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Jermain Defoe

Tottenham Hotspur FC, Portsmouth FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Toronto FC
55 caps, 19 goals

P 55 W 34 D 11 L 10 F 118: A 45
*(actual F 56: A 18)
72% successful

2004-14

disciplined: 1
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
2343

Profile

Full name Jermain Colin Defoe

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 7 October 1982 in Beckton, London [registered in Newham, Essex, December 1982]. Attended St Joachim's Primary School, Custom House and St Bonaventure's Roman Catholic Comprehensive School, Forest Gate.
Height/Weight 5' 7", 10st 4lb. [2004]

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2004] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies My Autobiography - Jermain Defoe
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Played Sunday League football with Senracb FC and also a product of the FA's National School of Excellence at Lilleshall, Defoe was signed by Charlton Athletic FC Youth in 1997. Signed for West Ham United FC in July 1999 for £1.15 million (93 league appearances, 29 goals). Loaned to AFC Bournemouth from 25 October 2000 until May 2001 (29 league appearances, eighteen goals). Signed for Tottenham Hotspur FC on 2 February 2004 for £6m, rising to £7m, depending on 'specific performance criteria' (139 league appearances, 43 goals). Left for Portsmouth FC on 31 January 2008 for a loan period (one league appearance, one goal). The deal was made permanent on 5 February 2008 (thirty league appearances, fourteen goals). Returned to White Hart Lane on 9 January 2009 for a fee around £15 million. On 10 January 2014, Defoe left Spurs for the MLS, effective from 28 February 2014. He had scored 48 goals in 138 Premiership games, before leaving for Toronto FC.
Club honours None
Individual honours Barclays Player of the Month August 2009;
Distinctions Scored in eleven consecutive Football League games for AFC Bournemouth.  A Football League record.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 1131st player to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First match No. 811, 31 March 2004, Sweden 1 England 0, friendly match at Nya Ullevi Stadion, Heden, Göteborg, substitute (12), aged 21 years 177 days;
Last match No. 926, 15 November 2013, England 0 Chile 2, a friendly match at The National Stadium, Wembley, London, substitute (65:05), aged 31 years 39 days;
Major tournaments European Championship Finals 2004 (standby), 2012; World Cup Finals 2006 (reserve), 2010;
Team honours None
Individual honours England B (two appearances, 2006-07). England U21 (23 appearances, seven goals). England U18 (seven appearances, 2000-01), England U16 (eight appearances)
Distinctions England's joint top scorer 2010 (four (with Peter Crouch))

England Disgrace

Defoe was disqualified from driving for six months on 10 July 2009 for speeding twice on the M11 in Essex.  He was found guilty of twice breaking a 50mph speed limit in Chigwell in 2008, by Chelmsford magistrates in May. Defoe was fined £1,500 for failing to tell the authorities who was driving his Land Rover on both occasions. 
On 27 July 2009, Defoe was 'unlawfully arrested' for driving.  Although his driving ban had not come into force due to Defoe's appeal.

 

Jermain Defoe - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
98 55 30 21 34 18 2343 19
7 as sub
123 min 13 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Jermain Defoe - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 25 17 5 3 66 18 +48 3 11 2.64 0.72 78.0 +14
Away 23 14 4 5 44 18 +26 1 11 1.913 0.783 69.6 +9
Neutral 7 3 2 2 8 9 -1 2 2 1.143 1.286 57.1 +1
All 55 34 11 10 118 45 +73 10 24 2.145 0.818 71.8 +24

 

Jermain Defoe - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Red - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All 55 34 11 10 118 45 +73 10 24 2.145 0.818 71.8 +24

 

Jermain Defoe - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

17 13 3 1 51 8 +43 1 10 3.00 0.471 85.3 +12
WCF 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 1 2 0.667 1.333 50.0 =0
World Cup 20 14 4 2 53 12 +41 2 12 2.65 0.60 80.0 +12

ECP

9 5 2 2 18 6 +12 3 6 2.00 0.667 66.7 +3
ECF 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
European Championship 10 5 3 2 19 7 +12 3 6 1.90 0.70 65.0 +3
Friendly 25 15 4 6 46 26 +20 5 6 1.84 1.04 68.0 +9
All 55 34 11 10 118 45 +73 10 24 2.145 0.818 71.8 +24

 

