Alexander Yelagin

Alexander Viktorovich Masalov (Yelagin) (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ви́кторович Масалóв (Елáгин); born 2 August 1953, Moscow) is a Russian sports commentator, presenter and actor.

Alexander Yelagin
Born (1953-08-02) 2 August 1953 (age 68)
OccupationJournalist, sports commentator, actor


Alexander Yelagin was born in 1953. He graduated from the International Office MSU Faculty of Journalism. After graduation, he worked in Goznak, as well as in Czechoslovakia through the Society for Friendship with Foreign Countries.

Acting career began at the Student Theater of Moscow State University under the direction of Roman Viktyuk in 1975. Upon returning from Czechoslovakia he worked in the Theater Nikitsky Gate (since 1989, with interruptions).

In the 1990s, he worked on a 2x2 television channel and posted ads on the radio station Echo of Moscow.[1]

Since 1997 he worked in the sports version of the television Ren-TV[2]

After retiring from Ren-TV he worked as a sports commentator on the Seven TV, Russia-2 and NTV Plus.[3]

Since November 2015 – commentator on football broadcasts on Match TV. In January 2016, together with a number of prominent commentators were placed in state television and translated into fee-basis.[4]

Since March 2016 to present – football commentator on Eurosport television channel.[5]

Author of several books and reference books on the history of football


  1. ^ "«Я жил под голос Николая Озерова». Александр Елагин о террариуме единомышленников, комментарии в стиле old school и опыте австралийской лиги". Archived from the original on 2016-02-05. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  2. ^ "Александр Елагин". СпортЭфир. Archived from the original on 2016-02-05. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  3. ^ "Комментаторская будка. Александр Елагин: Футбольный комментарий должен звучать как саундтрек". FootballTop. 2013-07-11.
  4. ^ Александр Елагин: Меня вывели из штата «Матч ТВ». Без обид – бизнес есть бизнес
  5. ^ "Уткин и Елагин стали комментаторами телеканала Eurosport". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-04-03.

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