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Jermain Defoe

33-Year-Old Forward     Sunderland  Premier


Birthdate:  October 7, 1982    Birthplace:  Beckton, England    Nationality:  England    Height:  5' 7"    Weight:  143 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


Jermain Defoe Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract extension with Sunderland in June 2016 which locks him in until 2019.

August 27, 2016    Jermain Defoe News

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Defoe took two shots, completed one dribble, and scored a goal from the penalty spot in Saturday's match with Sunderland.

Defoe put Sunderland ahead from the spot after 80 minutes, only to have Southampton equalize five minutes later. Defoe paired with Fabio Borini at striker and will continue to see the majority of the scoring opportunities for Sunderland. Defoe has two goals in the first three Premier League matches.

Jermain Defoe – Season Projections
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Season League Team Mins Goals Assists Shots SOT Pass Com. Acc. Cross Crosses Tckls Won Fouls Won
2016 Proj. Premier Sunderland 2988 14 1 92 39 639 3 21 20 43
Jermain Defoe – Stats
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Season League Team Appear. Starts Min Goals Assists Shots SOG Cross Fl Drn Fl Com Tackles Int Blocks CS YC RC
2015 Premier Sunderland 33 28 2550 15 1 85 40 11 35 17 18 3 0 0 3 0
2016 Premier Sunderland 3 3 262 2 0 6 3 0 3 4 3 1 0 0 0 0

2016 Game Log   Jermain Defoe
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2016-8Aug 27 Premier @SOU * 90 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-8Aug 21 Premier MID * 90 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-8Aug 13 Premier @MCI * 82 1 0 2 2 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Jermain Defoe: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

August 13, 2016

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Defoe picked up where he left off last season and scored in Saturday's 2-1 loss at Manchester City. Defoe didn't have many chances, finishing with two shots, but took advantage of the best one he got.

Even at 33 years old, it looks like Defoe is in line for another decent season for the Black Cats as long as he can stay healthy. At home against Middlesbrough next weekend, he's worth a look.

August 13, 2016

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Defoe passed a late fitness test and is in the starting XI against Manchester City on Saturday.

Defoe will partner with Fabio Borini at striker as Sunderland hope to spoil Pep Guardiola's Premiership debut with Manchester City.

August 12, 2016

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Defoe (thigh) has trained fully this week and will play on Saturday against Manchester City.

Defoe's role at the top of the Black Cats' attack will be vital this season as they look to improve on last season's tough campaign that saw them fight relegation nearly to the end. The opening matchup is far from ideal, though Man City are a bit injured in the back, which could allow Defoe enough space to break through.

July 31, 2016

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Defoe's thigh injury is not as serious as initially believed, and he could be available for Sunderland's Premier League opener on 13 Aug. against Manchester City, the Chronicle reports.

Defoe is one of the Black Cats' best attacking options, and while Fabio Borini could fill in as the No. 9 in his absence, Sunderland attack much stronger with the former Spurs man up front.

June 9, 2016

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Defoe extended his deal with Sunderland through 2019 on Thursday.

Defoe was an ironman for the Black Cats this season as he made 33 appearances including 28 starts. In those outings, the forward netted 15 goals on 83 total shots and was the leading scorer in the squad. Keeping the 33-year-old bodes well for a team that narrowly avoided relegation last season and could ill afford to lose one of their most talented players.

May 7, 2016

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Defoe had one goal on three shots in Saturday s 3-2 victory over Chelsea.

Defoe scored the winning goal Saturday to help his squad earn three points in a crucial race to avoid relegation. Defoe has now scored in two straight matches and three out of the last four, as he now has 15 league goals. Defoe may have a hard time making it three straight matches with a goal as Sunderland faces an Everton squad that has only allowed 22 away goals,tied for fifth best.

April 30, 2016

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Defoe scored from the spot and took three shots on goal in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Stoke.

The penalty came in the final seconds to rescue a point for Sunderland. Should the Black Cats survive relegation, it will go down as one of the critical moments of their season. All season long, Defoe has carried Sunderland's attack on his 33-year-old shoulders, so it was no surprise to see him get off eight total shots on Saturday. As a player who's been in his share of big games in the EPL, it might be worth rolling the dice on Defoe in these final weeks to see if he can lead Sunderland to safety.