Murad Ahmed

Murad Ahmed


For the past decade, Murad Ahmed has worked at two of Britain’s most prestigious broadsheet newspapers. In 2006, he joined The Times as a graduate trainee in London. Two years later, he became its technology reporter, a perch from which he covered the rise of the internet giants of Silicon Valley, reporting on how social media changed the lives of billions.

He moved to the Financial Times in 2014 to become the paper’s first European Technology Correspondent. During his time covering the subject, he was the one of the foremost writers on technology in British journalism, winning Digital Writer of the year at the Online Media Awards in 2012, and Technology Journalist of the Year at the UK Tech Awards in 2015.

In 2016, he became the FT’s Leisure Correspondent, covering amongst other things, the world of sport. It was a posting made for a lifelong sports fanatic, allowing him to cover the Olympic Games, Wimbledon tennis championships and Europe’s greatest football teams. In 2018, he was shortlisted for sports feature writer of the year at the SJA sports journalism awards and sports journalist of the year at the British Press Awards, for a portfolio of long reads on the science and business of sport.

His debut book is a passion project, the culmination of a lifelong journey to understand decisions made by his forebears during the creation of Bangladesh. He lives with his wife in London.

Murad Ahmed @muradahmed

This became inevitable after Galatasaray won a similar ruling recently. All eyes turn to the the 2018 FFP investigation covering Neymar/Mbappe

Confirmed: Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos buys UK cycling group Team Sky in @FT

Japan Olympic chief to step down ahead of next year’s games via @financialtimes

Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe set to become new backer of Team Sky - to be renamed Team Ineos - securing the future of the UK road cycling outfit @FT

This. Very much this 👇🏽

Super interesante. El futuro del rugby se decide entre ofertas de inversores económicos. Cada vez más deportes optan por este modelo: Tenis, natación, baloncesto, rugby... no tardará en llegar al fútbol. De hecho, ya ha llegado en India por ejemplo.

Boeing in crisis - our read at @FT

The Six Nations have a stark choice: stay as they are but give up commercial control to private equity firm CVC, or buy into World Rugby’s broader vision to develop the international game - our analysis on the battle for the future of rugby union in @FT

Fifa approves expanded Club World Cup, despite European boycott of planned event - via @FT

Enjoyed this, Victoria Beckham has "Lunch with the @FT" -

This weekend's @FT Person in the News profile on Zinedine Zidane: A perennial football champion returns to Real Madrid, driven by his obsession to win - yet again

CVC seeks £500m stake in Six Nations rugby via @financialtimes

Cristiano Ronaldo hat trick sends Juventus shares soaring via @financialtimes

Scoop from @muradahmed and me: Qatar’s beIN Sports to sue Asian football confederation over abrupt cancellation of a $300m contract to screen matches in Saudi Arabia

Passing the cap: a once-in-a-generation transfer of power on the secretive FT main news desk.

This morning’s must read

US financiers consider selling stake in Crystal Palace football club in @FT

Manchester City faces Uefa investigation over alleged financial fair play breaches, following “football leaks” allegations: Now on @FT

ICYMI: Andy Murray nets eight year, £8m sponsorship deal with UK sportswear start up Castore, as the British tennis champion prepares for life off the court In today's @FT

Mountains are there to be climbed, said OGS. Bloody glad I included that quote now