Jermain Defoe

Position: Striker
Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Born: October 7, 1982 (age 31)
Hometown: London, England
Height: 5'7"
Nationality: English
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
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 strikes in Toronto FC win
Toronto FC saw off New York Red Bulls, thanks to goals from Jermain Defoe and Luke Moore.
May 17, 23:37
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 "devastated" by omission from World Cup squad
Jermain Defoe admits that he was left feeling "devastated" after missing out on a spot in England's World Cup squad.
May 14, 03:19
Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Rio Ferdinand Testimonial Match between Manchester United and Sevilla at Old Trafford on August 9, 2013
Michael Carrick, Andy Carroll on England World Cup stand-by list
Michael Carrick and Andy Carroll only make the England stand-by list for this summer's World Cup in Brazil.
May 12, 14:25
Tottenham's Jermain Defoe scores the opening goal against Anji Makhachkala during their Europa League group match on October 3, 2013
Jermain Defoe: 'Injury lay-off won't affect World Cup hopes'
Jermain Defoe describes suggestions that his latest injury lay-off could affect his World Cup chances as "crazy".
May 1, 13:36
Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace on January 11, 2014
Jermain Defoe praises his mother for teaching him discipline
Toronto striker Jermain Defoe says that his mother taught him to be disciplined throughout his career.
Apr 8, 11:00
Robbie Findley #10, Devon Sandoval #49 and Sebastian Velasquez #26 of Real Salt Lake celebrate a goal during a game against the Portland Timbers during the first half of the Western Conference Championship MLS soccer game - leg 1, on November 10, 2013
Result: Real Salt Lake ease past Toronto FC
Alvaro Saborio scores twice for Real Salt Lake as they get the better of Toronto FC 3-0 at home in the MLS.
Mar 30, 04:31
Louis Saha of Spurs is congratulated by teammates Ryan Nelsen and Gareth Bale after scoring his team's third goal during the FA Cup sixth round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane on March 27, 2012
On this day: Tottenham Hotspur reach FA Cup semis
On this day in 2012, Tottenham Hotspur record a 3-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers to progress through to the FA Cup semi-finals.
Mar 27, 10:00
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Jermain Defoe hails "unbelievable" Toronto FC home support
Jermain Defoe is full of praise for Toronto FC supporters after making his home debut for the Major League Soccer side in Saturday's 1-0 win over DC United.
Mar 23, 06:57
Toronto FC head coach Ryan Nelsen talks to reporters during media day at the Kia training grounds on February 11, 2014
Toronto FC's Ryan Nelson: "I don't think we're a top team right now"
Toronto FC coach Ryan Nelson plays down his team's chances of winning the Major League Soccer title this season.
Mar 23, 06:39
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Result: Jermain Defoe fires Toronto to victory over DC United
Jermain Defoe scores in the second half to lead Toronto to a 1-0 home victory over DC United in the MLS.
Mar 22, 22:35
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: "This is a fresh start"
Former Tottenham Hotspur forward Jermain Defoe describes his move to Toronto FC as a "fresh start".
Mar 22, 09:00
Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace on January 11, 2014
Jermain Defoe not giving up on World Cup spot
Jermain Defoe remains optimistic over the prospect of securing a place in England's World Cup squad after bagging a brace in his Toronto debut at the weekend.
Mar 17, 00:39
Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace on January 11, 2014
Jermain Defoe reflects on "dream" Toronto debut
Jermain Defoe expresses his delight at the two-goal contribution that he made on his Toronto debut against the Seattle Sounders.
Mar 16, 11:17
A general view of the field as heavy rain comes down before the Seattle Seahawks take on the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at CenturyLink Field on January 11, 2013
Result: Jermain Defoe scores first-half brace on Toronto debut
Toronto beat Seattle Sounders 2-1 at CenturyLink Field in the MLS courtesy of a first-half brace from Jermain Defoe.
Mar 15, 22:35
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
Team News: Jermain Defoe, Michael Bradley, Julio Cesar handed Toronto debuts
Toronto manager Ryan Nelson names Jermain Defoe in his starting lineup for the visit to CenturyLink field to face the Seattle sounders.
Mar 15, 19:56
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
Jermain Defoe: 'Tim Sherwood is right man to manage Tottenham Hotspur'
Jermain Defoe insists that Tim Sherwood is the right man to take Tottenham Hotspur forward.
Mar 14, 05:27
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
Jermain Defoe harbours World Cup hope
Jermain Defoe hopes that he will earn a place in Roy Hodgson's England squad for the World Cup, following his move to Toronto FC.
Mar 11, 10:33
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
Jermain Defoe: 'Loan switch from Toronto FC to Tottenham Hotspur possible'
Toronto FC-bound striker Jermain Defoe says that he could return to Tottenham Hotspur on loan in the future.
Mar 7, 23:42
Jermain Defoe congratulates Aaron Lennon moments after scoring Tottenham's first goal against Liverpool on November 28, 2012
Jermain Defoe 'was not looking to leave Tottenham Hotspur'
Jermain Defoe insists that he was content to remain at Tottenham, but admits that a lack of regular football forced him into accepting the offer from Toronto FC.
Mar 7, 21:10
Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace on January 11, 2014
Jermain Defoe: 'MLS switch benefits World Cup chances'
Jermain Defoe insists that his decision to leave Tottenham for the MLS can only benefit his hopes of being included in the England squad for this summer's World Cup.
Mar 7, 20:54
Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur runs with the ball as Cristian Chivu of FC Internazionale Milano (L) closes him down during the UEFA Europa League match on March 7, 2013
On this day: Gareth Bale scores 50th as Tottenham Hotspur beat Inter Milan
On this day in 2013, Tottenham Hotspur beat Inter Milan 3-0 in the first leg of the Europa League last 16.
Mar 7, 09:57
Southampton's English striker Jay Rodriguez celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the English Premier League football match against Newcastle United on December 14, 2013
Five England players that need to impress against Denmark
Sports Mole picks out five England players that will need to make an impression against Denmark to boost their chances of going to the World Cup.
Mar 4, 12:00
Pre-Season Friendlies
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12am
Richmond Kickers
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Crystal Palace
Major League Soccer
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Seattle
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1 AustraliaAustralia26212673
2 England flagEngland24171758
3 Scotland flagScotland1181130
8 Wales flagWales29920
22 Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland0011
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