Britain's foremost football correspondent, having written about the game for three decades covering numerous World Cups, European Championships and Champions League campaigns. Originally writing at The Independent, Winter forged his reputation as the Daily Telegraph's chief football writer before joining The Times in 2014, taking with him a vast army of Telegraph readers in the process. Stylish and opinionated, Winter is cited as a voice of authority among football fans. He studied at, and played for, Edinburgh University in the 1980s, so is not alien to Scottish football or culture. An engaging and prescient commentator.