Philippe Auclair (UK) is a football writer, broadcaster and investigative journalist. Auclair has been France Football's England correspondent since 1999.

He is the England football correspondent for, Radio France Internationale and Swiss national radio RTS, and a regular contributor to the Guardian Football Weekly (UK) podcast, for which he specialises in governance issues and the geopolitical dimension of football.

His investigations have been published by Josimar magazine and on the websites of the Arabic and African services of the BBC. His biography of Eric Cantona, The Rebel Who Would Be King, was voted 'Football Book of the Year' in both France and the UK, and he won France's 'Scoop Of The Year' award for his investigation into the 'Qatargate' dossier, to which he also devoted two books, published in France and Belgium in 2015 and 2022. He has recently been investigating the sports betting industry as part of a multinational team which won the Investigative Journalism For Europe's Impact Award in 2023.

Philippe Auclair

Basic information

Philippe Auclair
Football Journalist
United Kingdom

Supported projects

Play Local. Fix Global.

  • Corruption
  • Sport

OSLO - Every weekend, across, Europe, hundreds of thousands of footballers play local football for fun. 

Samindra Kunti

Football Club Cyber Slavery

  • Exploitation
  • Organised crime

EUROPE - Elite European football has been overrun with advertisements for Asian betting brands in recent years, despite many of these companies being connected to major organised crime figures.

Jack Kerr