Jermain Defoe - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 2004-06 8 6 1 1 14 4 +10 1 5 1.750 0.50 81.3 +5
WCP 2008-10 5 5 0 0 20 2 +18 0 3 4.00 0.25 100.0 +5
WCP 2012-14 4 2 2 0 15 2 +13 0 2 3.75 0.50 75.0 +2
WCP All 17 13 3 1 51 8 +43 1 10 3.00 0.471 85.3 +12
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 2010 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 1 2 0.667 1.333 50.0 =0
WCF All 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 1 2 0.667 1.333 50.0 =0
World Cup Preliminary Competitions and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2004-06 8 6 1 1 14 4 +10 1 5 1.750 0.50 81.3 +5
WC 2008-10 8 6 1 1 22 6 +26 1 5 2.75 0.75 81.3 +5
WC 2012-14 4 2 2 0 15 2 +13 0 2 3.75 0.50 75.0 +2
WC All 20 14 4 2 53 12 +41 2 12 2.65 0.60 80.0 +12
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 2006-08 7 3 2 2 11 5 +6 3 5 1.571 0.714 57.1 +1
ECP 2010-12 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50 0.50 100.0 +2
ECP All 9 5 2 2 18 6 +12 3 6 2.00 0.625 66.7 +3
European Championship Final Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 2012 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Total 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
European Championship Preliminary Competition and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 2006-08 7 3 2 2 11 5 +6 3 5 1.571 0.714 57.1 +1
EC 2010-12 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 0 1 2.667 0.667 83.3 +2
EC All 10 5 3 2 19 7 +12 3 6 1.90 0.70 65.0 +3
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 20 14 4 2 53 12 +41 2 12 2.65 0.60 80.0 +12
EC 10 5 3 2 19 7 +12 3 6 1.90 0.70 65.0 +3
All 30 19 7 4 72 19 +53 5 18 2.40 0.633 75.0 +15

 

Jermain Defoe - Match History
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 26 full caps

Coach: Sven Göran Eriksson - 16 full capsx

Age 21
1 811 31 March 2004 - Sweden 1 England 0, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Heden, Göteborg Fr AL sub 12 21

0-0 when substituting

- 812 1 June 2004 - England 1 Japan 1, City of Manchester Stadium, Eastlands, Manchester TC HD unused sub 24
2 813 5 June 2004 - England 6 Iceland 1, City of Manchester Stadium, Eastlands, Manchester HW sub 84 16

6-1 when substituting

- 814 13 June 2004 - France 2 England 1, Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa, Portugal ECF NL squad standby
- 815 17 June 2004 - England 3 Switzerland 0, Estádio Municipal de Coimbra, Fonteda Cheira, Coimbra, Portugal NW
- 816 21 June 2004 - Croatia 2 England 4, Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa, Portugal NW
- 817 24 June 2004 - Portugal 2 England 2, Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa AD
3 818 18 August 2004 - England 3 Ukraine 0, St James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HW sub ht 21

2-0 when substituting

4 819 4 September 2004 - Austria 2 England 2, Ernst Happel Stadion, Leopoidstod, Wien WCP AD sub 76 16

2-2 when substituting

5 820 8 September 2004 - Poland 1 England 2, Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów AW Start 37 - off 87 9

1-2 when substituted

Age 22
6 821 9 October 2004 - England 2 Wales 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester WCP HW Start off 70 11

1-0 when substituted

7 822 13 October 2004 - Azerbaijan 0 England 1, Tofiq Behramov adιna Respublika Stadionu, Narimanov, Baku AW Start off 55 11

0-1 when substituted

8 823 17 November 2004 - Spain 1 England 0, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid Fr AL sub 78 20
1-0 when substituting
- 824 9 February 2005 - England 0 Netherlands 0, Villa Park, Trinity Road, Witton, Birmingham Fr HD unused sub 20
9 825 26 March 2005 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester WCP HW sub 80 18
4-0 when substituting
10 826 30 March 2005 - England 2 Azerbaijan 0, St. James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HW sub 84 18
2-0 when substituting
11 827 28 May 2005 - USA 1 England 2, Soldier Field, Near South Side, Chicago, Illinois Fr AW sub 63 16

0-2 when substituting

12 828 31 May 2005 - Colombia 2 England 3, Giants Stadium, The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey Fr NW sub 73 16
1-3 when substituting
13 829 17 August 2005 - Denmark 4 England 1, Parken Stadion, København Fr AL Start off ht 10
0-0 when substituted
14 830 3 September 2005 - Wales 0 England 1, The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff WCP AW sub 67 17
0-1 when substituting
15 831 7 September 2005 - Northern Ireland 1 England 0, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast  AL sub 76 17
1-0 when substituting
Age 23
- 832 8 October 2005 - England 1 Austria 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester WCP HW unused sub 18
- 833 12 October 2005 - England 2 Poland 1, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester HW 18
- 834 12 November 2005 - Argentina 2 England 3, Stade de Genève, Genève, Switzerland Fr NW unused sub 16
16 835 1 March 2006 - England 2 Uruguay 1, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester Fr HW sub 82 20
1-1 when substituting
Sven-Göran Eriksson had named a provisional 23-man England squad, with a five-man standby list that included Defoe, on 8 May 2006. The Final Squad was announced on 15 May. Defoe remained on the standby-list.
1 b 25 May 2006 - England B 1 Belarus 2, Madjeski Stadium, Reading Fr HW sub 79 17
- 836 30 May 2006 - England 3 Hungary 1, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester Fr HW unused sub 25
- 837 3 June 2006 - England 6 Jamaica 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester Fr HW 24
x

