Jermain Defoe

Born: October 7, 1982 (age 34)

Height: 5'7" (171cm)

Hometown: Beckton, England
Nationality: England flag English

Position: Striker
Team: Sunderland (no. 18)
Jermain Defoe of Sunderland leaves the pitch with the match ball after scoring a hat-trick during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Sunderland and Exeter City at Stadium of Light on August 25, 2015 in Sunderland, England.
Career History
Youth1997-1999Charlton Athletic
1999West Ham United
Senior1998-1999Charlton Athletic
1999-2004West Ham United
→ 2000-2001Bournemouth (loan)
→ 2004-2014Tottenham Hotspur (loan)
2004-2008Tottenham Hotspur
2008-2009Portsmouth
2009-2014Tottenham Hotspur
2014-2015Toronto
2015-Sunderland
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David Moyes watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Sunderland on February 25, 2017
David Moyes eyes 10 Premier League wins for survival
Sunderland manager David Moyes targets 10 Premier League wins for the season in order to avoid relegation, despite only managing five in 26 outings so far.
15:13
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli celebrates with Harry Kane during the Premier League clash with Watford at Vicarage Road on January 1, 2017
Result: Harry Kane hat-trick earns Tottenham Hotspur easy win over Stoke City
Harry Kane scores three first-half goals and sets up another for Dele Alli to help Tottenham Hotspur to a 4-0 win over Stoke City at White Hart Lane.
Feb 26, 15:19
David Moyes watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Sunderland on February 25, 2017
David Moyes: 'Sunderland lacking quality'
Sunderland manager David Moyes admits that there was a gulf in class between his side and Everton during their 2-0 defeat at Goodison Park.
Feb 25, 18:54
Romelu Lukaku gets fantasy points galore, especially as captain, after scoring the opening goal in his side's Premier League clash with West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Romelu Lukaku: 'European qualification really important for Everton'
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku talks up the importance of his side securing European football as the "next step" of their progression.
Feb 25, 18:41
Everton manager Ronald Koeman on September 10, 2016
Ronald Koeman unhappy with second-half performance
Everton manager Ronald Koeman admits that his side were "lucky" to get away with their second-half performance during their 2-0 win over Sunderland.
Feb 25, 18:00
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku celebrates with manager Ronald Koeman after scoring the opening goal in his side's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on September 30, 2016
Result: Everton beat Sunderland to extend unbeaten run in Premier League
Everton extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to nine games with a 2-0 victory over Sunderland at Goodison Park.
Feb 25, 16:54
Didier Ndong and Morgan Schneiderlin in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Sunderland on February 25, 2017
Live Commentary: Everton 2-0 Sunderland - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Everton's 2-0 victory over Sunderland in the Premier League.
Feb 25, 14:00
Jermain Defoe of Sunderland leaves the pitch with the match ball after scoring a hat-trick during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Sunderland and Exeter City at Stadium of Light on August 25, 2015 in Sunderland, England.
Jermain Defoe: 'Mum wants to know when I will retire'
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe admits that his mother keeps asking him when he will retire from professional football and do his coaching badges.
Feb 13, 12:42
Nathan Redmond celebrates scoring during the EFL Cup semi-final between Southampton and Liverpool on January 11, 2017
Team News: Nathan Redmond, Dusan Tadic start for Southampton
Nathan Redmond and Dusan Tadic return to the Southampton lineup for their trip to Sunderland.
Feb 11, 14:06
Jermain Defoe of Sunderland leaves the pitch with the match ball after scoring a hat-trick during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Sunderland and Exeter City at Stadium of Light on August 25, 2015 in Sunderland, England.
Jermain Defoe "totally focused" on helping Sunderland survive
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe admits that he thrives off being the main man at the Stadium of Light, having scored 14 of his side's 24 league goals this season.
Feb 9, 15:49
Sunderland midfielder Adnan Januzaj in action during his side's Premier League clash with Middlesbrough at the Stadium of Light on August 21, 2016
Adnan Januzaj: 'I like playing with Jermain Defoe'
Sunderland winger Adnan Januzaj describes Jermain Defoe as an "unbelievable striker" after his contribution to the Black Cats this season.
Feb 8, 17:08
Sunderland manager David Moyes looks on prior to his side's Premier League clash with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on November 5, 2016
Sunderland squad 'heading for New York'
