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Gary O'Reilly

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Full nameGary O'Reilly
Date of birth21 March 1961(age 55)
Place of birthLondon, England
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionDefender

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Gary O'Reilly (born 21 March 1961 in London, England) is a former professional English footballer who played for Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton & Hove Albion, Crystal Palace and Grays Athletic as a central defender.

He is a Premier League commentator for Sky Sports and a pundit and commentator on UEFA Champions League matches for ART Prime Sports, Dubai. He also occasionally appears for the football channel as a pundit.

Whilst at Crystal Palace, he scored the opening goal in the 1990 FA Cup Final against Manchester United, a game which ended in a 3-3 draw, with Palace losing the replay 1-0 five days later. He also scored one of Palace's goals in the semi final as they memorably beat Liverpool 4-3 after extra time.

Following his retirement from football, he has made a career in sports broadcasting and appears periodically on BBC Five Live's Fighting Talk, which he seldom wins; when asked by host Colin Murray when he last won an episode of FT, O'Reilly replied "God was ten". In the following episode, realising that the aforementioned ten-year-old had aged somewhat, Murray took pity on O'Reilly and gifted him the win.

O'Reilly can also be seen on pan-African broadcaster GTV where he features regularly as a pundit on their Saturday morning preview show and Sunday night review show. He also features as a commentator for Trans World International the Premier League's international feed.

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