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Sunday, 14 May, 2000, 17:05 GMT 18:05 UK
Garth Crooks
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Former Tottenham forward Garth Crooks is Match of the Day Live's reporter with the England camp at Euro 2000.

He is a regular reporter for the BBC's Match of the Day and Football Focus, and has also presented a variety of sports programmes for BBC TV and radio.

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, he began his playing career at the age of 19 with Stoke City, moving to Tottenham four years later where he formed a formidable strike force with Steve Archibald.

Crooks scored over 200 league goals and was capped four times at England Under-21 level. He won the FA Cup with Spurs in 1981 and 1982, and helped them lift the Uefa Cup in 1983.

The following season he joined Manchester United on loan, and then had a two-year spell at West Bromwich Albion. In 1987, Crooks moved to Charlton Athletic, where he retired from playing in 1990.

He made several television appearances while he was still a player and was a match analyst for the BBC during the 1982 and 1990 World Cup Finals. In 1996, he was a roving reporter at the Olympic Games in Atlanta.

His other broadcasting credits include presenting BBC Radio 5's Sporting Albums, the BBC TV series Match of Their Day, and he has also hosted programmes for BBC local radio in London.

The chairman of the Professional Footballers' Assocation from 1988-90, Crooks has written for newspapers including The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Evening Standard, The Observer and The Independent.

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