Simon Evans

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Simon Evans

An introduction to Simon Evans, sports journalist

Working across all media, all sports

Simon Evans is one of North America’s leading soccer writers. He writes a regular column on international soccer for the Washington Post, contributes analysis and opinion on European football to SportsMax television in the Caribbean and English language content to Univision in the United States.

Having covered every World Cup since 1998 as well as a host of other major sporting events including four Olympics and six Super Bowls, Simon has vast experience. He has worked in Eastern Europe, Italy and the United States as well as in his homeland England.

After graduating in Political Science from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, he moved to Eastern Europe where he was a freelance reporter based in Budapest from 1993 to 1999 writing for a wide-range of publications including Time magazine and the Observer along with a number of sports magazines in the UK and turning out in the Hungarian fourth division.

While living in Budapest, Simon also co-wrote the first travel guide for soccer fans in Europe — the Rough Guide to European Football, which received critical acclaim and reached the top of the sport books chart in the UK. Maxim magazine called it “one of the best things to have come out of the explosion in football literature”. The book introduced fans to the history of the sport in over 50 European cities as well as giving practical information on how to enjoy a football influenced visit.

After covering Iran and Croatia, amongst others, at the 1998 World Cup for Reuters, he moved to Milan, Italy where he became sports correspondent for the agency. For eight years he covered Serie A, Champions League, the Italian national team – and drug cheating and match-fixing scandals. As well as daily coverage of big clubs such as AC Milan and Juventus, he reported on the World Cup in 2002 in South Korea and Japan and then Italy’s triumph in Berlin four years later. He also wrote for the Observer, Britain’s oldest Sunday newspaper, and was a regular guest on BBC Radio.

In January 2007, Simon was appointed Reuters’ first sports correspondent in Miami and covered a range of sports including the NFL, PGA golf, ATP and WTA Tennis and cricket in the Caribbean. He has also reported extensively on Major League Soccer news and followed the fortunes of the U.S national soccer team. He was with the U.S team in South Africa in 2010 and also covered the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

After a lengthy career with Reuters, Simon set up as a freelancer in 2014 to allow him greater opportunities to expand his work to television and radio. As well as being a Premier League and European football analyst for SportsMax, he also provided English language content on Copa America 2016 to Univision and he provides television analysis and play-by-play on a variety of USL and CONCACAF Champions League games.

Simon delivers:

Breaking News
World Cups
Super Bowls
Years Reporting
“Having worked in Europe and North America I bring a unique perspective and range of knowledge to my reporting on soccer. I know the game, the people who play and work in the game and the fans who follow the sport. My aim is to give readers and viewers a fresh and original international perspective on the global game. “.


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