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Jermaine Jenas

Published: Sunday 2 January 2011, 13.47CET
Tottenham Hotspur FC
Published: Sunday 2 January 2011, 13.47CET

Jermaine Jenas

Tottenham Hotspur FC

Clubs: Nottingham Forest FC, Newcastle United FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC

• Jenas joined hometown club Nottingham Forest at 16 and captained the first team during his debut season, 2001/02, joining Newcastle halfway through it.

• An outstanding first full campaign at St James' Park earned him the prestigious PFA Young Player of the Year award and a first senior appearance for England – against Australia in a friendly at Upton Park – after winning many international caps at various junior levels.

• Left Newcastle for Tottenham in 2005 and became a key midfield figure in Martin Jol's side; ended the season by travelling with England to the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany but did not play.

• Claimed his first major honour as Spurs won the 2008 League Cup, beating Chelsea in the final after he had opened the scoring in each leg of the semi-final against North London rivals Arsenal FC.

• A few weeks before the League Cup showpiece, he struck the first goal of Fabio Capello's reign as England manager in a 2-1 triumph over Switzerland at Wembley.

• Made his 50th appearance in UEFA club competition in Tottenham's opening group game of the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League – away to SV Werder Bremen (2-2) – and featured in all six matches as Spurs topped the group.

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