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Gabriele Marcotti : biography

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Gabriele Marcotti (born 28 July 1973 in Milan) is an England-based Italian sports journalist, sports author, and radio-television presenter.

Born in Italy and now based in London, he was raised in Chicago, Poland, Germany, New York and Japan. He is fluent in Italian, English, German and Japanese.

Personal life

It is said that Marcotti himself supports Monza, though he admits that, as a boy, he was an Inter fan. He is also a Chelsea season ticket holder. Despite rumours indicating otherwise, Marcotti has never claimed that Diego Maradona is the greatest footballer to ever grace the game, even though he has written extensively about that subject. - CNN / Sports Illustrated

He is married and has two daughters.


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He often appears on the sports betting television station, SportsXchange and is sometimes interviewed on Sky Sports News and BBC's Football Focus, particularly when big stories break on Italian football such as the 2006 match-fixing scandal. He has also appeared as a pundit on ITV's UEFA Champions League highlights show, and is a regular guest on ESPN's PressPass. ESPN, 7 June 2010


Marcotti took over the job as host of The Times' podcast, TheGame, in August 2007, along with Guillem Balagué, replacing Danny Kelly. He had previously been a main contributor to the podcast for 2006-07 season. The following season he remained a prominent contributor to the programme, although Phill Jupitus took over as the host. Midway through the 2009-10 season, Jupitus left the show to concentrate on other work and Marcotti was re-appointed to the role of host indefinitely.

Marcotti is now also a regular guest on US based football show Beyond the Pitch where he gives regular updates on La Liga, English Premier League along with all the latest transfer news.

Early life

Marcotti obtained a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and master's degree in journalism from Columbia University, New York.

Print journalism career

Due to his fluency in both English and Italian, Marcotti writes for and contributes to various publications in both languages.

In the United States, he's known for his work in Sports Illustrated and The Wall Street Journal, he also writes for Champions Magazine, The Times in England, and the Sunday Herald in Scotland, having previously written for the Daily Mail and the Financial Times.

In Italy he is a columnist for La Stampa and is the London correspondent of Il Corriere dello Sport. BBC Sport, 10 July 2006


Marcotti has written three books: Paolo Di Canio's autobiography (1999), BBC Sport, 29 September 2001 2006's The Italian Job: A Journey to the Heart of Two Great Footballing Cultures (written in conjunction with Gianluca Vialli), and Capello: Portrait of a Winner (2008), an unauthorized biography of former England manager Fabio Capello.

The Italian Job was nominated for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. Capello: Portrait of a Winner was nominated for the National Sporting Club's British Sports Book of the Year award in the Football category.

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