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Jimmy Magee

Legendary RTÉ sports commentator Jimmy Magee has died aged 82 after a life spent bringing sporting events from around the world to listeners and viewers in Ireland.

In a career spanning 59 years he commentated on a huge variety of sports, including eleven World Cups and ten Olympic games.

Simple and powerful, Jimmy’s description of Maradona’s magic goal against England at the 1986 World Cup provided perhaps his most famous line.

“Enrique to Maradona. Ah, different class. Different class! Maradona. Diego Amando Maradona! He’s on the World Cup pedestal.”

RTÉ sports great Jimmy Magee passes away (RTÉ)