Alan Brazil's Biography

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Alan Brazil co-presents Talksport Radio's breakfast show, The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show.

For many years Alan Brazil teamed up with Mike 'Porky' Parry on the breakfast show, but during Porky's two-year absence due to heart problems, his role was taken up by Graham Beecroft. Although, after his recovery Mike Parry would sometimes stand-in for 'Beeky'.

More recently Alan Brazil has been partnered with former cricketer Ronnie Irani on the breakfast show.

In December 2005 Talksport's breakfast show was rated the Number One Radio Show in the nation by the advertising weekly, Campaign Magazine.

The champagne lifestyle charge that follows Alan Brazil around does not seem totally unfair as he himself keeps alluding on-air to all the sporting events round the world he has attended or is about to attend.

Alan Brazil has had a couple of Houdini style escapes in his career at Talksport.

Once during the Cheltenham festival, Alan Brazil failed to get back to the Talksport studio in time for the breakfast show and was fired only to be reinstated a week later.

Alan Brazil won 13 caps for Scotland and played an important role in an attractive and successful Ipswich side. He was also a striker with Manchester United, Spurs, Coventry and QPR.

He was forced to pull out of football at 27 through injury.

As well as his role on Talksport, Brazil also runs his own racing club - Alan Brazil Racing.

In his autobiography, There's An Awful Lot Of Bubbly In Brazil, Alan Brazil deals with how, when he was 13, he was abused by Jim Torbett when he was at Celtic Boys Club. Torbett was eventually sent to prison.

In 2007, Alan Brazil and Mike Parry followed up their popular There's An Awful Lot Of Bubbly In Brazil with another book, Both Barrels From Brazil: My War Against the Numpties.

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