Jermain Defoe Biography

Jermain Defoe

Quick Facts About Jermain Defoe

Celebrated Name Jermain Defoe
Age 38 Years
Nick Name Garfield
Birth Name Jermain Colin Defoe
Birth Date 1982-10-07
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality British
Birth Nation England
Place Of Birth Beckton, England
Horoscope Aries
Ethnicity Black
Primary School St Joachim Primary School
School St Bonaventure’s, FA National School of Excellence, and Idsall School
Career Start 1997
Awards 2004 Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Year, Sunderland Supporters’ Player of the Year, 2015-16 Sunderland Player of the Year, etc.
Father Jimmy Defoe
Mother Sandra Defoe
Brothers Jade Defoe
Sisters Chonte
Marital Status Single
Height 5 ft. 7 inches
Weight 65kg
Body Measurement Alethic
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth $20 Million
Salary £1.0 Million
Current Club Rangers
Position Striker
Jersey Number 9
Links Twitter Instagram

Jermain Colin Defoe OBE is an English professional football player who plays for Scottish Premiership club Rangers as a striker. He started playing football for the youth team of Senrab. In 1997, at the age of 14, he joined the youth team of Charlton Athletic and played until 1999. In 1999, he joined the youth team of West Ham United and began his career at the club. He then played for Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Toronto FC, Sunderland, AFC Bournemouth, and Rangers.

On the international level, he has represented England at various age levels. He has represented England at U16, U18, U21, and the senior level. He made his international team debut for England on 31 March 2004. He was part of the England team which played at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012. Since making his debut, he has made 57 appearances and scored 20 goals for England.  

What is Jermain Defoe Famous For?

  • Being a professional football player.

Honor

  • Won the 2007-08 Football League Cup with Tottenham Hotspur.
  • Won the 2020-21 Scottish Premiership with Rangers. 

Individual

  • Won the 2004 Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Year. 
  • Won the 2015-16 Sunderland Supporters’ Player of the Year.
  • Won the 2015-16 Sunderland Player of the Year. 

Orders

  • 2018 Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

Where is Jermain Defoe From?

Jermain Colin Defoe was born on 7 October 1982. His birthplace is Beckton, England. He was born to his mother, Sandra Defoe, and his Dominican father, Jimmy Defoe. He has two siblings Jade Defoe and Chonte. On 24 April 2009, his 26-year-old half-brother, Jade Defoe, died of head injuries following an assault in Leytonstone, London. On 7 June 2012, his father, Jimmy Defoe, died after a long battle with throat cancer. He attended St Joachim Primary School in Custom House, London, and St Bonaventure’s in Forest Gate, London. He then joined the FA National School of Excellence at Lilleshall, Shropshire, as a 14-year-old in 1997. While there, he attended Idsall School. He holds British nationality. He belongs to the black ethnicity. His religion is Roman Catholic. His horoscope sign is Libra. 

Jermain Defoe West Ham

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Jermain Defoe Club Career

  • He started playing football for the youth team of Senrab. 
  • In 1997, at the age of 14, he joined the youth team of Charlton Athletic and played until 1999. 
  • In 1999, he joined the youth team of West Ham United and began his career at the club. He was a member of the U19 team that won the Premier Academy League title in 1999-2000, scoring twice against Arsenal in the play-off final.
  • He made his first-team debut for West Ham United in September 2000, scoring in a 1-0 win against Walsall in a League Cup.
  • On 25 October 2000, he joined Second Division club AFC Bournemouth on a near season-long loan, where he scored in ten consecutive matches. During his loan spell at AFC Bournemouth, he scored 18 goals in 29 league appearances for the club in all the competitions. 
  • During his 2001-02 season, he finished the season as West Ham United’s top scorer where he made 38 appearances for the club, scoring 12 goals in all the competitions as West Ham finished seventh in the Premier League.
  • During his 2002-03 season, he made 42 appearances for the club, scoring 11 goals and providing in all the competitions as West Ham got relegation from the Premier League.
  • He began 2003-04 with West Ham but a refusal to sign a new contract and disciplinary problems, including three sendings-off, which saw him play only 22 matches out of a possible 34, led to West Ham accepting an offer from Tottenham Hotspur for him in the January transfer window. 

