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

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 13/02/2017 02:51 CET
13.08.2016English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City2-1SunderlandSunderland8310
21.08.2016English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-2MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough9000
27.08.2016English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton1-1SunderlandSunderland9010
12.09.2016English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland0-3EvertonEverton9000
18.09.2016English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham1-0SunderlandSunderland9000
24.09.2016English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland2-3Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace9020
01.10.2016English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-1West BromWest Brom9000
15.10.2016English Premier LeagueStokeStoke2-0SunderlandSunderland9000
22.10.2016English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham1-0SunderlandSunderland9000
26.10.2016English League CupRound of 16SouthamptonSouthampton1-0SunderlandSunderland1800
29.10.2016English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-4ArsenalArsenal9010
05.11.2016English Premier LeagueBournemouthBournemouth1-2SunderlandSunderland9011
19.11.2016English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland3-0HullHull9011
26.11.2016English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool2-0SunderlandSunderland9000
03.12.2016English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland2-1LeicesterLeicester9010
10.12.2016English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea3-0SunderlandSunderland9000
14.12.2016English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland0-1ChelseaChelsea9000
17.12.2016English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-0WatfordWatford9000
26.12.2016English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United3-1SunderlandSunderland9000
31.12.2016English Premier LeagueBurnleyBurnley4-1SunderlandSunderland9010
02.01.2017English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland2-2LiverpoolLiverpool9020
07.01.2017English FA CupThird roundSunderlandSunderland0-0BurnleyBurnley9000
14.01.2017English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-3StokeStoke9010
17.01.2017English FA CupThird round - ReplayBurnleyBurnley2-0SunderlandSunderland2700
21.01.2017English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom2-0SunderlandSunderland9000
31.01.2017English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland0-0TottenhamTottenham9000
04.02.2017English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace0-4SunderlandSunderland9020
11.02.2017English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland0-4SouthamptonSouthampton9000

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General info

  • Name: Jermain Defoe
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 07/10/1982 (33)
  • Country: England
  • Squad number: 18
  • Club: Sunderland ( ENG)

  • Height: 167cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • 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

England U-21153
England U-1830
England U-1610

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 29/08/2016 13:33 CET