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14th Oct 2018

Peter Brackley, voice of Football Italia and Pro Evolution Soccer, dies aged 67

Wayne Farry


His passing was announced by his beloved Brighton and Hove Albion

Legendary football commentator Peter Brackley died on Sunday evening aged 67, it has been announced by Brighton.

A lifelong Seagulls fan, Brackley was best known as the voice of the iconic Football Italia, Channel 4’s Serie A highlights show which introduced the British public to the glitz and glamour of Italian football shortly after Paul Gascoigne’s move to Lazio.

Brackley also worked for ITV and Sky throughout his career, which began at BBC Radio Brighton, and saw him commentate at four World Cups and two European Championships.

Brackley will likely be best known by some for his work on Konami’s popular Pro Evolution Soccer series, which he commentated on for a number of editions with a clearly comedic tone.

Brighton chief executive Paul Barber said on the club’s official website: “So many of us here at the club knew Peter well. He was a hugely talented, knowledgeable, funny and, above all else, a good man.

“We will miss him. Our condolences go out to Peter’s family, including our colleague and his nephew Paul, and all of his many friends.”