Jermain Defoe

Position: Striker
Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Born: October 7, 1982 (age 32)
Hometown: London, England
Height: 5'7"
Nationality: English
Houston Dynamo's Giles Barnes in action on October 27, 2012
Result: 10-man Houston Dynamo edge out Toronto
Giles Barnes scores the winner as the 10 men of the Houston Dynamo hold on for a 1-0 win over Toronto.
Oct 9, 02:35
England's Jermain Defoe eyes the ball during the World Cup 2014 qualifying football match between San Marino and England at Serravalle Stadium in San Marino on March 22, 2013
Toronto hint that Jermain Defoe could leave in January
A leading figure at Toronto suggests that former England striker Jermain Defoe could leave the MLS outfit in January as QPR plot to bring him back to the Premier League.
Oct 8, 17:52
England manager Roy Hodgson looks on at the start of the international friendly football match between England and Scotland on August 14, 2013
England vs. San Marino: Previous meetings
Sports Mole looks back on the four previous encounters between England and minnows San Marino.
Oct 8, 11:10
Emmanuel Adebayor of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at White Hart Lane on February 9, 2014
Queens Park Rangers to make Emmanuel Adebayor move?
Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor is said to be a target for former manager Harry Redknapp at Queens Park Rangers.
Oct 8, 07:59
Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace on January 11, 2014
Report: Queens Park Rangers, West Ham United to battle for Jermain Defoe
QPR and West Ham are poised to battle it out for the signing of Jermain Defoe in January, according to reports.
Sep 21, 10:48
England's Jermain Defoe eyes the ball during the World Cup 2014 qualifying football match between San Marino and England at Serravalle Stadium in San Marino on March 22, 2013
Jermain Defoe's Toronto future in doubt
Jermain Defoe's future at Toronto is cast into doubt once more as manager Greg Vanney admits that he "does not know" where the striker will be playing in January.
Sep 18, 07:46
Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates as he scores the first goal during the Carling Cup Quarter Final match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southend United at White Hart Lane on December 20, 2006
Toronto FC president Tim Leiweke doubts Jermain Defoe return
Toronto FC president Tim Leiweke reveals that the club will use their designated-player tags on other targets if Jermain Defoe doesn't want to return in the 2015 season.
Sep 13, 02:14
Hugo Almeida of Portugal runs during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier Play-off Second Leg match between Sweden and Portugal at Friends Arena on November 19, 2013
Report: Queens Park Rangers want Hugo Almeida
A report claims that Queens Park Rangers want to sign experienced Portuguese international striker Hugo Almeida on a free transfer.
Sep 7, 12:39
Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates as he scores the first goal during the Carling Cup Quarter Final match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southend United at White Hart Lane on December 20, 2006
Jermain Defoe to leave Toronto before January transfer window?
Jermain Defoe is allegedly looking to force through a move away from Toronto before the January transfer window.
Sep 6, 09:48
England's Jermain Defoe eyes the ball during the World Cup 2014 qualifying football match between San Marino and England at Serravalle Stadium in San Marino on March 22, 2013
On this day: Jermain Defoe hat-trick sinks Bulgaria
Back on this day in 2010, Jermain Defoe scored a hat-trick as England overcome Bulgaria 4-0 at Wembley.
Sep 3, 09:56
England's Jermain Defoe eyes the ball during the World Cup 2014 qualifying football match between San Marino and England at Serravalle Stadium in San Marino on March 22, 2013
Harry Redknapp confident of Jermain Defoe signing
Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp believes that Jermain Defoe will join the club in January after he failed to sign the striker on transfer deadline day.
Sep 2, 11:17
Sandro of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the UEFA Europa League Play-Offs, second leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Dinamo Tbilisi at White Hart Lane on August 29, 2013
Queens Park Rangers confirm Sandro signing
Sandro says that he is looking forward to linking up with former manager Harry Redknapp once more, having joined Queens Park Rangers.