Coach: Steve McClaren - 10 full capsx

17 843 16 August 2006 - England 4 Greece 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester Fr HW Start off 69 9
4-0 when substituted
18 844 2 September 2006 - England 5 Andorra 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester ECP HD Start 38,47 off 72 10
5-0 when substituted
19 845 6 September 2006 - FYR Macedonia 0 England 1, Gradski Stadion, Karpoš, Skopje HD Start off 76 10
0-1 when substituted
Age 24
20 846 7 October 2006 - England 0 FYR Macedonia 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester ECP HD sub 74 17
0-0 when substituting
21 847 11 October 2006 - Croatia 2 England 0, Stadion Maksimir, Maksimir, Zagreb AL sub 72 17
2-0 when substituting
- 848 15 November 2006 - Netherlands 1 England 1, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam Fr AD unused sub 20
22 849 7 February 2007 - England 0 Spain 1, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester Fr HL sub 65 15
0-1 when substituting
23 850 24 March 2007 - Israel 0 England 0, The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv ECP AD sub 70 21
0-0 when substituting
24 851 28 March 2007 - Andorra 0 England 3, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain AW sub 80 18
0-2 when substituting
2 b 25 May 2007 - England B 3 Albania 1, Turf Moor, Burnley B HW sub 72 18
- 852 1 June 2007 - England 1 Brazil 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD unused sub 23
- 853 6 June 2007 - Estonia 0 England 3, A. Le Coq Arena, Lilleküla, Tallinn ECP AW unused sub 18
- 854 22 August 2007 - England 1 Germany 2, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr AW unused sub 20
- 855 8 September 2007 - England 3 Israel 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW unused sub 18
- 856 12 September 2007 - England 3 Russia 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London HW squad member
Age 25
- 857 13 October 2007 - England 3 Estonia 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW unused sub 18
- 858 17 October 2007 - Russia 2 England 1, Olimpiyskiy Kompleks Luzhniki Stadion, Moskva AL squad member
25 859 16 November 2007 - Austria 0 England 1, Ernst-Happel Stadion, Wien Fr AW sub 34 24
0-0 when substituting
26 860 21 November 2007 - England 2 Croatia 3, The National Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HL sub ht 16
0-2 when substituting
 Club: Portsmouth F.C. - 6 full caps

Coach: Fabio Capello - 20 full capsx

- 861 6 February 2008 - England 2 Switzerland 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW unused sub 22
- 862 26 March 2008 - France 1 England 0, Stade de France, ZAC du Cornillon Nord, Saint-Denis Fr AL preliminary squad member
27 863 28 May 2008 - England 2 USA 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start off 68 9
2-0 when substituted
28 864 1 June 2008 - Trinidad & Tobago 0 England 3, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain Fr AW Start 16,49 off 69 11

3-0 when substituted

29 865 20 August 2008 - England 2 Czech Republic 2, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start off ht 9

0-2 when substituted

30 866 6 September 2008 - Andorra 0 England 2, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain WCP AW Start off ht 11

0-0 when substituted

- 867 10 September 2008 - Croatia 1 England 4, Stadion Maksimir, Maksimir, Zagreb AW unused sub 22
Age 26
31 868 11 October 2008 - England 5 Kazakhstan 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW sub 87 90 17
4-1 when substituting
- 869 15 October 2008 - Belarus 1 England 3, Dinamo Stadion, Lyeninski, Minsk AW unused sub 17
32 870 19 November 2008 - Germany 1 England 2, Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin Fr AW Start off ht 9

0-1 when substituted

 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 23 full caps  
33 874 6 June 2009 - Kazakhstan 0 England 4, Ortalyk Tsentralnyi Stadium, Almaty WCP AW sub 80 15
0-4 when substituting
34 875 10 June 2009 - England 6 Andorra 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London HW sub ht
73,75
17

