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Who is Jeff Stelling?

Robert Jeffrey Stelling (also known as Jeff Stelling), born 18 March 1955 is an English sports journalist and television presenter. He currently presents Gillette Soccer Saturday for Sky Sports and hosted their coverage of the Champions League between 2011 and 2015.

Jeff Stelling to leave Sky’s Soccer Saturday at the end of the season

Jeff Stelling to leave Sky’s Soccer Saturday at the end of the season
Jeff Stelling to leave Sky’s Soccer Saturday at the end of the season Jeff Stelling to leave Sky’s Soccer Saturday at the end of the season.

Jeff Stelling has announced that he will leave Sky Sports and the broadcaster’s popular Soccer Saturday show at the end of the season.

Stelling, 66, made his announcement live on air during this weekend’s show but added that he was not retiring. He has presented the programme since 1994.

“I have come to the incredibly difficult decision that this will be my last season,” he said.

“This is my decision – there has been no pressure. Sky have been absolutely brilliant with me, as they always have been.

“I am not intending to retire but it is time to let somebody else have a go at what is the best job in the world.”

Stelling also briefly presented Sky’s Monday Night Football show during the 2005-06 season and fronted Sky’s live Champions League coverage between 2011 and 2015.

In a statement Jonathan Licht, the Managing Director of Sky Sports, said: “Jeff is a true broadcasting legend and has been a big part of Sky Sports’ growth and popularity over the last 30 years.

“Jeff’s pure passion and dedication to the game has set him apart and made Soccer Saturday a fixture for millions of fans every Saturday afternoon. The goals, the laughs, the red cards and the missed red cards have helped create one of the most popular TV shows in sport and Jeff has been the centrepiece of that.”

Jeff Stelling Biography, Wiki

Stelling was brought up in the North-East town of Hartlepool, and is a supporter of local Football League team Hartlepool United.

After an apprenticeship on the local newspaper his first broadcasting position was as a reporter on Middlesbrough F.C. on Radio Tees before moving to BBC Radio 2’s weekend sports programme Sport On 2, covering the Los Angeles and Seoul Olympic games.

He later spent time as a sports newsreader at TV-am, Channel 4, Eurosport and British Satellite Broadcasting before moving to Sky in 1992 to present coverage of horse racing, snooker and darts.

In 1994 Stelling became presenter of Sports Saturday, which became Soccer Saturday in 1998, hosting a programme lasting up to six hours of football discussion and live reports on the afternoon’s games with a panel of pundits including George Best, Frank McLintock, Chris Kamara and Rodney Marsh, the former England striker whose argumentative nature led to entertaining viewing until his dismissal from Sky Sports in early 2005.

Much of the programme’s popularity is put down to Stelling, The Guardian praising him for “exceptional professionalism and elan” and When Saturday Comes describing him as “perhaps the best sports presenter on British TV”.

Stelling rarely appears on terrestrial television, despite known offers to become the face of ITV Sport, although in 2003 he won a sports presenter special edition of The Weakest Link.

At the start of the 2005-06 Premiership football season, Stelling replaced Ian Payne as the host of Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football programme.

Jeff Stelling Biography
Jeff Stelling
Born18 March 1955 (age 66)
Hartlepool, County Durham, England
OccupationJournalist,
television presenter
Years active1978–present
TelevisionSoccer Saturday
Countdown
Alphabetical
Sky Sports News
Spouse(s)Liz Stelling (m. 1998)
Children3

Jeff Stelling Family

Jeff Stelling was born in West Hartlepool in England. He was born on March 18, 1955, as Robert Jeff Stelling. Jeff is a very secretive person when it comes to sharing his private life.

Therefore, details about his childhood, early life, family background, and ethnicity are not available. For his education, he went to Rift House Primary School. Afterward, he attended West Hartlepool Grammar School.

Jeff Stelling Wife

Jeff Stelling is a married man. As of now, he is married to Liz Stelling. After dating for a while, they shared the marital vows on November 1998. The wedding ceremony took place in Richmond upon the Thames.

Since then, they have been living their married life without any major disputes. Together, the couple has three children. They are Robbie, Matthew, and Olivia. Robbie was born on September 1998.  Matthew and Olivia were born in December 1999 and July 2003 respectively. Until now, they live happily together in South Hampshire.

Jeff Stelling Career

At the start of 05/06 Premier League season he became host of Monday Night Football.

Stelling won the Sports Journalist Association, sports presenter of year award between 2005-2009.

Jeff presented popular game show Countdown from 2009-11, but left to focus on his new role at Sky Sports; where he replaced Richard Keys as the main presenter of the channel’s live Champions League coverage between 2011-2015.

Jeff currently hosts ITV game show Alphabetical.

Jeff began presenting Soccer Saturday in 1994, since then he has embodied the show. His legendary wit, dramatic delivery and constant composure have made him a cult figure in the eyes of football fans.

‘Unbelievable Jeff’ a phrase coined by match day reporter Chris Kamara is now part of pop culture; the catchphrase has generated numerous memes and is a constant fixture on social media.

But on October 30, 2021, he announced he is stepping down from the prestigious gig after THREE DECADES at Sky Sports.

He said: “I have loved every moment of my 30 years with Sky.

“But like very Saturday afternoon the time eventually comes to blow the final whistle.

“I am proud to have been part of such a winning team for so long and look forward to the many more special moments on Soccer Saturday for the rest of this season – and perhaps another promotion push from Hartlepool United.”

Jeff Stelling Net Worth

From his career, he has made tons of money from his salary. Consequently, he has around an estimated net worth of $3 million. There is no more information about the salary but we will update it soon in case of any information

Jeff Stelling FAQ’s

Who is Jeff Stelling?

Robert Jeffrey Stelling (also known as Jeff Stelling), born 18 March 1955 is an English sports journalist and television presenter. He currently presents Gillette Soccer Saturday for Sky Sports and hosted their coverage of the Champions League between 2011 and 2015.

Who is Jeff Stelling’s wife?

Jeff Stelling is a married man. As of now, he is married to Liz Stelling. After dating for a while, they shared the marital vows on November 1998. The wedding ceremony took place in Richmond upon the Thames.

What is Jeff Stelling’s net worth?

From his career, he has made tons of money from his salary. Consequently, he has around an estimated net worth of $3 million.

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