Luis Omar Tapia Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, Univision Deportes
November 29, 2022
Luis Omar Tapia Biography
Luis Omar Tapia is a Chilean soccer journalist, relator of soccer Chile, and commentator. Currently, he works at Univision Deportes where he reports the tournaments of the Mexican First Division – UEFA Champions League. Luis is well known for his prominent phrase ” 90 minutes of the numerous beautiful sport in the world.”
Before his current role, Luis worked as the main presenter on the ESPN network where he narrated the most outstanding matches of the Spanish League, Italy’s Seria A, as well as the Champions League. Besides that, he also narrated other important matches in world football. At the age of 18, he was invited by the New York Cosmos.
Luis Omar Tapia Age
Luis Omar Tapia was born on November 18, 1962, in Santiago, Chile, South America. He is 59 years of age.
Luis Omar Tapia Height
Luis is a man of average height. Luis stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches ( Approximately 1.73 meters).
Luis Omar Tapia Family
Tapia was born to his father and mother on Nov 18, 1962, in Santiago, Chile, South America. At the age of eight, his ’ family escaped the coup in Argentina and went to live in the San Telmo neighborhood. While still there, a deep passion for football was born in him.
He had the urge to become a professional footballer but his dream was cut short, as his family had to emigrate from the country because of political problems and they permanently settled in the USA. While there, he adopted American nationality at the age of 18.
Luis Omar Tapia Wife
The 59-year-old Santiago, Chile native is merrily wedded to his wife named Liney Elena. Nevertheless, the voice and face of the champions league in Latin America and the United States of America have not shared details about his wife.
Luis Omar Tapia Education
Luis hold Doctor Honoris Causa UEM from Universidad España y México since January 2017. Furthermore, he holds Fifa Match Agent Credential ID # 58764 from FIFA Issued in July 2013
Luis Omar Tapia Salary
He receives an annual salary of $78,276. This is according to Univision Deportes anchors/reporters’ salaries.
Luis Omar Tapia Net Worth
Tapia has an estimated net worth of $ 4 million US dollars.
Luis Omar Tapia Career
Luis launched his job on channel 13 of the Telemundo network in Hartford Connecticut. In Sep 1991, Luis began laboring at ESPN and lived his moments of greatest glory by recounting the Champions League and the Spanish League, the Italian series A, Dutch football, and European and South American qualifiers. Furthermore, he was accountable for popularizing the nickname “Magic Nights” in the American continent and “la Orejona” to the Champions League cup.
He was asked to be the reporter for the 1998 Soccer World Cup and the 2006 Soccer World Cup by international channels such as RCTV de Venezuela. The Univision network marked him for the 2002 Soccer World Cup in the United States of America. Luis is the founder and the current President of a non-profit organization called “The 90 Minutes Foundation” located in the city of Miami whose purpose is to help low-income families and youth in Education and Sports.
Furthermore, he works as the executive director of the PACHUCA FC Academy in South Florida. After hosting the program “Out of Game” and the Telly Award for Extra Spain Goals, he was granted the INTE award. Likewise, Luis was summoned by the channel of his native country Televisión Nacional de Chile to report the matches of the Copa América 2015 held in Chile.
At the end of Nov 2006, Luis vamoosed ESPN and concluded his cycle with the network after working it for 15 years. Luis went to Mexico and joined the television station named Tv Azteca. He became the first foreign broadcaster who narrated the matches of the Mexican First Division, the UEFA Champions League, and became the first official voice of the Mexican Soccer Team in friendly games and in official matches. The first tournament that he narrated was in the 2006 Apertura tournament league, Cruz Azul vs Chivas.
Further, he participated in the stellar programs of Azteca Deportes, Los Protagonistas, and Deportv. While there, Luis was part of the cast of commentators with stellar narrator Christian Martinoli. They shared a microphone. At the end of 2007, he described the Mexican Grand Prize of the serial Champ Car and in 2008, Luis narrated Super Bowl XLII but the coverage got some criticism. Luis quit television Azteca in Dec 2008.