Defoe

  • Two-goal Defoe dreams of England recall March 18, 2014

    Former Spurs striker Jermain Defoe slammed in two goals on his debut for Toronto FC in North America's Major League Soccer at the weekend, rekindling hopes of an England recall for the 2014 World Cup. The 31-year-old, whose winner against Slovenia at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa allowed...
  • Defoe begins farewell in style as Spurs beat Crystal Palace 2-0 January 12, 2014

    London: Toronto-bound Jermain Defoe started his Tottenham farewell by scoring as Spurs moved within one point of the Champions League spots and Crystal Palace dropped to last place in the Premier League on Saturday. Tottenham confirmed on Friday that Defoe would leave for Toronto FC at the end of February, and...
  • Jermain Defoe to play for Toronto FC from February January 11, 2014

    Toronto: Striker Jermain Defoe has agreed to leave Tottenham and join Major League Soccer's Toronto FC at the end of February. The 31-year-old has scored 142 goals during two spells at Tottenham and is the club's top scorer in European competitions. Tottenham has at least nine matches to play before Defoe leaves...
  • Jermain Defoe to join MLS team Toronto FC January 10, 2014

    London: Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has agreed to join MLS team Toronto FC at the end of February. The 31-year-old Defoe has scored 142 goals during two spells at Tottenham and is the club's top scorer in European competitions. Tottenham has at least nine matches to play before Defoe leaves for the...
  • Defoe to leave Tottenham Hotspur for Toronto: reports January 9, 2014

    London: Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe is poised to sign for Major League Soccer side Toronto FC, British and Canadian media reported on Wednesday. The MLS club posted messages on their website and Twitter warning fans to expect "a bloody big deal" on Monday. British newspaper the Guardian and Canada's Toronto...
  • Tottenham Hotspur wary of Sunderland threat December 7, 2013

    London: Tottenham fans might be rubbing their hands at the prospect of a visit to bottom-of-the-table Sunderland on Saturday, but striker Jermain Defoe says the entire squad is aware of the threats posed by the team led by former Spurs man Gus Poyet. Far from it being a trip to scoop...
  • Lamela steers Tottenham through in Europa League November 8, 2013

    London: Tottenham, Fiorentina and Red Bull Salzburg made it four group wins out of four in the Europa League on Thursday to qualify for the knockout phase with two games to spare. Record-signing Erik Lamela scored his first Tottenham goal before winning the penalty that Jermain Defoe converted to clinch a...
  • Tottenham inflict further pain on depleted Anzhi October 4, 2013

    Tottenham Hotspur exposed the weaknesses in Anzhi Makhachkala's star-shorn squad, winning 2-0 in Moscow to maintain their perfect start to the Europa League group stage on Thursday. Jermain Defoe and Nacer Chadli scored first-half goals for the visitors who then cruised through the Group K clash against the Russian side whose...
  • Hughes keen on bringing Defoe to Stoke City July 7, 2013

    Newly appointed Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is targeting Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe. According to reports in Thye Mirror, the English striker currently has two years left on his contract and Hughes is keen to getting him back and reunite the duo of Defoe and Peter Crouch. Crouch and Defoe played...
  • England thrash San Marino 8-0 in WC qualifier March 23, 2013

    Serravalle, San Marino: England showed no mercy in their World Cup qualifier against San Marino on Friday, thrashing the joint-bottom team in the FIFA rankings 8-0 to record their largest win in 26 years. Jermain Defoe scored in each half, Wayne Rooney took his international tally to 34 goals, and...
  • Gareth Bale grabs winner for Tottenham at West Brom February 3, 2013

    West Bromwich: Gareth Bale added another special goal to his collection by smashing home a second-half winner in Tottenham's 1-0 victory over 10-man West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Sunday. Goran Popov's 48th-minute sending-off for apparent spitting in the direction of Spurs defender Kyle Walker left West Brom a...
  • Redknapp takes heart from point against former club Spurs January 12, 2013

    London: Harry Redknapp said the green shoots of recovery were starting to take shape at Queens Park Rangers after they followed up last week's shock win at Chelsea by holding high-flying Tottenham Hotspur to a 0-0 draw on Saturday. Redknapp hailed a "fantastic performance" by the Premier League strugglers at Loftus...
  • Listless Tottenham get just one point at QPR January 12, 2013

    London: Tottenham failed to find their attacking spark in a drab 0-0 draw at last-place Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League on Saturday, opening the door for their rivals in the fight for the Champions League places. Jermain Defoe had a sixth-minute shot tipped onto the post by QPR goalkeeper...
  • Defoe scores twice as Tottenham defeat West Ham 3-1 November 25, 2012

    London: Jermain Defoe scored twice as Tottenham Hotspurs defeated visitors West Ham 3-1. This was the first win for the Spurs' after three straight defeats in the Premier League. Andy Carroll scored a consolation header for the visitors in the 82nd minute, his first goal for the club providing...
  • Defoe scores twice as Spurs beat Reading 3-1 September 16, 2012

    England: Jermain Defoe capped a superb individual display with two well-taken goals in Tottenham's 3-1 win over Reading on Sunday, earning manager Andre Villas-Boas his first Premier League victory at the club. The England striker was again preferred up front to Emmanuel Adebayor and justified the faith shown in him by...
  • Mixed news for Spurs over Kaboul and Defoe August 30, 2012

    London: Tottenham Hotspur received mixed fortunes on Thursday with centre half Younes Kaboul having a knee operation that will sideline him for four months while striker Jermain Defoe signed a new three-year contract. "Younes Kaboul has undergone knee surgery in France today. The France defender is expected to be sidelined for...
  • Tottenham all set to offload forward Defoe July 14, 2012

    Jermain Defoe is available for transfer and is looking for a new club despite being Tottenham's only recognised striker. New Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas does not believe the 29-year-old fits in to his preferred system and is planning a complete overhaul of his forward options in the summer transfer window. QPR and...
  • Tottenham and Portsmouth agree on fee for Defoe January 7, 2009

    London: English Premiere League football club Portsmouth have accepted a bid from Tottenham to sign England striker Jermain Defoe on a five-year contract. The deal, which is expected to be worth about £ 15 million, would mean Defoe returning to the club he left under a year ago. Defoe...