Who is BBC Euro 2024 commentator Pien Meulensteen?

PIEN MEULENSTEEN will join the BBC panel to commentate at the Euro 2024 this summer in Germany.

The Dutch-born journalist has worked for some of football’s biggest broadcasters since graduating from the University of Salford.

APCommentator Pien Meulensteen has been announced on the BBC panel for Euro 2024[/caption]

Instagram @pienmeulensteenThe Dutch-born commentator has worked for some of football’s biggest broadcasters[/caption]

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

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

Fans have heard of Meulensteen after being the first female to commentate on a live Premier League match in Britain for Sky Sports.

Who has Meulensteen worked for?

With an impressive resume that includes work with top broadcasters such as Ziggo Sport, MUTV, DAZN, BBC Radio 5 Live, and Sky Sports.

One of Pien’s career highlights was becoming the first female commentator for a live Premier League match for Sky Sports in 2023.

Along with Sky Sports, Pien also works for ITV and the Premier League, as well as being part of DAZN’s Women’s Champions League coverage.

She has also covered major sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup and the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

She has also appeared as a reporter on Soccer Saturday.

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Pien has already provided coverage of matches from Anfield and the King Power Stadium so far this season.

How did Meulensteen get into commentary?

Having studied broadcast journalism at university, she began her career on MUTV, covering the Red Devils’ women’s team.

Pien later joined the club’s Premier League matchday team both on location and in studio.

Earlier this summer, she was part of ITV’s coverage of the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, commentating on matches at the tournament.

Her work has also seen Pien attend other major events even when she is not commentating on them, including last season’s Europa League final in Budapest.

Is she related to Rene Meulensteen?

Yes!

As the daughter of former Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen, Pien has football in her blood.

Pien was born in the Netherlands before moving to England in 2001

As a result, she is fluent in both English and Dutch, allowing her to work for Dutch broadcaster Ziggo Sport in the past.

She has quickly established herself as a knowledgeable and insightful sports pundit, earning her a place on some of the biggest platforms in sports broadcasting.

Instagram @pienmeulensteenPien is the daughter of ex-Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen[/caption]

Rene’s time at Man Utd

Rene Meulensteen has had two spells with United, first working as their reserve team boss between 2001 and 2006.

He later returned to Old Trafford as a coach before becoming Sir Alex Ferguson’s right-hand man, remaining in the role until Fergie’s retirement in 2013.

A decade on from leaving United, Meulensteen is currently the Australia assistant manager, a role he has held since 2018.

How many followers does Meulensteen have?

With 19,600 followers on Instagram, she regularly treats her fans to selfies and snaps from around the grounds.

Pien also documents her travels around the globe on social media, both from her career and when enjoying a holiday.

Instagram @pienmeulensteenBorn in the Netherlands, Pien is fluent in both English and Dutch[/caption]

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