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Jon Champion is a preeminent British-American Pro Evolution Soccer commentator, sports commentator, and journalist currently working at ESPN/ABC covering Major League Soccer and International Football.

Additionally, He is an experienced and well-established commentator who has also served for the last twain decennaries at ITV and BBC. His partner in USMNT and MLS is Taylor Twellman.

Furthermore, his broadcast partners for European Qualifiers matches encompass Danny Higginbotham and Stewart Robson. In the bargain, his commentaries can also be heard on the worldwide feed of League Cup and Premier League matches worldwide.

Jon Champion Age

Jon Champion was born in Harrogate, England, United Kingdom on May 23, 1965. He is 57 years old.

Jon Champion Height

Champion is a man of above-average stature and stands at a height of 6 ft 3 inches ( Approx 1.85m).

Jon Champion Education

He attended and graduated with a high school diploma from Archbishop Holgate Grammar School, in York. Later, Jon joined the University of Leeds where he completed his education in 1988.

Jon Champion Family

Jon was born to his stalwart father David Champion, and his staunch mother in Harrogate, England, United Kingdom. His father served as the deputy headmaster at the independent school Bootham School, York.

Jon Champion Wife


He is a married man to his loving and caring wife called Anna. The couple is blessed with four children namely Emily Champion, Will Champion, Harry Champion, and Ben Champion.

Jon Champion Children

He is a proud father of four children namely Emily Champion, Will Champion, Harry Champion, and Ben Champion. Emily serves at a cosmetics company named The Body Shop as a Global Digital Acquisition Manager. Ben serves at social shopping and rewards app called Fygo where he is the co-founder. On the other hand, Harry pursued Psychology at The University of Edinburgh.

Jon Champion Salary

Jon receives an annual salary of $254,305 per year. This is according to ESPN News anchors’ and reporters’ salaries.

Jon Champion Net Worth

Champion has an approximate net worth of $1 million – $5 million.

Jon Champion Career

Back in 2007, He was signed up as the lead FA Premier League play-by-play announcer for the ambitious new-boys Setanta Sports UK. Jon was increasingly heard more on Setanta who had also secured rights to the FA Cup during the 2008–09 season. Jon commentated on his first FA Cup Final in May 2009. Setanta had gone into administration and was forced to relinquish their football rights within a month. It was picked up by ESPN. The station swiftly established a brand new sports channel for the UK and Ireland titled ESPN UK.

In August 2009, the station began broadcasting Premier League football. Champion was the natural choice as their lead play-by-play commentator. He relocated permanently from ITV. However, He was loaned back to ITV Sports for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He served alongside Craig Burley, his ESPN colleague. Furthermore, Champion also commentates on the FA Cup and Europa League as well as being ESPN’s lead Premier League commentator.

He alongside Chris Waddle commentated on the FA Cup Final on 14 May 2011, betwixt Stoke City and Manchester City. Moreover, He was a commentator for ITV’s coverage of Euro 2012 alongside Craig Burley.

Jon was then loaned for the UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup back to ESPN alongside Stewart Robson, a previous Arsenal player. Into the bargain, He currently commentates for U.S. men’s soccer friendlies part-time alongside Kasey Keller when Ian Darke, the lead commentator is unavailable.

For the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Jon returned back to ITV Sports where Jon paired with Ally McCoist. He was named MLS on ESPN’s lead play-by-play commentator beginning in the 2019 MLS season alongside Taylor Twellman, the lead color commentator. Champion together with Ally McCoist was one of the broadcast teams of commentators for Prime Video Sport’s UK Premier League coverage in December 2019.
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