Jamie Carragher is a British football pundit and former footballer who played as a defender for Premier League club Liverpool during a career that spanned 17 years. He was Liverpool’s vice-captain for 10 years, and is the club’s second-longest ever serving player, making his 737th appearance for Liverpool in all competitions on 19 May 2013. Moreover, he holds the record for the most appearances in European competition for Liverpool with 149. He started his career at the Liverpool Academy, making his professional debut in the 1996–97 season, and becoming a first-team regular the following season. Regarding his international career, he held the national record for most caps at the under-21 level and earned his senior debut in 1999. He represented England at UEFA Euro 2004, 2006 FIFA World Cup, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup, before retiring again with 38 senior England caps. After his retirement in 2013, he joined Sky Sports, where he appears as a commentator and pundit. In July 2020, CBS Sports announced Carragher would join their Champions League studio, broadcast team. He is an avid supporter of non-profit foundations. Carragher also founded a charity titled the 23 Foundation that aims to support the youth of Merseyside. He is also a member of the Alder Hey Charity. An autobiography of his titled Carra was published in 2008.
What is Jamie Carragher Famous For?
- Being a former footballer who played for the club, Liverpool.
- Being regarded as one of the best English and Premier League defenders of his generation.
- Being a strong, versatile, and consistent old-fashioned center-back, who was known in particular for his work rate, stamina, loyalty, leadership, and commitment, as well as his courageous, no-nonsense, and hard-tackling playing style.
What is Jamie Carragher’s Nationality?
Jamie Carragher was born on 28 January 1978 which makes him the present age of 44 as of 2022. He is from Bootle, Merseyside, England, the United Kingdom whereas he is currently residing in Liverpool, England. He holds British nationality and his ethnicity is British-White. He is the son of Phil Carragher and Paula Carragher. He grew up with his two siblings; Paul and John. His birth name is James Lee Duncan Carragher. He studied at St James’ Roman Catholic School. He also attended the Everton School of Excellence for a year as well as studied at the FA’s School of Excellence at Lilleshall. He opened up about his childhood and described his hometown by stating: “It was great growing up there. It was football non-stop. On one side of Marsh Lane, there was the Brunswick Boys’ Club. That’s where I learnt football. The school was on the other side of the road. You’d play football at school, and when it was finished, cross the street to the Brunny and play again. That was your life.”
Jamie Carragher Career Timeline
- Jamie initially played for Lilleshall in his youth.
- He joined Merseyside rivals, Liverpool, in 1988.
- He played his first game for the reserves in the 1994–95 season.
- He helped Liverpool to win the 1996 FA Youth Cup against West Ham United.
- On 8th January 1997, he made his first team debut for the “Reds” under Roy Evans in a League Cup quarter-final against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.
- He made his Premier League debut as a substitute at Anfield on 11th January.
- He broke into the first team in the 1997–98 season as the team struggled to keep pace with Arsenal and Manchester United.
- He went on to make 44 appearances in the 1998–99 season.
- During his 2000-2001 season, he won his first senior honors, as Liverpool went on to win the FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Cup, Community Shield, and Super Cup in the space of just a few months.
- From 2002 to 2004, he was hit by two serious injuries, missing the 2002 FIFA World Cup for an operation on his knee.
- Later, he was able to win a second League Cup in 2003 with Liverpool.
- During his 2004–05 season, he appeared in 56 matches.
- In May 2006, he played in the FA Cup Final against West Ham United.
- On 9th December 2006, he scored his first league goal since January 1999 against Fulham.
- In Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Chelsea on 1 May 2007, he set a new record for the most appearances in European competition for the club, his 90th European match taking him past Ian Callaghan’s 89 matches between 1964 and 1978.
- He reached his 500th appearance for Liverpool during his 2007-2008 season. Due to this, he was made captain.
- On 24 February 2011, Carragher made his 137th European appearance in a match against Sparta Prague at Anfield, setting a new British record.
- In 2012, he won a third League Cup with Liverpool.
- In the first game of the 2012–13 season, he made his 700th appearance for Liverpool in a 1–0 victory in the Europa League third-round qualifying tie against FC Gomel.
- On 7 February 2013, he announced that he would retire at the end of the season, stating “It has been a privilege and honor to represent this great club for as long as I have and I am immensely proud to have done so since I was 9.”
- On 9 March 2013, he played his 500th league game for Liverpool against Tottenham Hotspur.
- On 19 May 2013, Carragher played his 737th and final game for Liverpool in a 1–0 win over Queens Park Rangers.
