Alan Brazil Biography
Alan Brazil is a former footballer and Scottish broadcaster. He presently hosts the TalkSPORT Breakfast Show. Alan is best known for his time as a player for Ipswich Town, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Scotland. Alan was a forward before having to retire due to a persistent back issue.
He began his media presentation career on television, then went to radio, where he has been a Talksport broadcaster for many years. In 2006, he co-wrote the book There is an Awful Lot of Bubbly in Brazil with Mike Parry. His second book, Both Barrels from Brazil: My War Against the Numpties, was co-authored by him and Parry in 2007.
Alan Brazil Age
Alan Brazil was born in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland on June 15, 1959. He is 63 years old.
Alan Brazil Height
Alan stands at the stature of 6 ft 0 in/1.83 m tall.
Alan Brazil Family
He was born and raised in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland, by his parents. In the early 1970s, Alan was abused by Jim Torbett at Celtic Boys Club. Torbett was prosecuted and tried in 1996. He was convicted guilty of allegations of child abuse and sentenced to two years in prison. Alan testified for the prosecution.
Alan owned the Black Adder pub in Ipswich for several years after retiring from English league football at the age of 27 due to injuries. This business effort, however, failed, and Alan was declared bankrupt. He founded the Alan Brazil Racing Club in 2003 at Newmarket, near his home in Suffolk, because he was a horse racing aficionado.
Alan Brazil Wife
He is married to Jill Brazil, a wonderful woman. Alan, on the other hand, has not revealed any details about his marriage to the media. Alan was detained on suspicion of drink-driving in September 2007 near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. He was found guilty and sentenced to a 20-month driving suspension. Alan was also fined £750 and forced to pay the court £450 in reparation. In 2011, he released the ‘Alan Brazil’s Nuts’ line of bar nuts.
The packages include barcodes that cellphones can read to gain access to Talksport-related media. The nuts are manufactured at an Intersnack plant in Haverhill, Suffolk. The proceeds benefit the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. Alan’s manager at Ipswich, Robson, died of cancer in 2009. In 2012, the salted and dry-roasted peanut product line was expanded to include cashews and chile nuts.
Alan Brazil Salary
Alan earns an annual salary of $103,583.
Alan Brazil Net Worth
Alan has an approximate net worth of $6 million.
Alan Brazil Career
In the beginning, he worked as a sports analyst for GMTV, a breakfast television network. He was quickly invited to join Andy Gray in Sky Sports’ The Boot Room. He worked as a studio analyst and occasionally as a co-commentator after Sky Sports acquired the rights to the Football League Cup and the Football League. During the 2001-02 season, he acted as a co-commentator on Anglia TV matches.
Alan joined Talk Radio in the late 1990s to host “It is Just Like Watching Brazil” nightly sports programming. Alan joined the Talk Sport team in early 2000 when the station changed its name to Talk Sport. The show has since been renamed “Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.” Over the years, he has worked with a variety of co-presenters, including Mike Parry, Graham Beecroft, and Ronnie Irani.
Irani left the show in 2013, and since then, there have been several co-presenters, including Matt Holland, Ray Parlour, David Ginola, Dominic Cork, Neil Warnock, and eventually Brian Moore. Alan was fired from the station after missing a broadcast in March 2004. He was, however, reinstated three weeks later. In August 2014, he responded to the death of actor Robin Williams. Alan stated on his talkSPORT show that he does not sympathize with people who commit suicide since their acts place their family in a “diabolical” predicament.
Many of his listeners later chastised him for not caring about Williams, who was depressed. The station apologized on Alan’s behalf for the insult and stated that it did not agree with his viewpoint. Alan’s job at Talksport was changed in April 2020, with him hosting Talksport Breakfast on Thursdays and Fridays. From Monday to Wednesday, Laura Woods hosted the show. Alan’s job at Talksport would be ‘increased,’ according to a station statement.
In September 2021, he claimed that he was ‘on the mend’ following a heart procedure. The Ipswich Town icon played for the Blues during their golden era in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He is best known these days as a long-running talkSPORT radio host. Alan uploaded a video taken on Felixstowe seafront to his 229k Twitter followers on September 13, 2021, as he addressed his absence from the radio.