Jermain Defoe Tottenham

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  • On 2 February 2004, he joined Tottenham for an initial fee of £6 million, rising to £7 million depending on "specific performance criteria", and with Bobby Zamora joining West Ham. He scored on his debut for the club on 7 February 2004 in a 4-3 win against Portsmouth. In his first season, he made 15 appearances for the club, scoring 7 goals in all the competitions.
  • In April 2005, he signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur. During his 2004-05 season, he made 44 appearances for the club, scoring 22 goals in all the competitions as he received the club's Player of the Year award for the 2004 calendar year, as voted by season ticket holders and Spurs members.
  • During his 2005-06 season, he made 38 appearances for the club, scoring 9 goals and providing 2 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 26 December 2007, he scored his 50th for Tottenham Hotspur, scoring twice in the 2-1 win over Aston Villa. During his 2006-07 season, he made 48 appearances for the club, scoring 18 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions as Tottenham competed in the UEFA Cup as well as the domestic competitions. 
  • During his 2007-08 season, he made 21 appearances for the club, scoring 8 goals and providing 1 assist in all the competitions as Tottenham won the Football League Cup that season. 
  • On 31 January 2008, he joined Portsmouth for £7.5 million. He scored on his debut for the club on 2 February 2008 in a 1-1 draw to Chelsea. In his first season, he made 12 appearances for the club, scoring 8 goals and providing 1 assist in all the competitions.
  • On 30 August 2008, he scored his first goal for the club, scoring twice in a 3-0 win against Everton. In his first half of the 2008-09 season, he made 23 appearances for the club, scoring 10 goals and providing 4 assists in all the competitions.
  • Upon playing with Portsmouth, on 6 January 2009, he returned to Tottenham Hotspur. He made his return debut on 11 January 2009 in a Premier League match against Wigan Athletic. He scored his first goal against former club Portsmouth at White Hart Lane on 18 January 2009, in a match which finished 1-1. During his 2008-09 season, he made 10 appearances for the club, scoring 4 goals and providing 1 assist in all the competitions as Tottenham finished 8th place in the league.
  • On 19 August 2009, he scored his first hat-trick for Tottenham in a 5-1 away victory over Hull City in the second match of the 2009-10 Premier League. On 22 November 2009, he scored five goals at White Hart Lane in a 9-1 thrashing of Wigan. This included the second-fastest hat-trick in Premier League history, which was scored in seven minutes. During his 2009-10 season, he made 43 appearances for the club, scoring 24 goals and providing 6 assists in all the competitions as Tottenham finished 4th place in the league.
  • During his 2010-11 season, he made 30 appearances for the club, scoring 9 goals and providing 2 assists in all the competitions as Tottenham finished 5th place in the league.
  • During his 2011-12 season, he made 38 appearances for the club, scoring 17 goals and providing 8 assists in all the competitions as Tottenham finished 4th place in the league.
  • During his 2012-13 season, he made 43 appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals and providing 6 assists in all the competitions as Tottenham finished 5th place in the league.
  • In his first half of the 2013-14 season, he made 22 appearances for the club, scoring 10 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 10 January 2014, he joined Major League Soccer (MLS) club Toronto FC, effective 28 February 2014. He agreed to a four-year deal worth between £68,000-90,000 per week. He was then immediately loaned back to Tottenham until the end of February 2014, with whom he made two more appearances as a substitute.
  • On 15 March 2014, he scored on his debut for the club, scoring twice in a 2-1 win against Sounders FC. In his first season, he made 21 appearances for the club, scoring 12 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 16 January 2015, he joined Premier League club Sunderland after agreeing to a three-and-a-half-year deal, as part of a player exchange deal sending Jozy Altidore to Toronto FC, after completing only 11 months of his four-year deal with Toronto. He made his debut for the club on 17 January 2015 in a 2-1 loss against his former club Tottenham. On 31 January 2015, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-0 win against Burnley. In his first season, he made 19 appearances for the club, scoring 4 goals and providing 1 assist in all the competitions.
  • On 25 August 2015, he scored a hat-trick in a 6-3 home win over Exeter City in the second round of the League Cup. During his 2015-16 season, he made 34 appearances for the club, scoring 18 goals and providing 1 assist in all the competitions as he was named as Sunderland Supports’ Player of the Year and Sunderland Player of the Year that season. 
  • On 9 June 2016, he signed a new contract with Sunderland, committing his future to the club until 2019. On 19 November 2016, he scored his 150th Premier League goal in a 3-0 home win against Hull City, becoming the joint seventh highest goal scorer in Premier League history. During his 2016-17 season, he made 40 appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals and providing 2 assists in all the competitions as Sunderland got relegation from the Premier League.

