Jamie Redknapp is a former professional footballer and a current pundit at Sky Sports and an editorial sports columnist at the Daily Mail. Beginning his career at Tottenham Hotspur as a youth player, he retired by playing for the club, Southampton. He has played for AFC Bournemouth, Liverpool, and Tottenham Hotspur, captaining the latter two. His 11 years at Liverpool were the most prolific, playing more than 237 league games for the club and being involved in winning the 1995 Football League Cup Final. He is a technically skillful and creative midfielder, who was also an accurate and powerful free-kick take. As per his international goal, it was on 10th October 1999 in the 2-1 friendly victory against Belgium at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. He also launched a bi-monthly magazine with his wife Louise and former teammate Tim Sherwood named Icon Magazine in 2005, aimed at professional footballers and their families. In the year 2010, he was made host and mentor on the Sky1 show Football’s Next Star, and a team captain in the Sky1 sports game show A League of Their Own.
Jamie Redknapp unfollows ex-wife Louise on Instagram after new romance
Jamie Redknapp has hit the unfollow button on Louise Redknapp amid rumors as he’s starting his first relationship after his 19-year marriage ended. Speculation about his love life has been feverish since Jamie was spied walking his dogs with Swedish model Frida Andersson-Lourie. In another blow, Jamie has stopped following Louise on social media after reports he’s embarked on a new romance. So it looked like the former footballer won’t be seeing all the bikini-clad photographs his ex-wife has been posting on her grid. But Louise still follows her ex-husband Jamie on Instagram.
- Being a former professional footballer who was active from 1989 until 2005.
- Being a pundit at Sky Sports and an editorial sports columnist at the Daily Mail.
What is the Birthplace of Jamie Redknapp?
On 25th June 1973, Jamie Redknapp was born with the birth name/real name of Jamie Frank Redknapp. His birthplace/hometown is in Barton on Sea, England. His nationality is English and his ethnicity is English-White. His race is White. As of 2020, he celebrated his 47th birthday. He was born to his parents; Harry Redknapp (father) who is a football manager and Sandra Harris (mother). Talking about his siblings, he also has one older brother, Mark, who is a model. He is the maternal cousin of Frank Lampard, whose father is former West Ham United player and Harry’s former managerial assistant Frank Lampard, Sr. He grew up on the south coast as his father was coaching Bournemouth at that time. As per his education, he attended Twynham School in Christchurch and started playing in the Sunday league youth teams with his brother. His horoscope sign is Cancer and he is Christian by religion.
How was the Career of Jamie Redknapp?
- Jamie Redknapp began his football career with the club, Tottenham Hotspur as a youth player.
- Due to the contract issue, he played for AFC Bournemouth under his father, manager Harry Redknapp.
- Later, he went on to play for Liverpool and after that, he returned and played two and a half seasons for Tottenham Hotspur then finally joined Southampton, where he played under his father for a second time.
- He started his professional career at Bournemouth in 1989 when he was sixteen.
- He made 13 appearances for the club before joining Liverpool. He signed with the club on 15th January 1991 where Kenny Dalglish had paid £350,000 for him becoming one of the most expensively signed teenagers in English football around this time.
- He also became the youngest Liverpool player to appear in European competition, at 18 years 120 days making his Liverpool debut against Auxerre in the UEFA Cup on 23rd October 1991, by which time Liverpool was being managed by Graeme Souness.
- On 7th December 1991, he made his debut goal for the club, Liverpool when he featured as a 63rd-minute substitute for Jan Molby in a 1-1 draw with Southampton at the Dell.
- He became a regular first-team player in the 1993-94 season becoming one of the mass-marketed poster boy icons of the newly developing FA Premier League.
- During the 1998-99 season, he created numerous chances and scored 10 goals under new boss Gerard Houllier.
- Additionally, he also became vice- and then full club captain by 1999-2000 following the departures of John Barnes, Steve McManaman and Paul Ince.
- Due to knee injury, he missed 2000-2001 season and was unable to participate in the whole of the club’s cup treble campaign which yielded the FA Cup, League Cup, and UEFA Cup.
- He made his comeback from injury during the pre-season tour before the 2001-02 season but he was again struck by injury.
- Later, he played and scored in a 2-0 win over Charlton Athletic at The Valley on 27th October 2001.
