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Who is BBC Euro 2024 pundit Izzy Christiansen?

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EURO 2024 is around the corner and big broadcasters have assembled their teams for this summer’s tournament in Germany.

And TV pundit and ex-Everton star Izzy Christiansen will join the BBC 5 Live Team for the European Championships.

Former Everton star Izzy Christiansen will join the BBC 5 Live Team for Euro 2024

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Former Everton star Izzy Christiansen will join the BBC 5 Live Team for Euro 2024Credit: Getty

The BBC, along with ITV have the rights to show Euro 2024 games in the UK.

And while some fans might recognise some of the all-star cast of presenters, pundits and commentators.

Former Manchester City star Christiansen is a name everyone needs to know.

As the two-time FA Cup winner is now a regular on BBC and Sky Sports and will lead the way on the Euro 2024 radio coverage this summer.

What teams did Christiansen play for?

Christiansen played as a midfielder or forward.

The 32-year-old is known for her time with Manchester City Women between 2014 and 2018, and Everton (2019–2023).

She has also played for Birmingham City and Lyon.

The Chesire-born star made a total of 134 club appearances and scored 30 goals.

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When did Christiansen retire?

On 25 May 2023, Christiansen announced she would hang up her boots after a 15-year-long career at the end of the 2022/23 season.

She announced her decision to retire from football on the podcast “Three Players and a Podcast”.

Career achievements

Christiansen made her senior international debut for England in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 qualifying match against Estonia in 2015.

The ex-forward earned a total 31 England caps.

The TV pundit also won the 2016 Women’s Super League title and FA Cup with Manchester City – having previously lifted the Women’s FA Cup with Birmingham City.

In her first season with Lyonin 2018-19, she won the treble with the French side winning Division 1 Feminine, Coupe de France and Champions League.

Christiansen earned 31 caps for England

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Christiansen earned 31 caps for EnglandCredit: PA:Press Association

Punditry career

Christiansen has made several appearances as a football pundit and commentator since 2019.

She began working with BBC Radio 5 Live in 2019, later getting work as a pundit and commentator for Sky Sports.

Then the ex-Birmingham star provided co-commentary for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup for the Seven Network in Australia.

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