguay v Uruguay
09.09.17   Southampton v Watford
10.09.17   Lyon v Guingamp
15.09.17   Bournemouth v Brighton
16.09.17   RB Leipzig v Borussia Monchengladbach
17.09.17   Borussia Dortmund v Cologne
19.09.17   Reading v Swansea
26.09.17   Sevilla v Maribor
30.09.17   West Bromwich Albion v Watford 
05.10.17   Venezuela v Uruguay
07.10.17   Cyprus v Greece
08.10.17   Gillingham v Portsmouth
10.10.17   Greece v Gibraltar
11.10.17   Uruguay v Bolivia
14.10.17   Swansea v Huddersfield 
15.10.17   Strasbourg v Marseille
17.10.17   Spartak Moscow v Sevilla
24.10.17   Bristol City v Crystal Palace
27.10.17   PSG v Nice
04.11.17   Boreham Wood v Blackpool
05.11.17   St Etienne v Lyon
11.11.17   Doncaster v Rotherham
18.11.17   Bournemouth v Huddersfield
25.11.17   Sheffield United v Birmingham
29.11.17   Nantes v Monaco
01.12.17   Roma v Spal
02.12.17   Leicester v Huddersfield
06.12.17   Al Jazira v Auckland City (Club World Cup, UAE) 
09.12.17   Pachuca v Wydad Casablanca (CWC) 
09.12.17   Al Jazira v Urawa Red Diamonds (CWC)
12.12.17   Wydad Casablanca v Urawa Red Diamonds (CWC)
12.12.17   Gremio v Pachuca (CWC)
13.12.17   Al Jazira v Real Madrid (CWC)
16.12.17   Al Jazira v Pachuca (CWC)
16.12.17   Real Madrid v Gremio (CWC Final)
20.12.17   PSG v Caen
23.12.17   Swansea v Crystal Palace
26.12.17   Bournemouth v West Ham 
29.12.17   Cardiff v Preston North End *
30.12.17   Watford v Swansea       
01.01.18   Leicester v Huddersfield
06.01.18   Exeter v West Bromwich Albion
19.01.18   Caen v Marseille
28.01.18   Bordeaux v Lyon
31.01.18   Southampton v Brighton
03.02.18   Bournemouth v Stoke
04.02.18   Caen v Nantes
11.02.18   Lyon v Rennes
18.02.18   Marseille v Bordeaux
19.02.18   Blackburn v Bury
24.02.18   Watford v Everton
25.02.18   PSG v Marseille
03.03.18   Swansea v West Ham
04.03.18   Marseille v Nantes
10.03.18   West Bromwich Albion v Leicester
17.03.18   Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion
18.03.18   Marseille v Lyon
24.03.18   Luton v Barnet
30.03.18   Oxford v Scunthorpe   
31.03.18   Watford v Bournemouth
01.04.18   Lyon v Toulouse
02.04.18   Portsmouth v Wigan
07.04.18   West Bromwich Albion v Swansea
11.04.18   Wolves v Derby
15.04.18   PSG v Monaco
21.04.18   Cardiff v Nottingham Forest
22.04.18   Bordeaux v PSG
04.05.18   Rochdale v Charlton
05.05.18   Cardiff v Reading
05.05.18   Caen v Monaco
12.05.18   Scunthorpe v Rotherham
13.05.18   West Ham v Everton
19.05.18   Lyon v Nice
28.05.18   Turkey v Japan (Toulon Tournament)
28.05.18   Portugal v Canada
30.05.18   South Korea v Togo
30.05.18   Scotland v France
01.06.18   China v Mexico
01.06.18   England v Qatar
03.06.18   Japan v Canada
03.06.18   Portugal v Turkey
09.06.18   Turkey v Scotland
09.06.18   Mexico v England (Final)
15.06.18   Portugal v Spain (World Cup, Russia)
18.06.18   Belgium v Panama
22.06.18   Serbia v Switzerland
24.06.18   England v Panama
26.06.18   Australia v Peru
28.06.18   England v Belgium
01.07.18   Croatia v Denmark
06.07.18   Uruguay v France