Current club: Tottenham Hotspur
Jermain is a 5’7” striker who packs a powerful shot in both feet. He had a prolific spell on loan at AFC Bournemouth in 2000-01, scoring 18 goals in 29 Division Two appearances, before making his mark with West Ham United in the following season.
After making close to 100 Premier League appearances, he left to join Tottenham Hotspur after the Hammers were relegated.
He had three complete seasons at Spurs before a move to Portsmouth but had returned to White Hart Lane by January 2009. Since then Jermain has passed the milestone of 300 League games.
He was on target seven times in 23 appearances for England’s Under-21s and soon after signing for Spurs the first time, he won his first full cap under Eriksson as a substitute for Darius Vassell in a friendly against Sweden in Gothenburg on 31 March 2004.
Six months later he notched his first England goal in a FIFA World Cup Qualifier in Poland. By August 2009 he had scored twice in four different England games – against Andorra (2006), Trinidad & Tobago (2008), Andorra (2009) and Holland (2009).
Defoe played in the World Cup Finals of 2010, scoring a goal against Slovenia that ensured England reached the last 16; and he scored his first hat-trick for England during a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying victory over Bulgaria in September that year. He is closing in on a half-century of caps, 28 of them so far won as a substitute.