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Jermaine Jenas
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Personal information
Full name Jermaine Anthony Jenas
Date of birth 18 February 1983 (1983-02-18) (age 26)
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Tottenham Hotspur
Number 8
Youth career
1999–2001 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Nottingham Forest 29 (4)
2002–2005 Newcastle United 110 (9)
2005– Tottenham Hotspur 130 (21)
National team
2001–2003 England U21 9 (0)
2006 England B 2 (1)
2003– England 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:15, 16 December 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2008

Jermaine Anthony Jenas (pronounced /ˈdʒiːnəs/ JEE-nəs)[1] (born 18 February 1983 in Nottingham) is an English football midfielder, currently playing for Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Premier League.

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Club career

Nottingham Forest

Jenas began his career at Nottingham Forest where he immediately impressed during the 2001–02 season. After a single season at the City Ground, which produced four goals in 33 games, Jenas was sold to Newcastle United for £5 million in February 2002.[2]

Newcastle

Despite an impressive first season with Newcastle United, in which he won the 2002–03 PFA Young Player of the Year award,[3] Jenas failed to repeat his initial form with the club and his two subsequent seasons were disappointing considering his early promise.

Known for his strong "box-to-box" play and ability to score from midfield, Jenas' last two years with Newcastle were marked by a series of inexplicably bland displays. The goals dried up and so did the energy, leading to Jenas starting fewer games.

Despite temporarily regaining his form and gaining the vice-captaincy under new manager Graeme Souness early in the 2004–05 season, Jenas' form dipped again with only two goals in 48 appearances.

Rumours of his unhappiness were confirmed early in the 2005–06 season by manager Graeme Souness, when he revealed Jenas was not enjoying life at Newcastle, and the player reportedly compared life at the club to living 'in a goldfish bowl'. He was sold to Tottenham Hotspur on transfer deadline day of 31 August 2005 for an initial fee of £7million,[4] which rose to £9million after Spurs successfully qualified for European competition. He scored a total of 12 goals in 152 appearances for Newcastle United.

Tottenham Hotspur

Scoring seven goals from midfield, as Tottenham qualified for the UEFA Cup. He marked his return from a 13 match injury lay off by scoring the second goal in Tottenham's 3–1 FA Cup 4th round win over Southend United. Under new manager, Juande Ramos, his form improved greatly and played in 1-1 draw and the 5-1 victory over rivals Arsenal in both legs of the semi-finals of the Carling cup, scoring both of the opening goals in each match. The final saw Jenas set up the winning goal for Jonathan Woodgate in the 2-1 Carling Cup victory against Chelsea on Sunday 24 February 2008.

Jenas signed a new 5-year contract with Tottenham on 29 August 2007, keeping him at the club until 2012.[5]

Under manager Juande Ramos, Jenas initially produced occasional impressive performances, due in part to the new regime but also to some personal words of encouragement from the Spaniard..[6] His improvement earned him a call-up to Fabio Capello's first England squad, with him starting in a friendly against Switzerland, a game in which he scored the first goal.

On 30 July 2008, Jenas signed a 1-year contract extension to his 5-year contract, keeping him at Tottenham until 2013. A few days later, Jenas was named as Spurs' new vice-captain, following the departures of Robbie Keane and Paul Robinson. In December on Boxing Day against Fulham Jenas made his 100th league appearance for Tottenham.[7] He scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over West Brom. He was the only player of the Tottenham squad to hit the bar in the Sky Soccer AM crossbar challenge in May 2009.

International career

Jenas has played internationally for England from the Under-15 level up to the national team, where he made his debut against Australia on 12 February 2003.

Despite struggling with injury towards the end of the 2005–06 season he recovered sufficiently to be named in the 2006 World Cup squad. He scored his first England goal on 6 February 2008, in Fabio Capello's first game in charge, a friendly against Switzerland at Wembley.

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 6 February 2008 Wembley, London, England England  Switzerland 1–0 2–1 Friendly match

Honours

Tottenham Hotspur
Individiual

Career stats

All-Time Club Performance
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Games Goals Games Goals Games Goals Games Goals Games Goals
Tottenham Hotspur 09-10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
08-09 32 4 0 0 3 0 4 0 39 4
07-08 29 4 3 0 6 2 7 0 45 6
06-07 25 6 2 1 1 0 6 1 34 8
05-06 30 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 32 7
Club Total 116 20 6 2 11 2 17 1 151 25
Newcastle Utd 05-06 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
04-05 31 1 4 0 2 1 11 0 48 2
03-04 31 2 2 0 1 0 12 1 46 3
02-03 32 6 1 1 0 0 8 0 41 7
01-02 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Club Total 110 9 7 1 3 1 32 1 152 12
Nott'm Forest 01-02 29 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 33 4
Club Total 29 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 33 4
Career Totals 255 33 15 3 16 3 49 2 335 41
  • As of 13 Sept 2009

Personal life

Jenas attended The Becket School, in Nottingham, for his education. His father was born with the surname Genas but had it changed by deed-poll as he wanted the initials 'D.J.'. Jermaine is nicknamed J.J.. He has been dating Sabrina Keogh, who accompanied him to the World Cup in Germany in 2006, for over six years. In November 2007, Sabrina gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter named Sancha Natasha. Unfortunately the relationship was not to last and Jermaine and Sabrina split up in the later part of 2008.[8] He announced his engagement to part-time model Ellie Penfold in August 2009, a year after meeting in a London nightclub. He claimed in an interview for Radio Five Live that his favourite songs are Bartender by T-Pain and Swagga Like Us by Jay-Z.

Trivia

Jermaine is famously nicknamed "da Jenius" for his creative box-to-box play and quick distribution from the middle of the pitch.

Jermaine also recently participated alongside Bo' Selecta!'s Keith Lemon in a promotional event, in which they advertised the Virtual PSP's Go!Messenger software by having the first ever virtual meeting using the PSP.

Jermaine also made a cameo appearance in the 2005 film Goal!

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Simple English

Jermaine Jenas
Personal information
Full name Jermaine Anthony Jenas
Date of birth 18 February 1983 (1983-02-18) (age 28)
Place of birth    Nottingham, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Tottenham Hotspur
Number 8
Senior clubs
Years Club
2000-2001
2002-2005
2005-
Nottingham Forest
Newcastle United
Tottenham Hotspur
National team
2003-2009 England

Jermaine Jenas (born 18 February 1983) is an English football player. He plays for Tottenham Hotspur and England national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2000/01Nottingham ForestFirst Division1000000010
2001/02134101000154
2001/02Newcastle UnitedPremier League120000000120
2002/03326110080417
2003/043122010121463
2004/053114021110482
2005/064000001050
2005/06Tottenham HotspurPremier League306111000327
2006/07256211061348
2007/08294306270456
2008/09324003040394
CountryEngland 2403314315349231841
Total 2403314315349231841

International career statistics

[2]

England national team
YearAppsGoals
200340
200450
200550
200610
200720
200831
200910
Total211

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