3-0 when substituting

35 876 12 August 2009 - Netherlands 2 England 2, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam Fr AD sub ht
49,77
19
2-0 when substituting
36 877 5 September 2009 - England 2 Slovenia 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW sub ht 63 23
1-0 when substituting
37 878 9 September 2009 - England 5 Croatia 1,  The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW sub 59 16
3-0 when substituting
Age 27
38 881 14 November 2009 - Brazil 1 England 0, Khalifa International Stadium, ad-Dawḥa, Qatar Fr NL sub 54 17
1-0 when substituting
39 882 3 March 2010 - England 3 Egypt 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start off ht 9
0-1 when substituted
40 883 24 May 2010 - England 3 Mexico 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW sub ht 23
2-1 when substituting
- 884 30 May 2010 - Japan 1 England 2, UPC Arena, Graz, Austria Fr NW unused sub 27
- 885 12 June 2010 - England 1 USA 1, Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Phokeng, Rustenburg, South Africa WCF ND unused sub 19
41 886 18 June 2010 - England 0 Algeria 0, Kaapstad-stadion, Green Point, Kaapstad, South Africa ND sub 74
0-0 when subbing
42 887 23 June 2010 - Slovenia 0 England 1, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, North End, Die Baai, South Africa NW Start 22 off 86
0-1 when subbed
43 888 27 June 2010 - Germany 4 England 1, Vodacom Park, Willows, Bloemfontein, Manguang, South Africa NL Start off 71
4-1 when subbed
44 890 3 September 2010 - England 4 Bulgaria 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW Start
3,61,86 off 87
9
4-0 when substituted
45 891 7 September 2010 - Switzerland 1 England 3, Sankt-Jakob Park, Basel   AW Start off 70 9
0-2 when substituted
Age 28
- 894 9 February 2011 - Denmark 1 England 2, Parken Stadion, benhavn Fr AW squad member
- 895 26 March 2011 - Wales 0 England 2, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff ECP AW unused sub 17
46 896 29 March 2011 - England 1 Ghana 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD sub 59 17
1-0 when substituting
- 897 4 June 2011 - England 2 Switzerland 2, The National Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HD withdrawn squad member
- 898 2 September 2011 - Bulgaria 0 England 3, Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sredets, Sofija ECP AW unused sub 18
- 899 6 September 2011 - England 1 Wales 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London HW unused sub 18
Age 29
 

Coach: Roy Hodgson - 9 full capsx

- 904 26 May 2012 - Norway 0 England 1, Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo Fr AW unused sub 18
47 905 2 June 2012 - England 1 Belgium 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW sub 67 19
1-0 when substituting
48 906 11 June 2012 - France 1 England 1, Donbass Arena, Donets'ka oblast, Donetsk ECF ND sub 77 21
1-1 when substituting
- 907 15 June 2012 - Sweden 2 England 3, Natsional'nyî Sportyvnyî Kompleks, Pechersk, Kyiv NW unused sub 21
- 908 19 June 2012 - England 1 Ukraine 0, Donbass Arena, Donets'ka oblast, Donetsk AW
- 909 24 June 2012 - England 0 Italy 0, Natsional'nyî Sportyvnyî Kompleks, Pechersk, Kyiv ND
49 910 15 August 2012 - Italy 1 England 2, Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf, Bern Fr NW sub ht 79 19
1-1 when substituting
50 911 7 September 2012 - Moldova 0 England 5, Zimbru Stadium, Botanica, Chişinău WCP AW Start 32 off 68 9
0-3 when substituted
51 912 11 September 2012 - England 1 Ukraine 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London HD Start 47 9
Age 30
- 913 12 October 2012 - England 5 San Marino 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW unused sub 21
52 914 16 October 2012 - Poland 1 England 1, Stadion Narodowy, Kazimierza Górskiego, Warszawa AD Start off 67 9
0-1 when substituted
- 916 6 February 2013 - England 2 Brazil 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW withdrawn squad member
53 917 22 March 2013 - San Marino 0 England 8, Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle WCP AW Start 35, 77 9
- 918 26 March 2013 - Montenegro 1 England 1, Stadion Pod Goricom, Centar, Podgorica AD unused sub 21
54 919 29 May 2013 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Tour HD sub 33 18
1-1 when substituting
- 920 2 June 2013 - Brazil 2 England 2, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro AD unused sub 17
- 921 14 August 2013 - England 3 Scotland 2, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW unused sub 19
- 922 6 September 2013 - England 4 Moldova 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW unused sub 19
- 923 10 September 2013 - Ukraine 0 England 0, Natsional´nyî Sportyvnyĭ Kompleks, Pechersk, Kyiv AD unused sub 19
Age 31
- 924 11 October 2013 - England 4 Montenegro 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW unused sub 20
- 925 15 October 2013 - England 2 Poland 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London HW unused sub 19
55 926 15 November 2013 - England 0 Chile 2, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL sub 66 21
0-1 when substituting
- 927 19 November 2013 - England 0 Germany 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL unused sub 24
 Club: Toronto F.C. - 0 full caps  
- 928 5 March 2014 - England 1 Denmark 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW unused sub 27

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