Tony Cascarino – Irish Soccer Legend, Radio and Television pundit and Media Personality.
A well-known and highly regarded sports personality, Tony is a former Republic of Ireland International footballer and is best known for his integral part in Ireland’s FIFA World Cup squad at Italia 90.
Born in Kent, England; Tony represented the Republic of Ireland, qualifying through his adopted Irish grandfather. He enjoyed a lengthy, successful career spanning two decades, playing for several clubs, both in England and France.
Tony has a regular punditry role with Sky Sports and occasionally appears on TalkSport and Today FM radio, whilst also writing articles for The Times, The Irish Examiner and The Sun.
A footballing striker, Tony played top tier football in three different countries. He played with Aston Villa and Chelsea, Celtic, and Marseille amongst others.
His domestic career included spells at Crockenhill, Gillingham and Millwall whilst playing for Nancy in Ligue 2 in France. His most successful years were with Marseille in which he was known by the nickname “Tony Goal” throughout France.
Tony won 88 caps for the Republic of Ireland, scoring 19 goals in the process, during an International career that spanned 14 years.
He played a key role in Ireland’s successful run at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, with his aerial prowess fitting well with the long ball style of the team.