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Name Jermain Defoe
Gender Male
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer

Affiliation

Org England National Team
Club as Player Bournemouth
  Sunderland
  Toronto FC
  Tottenham Spurs

2012 11 30 Retrieve

[Beckham’s five-year stay with the Los Angeles Galaxy comes to an end this weekend and it appears clubs across the world are queuing up to sign the former England captain] He can come to Spurs if he wants - we’ll have him here. He’s a fantastic player and I think a credit to the game

If you talk about someone that’s done everything in a game and to still want to play and still have another challenge and still want to achieve something, when you’ve achieved so much, I think that’s a special person. He’s someone that I look up to, a legend in the game

[c is on the brink of surpassing Beckham’s goal tally for England, with both on 17] Sorry Becks but I think I’ll do it. One more goal. It would be nice, not because of overtaking people, but it’s always nice to score goals for your country. It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do and then, when you do it, it’s the best thing in the world

2016 08 17 Retrieve

[What his family saw was a player who turned in a strong debut, earning plaudits from Moyes as well as veterans like star striker Jermain Defoe] Gooch came in and he was fantastic. He’s strong, he’s got legs and he didn’t look at all fazed or nervous, and it’s a massive game to come into so you’ve thrown him in the deep end, but he’s performed

2016 11 26 Retrieve

[Sunderland forward Jermain Defoe talks about his desire to surpass Michael Owen and reach 151 Premier League goals] Moving above Michael on to 151 would be a good place to be. Then my target would be to move closer to Robbie Fowler on 163. Then there’s Thierry Henry on 175 and Frank Lampard on 177

2017 08 12 Retrieve

[Jermain Defoe speaks about Bradley Lowery, the young Sunderland fan who died of cancer aged six in July] He was my best friend. It was genuine. He loved his football. He loved me. I loved him. There was nothing I could give him apart from just being a friend. Even towards the end when he was struggling, and I’d walk into the room, he would just jump up, and his mom said, ‘He’s not moved all day!’ So for me that’s how I saw him, it was a special feeling