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Gerry Dobson

gerry dobsonGerry Dobson graduated from Centennial College in 1981 with a diploma in Radio and Television Programming. He worked at Global Television in the early 1980's as a beat reporter for the Toronto Blizzard of the old NASL. Gerry moved on to CFTO TV where he covered a variety of sports from 1984 until 1997.

The launch of Sportsnet in 1998 led Gerry to his latest career path. Gerry is the host, and commentator on Sportsnet's soccer programs. He hosts the highly rated television show, Soccercentral, which most Saturday mornings in the season shows live coverage of English Premier League games. He has also been the commentator for the Canadian National Team games for the past fourteen years, a job that has allowed him to cover matches around the globe.  National highlights for Gerry include covering Canada's Gold Cup winning performance in 2000 and the FIFA women's under 19 World Championship in Edmonton with a record crowd of nearly 50,000 in Commonwealth stadium and a television audience of close to one million. Gerry has travelled extensively across Canada, the United States and Europe to develop stories for his shows featuring Canadians playing soccer abroad. He is also a commentator for  Toronto FC. Most recently he has covered the historic CONCACAF Champions League match versus LA Galaxy at the Rogers Centre in front of nearly 48,000 spectators.

Gerry Dobson plays an active role in the soccer community assisting with many organizations often taking on the task of Master of Ceremonies as well as guest lecturing at local colleges. Gerry actively works with the Canadian  Soccer Association, The Ontario Soccer Association, professional clubs and grass roots soccer organizations to help promote the game of soccer in Canada. Throughout his industrious media career Gerry has covered 5 Olympic  games, the World Series, the Superbowl, Rogers Cup tennis, the Grey Cup and CONCACF to name a few.

Gerry has been quoted as saying, "Sports is the ultimate reality television show, and with the exploding growth
of soccer, the best is yet to come".

 

 

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