Sep 1, 22:37
Harry Redknapp Manager of Queens Park Rangers ahead of the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final second leg match between Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Loftus Road on May 12, 2014
Harry Redknapp: 'Queens Park Rangers wanted Jermain Defoe, Fabio Borini'
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp says that Jermain Defoe wanted to "return home" but Toronto FC refused to budge on an offer.
Sep 1, 22:26
Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace on January 11, 2014
Report: Toronto reject multiple Jermain Defoe bids
Toronto reportedly say that striker Jermain Defoe will be staying with the club after rejecting multiple bids for the England international.
Sep 1, 20:22
Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates as he scores the first goal during the Carling Cup Quarter Final match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southend United at White Hart Lane on December 20, 2006
Leicester City favourites to sign Jermain Defoe?
Leicester are frontrunners to sign Toronto striker Jermain Defoe on deadline day, according to reports.
Sep 1, 18:12
Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace on January 11, 2014
Report: Queens Park Rangers call off Jermain Defoe negotiations
Reports state that Jermain Defoe's deadline day move to QPR is in doubt over the striker's £90,000-a-week wages.
Sep 1, 15:11
Jermain Defoe of Tottenham in action during a pre season friendly match between Tottenham Hotspur and Espanyol at White Hart Lane on August 10, 2013
Arsenal offered Jermain Defoe?
A number of reports claim that Arsenal are being given the chance to sign Jermain Defoe on loan.
Sep 1, 12:34
England's Jermain Defoe eyes the ball during the World Cup 2014 qualifying football match between San Marino and England at Serravalle Stadium in San Marino on March 22, 2013
Report: Jermain Defoe in London
A report claims that Jermain Defoe is in London following speculation linking him with a move to Queens Park Rangers.
Sep 1, 11:26
Tottenham Hotspur winger Aaron Lennon caused controversy when he was snapped puffing on a cigar hours after England's 4-1 humilation at the hands of Germany at the 2010 World Cup.
Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp to sign Aaron Lennon, Sandro?
Queens Park Rangers are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur pair Aaron Lennon and midfielder Sandro, according to a report.
Sep 1, 10:13
Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates as he scores the first goal during the Carling Cup Quarter Final match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southend United at White Hart Lane on December 20, 2006
Harry Redknapp keen to bring Jermain Defoe to Queens Park Rangers?
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is reportedly trying to sign Toronto striker Jermain Defoe.
Aug 31, 22:55
Luke Moore of Swansea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and West Ham United at the Liberty Stadium on August 25, 2012
Result: Toronto ease past Montreal Impact
Toronto beat Montreal Impact 2-0 to climb to third in the Eastern Conference.
Aug 3, 00:13
Fabian Espindola #9 of D.C. United celebrates after scoring a goal against the Houston Dynamo during the second half at RFK Stadium on May 21, 2014
Result: DC United sweep Toronto FC aside
DC United put three past Major League soccer rivals Toronto FC.
Jul 31, 01:59
Spurs player Andros Townsend (2nd left) sheepishly celebrates his goal with team mates after opening the scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on October 20, 2013
Live Commentary: Toronto FC 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur - as it happened
Relive all of the action in Sports Mole's live commentary of Spurs's narrow pre-season victory over Toronto FC at BMO Field.
Jul 23, 23:30
Dominic Oduro on November 11, 2012
Result: Houston Dynamo, Toronto play out draw
Toronto come from behind twice to earn a point in their MLS clash with the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Jul 20, 04:56
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Result: Jermain Defoe penalty earns point for Toronto
Jermain Defoe's penalty earns Toronto a point as they play out a 1-1 draw with Vancouver Whitecaps.
Jul 17, 03:01
Emmanuel Adebayor of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on January 1, 2014
Emmanuel Adebayor ruled out of US tour after contracting malaria
Emmanuel Adebayor contracts malaria, which forces him out of Tottenham Hotspur's pre-season tour of the United States.
