COMMENTATOR OF THE DECADE - Martin Tyler
Sky Sports' senior football commentator Martin Tyler has spent over 25 years behind the microphone after ending a promising career as a non-league centre forward.
After graduating from university and ending a burgeoning Isthmian League tenure with Corinthian Casuals, his media career began with Marshall Cavendish's Book of Football.
Moving into television with London Weekend Television, he became familiar to viewers of Southern TV, Yorkshire, Granada and ITV sports programmes in the 1970s and 1980s.
He joined BSB's Sports Channel in 1990 and then Sky Sports at its launch in 1991.
The FA Premier League's link up with broadcast partners Sky has ensured Martin has become the voice of Premiership football.
Memories of moments such as Blackburn's 1995 Premiership success, Manchester United's triumph in the first-ever Premier League season in 1993 and Arsenal's two title wins in 1998 and 2002 are always accompanied by his authoritative commentary.
Upon learning of his Commentator of the Decade award, Martin Tyler said: "I'd like to thank everybody who voted for me and express my gratitude to all my colleagues at Sky Sports. This award is as much for them as myself and reflects our approach to football. My job has also been made easier by the thousands of individuals within the game who've answered my daily requests for information with the attention and care that make this job so enjoyable."