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
Sports Mole has 1,292 articles about Jermain Defoe. Articles 1 to 40:
Sunderland manager David Moyes at the Premier League match against Manchester United on April 9, 2017
Team News: Two changes for West Ham United against Sunderland
Slaven Bilic makes two enforced changes for West Ham United's trip to Sunderland this afternoon.
Apr 15, 14:04
Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring against Sunderland on April 9, 2017
Result: Manchester United beat Sunderland to heap further misery on David Moyes
Manchester United move into fifth place in the Premier League table with a comfortable 3-0 win away at 10-man Sunderland.
Apr 9, 15:25
David Moyes watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Sunderland on February 25, 2017
Live Commentary: Sunderland 0-3 Manchester United - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Manchester United's 3-0 victory over Sunderland in the Premier League.
Apr 9, 12:30
Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin keeps the ball away from Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe during their Premier League clash at Goodison Park on February 25, 2017
Jose Mourinho compares Jermain Defoe to Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has similar ability to Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the same age, according to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.
Apr 9, 10:20
David Moyes watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Sunderland on February 25, 2017
Preview: Sunderland vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews the Premier League contest between Sunderland and Manchester United.
Apr 7, 15:17
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Young cancer sufferer Bradley Lowery awarded 41st place in Grand National
Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery is awarded an honorary 41st place in the Grand National as he continues his battle against cancer.
Apr 5, 11:10
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy in action during the Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on October 29, 2016
Result: Leicester City pour more misery on toothless Sunderland
Goals from Islam Slimani and Jamie Vardy keep up Leicester's 100% record under Craig Shakespeare as they beat rock-bottom Sunderland 2-0 at the King Power Stadium.
Apr 4, 21:38
Jermain Defoe lies injured during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Sunderland on April 30, 2016
Team News: Jermain Defoe fit to start for Sunderland
Jermain Defoe overcomes a knock in time to feature from the off in Sunderland's meeting with Leicester City, as David Moyes makes three alterations to his side.
Apr 4, 18:48
Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring with Eric Dier and Adam Lallana during the World Cup qualifier between England and Lithuania on March 26, 2017
David Moyes pays tribute to super-fit Jermain Defoe
Sunderland boss David Moyes hails Jermain Defoe after the 34-year-old made a scoring return to the England team last weekend.
Mar 31, 12:42
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 has relegation release clause in Sunderland contract
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe will be free to leave the club should they suffer relegation from the Premier League due to a clause in his contract.
Mar 30, 18:43
Jermain Defoe lies injured during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Sunderland on April 30, 2016
Jermain Defoe: 'I've turned vegan'
England and Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe reveals that he has turned vegan in order to prolong his playing career.
Mar 28, 14:58
Jermain Defoe lies injured during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Sunderland on April 30, 2016
Gareth Southgate: 'Relegation could harm Jermain Defoe's England chances'
England manager Gareth Southgate hints that relegation for Sunderland could harm Jermain Defoe's chances of being called up in the future.
Mar 27, 13:38
Jermain Defoe opens the scoring during the World Cup qualifier between England and Lithuania on March 26, 2017
Dele Alli: 'Jermain Defoe is a legend'
Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder Dele Alli says that he regards Jermain Defoe as a "legend" following his goalscoring return to international duty.
Mar 27, 13:19
Jermain Defoe opens the scoring during the World Cup qualifier between England and Lithuania on March 26, 2017
Adam Lallana: 'Jermain Defoe can be massive for England'
England midfielder Adam Lallana believes that 34-year-old striker Jermain Defoe could have a "massive" impact at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Mar 27, 13:11
Jamie Vardy makes a flying leap over Ernestas Setkus during the World Cup qualifier between England and Lithuania on March 26, 2017
England striker Jamie Vardy downplays black eye
England striker Jamie Vardy says that the black eye he was sporting against Lithuania was caused by "a little accident" involving a football.
Mar 26, 21:48
Joe Hart in action during England training on October 4, 2016
England goalkeeper Joe Hart: 'Wayne Rooney is our captain'
England goalkeeper Joe Hart insists that Wayne Rooney is still the captain of England.
Mar 26, 20:26
England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate looks on during his side's match against Croatia Under-21 on October 10, 2014
Gareth Southgate: 'England not at their best against Lithuania'
England boss Gareth Southgate admits that the Three Lions were not at their best against Lithuania.
Mar 26, 19:56
Raheem Sterling and Jermain Defoe celebrate during the World Cup qualifier between England and Lithuania on March 26, 2017
England's Jermain Defoe: 'International return emotional'
England striker Jermain Defoe opens up about the intense emotions he felt when making his international comeback.
Mar 26, 19:36
Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring with Eric Dier and Adam Lallana during the World Cup qualifier between England and Lithuania on March 26, 2017
Result: Jermain Defoe on scoresheet in England win
England move onto 13 points in Group F courtesy of a 2-0 win over Lithuania in Sunday's 2018 World Cup qualification match at Wembley Stadium.
