Ian Darke Commentator, Net Worth, Bio, Age, Wife, Family, FOX, ESPN, BT Sports and Salary

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Ian Darke Biography and Wikipedia

Ian Darke is an English commentator of association football and boxing currently working for both ESPN and TNT Sports. Before, he worked as a commentator for Sky’s “Big Four” alongside his colleagues Martin Tyler, Alan Parry and Rob Hawthorne. He also served as the main commentator for Sky’s big boxing fights and along with Jim Watt, covered some of the biggest fights involving British boxers.

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Ian Darke Education

Darke’s information regarding his educational background is currently unknown in the public eye. However, he is believed to be a learned person regarding his position and profession. More details regarding his education will be updated once confirmed. READ: Natalie Nunn 

Ian Darke Age

How old is Ian? Darke is 70 years old as of 2024. He was born in 1954, in Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom. His birthday and the month he was born are currently not yet known to the public.

Ian Darke Height

How tall is Ian? He stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m) and maintains a body weight of 75 kg.

Ian Darke Family

Darke was born and raised in Portsmouth, England by his parents. However, information regarding his family members including his father, mother and siblings is currently under research.

Ian Darke Wife

Is Ian married? Ian is currently a married man. He has been in marriage for many years. However, information regarding his wife, including her name and when they got married is currently under review. READ: Cristin Teutul

Ian Darke Salary

Ian working for both ESPN and TNT Sports earns an estimated annual salary of $120,000.

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Ian Darke Net Worth

Ian Darke is an English commentator of association football and boxing with an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Ian Darke FOX Sports

On July 26, 2022, Darke took to Twitter to reveal his upcoming participation as part of Fox Sports’ lineup of broadcasters for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He likened his involvement to a temporary transfer, drawing parallels to a loan move from ESPN.

Ian Darke ESPN

In 2010, Sky failed to secure rights to broadcast the FIFA World Cup, leading to Darke’s recruitment as an ESPN commentator for the American audience. He gained recognition as the English-language voice for Landon Donovan’s dramatic last-second goal against Algeria, propelling the USA into the knockout stage and securing their group victory. READ: Graham Patrick Martin 

While commencing the 2010–11 Premier League season with Sky in the UK, Darke received a three-year contract offer from ESPN in the U.S. to become their Premier League commentator. Accepting the offer, he later expanded his role to cover MLS games, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where he served as the lead commentator, including calling the final.

During the 2011 Women’s World Cup quarterfinals, Darke delivered an iconic call for Abby Wambach’s tying goal against Brazil. He teamed up with Julie Foudy to lead ESPN’s coverage of the tournament, commentating on Wambach’s last-second header against Brazil. In the 2014 World Cup, Darke, alongside Taylor Twellman (for Team USA’s games) and Steve McManaman (for other games), provided commentary, including John Brooks’ winning goal against Ghana in the group stage.

Returning more permanently to ESPN, Darke became the lead La Liga commentator alongside Steve McManaman. For the 2022 World Cup, ESPN loaned Darke to Fox Sports.

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