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Jermain Defoe
Jermain Defoe
Personal information
Full name Jermain Colin Defoe
Date of birth 7 October 1982 (1982-10-07) (age 37)
Place of birth    London, England England
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Scotland Rangers
Number 9
Youth clubs

1997–1999
1999
England Senrab
England Charlton Athletic
England West Ham United
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1999–2004
2000–2001
2004–2008
2008
2008–2009
2009–2014
2014
2014
2015–2017
2017–2020
2019–2020
2020–
England West Ham United
England → Bournemouth (loan)
England Tottenham Hotspur
England → Portsmouth (loan)
England Portsmouth
England Tottenham Hotspur
Flag of Canada Toronto
England → Tottenham Hotspur (loan)
England Sunderland
England Bournemouth
ScotlandRangers (loan)
Scotland Rangers
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031 0(19)
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013 0(11)
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028 00(4)
037 0(21)
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National team
 
2000-2001
2001–2003
2004–2013
England England U16
England England U18
England England U21
England England
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Jermain Colin Defoe OBE (born 7 October 1982) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Scottish Premiership club Rangers, having previously spent 18 months on loan from AFC Bournemouth of the Championship. Defoe has also played for the England national team.

Defoe began his career with Charlton Athletic, joining their youth team aged 14, before moving to West Ham United aged 16 and rising through the ranks. He made his first-team debut for West Ham in 2000, and after a season-long loan spell at Bournemouth during the 2000–01 season, established himself in the West Ham line-up. After West Ham's relegation in 2003, a move to Tottenham in January 2004 soon followed, where Defoe played for 4 years before being sold to Portsmouth in January 2008. He spent one season at Fratton Park before returning to Tottenham in the January 2009 transfer window. He played for Toronto FC of Major League Soccer in 2014, before returning to England in January 2015 to sign for Sunderland.

In April 2011, Defoe became the 20th player to score a century of Premier League goals, and is currently the 11th highest goalscorer in Premier League history. He became the fifth highest goalscorer in Tottenham's history in September 2013, and the club's highest goalscorer in European competitions in November 2013. Defoe also holds the Premier League record for the most goals scored as a substitute, with 22, as of 11 January 2014.

Defoe made his England debut in 2004 and has made 55 appearances, scoring 19 goals, including three appearances and a goal at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

External links

Rangers FC
Rangers F.C. squad - 2020–21

1 McGregor · 2 Tavernier (c) · 4 Edmundson · 5 Helander · 6 Goldson · 7 Murphy · 8 Jack · 9 Defoe · 10 Davis · 11 Ojo · 13 Foderingham · 14 Kent · 15 Flanagan · 16 Halliday · 17 Aribo · 18 Kamara · 19 Katić · 20 Morelos · 21 Barker · 22 Jones · 23 Docherty · 24 Stewart · 25 Polster · 26 Firth · 29 King · 31 Barišić · 33 Barjonas · 35 Grezda · 37 Arfield · 51 Mayo ·

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England England
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England – 2010 FIFA World Cup – Knockout stage

1. James 2. Johnson 3. A. Cole 4. Gerrard 5. Dawson 6. Terry 7. Lennon 8. Lampard 9. Crouch 10. Rooney 11. J. Cole 12. Green 13. Warnock 14. Barry 15. Upson 16. Milner 17. Wright-Phillips 18. Carragher 19. Defoe 20. King 21. Heskey 22. Carrick 23. Hart

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England – UEFA Euro 2012

1. Hart 2. Johnson 3. Cole 4. Gerrard (c) 5. Kelly 6. Terry 7. Walcott 8. Henderson 9. Carroll 10. Rooney 11. Young 12. Baines 13. Green 14. Jones 15. Lescott 16. Milner 17. Parker 18. Jagielka 19. Downing 20. Chamberlain 21. Defoe 22. Welbeck 23. Butland

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