Monday Night Football star Gary Neville has won Paddy Power’s World Cup of Pundits – beating off competition from the likes of Roy Keane, Jamie Carragher, and Chris Kamara.

The former Manchester United captain was a convincing champion, as he emerged the winner of the 16-pundit competition, claiming 43% of the votes in the final.

The tournament was decided by a series of Twitter polls, with Neville, Keane, Kamara, and Carragher reaching the final after winning their groups.

That meant an all-Sky line-up in the final, with BBC favourites such as Ian Wright, Alan Shearer, and Alex Scott falling in the group stages.

Spokesman Paddy Power said: “The tension was high in our World Cup of Pundits – a bit like the environment in the Sky studio when Graeme Souness is reviewing a Paul Pogba performance.

“Gary Neville being the nation’s darling, who would’ve thought it? And Chris Kamara classed as a pundit – strange world.”


GROUP A (5,785 votes)

Gary Neville – 77.1%

Ian Wright – 13.7%

Jamie Redknapp – 6.3%

Michael Owen – 2.9%

GROUP B (7,043 votes)

Jamie Carragher – 57.6%

Alan Shearer – 16.7%

Alan Hansen – 13.4%G

Graeme Souness – 12.2%

GROUP C (7,076 votes)

Roy Keane – 59.4%

Peter Crouch – 24.6%

Andy Gray – 10.4%Jermaine Jenas – 5.6%

GROUP D (4,507 votes)

Chris Kamara – 51.8%

Eamon Dunphy – 26.1%

Alex Scott – 17.3%

Robbie Savage – 4.9%

FINAL (6,552 votes)

Gary Neville – 43.3%

Roy Keane – 26.6%

Jamie Carragher – 15.6%

Chris Kamara – 14.4%