Jermain Defoe Rangers

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  • On 1 July 2017, he signed a contract with Bournemouth on a free transfer. He made his debut for the club on 12 August 2017 in a 1-0 loss against West Bromwich Albion. On 15 September 2017, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-1 win against Brighton & Hove Albion. In his first season, he made 26 appearances for the club, scoring 4 goals and providing 1 assist in all the competitions.
  • After making only eight appearances for Bournemouth in the 2018-19 season, he joined Scottish Premiership club Rangers on 6 January 2019 on an 18-month loan with two recall clauses inserted into the deal, which could have been activated in July 2019 or January 2020. On 23 January 2019, he scored a debut goal for the club in a 2-1 loss against Kilmarnock FC.  In his first season, he made 20 appearances for the club, scoring 8 goals and providing 7 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 25 January 2020, it was announced that he had signed a pre-contract agreement with Rangers, and would join the club permanently on a one-year deal, at the expiry of his Bournemouth contract in June 2020. During his 2019-20 season, he made 32 appearances for the club, scoring 17 goals and providing 1 assist in all the competitions as Rangers finished as runner-up in the Scottish League Cup that season.
  • On 1 July 2020, he joined Rangers permanently in the summer transfer window of the 2020-21 season. On 25 October 2020, he scored his 300th career club goal against Livingston. During his 2020-21 season, he made 20 appearances for the club, scoring 7 goals and providing 2 assists in all the competitions as Rangers won the Scottish Premiership that season.
  • On 8 June 2021, he signed a new one-year deal with Rangers to keep him at the club during their 150th season as a professional football club. As part of the contract, he will also become a coach at the club.

Jermain Defoe England

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Jermain Defoe International Career

  • He has represented England at various age levels. 
  • He has represented England at U16, U18, U21, and the senior level. 
  • He went on to gain 8 caps for U16s and 7 caps for the U18s.
  • In May 2001, he was selected for the England under-21 team to play against Mexico and marked his debut with the second goal as England U21s won by 3-0.
  • He went on to gain 23 caps for England at the U21 level, scoring 7 goals.
  • He made his international team debut for England on 31 March 2004 in a 1-0 friendly loss against Sweden. 
  • However, he was not selected for the England squad to take part in UEFA Euro 2004. 
  • On 8 September 2004, he scored his first international goal for England in a 2-1 win against Poland in a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying. 
  • He appears regularly for England in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches and friendly matches but was not named in the provisional England squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and named only on a five-man standby list
  • He was part of the England team which played at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012. 
  • He was again not included in the 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup. However, he was named as one of seven players on "standby".
  • After over three years away from international football, he was recalled to the England squad in March 201 for a friendly match against Germany and a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Lithuania. 
  • Since making his debut, he has made 57 appearances and scored 20 goals for England.  

Jermain Defoe awards

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Jermain Defoe Girlfriend

Looking at his personal life, he is not married. He maintains his personal life private. The footballer is focusing on his professional career. He might be dating a beautiful girl at present or might be single. Any updates on his love life will be updated here.

Jermain Defoe Height and Weight

Jermain Defoe stands at a height of 1.71m i.e. 5 feet and 7 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 65kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color and hair color are black. His sexual orientation is straight.

Jermain Defoe Net Worth and Salary

Jermain Defoe earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2021, his estimated net worth is $20 million and his salary is £1.0 million. His market value is around €800 Th. 

Did You Know?

  • He was born to a Dominican father and his mother is of Saint Lucian descent.
  • He wears shirt number 9 for Rangers.
  • On 24 April 2009, his 26-year-old half-brother, Jade Defoe, died of head injuries following an assault in Leytonstone, London.
  • On 7 June 2012, his father, Jimmy Defoe, died after a long battle with throat cancer.
  • He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to the Jermain Defoe Foundation, a charitable foundation he founded in 2013.
  • 2004 Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Year.
  • 2015-16 Sunderland Supporters’ Player of the Year.
  • 2015-16 Sunderland Player of the Year.