Jul 14, 06:07
Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace on January 11, 2014
Result: Jermain Defoe seals Toronto comeback
Jermain Defoe scores twice as Toronto FC beat Houston Dynamo 4-2.
Jul 13, 02:20
Perry Kitchen on February 25, 2012
Result: DC United beat Toronto to move three clear after victory
DC United are three points clear at the top of the Eastern Conference after beating 10-man Toronto.
Jul 6, 02:03
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Result: Chicago Fire forced to settle for draw against 10-man Toronto FC
Chicago Fire are forced to settle for a 1-1 draw with 10-man Toronto FC at Toyota Park.
Jul 3, 03:33
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Result: Bradley Wright-Phillips scores equaliser to earn late draw for New York Red Bulls
Bradley-Wright Phillips scores a stoppage-time equaliser for the New York Red Bulls to deny Toronto FC the win in an entertaining 2-2 draw.
Jun 28, 03:07
England's Jermain Defoe eyes the ball during the World Cup 2014 qualifying football match between San Marino and England at Serravalle Stadium in San Marino on March 22, 2013
Jermain Defoe: 'I never pulled out of England squad'
Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe insists that he never pulled out of international duty for England, following Harry Redknapp's claims this week.
Jun 24, 11:59
England's goalkeeper Robert Green reacts after missing a goal during their Group C first round 2010 World Cup football match on June 12, 2010
On this day: England draw with USA after Robert Green error
On this day in 2010, a mistake from goalkeeper Robert Green resulted in England drawing with USA in their opening group game of the World Cup in South Africa.
Jun 12, 10:06
Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger sits on the bench during a game with Hoffenheim on March 10, 2012
Premier League club-by-club transfer latest: June 9
Sports Mole runs through the latest transfer speculation for each of the 20 Premier League clubs.
Jun 9, 12:50
England's Jermain Defoe eyes the ball during the World Cup 2014 qualifying football match between San Marino and England at Serravalle Stadium in San Marino on March 22, 2013
Report: Jermain Defoe to join Queens Park Rangers on loan from Toronto FC
A report claims that Jermain Defoe will be reunited with Harry Redknapp at Queens Park Rangers as the striker is to join on loan from Toronto FC.
Jun 8, 06:49
England's Jermain Defoe eyes the ball during the World Cup 2014 qualifying football match between San Marino and England at Serravalle Stadium in San Marino on March 22, 2013
Result: Jermain Defoe spot on for Toronto
Toronto beat San Jose Earthquakes thanks to a Jermain Defoe penalty.
Jun 7, 23:06
Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates as he scores the first goal during the Carling Cup Quarter Final match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southend United at White Hart Lane on December 20, 2006
Result: Jermain Defoe double earns Toronto win
Jermain Defoe scores twice as Toronto FC beat Columbus Crew 3-2.
Jun 1, 00:09
Coach Phil Neville lays out marker cones during a Manchester United training session at Rajamangala Stadium on July 12, 2013
Phil Neville: 'England standby list in a tough position ahead of World Cup'
Former defender Phil Neville believes that the England standby list for the World Cup is a tough position to be in.
May 30, 14:37
Blackburn's Bradley Orr in action against Bristol City on September 15, 2012
Result: Late Bradley Orr strike earns Toronto draw
Bradley Orr heads home in the 90th minute to hand 10-man Toronto a 2-2 draw with Sporting Kansas City in their MLS clash.
May 24, 04:34
Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood watches his team against Stoke during the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
Tim Sherwood criticises Tottenham Hotspur expectations
Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood believes that the club's expectations of a top-four finish last season were 'unrealistic'.
May 18, 15:32
England's Jermain Defoe eyes the ball during the World Cup 2014 qualifying football match between San Marino and England at Serravalle Stadium in San Marino on March 22, 2013
Jermain Defoe: 'I proved Hodgson wrong'
Toronto striker Jermain Defoe says that he is still disappointed to miss out on the World Cup after scoring in the club's 2-0 win against New York Red Bulls.
May 18, 06:35
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