External Link, Eriksen strike wins Carling Goal of the Month, Victor Wanyama's Goal of the Month v Liverpool, Last-gasp Defoe wins a point at Watford Defoe marked his arrival at Tottenham with a goal on his debut in the 4–3 home win over Portsmouth in February 2004 and added a further six in the remainder of 2003–04, scoring 7 goals in 15 matches. External Link, Gosling helps spread road safety message By Matt Penn . In the 2010–11 Premier League, Defoe scored his first league goals of the season on 6 March 2011 against Wolverhampton Wanderers, getting the first two for Spurs in a 3–3 draw. 31.05.2021, Agent: Jermain Colin Defoe attended St Bonaventure`s Catholic Comprehensive School, Idsall School Shropshire, England. On 23 September 2009, Defoe scored a header during Tottenham's 5–1 win over Preston. Having been raised under the mantra "follow your dreams" and being told they were special, they tend to be confident and tolerant of difference. Defoe scored his 50th goal for Tottenham in the 2–1 win over Aston Villa on Boxing Day in December 2006, in which he scored both goals, and scored in Tottenham's 2–0 win over Charlton in May 2007, which condemned his former club to relegation to the Championship. “The next person I saw was Rio [Ferdinand] and it was an unbelievable welcome, and from that moment I knew I had made the right decision, especially being such a young kid, and the first team manager showing that sort of interest, it was amazing. Bookmark this page and come back often for updates. I was at Charlton and I can imagine they had high hopes for me to go on and play in the Charlton first team, but I had to go to the tribunal. It was reported that Defoe's former club Tottenham made a formal approach for the striker, but no agreement was reached; Spurs manager Harry Redknapp described the clubs as "miles apart in their valuation of the player", suggesting that Portsmouth wanted "in excess of £20 million". Jermain Defoe was born in 1980s. Majority of Jermain’s money comes from being a soccer player. On 26 December 2010, Defoe received a straight red card, his first of the season and first since 17 October 2009, in a match at Aston Villa; his team leading at the time went on to secure the win despite playing over an hour with ten men. https://spurs.fandom.com/wiki/Jermain_Defoe?oldid=12786. If you see something that doesn’t look right, contact us. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality. After the match, Harry Redknapp further asserted his belief that Defoe would go on to be the Premier League's top scorer in 2009–10. On 30 August 2012, Defoe signed a new three-year contract with Tottenham. Discover what happened on this day. Profile Settings Log out . This included the second-fastest hat-trick in Premier League history, which was scored in seven minutes. Centre-Forward, Contract expires: On 24 September 2013, Defoe scored another two in a 4–0 win against Aston Villa in the League Cup, which took his tally for Tottenham to 139 goals, moving him past George Hunt as the club's fifth-highest scorer of all-time. On 25 November 2007, he missed a penalty against former club West Ham at the Boleyn Ground in added time which would have won the match for Spurs; the match finished 1–1. During his time at West Ham, Defoe scored 41 goals in 105 games in all competitions, before going on to join London rivals Tottenham in February 2004. Oct 7, 1982 (38), Place of birth: This came after joining the club only in the same transfer window of the previous year. He also received the club's Player of the Year award for the 2004 calendar year, as voted by season ticket holders and Spurs members. Jermain Defoe’s birth sign is Libra and he has a ruling planet of Venus. The FA declined to take action against Defoe as the referee, Steve Bennett, had booked Defoe for the incident. People born on a Thursday are naturally well-meaning and open. London, Position: In January 2009, Portsmouth chairman Peter Storrie revealed Defoe's intentions to leave the club in the near future. 2009. On 19 September, Defoe scored twice in a 3–0 victory against Tromsø in the Europa League group stages, taking his tally in Europe to within two goals of the record holder, Martin Chivers. He scored three goals in his first four matches before suffering a broken foot which meant that he returned for Spurs against Newcastle United on 19 April in which the club won 1–0. Jermain Defoe has named the two players who made him realise he had made the right decision to join West Ham back in 1999. The 38-year-old soccer player was born in Beckton, London, England, UK. Fact Check: We strive for accuracy and fairness. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images), When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters.