It’s the iconic scoring call known across the world by football fans. The man behind it, Andres Cantor, is credited with popularizing the phrase among American and English-speaking audiences as he prepares to call his ninth consecutive World Cup.
But just who exactly is Andres Cantor? Here’s all you need to know about who he is, his age, net worth, how he makes his money, family and iconic goal shout.
Sports broadcaster Andres Cantor is now currently calling his ninth consecutive World Cup
Who is Andres Cantor?
Andres Cantor is a sports broadcaster who provides Spanish-language analysis and commentary in the United States, primarily for football.
He was born on December 22, 1962 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
After his family relocated to Southern California while he was a teenager, Cantor started calling football matches for Univision, becoming world-famous for his ‘goooal!’ scoring call during the 1990 and 1994 World Cups. His World Cup calling quickly boosted his popularity, leading to additional media appearances in commercials, TV shows and movies.
After working at Univision for several years, Cantor joined Telemundo Deportes and continued to call football matches and other sports games. He called both men’s and women’s football at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia and later worked as a broadcaster for baseball games at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
How old is Andres Cantor?
Andres Cantor is 55 years old.
He was born on December 22, 1962.
What is Andres Cantor’s net worth?
How does Andres Cantor make his money?
Cantor draws his wealth mainly from his successful broadcasting career, signing a multi-year contract extension in late 2015 with Telemundo that will allow him to call the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
In addition, Cantor’s fame in the broadcasting booth has translated into other media, earning him cameo appearances on TV shows and movies such as The Simpsons in 2014 and the films Speed Racer and Muppets Most Wanted.
Who is Andres Cantor’s wife?
According to Who’s Dated Who, Andres Cantor is currently thought to be single.
Andres Cantor goal call
Cantor is known worldwide for his exuberant ‘gooooal!’ shout whenever a goal is scored during a football match.
The practice, as Cantor is always quick to credit, actually began in Brazil back in the 1940s as a way for spectators to let family members and friends who’ve stepped away from watching a match know when a goal has been scored. Though the practice has become widespread throughout much of Latin America, it was unknown to English-speaking audiences until Cantor introduced it while working at Univision, quickly garnering popularity among American audiences.
He first employed the iconic scoring call to U.S. audiences while calling the the 1990 World Cup, though it didn’t become especially popular until the 1994 World Cup, which was hosted by the United States itself. The call’s popularity spurred appearances by Cantor on the Late Show with David Letterman during the 1994 and 1998 World Cups as well various commercials.
In an interview with CNBC, Cantor says he first started using his celebrated scoring call during an audition for Univision in 1987. He first used it while offering play-by-play commentary during a test match.
Cantor states: ‘… when the goal came I said, “Gooooal!” I started yelling and the guy noticed and I guess he liked my style, and offered me a full-time job within 72 hours.’
Author: Nancy Parker
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