Who is Jim Beglin?
Jim Beglin is an Irish co-commentator for CBS Sports, BT Sport, and Premier League Productions. He was previously a co-commentator on ITV and as well as a sports journalist on Granada Television.
Jim was a professional footballer before he decided to hang up his boots in 1991 at the age of 27. He played as a left-back throughout his career as a professional footballer.
Jim Beglin Age
Beglin is currently 59 years old. He was born on July 29, 1963, in County Waterford, Ireland.
Jim Beglin Height
Beglin stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches.
Jim Beglin Wife
Beglin is a married man but the identity of his wife is not known. The Irish commentator and his wife are proud parents of two children. Not much is known about his family.
Jim Beglin Education
Beglin attended Se La Salle College in Ireland.
Jim Beglin Salary
Beglin earns an annual salary of $1 million. He works as a co-commentator for CBS Sports, BT Sport, and Premier League Productions.
Jim Beglin Net Worth
Jim has an estimated net worth of around $5 million. He generates his income from his career as a sports journalist.
Career As a Football Player
Beglin was the last signing of then Liverpool’s manager Bob Paisley in May 1983 from Shamrock Rovers for GB£20,000. Joe Fagan gradually promoted him to the first team in the subsequent 18 months, before new player-manager Kenny Dalglish granted him regular appearances as a replacement for Alan Kennedy in the 1985-86 season.
In that season, Liverpool won both the League Championship and the FA Cup, defeating Merseyside rivals Everton in both. He also made his debut for the Republic of Ireland national football team.
Jim Beglin Career As a Sports Journalist
Beglin worked as a commentator for RTÉ at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, both of which were held in Brazil. He formerly worked for RTÉ covering the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and international coverage of the Republic of Ireland.
He’s also done voice work for Liverpool’s official DVD and video releases. Additionally, Jim has also worked as a co-commentator in the Pro Evolution Soccer video game series since 2011, with Jon Champion and, later, Peter Drury.
What Did Beglin Say About Manchester City?
Beglin referred to the Etihad Stadium as the “Emptihad” during a live stream of a Premier League match on 15 January 2022, but thereafter he apologized to Manchester City fans.
What is The Relationship Between Jim Beglin and Peter Drury?
Beglin and Peter Drury are often regarded as the greatest football commentary duo. The two have been working together since 1995 until Peter Drury changed his station.
How Many Cups Does Beglin Have For His National Team?
Beglin received 15 cups while playing for his national team. He was a part of the League of Ireland Eleven on their 1982 tour of New Zealand when they met the New Zealand national football team.