A report claims that Sunderland will head on a team-bonding trip to New York as the Black Cats look to fight off the threat of relegation.
Feb 6, 12:09
Jermain Defoe of Sunderland leaves the pitch with the match ball after scoring a hat-trick during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Sunderland and Exeter City at Stadium of Light on August 25, 2015 in Sunderland, England.
Jermain Defoe hails "brilliant" Sunderland
Sunderland frontman Jermain Defoe hails a "brilliant" performance from his side as they score four in a relegation six-pointer against Crystal Palace.
Feb 4, 17:26
Jermain Defoe of Sunderland leaves the pitch with the match ball after scoring a hat-trick during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Sunderland and Exeter City at Stadium of Light on August 25, 2015 in Sunderland, England.
Result: Rampant Sunderland smash four first-half goals past Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace fall to a comprehensive 4-0 defeat at the hands of Sunderland in Saturday's Premier League clash at Selhurst Park.
Feb 4, 17:00
Sam Allardyce pouts his lips on September 10, 2016
Team News: Crystal Palace unchanged for Sunderland visit
Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce keeps faith with his starting XI for the relegation six-pointer with Sunderland.
Feb 4, 14:10
Sam Allardyce, manager of West Ham United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on March 1, 2014
Live Commentary: Crystal Palace 0-4 Sunderland - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's text coverage of Crystal Palace's 4-0 Premier League defeat at the hands of Sunderland at Selhurst Park.
Feb 4, 13:58
Jermain Defoe lies injured during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Sunderland on April 30, 2016
David Moyes wants Sunderland players to give Jermain Defoe better service
Sunderland boss David Moyes wants his players to get more service up to Jermain Defoe and help him fire the club out of Premier League relegation trouble.
Feb 3, 13:13
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino watches on during the Premier League clash with Watford at Vicarage Road on January 1, 2017
Result: Tottenham Hotspur held by Sunderland at Stadium of Light
Tottenham Hotspur are held to a goalless draw by Sunderland in their Premier League fixture at the Stadium of Light.
Jan 31, 21:36
Sunderland manager David Moyes takes to the touchline before the English Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light on September 12, 2016
Live Commentary: Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of the goalless draw between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadium of Light.
Jan 31, 18:45
Chris Wood of Leeds United celebrates scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on August 19, 2015
West Ham United, Sunderland 'eye move for Leeds United striker Chris Wood'
West Ham United and Sunderland are reportedly interested in signing in-form Leeds United striker Chris Wood this month, but are unwilling to meet the £15m valuation.
Jan 17, 22:13
Andre Gray in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Burnley on January 2, 2017
Result: Sam Vokes, Andre Gray fire Burnley into FA Cup fourth round
Goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray fire Burnley into the fourth round of the FA Cup at the expense of their Premier League rivals Sunderland at Turf Moor.
Jan 17, 21:40
Sunderland manager David Moyes takes to the touchline before the English Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light on September 12, 2016
David Moyes "really disappointed" with Sunderland defeat
Sunderland boss David Moyes reveals his 'disappointment' with his team's 3-1 defeat at home to Stoke City in the Premier League.
Jan 14, 18:26
Stoke City striker Peter Crouch applauds the fans after being taken off during his side's Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on December 27, 2016
Result: Stoke City storm to first Premier League win away at Sunderland
Stoke City score three times in the opening 34 minutes en route to a 3-1 win away at Sunderland - their first ever in the Premier League.
Jan 14, 17:34
Sunderland manager David Moyes looks on prior to his side's Premier League clash with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on November 5, 2016
David Moyes: 'Sunderland are not easy targets during January transfer window'
Sunderland manager David Moyes attempts to discourage bids for his best players by claiming that the club should not be seen as an easy target during January.
Jan 13, 16:19
Patrick van Aanholt celebrates during the game between Spurs and Sunderland on January 16, 2016
Sunderland reject Crystal Palace bid for Patrick van Aanholt
Sunderland manager David Moyes reveals that the club have rejected an offer from Crystal Palace for full-back Patrick van Aanholt.
Jan 13, 14:26
Michy Batshuayi in action for Chelsea on August 20, 2016
Report: West Ham United interested in signing Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi
West Ham United are interested in signing Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi on loan in the January transfer window, according to reports.
