(born Anthony Christopher Schibeci
on June 21
) is an Australian
radio presenter and voice-over
Schibeci began his radio career on community radio stations, as well as being the announcer on the 1995 Australian TV series Gladiators
. he has honed his commentary skills by commentating numerous sports such as swimming, kayaking, rugby league, basketball, kickboxing, soccer, AFL and motor sport. He is married with four children.
In the mid-1990s while commentating an NSL
soccer game, he promised during a late stage of the season that he would tattoo a Melbourne Knights FC
logo on his buttocks
if the team made the finals. It came down to the final match of the home and away season a few matches later when the Melbourne Knights FC
needed a victory to qualify for the finals. The team won, forcing Schibeci to receive the tattoo
(now a lifelong reminder of his bet).
Schibeci has also commentated A-League matches for SEN 1116.
In January 2004, Schibeci joined new Melbourne radio station SEN 1116
, as a host of World Sport Overnight
. Listeners often either like or find him highly annoying, as there are many blogs on the Internet calling for him to be removed from the air. Known as the "Schibecster", he can also be heard on SEN 1116
hosting The Gladiators of Sport
with Troy Zantuck
, Howard Leigh
and Stephen Peak
MCG announcing role
As well as his radio role, Schibecci is also the "Voice of the G", as ground announcer at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
during Australian rules football