Ilie Dobre retired in 2018, after almost three and a half decades at the microphone of Radio Romania Actualității, but he accepted the challenge of his colleagues from playsport.ro and is once again commentating on football matches. The journalist gave an interview in which he explained why his way of reporting the games is unique and how he ended up setting several records.
Ilie Dobre, effervescent and enthusiastic at the playsport.ro microphone
July 29, 2018. Ilie Dobre comments on the last match on the Radio Romania Actualità microphone, a six-goal championship duel between FCSB and Dinamo. He said at the time that it was the last one he commented on, but after five years, conquered by the enthusiasm and respect of his colleagues at playsport.ro, he agreed to return to the microphone. The listeners were delighted.
The journalist was invited to the Playsport Live show and talked about his manner of commenting on football matches.
“My way of commenting on the goal is unique, even if some say I copied those from South America. Erroneous! When I’m in goal, I go up and down the tonality, which doesn’t exist in world football.” Ilie Dobre declared exclusively for playsport.ro.
The journalist also explained how he managed to keep his listeners hooked to the rhythm and tension of a football game for so many years.
“The transmission is graded! What this means? When the ball is in the center of the field they start from a certain tonality and the more the ball goes towards the opposing goal, the commentator must raise the tone, and when a goal is scored it must catch fire! If possible… There were also some accusations that I would exaggerate! But it is not true. And the echoes from the press agencies were huge”, said the playsport.ro collaborator.
Ilie Dobre is 70 years old and is a well-known voice to football lovers in Romania. He was inducted into the World Record Academy Hall of Fame, the world’s best-known organization that certifies world records, in the Book of Records.
- 35 seconds and 6 tenths, in the broadcast of a live goal, without breathing
- 52 seconds and 3 tenths in the broadcast of a goal live, without breathing, in the studio
- 1 minute and 8 seconds, with one breath.
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