Jermain Defoe

  • Date of birth : 07/10/1982
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : England England
 
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Jermain Defoe

Jermain Defoe

A natural finisher with both feet, Jermain Defoe has scored goals consistently throughout his career and could prove to be an invaluable asset to England at UEFA EURO 2012. He goes to the tournament in good form despite having been left on the bench for much of the 2011/12 season with Tottenham Hotspur FC.

• A Londoner, he was enrolled at the National School of Excellence at Lilleshall by Charlton Athletic FC but went on to sign professional forms with West Ham United FC, where his pace and eye for a goal were much in evidence – not least during a prolific loan spell at Bournemouth during which he scored in ten successive games.

• Relegated from the Premier League with the Hammers in 2003, he joined Tottenham the following January and made his senior England debut – after a long and productive career with the Under-21s – two months later in a friendly against Sweden.

• Not selected for UEFA EURO 2004 or the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he experienced mixed fortunes with Spurs and left for Portsmouth FC midway through the 2007/08 season – which meant he missed Tottenham's League Cup win and was ineligible to participate in Pompey's run to FA Cup glory.

• Followed manager Harry Redknapp back to Spurs in January 2009 and went on to score a career-best 24 goals in all competitions – including five in one game against Wigan Athletic FC (9-1) – the following season, which ended with his selection for the 2010 World Cup, where he scored the winner against Slovenia to help his side advance to the knockout phase.

• Took his international goal tally to 15 with a hat-trick in England's opening UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier at home to Bulgaria and scored twice on his first UEFA Champions League start – a 3-3 draw at FC Twente − three months later. 

Last updated: 05/06/12 10.42CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 04/12/2014 01:55 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundMoldovaMoldova0-5EnglandEngland6810
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundEnglandEngland1-1UkraineUkraine9000
17.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundPolandPoland1-1EnglandEngland6700
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSan MarinoSan Marino0-8EnglandEngland9020

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Jermain Defoe
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 07/10/1982 (31)
  • Country: England

  • Height: 167cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    14/09/06: Slavia Praha 0-1 Tottenham
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    26/02/99: England 2-0 Cyprus

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
England105
England U-21153
England U-1830
England U-1610
Total298

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Tottenham63
Total63
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Tottenham2920
Portsmouth42
Total3322
Last updated: 07/03/2014 16:11 CET
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