Ian Paul Joy (born July 14, 1981) is an American born Scottish football sportscaster and former professional player.
|Full name||Ian Paul Joy|
|Date of birth||July 14, 1981|
|Place of birth||San Diego, California, USA|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2005–2008||FC St. Pauli||89||(1)|
|2008–2009||Real Salt Lake||20||(0)|
|2009||FC Ingolstadt 04||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Early and personal lifeEdit
Born in San Diego, California, Joy is the son of English former professional player Brian Joy. His mother is Scottish and he grew up in Scotland from the age of 3. Joy lived in Bo'ness and attended Deanburn Primary School and Bo'ness Academy.
Joy played as a left back for Tranmere Rovers, Stirling Albion, Montrose, Kidderminster Harriers, Chester City, Hamburger SV, FC St. Pauli, Real Salt Lake, FC Ingolstadt 04 and Portland Timbers.
As a 15 year-old, he featured for the United States U-17 team on a three-match week long tour of Germany in 1997. Joy went on to represent the USA Youth national teams at U-18, U-20 and U-23 level. He captained the USA U-18's at the World Youth Games in Moscow, Russia in 1998.
After retiring as a player in 2011, Joy became a sportscaster. In 2015 he became the studio host of Fox Sports' coverage of the Bundesliga, FA Cup, and Europa League. In April 2018, Joy was named as a studio host for FOX's coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
- "Ian Joy". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
- "Profile". Major League Soccer. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
- "Interview with Ian Joy" (PDF). Timbers Army. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
- Ian Joy at Soccerbase
- "Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
- Ian Joy at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
- "Timbers sign veteran defender Joy". USL. February 18, 2010. Archived from the original on March 11, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
- "STARLET IAN TURNS BACK ON SCOTLAND; EXCLUSIVE: Footballer wants to play for USA". Daily Record. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
- "FOX Sports to televise or stream all 306 Bundesliga matches". Fox Sports. July 30, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
- "FOX Sports Announces Broadcasters, Celebrates 50-Day Countdown to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™". April 26, 2018. Retrieved May 6, 2018.