World Football Phone-In

The World Football Phone-in is a British weekly radio phone-in show about association football around the world. Hosted by Dotun Adebayo, it is part of the nightly Up All Night programming on BBC Radio 5 Live presented by Adebayo. The football show is broadcast in the 2 am to 4 am slot on Saturday mornings, and is also released as a podcast. Regular contributors are awarded a 'Brazilian shirt name' as a nickname.

World Football Phone-in
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Home stationBBC Radio 5 Live
Hosted byDotun Adebayo
Opening theme"Soccer fan"
Real Sounds of Africa

Occasionally the entire programme (1  5 am) is dedicated to the phone-in.


Knowledge about players and clubs from different parts of the world, and, in Adebayo's words, 'players from over there playing in our leagues', is provided by using selected experts each week who have knowledge about a specific confederation, currently drawn from:

Former pundits include Sean "The Big Wheel" Wheelock, Lester Smith (both CONCACAF), Mani Djazmi (Asia), Andy"Top Brass" Brassell (Europe), Durosimi "Leone Ranger" Thomas (Africa), and Hiral "The Uxbridge Massive" Bhatt (Africa).


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