Jan 9, 22:15
Jermain Defoe of Sunderland leaves the pitch with the match ball after scoring a hat-trick during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Sunderland and Exeter City at Stadium of Light on August 25, 2015 in Sunderland, England.
Crystal Palace 'join race to sign Jermain Defoe from Sunderland'
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe is on the radar of Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce, according to a report.
Jan 7, 22:54
Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Newcastle United and Sunderland on March 20, 2016
David Moyes: 'Jermain Defoe can now become a Sunderland great'
Sunderland manager David Moyes insists that Jermain Defoe is not for sale at any price, as he is too "important" to the Black Cats' survival hopes.
Jan 6, 18:17
Robert Snodgrass of Hull City controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round: second leg match between Hull City and AS Trencin at KC Stadium on August 7, 2014
West Ham United knocked back in pursuit of Robert Snodgrass?
A report claims that Hull City have turned down West Ham United's £3m bid for midfielder Robert Snodgrass, as the Hammers' search for new attacking talents continues.
Jan 6, 16:23
Jermain Defoe of Sunderland leaves the pitch with the match ball after scoring a hat-trick during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Sunderland and Exeter City at Stadium of Light on August 25, 2015 in Sunderland, England.
West Ham United 'end interest in Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe'
West Ham United reportedly end their pursuit of Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe after being told that he is not for sale.
Jan 6, 12:17
Celtic striker Moussa Dembele shoots during his side's 7-0 defeat to Barcelona in a Champions League match at the Camp Nou on September 13, 2016
Celtic to reject West Ham United's approach for Moussa Dembele?
A report claims that West Ham United have been knocked back in their approach to lure Moussa Dembele from Celtic, as the Scottish club are not willing to sell this month.
Jan 5, 18:46
Scott Hogan poses with his Player of the Month award for September 2016
Slaven Bilic praises West Ham United target Scott Hogan
Slaven Bilic hints that West Ham United are still in the race to sign Brentford's Scott Hogan, while also confirming that Simone Zaza will not play again for the club.
Jan 5, 16:12
Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Newcastle United and Sunderland on March 20, 2016
Slaven Bilic: 'Jermain Defoe guarantees goals'
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic admits that he thinks highly of Sunderland forward Jermain Defoe after the player was linked with a return to East London.
Jan 5, 13:26
Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Newcastle United and Sunderland on March 20, 2016
Tony Cottee wants West Ham United return for Jermain Defoe
Former West Ham United forward Tony Cottee urges the club to re-sign Jermain Defoe and does not believe that the striker will have trouble winning the fans over.
Jan 4, 21:24
Scott Hogan poses with his Player of the Month award for September 2016
Report: Brentford turn down £10m bid from West Ham United for Scott Hogan
Brentford reportedly turn down a £10m bid from West Ham United for in-demand striker Scott Hogan.
Jan 4, 20:18
Jermain Defoe of Sunderland leaves the pitch with the match ball after scoring a hat-trick during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Sunderland and Exeter City at Stadium of Light on August 25, 2015 in Sunderland, England.
West Ham United ask Sunderland to name Jermain Defoe price
West Ham United reportedly ask Sunderland to name their price for striker Jermain Defoe after seeing two offers turned down.
Jan 4, 19:50
Vito Mannone for Sunderland on October 18, 2014
Vito Mannone confident of Sunderland survival
Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone says that he is confident that the side will do enough to survive in the Premier League this season.
Jan 4, 17:58
Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Newcastle United and Sunderland on March 20, 2016
Sunderland reject improved bid from West Ham United for Jermain Defoe?
Sunderland reportedly reject an offer of £6m from West Ham United for striker Jermain Defoe.
Jan 4, 14:17
Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Newcastle United and Sunderland on March 20, 2016
Sunderland 'turn down West Ham United's £5m bid for Jermain Defoe'
Sunderland reportedly reject a £5m bid from West Ham United for striker Jermain Defoe.
Jan 4, 11:50
Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Newcastle United and Sunderland on March 20, 2016
Jermain Defoe hails "brilliant" Sunderland spirit
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe hails his side's spirit after they came from behind twice to hold Liverpool to a 2-2 draw at the Stadium of Light.
Jan 2, 17:37



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