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Troy Deeney, Jermain Defoe co-host new BBC podcast

August 15, 2023

To mark the start of the 2023-24 Premier League season, Defoe and Deeney Football Firsts launches on BBC Sounds and BBC Radio 5 Live, alongside the return of the popular Footballer’s Football Podcast series 4.

With 209 Premier League goals between them, Defoe and Deeney Football Firsts brings together former Tottenham, West Ham and England striker Jermain Defoe and former Watford and Birmingham City forward Troy Deeney.

The 12-episode podcast series see the pair recall their footballing first encounters: their first team debut, visiting the manager’s office or first time losing their head. Defoe and Deeney reveal what life is really like as a Premier League footballer, chatting about some of the funny, interesting and outrageous moments from their careers, whether that’s teammates hammering you after a red card, not recognising the England manager’s number or biting an opponent.

Deeney said: “I reckon myself and Jermain would have made a handy striking partnership on the pitch. It’s a shame we never got to play together but I’m excited that we’re now co-hosting the podcast! I think listeners will be surprised to learn some of things that go on behind the scenes in football so hopefully we can shed some light on some of those funny and interesting first moments you go through as a player.”

Defoe added: “I know that football fans have all wondered what it would be like to make it as a pro, and from experience you end up going through all sorts of moments, some of them you can hardly believe! It’s been fun looking back with Troy on some of those memories and I can’t wait for the listeners to hear some of these stories.”

Defoe and Deeney Football Firsts will be available every Thursday starting from August 17th on BBC Sounds

Footballer’s Football Podcast Series 4

Off the back of successful seasons, Premier League stars Callum Wilson and Michail Antonio return for series 4 to give fans a player’s point of view on the beautiful game. Reflecting on the weekends action, discussing the big talking points, and exploring the world around football, they’ll talk to each other about the highs and lows of being an elite player in the greatest league in the world.

Episode 1 of the Footballer’s Football Podcast series 4 is available now on BBC Sounds, with new episodes dropping weekly.

Fans can get inside the footballing minds of Premier League icons on The Players Channel, a new feed on BBC Sounds launching ahead of the new Premier League season. New and returning football podcasts on BBC Sounds add to a raft of popular football content on BBC Sounds including Match of the Day: Top 10, Jill Scott’s Coffee Club and Kammy and Ben’s Proper Football Podcast.

The Players Channel

The Players Channel is a new podcast feed for people to find football content on BBC Sounds ahead of the new Premier League season. Get inside the minds of Premier League Icons with a collection of entertaining football podcasts. One channel, three podcasts, multiple episodes every week.

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