I was born on St. Patrick’s Day 1971 in Barking, East London. I’ve been a football fan for as long as I can remember and during my formative years my bedroom was adorned with posters of Cruyff and Neeskens, and pendants of FC Barcelona. The first football shirt I ever owned was the classic Blaugrana of Barca.

I've been lucky enough to attend some wonderful games over the years, more recently the 2007 El Clasico (Messi’s first hat-trick), Champions League finals in 2009, 2011and 2015, and the match which gave me the outstanding football memory of my lifetime - the 2009 Champions League semi final when Andres Iniesta's injury time goal at Stamford Bridge took Barcelona to Rome.

Through my work, I have been privileged to interview many people from the football world. Carlos Alberto, Brazil's 1970 World Cup winning captain, and ex-FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta are my favourites to this point.

I freelance for a number of print and digital organisations and am not averse to the odd bit of live TV work too!

My own website is: www.jasonpettigrove.com where you can find links to most of my work.

In my spare time, I am the Relations Delegate for Penya Blaugrana London, the Official FC Barcelona Supporters Club in London and one of two representatives from London to be part of the World Federation of Penyes.

I collect football memorabilia and my favourite piece to date is the shirt that Lionel Messi wore when he scored all four goals for Barcelona against Arsenal in 2010.

I've also completed a 52.4 mile ultra marathon and am a qualified UK Athletics running coach.

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  • Arnaud Pret Personnel posted 391 days ago

    Arnaud Pret Personnel

    Hi Jason,

    Just a message to say you that i like your articles :)

    Continue like That

    Arnaud from Ppb

  • Rob Koch posted 403 days ago

    Rob Koch

    Please stop writing about Barca. You are completely uneducated and nothing but a fan. PLEASE. You are ruining our beloved bleacher report.

  • Blau Grana posted 456 days ago

    Blau Grana

    Honestly, any time you write an article which isn't a simple preview, you write complete crap. And stop using the fact that editors give you article titles as an excuse.

  • Borussy Dorty posted 465 days ago

    Borussy  Dorty

    You are an ok writer I guess...keep on working hard on your articles!

  • Eric posted 466 days ago


    how come you diss Barca if youre a Barca fan?

  • Run Villa Run posted 502 days ago

    Run Villa Run

    You write utter SHIT. GTFO of B/R unless you improve man. Your first articles were nice but now not so good.

  • Jihoon Nam posted 502 days ago

    Jihoon Nam

    "He reached his nadir while at Barcelona and at the same time on the international stage."

    Nadir means lowest point... Perhaps you meant climax or zenith?

    (From your 90's Barca dream team article, Stoichkov's slide)

  • mike south posted 557 days ago

    mike south

    useless bro. . now u just want messi to come to england thats y u writing shit

  • Lucas Teunissen posted 743 days ago

    Lucas Teunissen

    worst bleacher report writer ever....

  • Robert Moore posted 883 days ago

    Robert  Moore

    Jason, can you please tell me when you started supporting Barcelona? I noticed your best ever football moment(s) were from the last few years..! The reason I ask is that the last I see you at a football match you was wearing a silly jester hat supporting West Ham United. What changed or is that silly question? Reeks of glory hunting to me...