- He played 308 times for the Reds and scored 41 goals, becoming a favorite amongst Liverpool fans, who included him at number 40 in the 2006 poll 100 Players Who Shook The Kop.
- On 18th April 2002, he joined Tottenham Hotspur on 18th April 2002. and made his debut at the beginning of the following campaign when he played on 17th August 2002 in the 2-2 league draw with his former club Liverpool’s rival Everton at Goodison Park.
- On 26th August 2002, he made his debut goal for the club against Aston Villa with the winning game of 1-0.
- He played 49 times for Spurs scoring 4 goals in his two-and-a-half years with the club before becoming his father Harry’s first signing for Southampton on 4th January 2005.
- He made his debut on 5th January 2005 in the 3-3 league draw with Fulham at St Mary’s.
- His only goal for the club came three days later in the 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round victory over Northampton Town at Sixfields Stadium.
- He decided to retire from the game due to his constant injury problems and on the advice of his medical specialists on 19th June 2005.
- After retiring from football, it was announced on 11th December 2008 that he would become the coach of Chelsea reserves two days a week whilst studying for his UEFA coaching badges.
- But, the vacancy arose after former Chelsea reserves coach Brendan Rodgers was hired by Championship outfit Watford.
- Regarding his international career, he made his international debut on 6th September 1995 in the 0–0 international friendly with Colombia at Wembley.
- He was capped 17 times for England but played just 39 minutes at a major tournament, which was during the Euro 96 campaign when he appeared as a substitute against Scotland in the group stage.
- Due to injury, he missed both the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 UEFA European Championship.
- His only international goal came on 10th October 1999 in the 2-1 friendly victory against Belgium at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.
Media Career (Present Job)
- After his football journey, he began his media career in the year 2004 as a studio-based pundit on BBC during the European Championships.
- Not only this but also he had gone into punditry full-time and is a regular studio pundit on Sky Sports alongside former England teammate Gary Neville.
- He is also a regular columnist on the Sky Sports website.
- Moreover, he also launched a bi-monthly magazine with his wife Louise and former teammate Tim Sherwood named “Icon Magazine”, aimed at professional footballers and their families.
- He was made host and mentor on the Sky1 show “Football’s Next Star”, and a team captain in the Sky1 sports game show “A League of Their Own” in 2010.
- In the same year, he was presented with the Foot in Mouth Award from the Plain English Campaign for his poor use of English.
Awards and Life Achievements of Jamie Redknapp
- Football League Cup: 1994-1995
- FA Charity Shield: 2001
- UEFA Super Cup: 2001
Who is Jamie Redknapp’s Wife?
Jamie Redknapp is a married man. He married his beautiful wife, Louise Nurding on 29th June 1998 who is the pop singer and a member of the girl group Eternal from 1992 to 1995 before embarking on a solo singing career. The duo is also blessed with a boy named Charles William “Charley” Redknapp at London’s Portland Hospital on 17th July 2004. Charley was named after Louise’s grandfather, who died on the day that she found out she was pregnant. On 10th November 2008, the duo was blessed with another son, Beau Henry Redknapp. The family lived in Oxshott, Surrey. After 19 years of marriage, the duo was granted a divorce on 29th December 2017. At present, Jamie is dating a model, Frida Andersson-Lourie. He seems to be very happy with his new girlfriend. He is straight by sexual orientation and he is not gay.
What is the Net Worth of Jamie Redknapp?
Jamie Redknapp’s net worth as of 2020 is estimated to have $20 Million. As a footballer, he has made a huge amount of money through his contracts, bonus, and more. He last played for Southampton earning an average annual salary of $2 million. Besides this, he has also made a decent amount of income through his recent profession as a Pundit. As of today, he is getting a salary of $8 Million from his present career. He is fortunate enough to own a property in one of the most exclusive and expensive postcodes in the world, with a £3.5million mansion in Sandbanks, Dorset. Additionally, he owns a lavish house in Oxshott, United Kingdom (GB) worth £6 million. At present, he is satisfied with his earnings and he is living a luxurious lifestyle.
How tall is Jamie Redknapp?
Athletic bodybuilder, Jamie Redknapp is a very cool and handsome person attracting a lot of people towards him. He has got a tall height of 1.83 m or 6 feet. His balanced weight consists of 82 Kg. He has got perfect body measurements matching his body height and weight. Overall, he has got a healthy body and he maintains his body a lot.