Known for announcing his signature cry of "GOOOOAAAALLLL!”, internationally acclaimed sportscaster Andrés Cantor is the face of Telemundo Sports and was recently featured in a media campaign for AT&T wireless. He is already one of the most recognizable personalities in the world of sports and his vast international experience served him well as the 2006 World Cup soccer coverage was broadcasted nationally on his Futbol de Primera radio network, which consists of 87 affiliated stations and XM Deportivo on XM Satellite Radio.
For over 20 years, Andrés has thrilled audiences with his singular passion for the world’s most popular sport and in the process has helped increase its popularity in the United States. In addition to this, his daily radio program, Futbol de Primera, airs in more than 80 markets across the nation. Andrés’ first book titled "GOOOAL: A Celebration of Soccer" was published by Simon and Schuster. Previously, Cantor was Univision Network’s top soccer play-by-play announcer and sportscaster for 13 years. He was the first Spanish language announcer to make the cross over and made his English language debut as the play-by-play announcer for NBC Sports during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. His hiring was the catalyst for NBC’s commitment to carry every Olympic soccer game over their various networks.
Cantor has been described as a key figure in the growing awareness of soccer in the U.S. He was named the 9th most influential person in the game of soccer by Soccer America magazine. His distinguished track record as a sports journalist is highlighted by coverage of six World Cups (Spain ’82, Mexico ’86, Italy ‘90, U.S ‘94, France ‘98 and Korea-Japan ’02).
He has been featured on LIVE with Regis and Kathie Lee and The Late Show with David Letterman and has received international recognition for his work. In June 2005, Andrés received an Emmy award recognizing his achievements and contributions to Spanish language television. In 1994, the American Sportscaster Association named Cantor “Sports Personality of the Year,” an honor previously bestowed upon John Madden and Dick Vitale. That same year he also won a Regional Emmy for individual achievement for his play-by-play of the World Cup.
Cantor can be heard daily on his syndicated radio program, Futbol de Primera, which is broadcast in over 80 markets in the U.S. Additionally, his company Futbol de Primera is the creator and producer of XM Deportivo, a 24 hour Spanish language channel on XM Radio, the largest satellite radio company in the U.S.
Andrés Cantor started his career as a broadcaster for Radio Mitre of Buenos Aires, Argentina where he covered the ’84 Olympics. He worked for Editorial Atlantida, a publisher of six magazines. It was there that he began his career in 1979 as a writer covering international soccer events.
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