- After his retirement, he signed a contract with Sky Sports for the 2013/14 season to appear as a pundit.
- He also appeared on Monday Night Football on Sky Sports (2013-2016).
- He is an occasional sports columnist for the Daily Mail.
- In August 2017, TV3 Sport, the Danish Sports Channel (owned by Modern Times Group) signed Carragher as its new football expert. There, he provides expert live analysis of the UEFA Champions League.
- On 11 October 2017, he was unveiled as The Telegraph’s new football columnist.
- On 11 March 2018, the Daily Mirror published a video showing Carragher spitting at a car carrying a man and 14-year-old girl after covering Manchester United’s 2–1 win over Liverpool for Sky.
- After the video surfaced, Carragher issued an apology to the driver and his daughter, calling it a “moment of madness” and the “worst mistake” of his career. He was suspended by Sky Sports and removed from Danish channel TV3 Sport’s upcoming coverage the following day.
- Later, he returned to TV3 Sport in early April 2018.
- He made a brief appearance on Sky Sports in July, giving an interview following England’s World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia, before resuming his role as a football pundit in August 2018 for the start of the 2018–19 Premier League season.
- In May 2018, Andy Grant released Jamie’s book ‘You’ll Never Walk’. Carragher was present at several of the book launches and provided the foreword for the book.
Jamie Carragher International Career
- His first appearance for the England U21 side was in the year 1996.
- On 28 April 1999, he earned his first cap for the senior England team.
- He made his full international début against the Netherlands at White Hart Lane in 2001.
- He missed the 2002 FIFA World Cup to undergo surgery on a knee injury.
- He was selected for UEFA Euro 2004 but did not play a game.
- He was later selected for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and although not in the original starting eleven, he replaced Gary Neville who suffered an injury.
- During a Euro 2008 qualifier, against Israel, in Tel Aviv, Carragher hit the bar with a looping header as the match ended goallessly.
- On 11 May 2010, it was announced that Carragher had been named in Fabio Capello’s preliminary 30-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
- On 24 May, Carragher played his first match for England in three years, a friendly against Mexico which England won 3–1. He appeared in both of England’s opening World Cup games, receiving a booking in each which resulted in a one-match ban.
- After that, he permanently retired from international football, stating that his international return had been a “one-off” due to injuries to other players.
Awards and Achievements
- FA Cup: 2000–01, 2005–06; runner-up 2011-12
- League Cup: 2000–01, 2002–03, 2011–12; runner-up 2004-05
- FA Community Shield: 2001, 2006; runner-up 2002
- UEFA Champions League: 2004–05; runner-up 2006-07
- UEFA Cup: 2000–01
- UEFA Super Cup: 2001, 2005
- FIFA Club World Championship runner-up: 2005
- PFA Premier League Team of the Year: 2005–06
- Liverpool Player of the Season Award: 1999, 2005
- Freedom of the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton: 23 January 2006
- Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University: July 2012.
Who is Jamie Carragher married to?
Jamie Carragher is a married man. He married his childhood sweetheart, Nicola Hart in 2005. The couple got married in a beautiful wedding ceremony attended by their family and friends. Jamie has a good sense of humor on their 20th anniversary the former Liverpool star captioned on his Instagram: “Happy anniversary to my wife and best mate Nicola, been together for 20 years and here’s to another 20. Could be longer if she behaves.” The couple has 2 children, a boy named, James Carragher who is a professional footballer currently playing for Wigan Athletic, and a girl named, Mia Carragher who is a model, dancer, and singer. His sexual orientation is straight.
How much is Jamie Carragher’s Net Worth?
Jamie Carragher is a former footballer and currently a football pundit. As of 2022, the net worth of Jamie is estimated to have $23 Million. His net worth is increasing gradually as his net worth was $19.5 Million in 2017, $20.8 Million in 2018, and $21 Million in 2019. His annual income is around $2 Million. His main source of wealth comes from his job as a commentator whereas he has made a huge fortune from his football career. He spent 17 years at the Liverpool club and made 737 appearances in a Liverpool shirt. He is the second longest-serving player for Liverpool behind Ian Callaghan. Through his social media, he has either endorsed or promoted various brands such as Carlsberg and The Back Kitchen. He is living a lavish lifestyle from his career earnings and he is satisfied with his earnings.
How tall is Jamie Carragher?
Jamie Carragher is a cool man who stands at a perfect height of 6 feet 1 in or 185 cm. His body weight consists of 78 kg or 172 lbs. His body type is athletic. His hair color is salt & pepper whereas his eye color is green. He has a neat appearance. He frequently does exercise to maintain his body.
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