ANDRéS CANTOR (born December 22, 1962) is an Argentine sportscaster and pundit who works in the United States providing Spanish-language commentary and analysis in sports. Cantor is well-known among English-speakers for his narration of football (soccer) matches and shouting "Goal! " when one is scored. Outside of football commentary he covers other sports as well.
* 1 Early life
* 2 Professional career
* 3 Other notable accomplishments * 4 Awards * 5 References * 6 External links
Cantor was born in Buenos Aires,
Cantor is famous for his signature bellowing of "Gooooooool!" after a
score in football. This practice started in Brazil in the 1940s, and
since then has become almost universal throughout Latin America. It
stemmed from the desire to let families and friends who have stepped
away from a game know that a goal has been scored. However, due to
translation and cultural dissonance issues, it was largely absent from
the lexicon of British play-by-play commentators. Cantor was the first
to introduce this climactic scoring call to a U.S. audience while
Univision , making him popular with English-speaking
viewers. He first used it at the
1990 FIFA World Cup
Another unique line of Cantor's can be heard whenever a game reaches half-time or is over. He delivers the line, "El árbitro dice que no hay tiempo para más" ("The referee says there is no time for more").
TELEMUNDO/ NBC DEPORTES
Cantor currently works for
NBC Deportes ,
NBC Sports 's
Spanish-language division, and does play-by-play for matches on both
Cantor anchored Telemundo's coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London from the network's studios in Hialeah, Florida. He was also the play-by-play announcer for football during the games.
FUTBOL DE PRIMERA RADIO NETWORK
Andrés Cantor is the owner and main play by play announcer of Futbol de Primera , a radio network which owns the Spanish-language radio rights of the FIFA World Cups 2002/2006/2010/2014 as well as the Mexico national team , CONCACAF Gold Cup , Copa América ( CONMEBOL ) among other sports properties. Andrés Cantor hosts a daily show, Futbol de Primera, which airs nationally on more than 100 affiliates.
Cantor's first English-language assignment was the 2000 Summer
OTHER NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
In 2008, Cantor appeared in the American live-action film Speed Racer as one of the grand prix announcers.
Cantor is the author of the book Goooal! a Celebration of Soccer. Andres Cantor's appearance booking fee can range from $5,000 to $10,000.
In 2010, Cantor was featured in the Mike McGlone series of GEICO commercials where he is introduced as an announcer who could make any sport exciting. Subsequently, the camera cuts to him animatedly announcing a chess match.
In 2011, he is uncredited for the role of the Spanish soccer announcer in an episode of the Disney Channel series Phineas and Ferb .
U.S. show Person of Interest used his 'Goooooooool' in the episode
"Cura te ipsum." When Reese and Fusco confront the drug dealers at
their apartment, there is a goal scored during a soccer match on the
television. The famous "Gooooooool", seen in the U.S. on NBC's
In 2014, Cantor was featured in an ad campaign for
Cantor was featured as an announcer in the Walt Disney film Muppets Most Wanted on March 2014.
He voiced himself in the Simpsons episode "You Don\'t Have to Live Like a Referee ".
In 1994, Cantor was honored as "Sports Personality of the Year" by the American Sportscaster Association. He won a regional Emmy Award for his play-by-play work during the U.S. World Cup 1994. In 2004, Cantor received the Hispanic Heritage Award. Also that year he won the Broadcasting -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">
* ^ http://soccerlens.com/interview-with-andres-cantor/5459/
* ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-28.
* ^ Janet Stilson (2004-12-20). "\'Soccer, Con Pasión: Interview
Multichannel News . Retrieved 2008-06-12.
* ^ "Interview with Andrés Cantor, Founding Partner of Fútbol de
Primera, and the Voice of Soccer for the