1932 – He was born in Gillingham, Kent and educated at the School. He began his career in newspapers, working for The Exchange Telegraph and The Times.
1955 – He his wife Betty this year.
1961 – He started broadcasting with the BBC.
1963 – He became a commentator, and the Corporation’s first football correspondent.
1964 – He also covered the FA Cup Final from this year until 1967.
1966 – He was behind the microphone for BBC Radio when England won the World Cup.
1970 – His first big ratings success came in 1970 as he chaired ITV’s highly innovative World Cup coverage.
1986 – He presented the coverage from London for most of the tournament, before flying out to commentate on the final.
1988 – He also covered the FA Cup Final on ITV every year from 1969 up to this year and again in 1998.
1996 – He was also at the microphone at four European Championships between 1980 and this year, only missing 1984 due to England’s absence.
1998 – He retired as a commentator.
1999 – He continued to broadcast, presenting an interview program for Sky Sports in this year, and hosting programs for BBC Radio Five Live and Talk Sport.2001 – He died on the same day that England beat Germany 5-1 in Munich.