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Jason Cundy (born 12 November 1969 in Wandsworth) is a former English football defender.

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Football career

During his career, Cundy played for Chelsea (1988-92, 41 league appearances), Tottenham Hotspur (loan in 1992, 1992-November 96, with 28 games), Crystal Palace (one month-loan, 1995), Bristol City (another 30-day loan, 1996), Ipswich Town (after a loan, November 1996-99) and Portsmouth.

Cundy is famously remembered for the "freak" goal that he scored against Ipswich Town in a Premiership match for Tottenham, in 1992-93. In an attempt to clear the ball away on the half-way line from Jason Dozzell (who would later sign for Spurs), he managed a wind-assisted effort that ended up flying over 'keeper Craig Forrest and into the back of the net. The goal was captured live on Sky Sports and put Spurs 1–0 up, in a match that would finish 1-1.

Cundy was forced to retire in 2000 due to injuries, and subsequently became a presenter on talkSPORT, regularly appearing with Ian Danter and Alvin Martin on Football First, between 12:00pm–5:00pm. He also occasionally co-hosted Evening Kick-Off, subbing in for any regular member, while appearing regularly as a pundit on Chelsea TV.

He also made a TV appearance on the British food programme Ready Steady Cook alongside fellow footballer Graeme Le Saux. The programme was aired on 9 February 2009.

Personal life

Cundy is married to actress/presenter wife Lizzie Cundy . The couple have two sons, and the family lives in Upton Grey, Hampshire. In 1997, Cundy was diagnosed with testicular cancer, from which he later recovered.[1]

Cundy was erroneously reported to have died by TalkSport radio DJ Andy Goldstein on Saturday, October 18 2008, after Cundy did not make it to a TalkSport show. The report, which Goldstein later admitted was meant as a joke, resulted in several fans of Chelsea Football Club putting down flowers outside Stamford Bridge the following day.[2]

Additionally, Cundy has spoken out in support of many charities including Act Against Bullying.[3] and now also runs a Sporting Experience company with Clive Walker.

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