Where is Jamie Redknapp now?
After a succession of injuries and on the advice of medical specialists, former Liverpool captain Jamie Redknapp’s football career ended at the age of 32 after a brief spell playing for Southampton.
When Kenny Dalglish signed him for Liverpool from Bournemouth at the age of 17 for £350,000 in 1991 he was one of football’s most expensive teenagers.
Unfortunately, he joined at the end of a golden period for the Anfield giants and he only won the League Cup and the UEFA Super Cup during his 12-years on Merseyside.
However he did prove to be one of the most technically gifted and creative midfielders of his generation and went onto win 17 caps for the England national side.
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Since retiring from playing, Redknapp has established himself as one of the leading pundits on television with Sky Sports and in print as a regular columnist in the Daily Mail newspaper .
Away from his punditry duties, he features as a team captain on the long running Sky One television programme “A League of Their Own”.
A self-confessed golf addict, Redknapp plays off a handicap of four and counts golf pro’s Luke Donald and Lee Westwood as friends.
Jamie Redknapp was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in 2013 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in their #One2Eleven section of the show.
GK – David Seaman – the best keeper I have played with. I played with him during Euro 96.
RB – Steve Nicol – One of my heroes growing up – could play anywhere, midfield, centre back. I’m putting him right back although he probably wouldn’t be happy with that position.
CB – Tony Adams – an absolute inspiration. His rousing speech at half time during the Scotland match at Euro 96 was unbelievable.
CB – Sami Hyypia – classy footballer who wasn’t the quickest but could read the game really well.
LB – Stuart Pearce – another inspirational player who could really play. Rock solid – he once had an ankle so swollen after a knock at half time he made a cut in his boot so that he could fit it on and carried on with the game.
CM – Steven Gerrard – one of the greatest footballers I’ve ever played with. He came in as a 17-year-old to first team training, took Paul Ince out in a tackle and then made a pinpoint 30-yard pass. He had it all and I said to him keep your head down, work hard and you’ll go onto be an England player.
CM – Paul Gascoigne – fantastic player who used to do things in training that would make you stand there and applaud. Unbelievable goal against Scotland in Euro 96 too.
CM – Frank Lampard – my cousin. In the team for the career he’s had and how hard he has worked to get to the top of his game.
LW – John Barnes – one of my heroes growing up. I had a picture of him on my bedroom wall. They say never meet your heroes but John was a different class with me.
Striker – Robbie Fowler – I couldn’t have him in my team – a genius. He was the most natural goalscorer I’d ever played with.
RW – Steve McManaman – a good friend of mine who I believe didn’t get the credit he deserved. Went to Real Madrid and won two Champions League medals and showed everyone what a great player he was.
Jamie Redknapp: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Liverpool, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur|
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