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For over half a century, Match of the Day has been essential viewing for football fans, whatever their allegiance – and no programme has captured the star-studded era of the Premier League better. From Wayne Rooney’s first stunning goal and Sergio Aguero’s last second title winning strike to England’s many penalty heartaches, the Match of the Day team has helped us all create indelible football memories.
Written by Steve Wilson, one of the show’s leading commentators, Match of the Day 365 takes us day by day through the drama, glory and heartache of the Premier League era. Revisiting classics matches, thrilling goals, controversial decisions, game-changing transfers and more, Steve has created a fascinating portrait of modern football, and an essential addition to any football fan’s collection.
Steve Wilson began commentating at London’s Capital Radio in 1990 before joining BBC Radio Five Live in 1998. A year later he began to work for BBC TV’s Match of the Day and has been one of the leading voices on the programme ever since. He has covered five World Cups and five European Championships as well as commentating on Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup Finals. He has commentated on many memorable games including Germany’s 7 – 1 thrashing of Brazil in the World Cup semi-final of 2014.
Born in Birkenhead, Steve is a Tranmere Rovers fan and went to his first game in January 1975 - he still has the programme! He lives in West Sussex with his wife, the author Juliet West, and their three children