Ian Stafford

Ian Stafford


Ian Stafford is a multi award-winning sports writer, author and broadcaster, with 25 years' experience at the highest level of both national and international media. He has written for The Times, The Daily Express, Sunday Express, The Independent, The Scotsman and, for many years, The Mail on Sunday, where he is a senior sports writer, as well as for a host of magazines ranging from Esquire to High Life, Reader's Digest to Newsweek. In his time he has been voted Sports Reporter of the Year, twice Sports Magazine Writer of the Year, twice highly commended for his sports interviews, twice highly commended for his magazine writing, and finished 2nd in 2009 in the prestigious British Press Awards. He has covered every major sports event in the world since 1988, and interviewed just about every sports star.

Ian has also appeared regularly on a host of terrestial and satellite television programmes over the past 20 years, and remains a familiar face on TV and voice on Radio 5 Live and Radio 4, where he has written and narrated sports documentaries.

He has written 14 books, many of which have been best -sellers, including his well-known four participatory books, "Playgrounds of the Gods," "In Your Dreams," "In Search of the Tiger" and "Who Do You Think You Are ... Michael Schumacher?" For four years he also wrote "The Player," a participatory column in Esquire magazine.

In December 2009 he co-launched Sportsvibe.co.uk, which he co-owns and edits. In its 15-month lifespan to date Sportsvibe has become a major sports entertainment site that is enjoyed around the world and boasts significant figures.

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