Gudmundur Benediktsson came to worldwide attention with the remarkable excitement he showed in his call of Iceland’s winning goal against Austria, and he’s done it again with the team’s shocking 2-1 win over England Monday. Here’s video and audio of his call of the eventual winning goal:
— Thomas Coombes (@T_Coombes) June 27, 2016
Here’s an audio-only version with better quality:
It’s not just the voice for Benediktsson, as this video from the Austria game shows he also gets physically animated when his team scores:
There’s also a glimpse of him jumping up and down in this Instagram video of the end of the Iceland-England match.
Benediktsson reportedly lost his other job as assistant manager of KR Reykjavik as part of a larger overhaul this week, but he’s found plenty of global fame thanks to his calls here. If Fox is looking for the next Gus Johnson at some point, they might want to keep him in mind…
[Thomas Coombes on Twitter]