Ian Stafford

Ian Stafford

Writers

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.


From the Web

2015: Let the Battles Commence.

I don't know whether we are growing a tad blasé about the golden age of British sport, what with the London Olympics, the Glasgow Commonwealths and the Rugby League World Cup all passing by so effectively, but there is no danger of this momentum abating any time soon.  

By Ian Stafford

Let's get something straight right from the start.Sport is ultimately about winning titles and medals.That's the end goal for every athlete in any sport.In most sports Olympic gold is the pinnacle.In some sports it is a world cup/championships.  

By Ian Stafford

McIlroy Can Beat Woods' Record

People will accuse me of being reactionary.After all, when Rory McIlroy lifted the Claret Jug on the 18th green at Hoylake on Sunday evening it was "only" his third major title claimed.But I am convinced that McIlroy will finish his career with more majors than Tiger Woods.  

By Ian Stafford

The one good thing about Mario Gotze scoring that exceptional extra time winner for Germany last night is that it spared Argentina and the rest of the world the sight of the Germans winning a penalty shoot out, as they always do, to become world champions.Now there can be no arguments.  

By Ian Stafford