Brackley started his career at BBC Radio Brighton before moving to TV. He worked on four World Cups for ITV, as well as lending his commentating skills to Sky and Channel 4, where he provided commentary for their Football Italia coverage.
His voice was also familiar to football gamers, with Brackley providing the commentary to Pro Evolution Soccer. In his later years, he worked for Albion in the Community, the official charity of Brighton football club.
Football pundits and presenters including Gary Linekar posted their tributes to “a real Serie A of a commentator”.
Saddened to hear that Peter Brackley has passed away. Loved listening to him do Italian football in particular. A real Serie A of a commentator. #RIPPeter
What sad news. Peter Brackley was a top class commentator and always one of my favourites. Loved his voice, warm style and humour. Easy on the ear, and the voice of that marvellous Football Italia golden era on @Channel4 that filled so many happy Sunday afternoons.
Peter Brackley. One of the great names of BBC Radio Sport. A wonderful commentator & the voice of Italian football when it was the best league going. Above all, a very funny and very warm man. Saw him at The Amex regularly and will miss him making me smile. Another sad day.