Sol Campbell

Born Sep 18, 1974

Sulzeer Jeremiah "Sol" Campbell is an English footballer who is currently a free agent. A central defender, Campbell has played for Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Portsmouth, Notts County and Newcastle United, as well as the English national team. Born in east London to Jamaican parents, Campbell's professional debut was at the age of 18 for FA Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur in December 1992.… Read More

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1974 Birth Born on September 18, 1974.


Born in east London to Jamaican parents, he began his career with Tottenham Hotspur in December 1992. … Read More
1993 18 Years Old 1 More Event
New boss Osvaldo Ardiles played him at left-back at the start of the 1993–94 season in place of the injured Justin Edinburgh, before he was switched to right-back in place of Dean Austin. … Read More
1994 19 Years Old New manager Gerry Francis led the club to the semi-finals of the FA Cup in the 1994–95 campaign, but Campbell missed the game due to injury and Spurs were beaten by Everton.


1995 - 1997 2 More Events
1998 23 Years Old 1 More Event
He successfully captained his side to a League Cup final win over Leicester City in the 1998–99 season; this made him the first black captain to lift a major trophy at Wembley Stadium. … Read More
2000 25 Years Old He missed three months of the 2000–01 campaign after dislocating his shoulder in a 0–0 League Cup draw with Brentford at Griffin Park. … Read More
2001 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In the summer of 2001 Campbell's contract expired. … Read More
2002 27 Years Old 1 More Event
He was named in the Teams of the Tournament for the 2002 World Cup and 2004 European Championship. … Read More


2005 30 Years Old In the 2005–06 season, Campbell was blighted both with injuries and a loss of form. … Read More
He scored Arsenal's only goal in their 2–1 defeat to Barcelona in the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final. … Read More
2007 32 Years Old He was named as captain for the 2007–08 season by manager Harry Redknapp, and signed a new two-year contract with the club.
He captained the club to at a 1–0 win over Cardiff City at Wembley Stadium in the 2008 FA Cup Final.
2009 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Campbell signed a five-year deal with League Two side Notts County in August 2009. … Read More
2010 - 2011 2 More Events
2012 37 Years Old He announced his retirement from football a year later in May 2012.
2013 38 Years Old Since his retirement from football, Campbell has become increasingly vocal about British politics. In 2013, he said he liked "the mentality of Labour but the policies of the Conservatives".
2014 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, he criticised Ed Miliband's proposals for a mansion tax on properties worth over £2m, calling it "madness". … Read More


In February 2015, he announced his intention to run for the Conservative Party nomination for Mayor of London in the 2016 election. … Read More
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