Mar 26, 18:55
Jermain Defoe of England celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the Euro 2008 Qualifying match between England and Andorra at Old Trafford on September 2, 2006
Team News: Jermain Defoe starts for England
Jermain Defoe starts up front as England host Lithuania in their World Cup qualifier.
Mar 26, 16:03
Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring with Eric Dier and Adam Lallana during the World Cup qualifier between England and Lithuania on March 26, 2017
Live Commentary: England 2-0 Lithuania - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of the 2018 World Cup qualification match between England and Lithuania.
Mar 26, 16:00
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 start for England against Lithuania
Jermain Defoe is to make his first England start in almost three years in the World Cup qualifier against Lithuania on Sunday, according to reports.
Mar 26, 11:03
Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin keeps the ball away from Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe during their Premier League clash at Goodison Park on February 25, 2017
Report: Bournemouth considering Jermain Defoe bid should Sunderland go down
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is reportedly keeping tabs on Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe, with a view to a bid should the Black Cats suffer relegation.
Mar 26, 10:38
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during the international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
Preview: England vs. Lithuania
Sports Mole previews Sunday's World Cup Group F qualifier between England and Lithuania at Wembley.
Mar 25, 15:47
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate speaks with Jamie Vardy during the World Cup qualifier with Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016
England must hit goal trail against Lithuania at Wembley
England may have impressed during their friendly defeat in Germany, but now it is time for Gareth Southgate's team to return to the goal trail against Lithuania.
Mar 23, 17:21
Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin keeps the ball away from Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe during their Premier League clash at Goodison Park on February 25, 2017
Report: West Ham United want Jermain Defoe on a free
West Ham United believe that they can sign Jermain Defoe on a free transfer this summer if Sunderland are relegated from the Premier League, according to a report.
Mar 23, 14:08
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.
Sunderland legend Micky Gray: 'Jermain Defoe should have joined West Ham United'
Sunderland legend Micky Gray says that Jermain Defoe should have signed for West Ham United "when he had the chance".
Mar 22, 20:18
Interim manager Gareth Southgate watches on during England training on October 4, 2016
Michael Keane, Jake Livermore to start for England?
England manager Gareth Southgate is expected to use a 3-4-3 formation against Germany, handing a debut to Michael Keane and first international start to Jake Livermore.
Mar 22, 14:58
Jermain Defoe lies injured during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Sunderland on April 30, 2016
Jermain Defoe casts doubt on Sunderland future
Jermain Defoe admits that he might have to leave Sunderland at the end of the season if the Black Cats are relegated from the Premier League.
Mar 20, 18:55
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Preview: Germany vs. England
Sports Mole previews the international friendly between Germany and England in Dortmund.
Mar 20, 16:25
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Jermain Defoe: 'Gareth Southgate has always impressed me'
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe says that he has always been impressed by Gareth Southgate, both as a player and during his managerial career.
Mar 20, 15:28
Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Newcastle United and Sunderland on March 20, 2016
Jermain Defoe: 'Being senior England player is strange'
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe acknowledges that it feels "strange" to be seen as one of England's senior players after his recall to the national team.
Mar 20, 15:13
Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Newcastle United and Sunderland on March 20, 2016
David Moyes: 'England recall will boost Jermain Defoe'
Sunderland manager David Moyes is hopeful that Jermain Defoe's recall to the England squad after a four-year absence will give his whole team a lift.
Mar 17, 16:40
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.
Sam Allardyce "delighted" for Jermain Defoe
Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce reveals his 'delight' after veteran striker Jermain Defoe's call-up to the England squad.
Mar 17, 15:47
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Gareth Southgate to decide England captain next week
England manager Gareth Southgate admits that he is not yet sure who will captain the team for the upcoming matches against Germany and Lithuania.
Mar 16, 16:47
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.
Gareth Southgate hails "phenomenal" Jermain Defoe
England manager Gareth Southgate heaps praise on Jermain Defoe after recalling the Sunderland striker to his international squad.
Mar 16, 16:29
England captain Wayne Rooney in action during his side's World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Gareth Southgate: 'Lack of game time cost Wayne Rooney England place'
England manager Gareth Southgate reveals that Wayne Rooney's omission from the latest squad was down to his lack of game time more than his recent injury.
Mar 16, 16:19
Theo Walcott celebrates opening the scoring during the Champions League game between Arsenal and Bayern Munich on March 7, 2017
Gareth Southgate: 'Theo Walcott omission a tough call'
England manager Gareth Southgate admits that it was "a really tough call" to leave Arsenal forward Theo Walcott out of his squad.
Mar 16, 15:31
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: 'I deserve England call-up'
Jermain Defoe says that he 'deserves' his recall to the England squad at the age of 34.
Mar 16, 14:57
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 in, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere out of England squad
Jermain Defoe earns a recall to the England squad, but there is no space for Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere.
Mar 16, 13:51



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