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Jason Victor Cundy (born 12 November 1969) is an English former footballer who played as a defender and radio broadcaster. He presents The Sports Bar on talkSPORT, Jason Cundy Kicks Off on London Live as well as commentating and presenting for Chelsea TV.

Jason Cundy
Personal information
Full name Jason Victor Cundy
Date of birth (1969-11-12) 12 November 1969 (age 50)[1]
Place of birth London, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 Chelsea 41 (2)
1992Tottenham Hotspur (loan) 10 (0)
1992–1996 Tottenham Hotspur 18 (1)
1995Crystal Palace (loan) 4 (0)
1996Bristol City (loan) 6 (1)
1996Ipswich Town (loan) 3 (1)
1996–1999 Ipswich Town 55 (4)
1999–2000 Portsmouth 9 (0)
Total 146 (8)
National team
1990–1991 England U21 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

During his career, Cundy played for Chelsea (1988–92, 41 league appearances), Tottenham Hotspur (loan in 1992, 1992 – November 96, with 28 games), Crystal Palace (one month-loan, 1995), Bristol City (another 30-day loan, 1996), Ipswich Town (after a loan, November 1996–99) and Portsmouth.

Cundy is remembered for the "freak" goal that he scored against Ipswich Town in a Premiership match for Tottenham, in 1992–93. In an attempt to kick the ball 40 yards from goal, he slipped and managed a wind-assisted effort that ended up flying over 'keeper Craig Forrest and into the back of the net. The goal was captured live on Sky Sports and put Spurs 1–0 up, in a match that finished 1–1.

Cundy was forced to retire in 2000 due to a knee injury, and subsequently became a presenter on talkSPORT, regularly appearing with Ian Danter and Alvin Martin on Football First, between 12:00pm–5:00pm. He also occasionally co-hosted Evening Kick-Off, subbing in for any regular member, while appearing regularly as a presenter/pundit on Chelsea TV. He currently[when?] co-hosts Andy Goldstein's Sports Bar with Andy Goldstein weekdays. Cundy is popular for nightly feature 'Wheel Of Cundy' in which he tells a story about a sometimes named and sometimes anonymous footballer he has played with throughout his career.

Personal lifeEdit

In June 2015, Cundy married Hannah Pedley,[2] a mezzo-soprano, they have a son.

He had previously been married to Lizzie Cundy. They married in 1994, but they separated in 2010, and divorced in December 2012. They have two children together.[3][4][5]

On Saturday, 18 October 2008, Cundy went on holiday and was unavailable to do TalkSport show, and TalkSport radio DJ Andy Goldstein erroneously reported that he had died after falling off a boat and drowning. The report, which Goldstein later admitted was meant as a joke, resulted in several fans of Chelsea Football Club putting down flowers outside Stamford Bridge the following day.[6]

Cundy has spoken out in support of the charity Act Against Bullying.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jason Cundy at Soccerbase
  2. ^ "Hannah Pedley - Mezzo". www.operamusica.com.
  3. ^ Brown, Nancy (14 October 2016). "Celebrity traveller: Lizzie Cundy". The Daily Express.
  4. ^ Catt, Lizzie; Higgins, Lisa; Teague, Jack (10 December 2011). "Lizzie Cundy on form". The Daily Express.
  5. ^ Martin, Emer (25 July 2013). "From WAGs to riches: Lizzie Cundy is having the time of her life". The Evening Standard.
  6. ^ Talksport DJ's sick joke backfires as Chelsea fans lay tributes at Stamford Bridge for 'dead' Jason Cundy. Mirror.co.uk. 20 October 2008.
  7. ^ "Wayback Machine". 16 February 2009.