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Voice of football John Motson leaves huge six-figure sum in his will



VOICE of football John Motson left more than £488,000 when he died earlier this year.

The commentator, known as Motty, made an eight-page will in 2005 giving his estate to wife Anne, his son, Frederick, and sister-in-law Susan Fielding.

It is not clear how much each will receive.

Motty, famed for his sheepskin coat and his unmatched knowledge of statistics, which Anne helped him to compile, died aged 77 in February.

He was behind the BBC mic for more than 2,000 games, including 29 FA Cup finals and ten World Cup tournaments.


He retired from the corporation in 2018 but joined TalkSport radio shortly afterwards.

After his death, tributes poured in from across the globe with Piers Morgan hailing as the G.O.A.T – the greatest of all time.

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker called him “brilliant” and “the voice of football in this country for generations”.

Ex-England star Alan Shearer wrote: “RIP Motty. An incredible career. The voice.”

Prince William added: “Very sad to hear about the passing of John Motson – a legend whose voice was football. My thoughts are with his family and friends.”

Source: The Sun


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