Top 5 football pundits
Pundits have been ever-present in football, with experts breaking down the analytics of games on a weekly basis. Explaining a ninety-minute game to the average viewer in a fun yet informative way is the task at hand.
Many former players, managers and presenters are involved in the debate and discussion surrounding the game, involving tactics and more.
Dissecting important moments within matches, while critically taking on the ideas of managers and coaches, pundits draw their expert opinion from their own experiences and some are more highly praised than others.
Here, we take a look at 5 of the world's best football pundits:
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#5 Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand has seamlessly transitioned from his role on the pitch to one off of it, analysing football matches and giving viewers a reliable insight into the mindset of the players plying their trade at the highest level.
A brutally honest pundit and a strong defender in his day, the former Premier League winner is part of the team at BT Sport, contributing especially to the channel's Champions League coverage.
Informing viewers of the significant, mental aspect of handling big games, Ferdinand manages to capture the attention of the viewers with passion and enthusiasm.
Regardless of whether the retired central defender steps into a boxing ring in the future, as he has recently claimed he desires to do, or not, Ferdinand is well in line to secure a long and prosperous career in football punditry.