Jim Beglin

Jim Beglin, a former professional football player and current commentator, was born in Waterford, Republic of Ireland. Before join in Shamrock Rovers, Beglin started playing football in local with Bolton and Waterford Bohs. During he played at Milltown, he appeared in four appearances in Europe and scoring one goal.

After served for Shamrock Rovers, he was signed by Liverpool manager Bob Paisley for £20,000 in May 1983. Finally, he was brought into the first team after 18 months by Joe Fagan. Prior to being a regular of the team, he was a substitute for Alan Kennedy in the 1985–86 season.

In 1989, he transferred to Leeds United for a large sum of transfer fee. In the football team, he began to cut a striking figure for great contributions made by him, helping the football club entering into Second Division champions.

For his unremitting efforts and outstanding practical skills, he earned 15 caps of Ireland national football team for many important international competitions. All people believed that he will play a more important role at matches whilst all things went horribly wrong for Beglin who suffered a severe injury in the period. For severe leg injuries, it’s difficult for him to continue his playing career. As a pundit on football, he transferred to work as commentator for several media companies. He also worked for Arsenal as a voice-over artist for the club’s formal DVD.

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