Garth is a former professional footballer who most notably played for Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur during a 14-year career in which he scored over 200 goals.

Over the course of his time at White Hart Lane, he won two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup. He collected four caps for England under-21s and also featured for Manchester United, West Bromwich Albion and Charlton Athletic before retiring in 1990.

He became the first black chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association in 1988 and was instrumental in the launch of Kick It Out. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his services to football 11 years later.

Garth has been a prominent figure within the football media ever since featuring as a match analyst during the 1982 World Cup in Spain. He currently works for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as a pundit, presenter and broadcast journalist.