Jermaine Pennant

Soccer Player

Jermaine Pennant was born in The Meadows, United Kingdom on January 15th, 1983 and is the Soccer Player. At the age of 41, Jermaine Pennant biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 15, 1983
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
The Meadows, United Kingdom
41 years old
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Association Football Player, Autobiographer
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Jermaine Pennant Life

Jermaine Lloyd Pennant (born 15 January 1983) is an English footballer who played as a winger for Billericay Town.

Pennant has played for more than 300 games for 15 clubs and has scored 24 goals. As a child, Pennant played for his hometown team Notts County.

In 1999, he received promising reviews in the youth team at County and Arsenal, and Arsenal signed him.

He struggled to make a long-term impact at the North London club and spent time on loan at Watford, Leeds United, and Birmingham City before joining the latter permanently.

He earned 24 caps for England's Under-21 team while an Arsenal player.

Following a drink-driving arrest, he gained notoriety in 2005 when he had to play a match while on probation – he played while wearing an electronic tag.

Pennant left Birmingham for Liverpool in 2006 following the relegation of Birmingham.

He won the 2006 FA Community Shield and also played a crucial role in the club's victory over Milan's UEFA Champions League final, where the club lost 2–1. However, off-field issues continued to plague Pennant, resulting in him being kicked out of the team.

He spent his time at Portsmouth on loan before joining Real Zaragoza in 2009.

Disciplined problems dominated his stay in Spain.

He returned to the Premier League in 2010-11 season, joining Midlands club Stoke City on loan.

In December 2010, he signed a permanent deal at Stoke following a fruitful loan period.

He appeared in the 2011 FA Cup Final, Stoke losing 1–0 to Manchester City, and the following season, he competed in the UEFA Europa League.

Pennant was out of favour with Tony Pulis in 2012-2013 and spent time on loan with Wolverham Wanderers.

Pennant's current manager Mark Hughes gave him a new deal as his Stoke tenure came to an end.

However, after struggling to make a difference, Stoke's chairman departed Stoke in January 2014.

He spent time in India with Pune City before returning to England and agreeing to a short-term deal with Wigan Athletic.

He signed Tampines Rovers, a Singapore S.League club, in January 2016.

Early years

Pennant was born in Nottingham's The Meadows neighborhood. Gary Herbert, a semi-professional footballer who prompted Pennant to play, inspired him. Pennant recalls how as a child, his favorite toy was a football, but that no one was allowed to play on his team.

Pennant, a young man who grew up in a crime- and heroin-infested neighborhood, thanks to football for saving him from a life of crime. When he was 14 years old, he walked away from home and was living with YTS players who were 16, 17, 18, and 18. Pennant was given a safe haven by Notts County.

Personal life

After being caught drink-driving in Paddington, West London, Pennant was banned from driving for 16 months in February 2004. He was arrested and charged with drink-driving and driving while uninsured on January 23, 2005, while awaiting the ban for the first time. During interrogation, Pennant first identified himself as his friend Ashley Cole. On March 1, Pennant pleaded guilty to alcohol-driving and driving while disqualified and was sentenced to 90 days in jail. After 30 days of parole and immediately returned to Birmingham City, but he had to wear an electronic tag at all times, even while playing on the field. During the trial, it was discovered that he was an illiterate.

The Porsche Turbo, Pennant's personal number plate, was discovered abandoned at a railway station in Zaragoza in January 2011 with five months' worth of parking tickets. He was reported to have forgotten he owned the car. After being involved in a traffic collision in April 2012, Pennant was arrested for drink driving, driving while disqualified, and without insurance. Following a year, he was barred from driving for three years and received an eight-week prison term, which was suspended for a year.

Amii Grove, a glamour model who was born in 2007, was one of Pennant's first glamour models. Following a domestic disturbance in July 2007, he was jailed for a Section 5 public order offence – using words or conduct that might cause distress – for which he was fined a set penalty. Grove says she and Pennant stopped collaborating after seeing a CCTV video of him cheating and "took revenge by destroying £200,000 of his designer gear." In December 2008, Pennant's front gates at his Cheshire home were rammed by burglars in an attempted robbery.

Jennifer Metcalfe, a Hollyoaks actress, was dating Pennant until January 2008. Following the death of her brother and becoming engaged, he reunited with ex girlfriend Amii Grove in October 2008. Soon after, Pennant's father Gary was found guilty of drug trafficking charges and sentenced to four years in prison. Pennant and Grove broke up early 2009, and Pennant started dating Metcalfe again.

Pennant married Lara Murphy in May 2010, with whom he had a son named Trey who was born in August 2010. When Pennant left Alice Goodwin for glamour model Alice Goodwin, the family's friendship ended when his son was one year old. In May 2014, he married Goodwin. With an appearance on comedy gameshow Your Face or Mine? In 2019, the following will be published:

Mental: Behaviour, Ugly Truths, and the Beautiful Game, Pennant's autobiography, was released in 2018. He appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in the same year.


Jermaine Pennant Career

Club career

Arsenal signed Pennant from Notts County at age 15, a record transfer fee for a trainee at the time.

Following his move to Arsenal, Pennant's career seemed to be promising. On the 30th of November 29, 1999, he made his debut aged 16 years and 319 days against Middlesbrough in the League Cup, beating Gerry Ward's record by two days; Pennant's record has since been surpassed by Cesc Fàbregas. He continued to play in League Cups for the next two seasons, but he had to wait two-and-a-half years for his league debut against West Ham United on August 24, 2002.

Pennant became homesick at first. He began to get sick from not playing after that subsided. It had a major effect on him. He played for Arsenal for seven years and made five starts, including a hat-trick on his full league debut against Southampton on May 7, 2003. He said in 2018 that he did not expect to start the game and that he hadn't been drinking until 6 a.m. in the morning. However, these were his first Arsenal league goals, and he didn't manage to secure a regular spot in an Arsenal team that went on a streak of 49 consecutive games without losing. Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger seemed to have lost patience with Pennant, who had a history of turning up late to training. Pennant spent time on loan at Watford and Leeds United between 2002 and 2004. Pennant was recalled to Leeds as a member of the 2003–04 season and was in regular first-team action.

Pennant was loaned to Birmingham City in the second half of the 2004–05 season. Walter Pandiani had a good start at St Andrew's, delivering him with the winning goal against Southampton on his debut. Pennant then stated that he wanted to make his loan modification permanent. He was arrested and found guilty of drink-driving, driving while disqualified, and driving without insurance on March 1, 2005. By the time, the judge had been sentenced to three months in prison. Despite this, Birmingham boss Steve Bruce and chairman David Gold vowed to stand by Pennant until his term was completed. In a match against Tottenham Hotspur, he was released from jail after 30 days and sporting an electronic tag.

On April 25, 2005, Pennant agreed to a long-term deal in Birmingham for a fee of £3 million. In 2005-06, he had to deal with discipline issues as the club battled against relegation. Birmingham was then relegated to the Championship after losing 0–0 with Newcastle United. Liverpool made a bid for Pennant following Birmingham's relegation.

Pennant's four-year deal with a £6.7 million transfer fee increased to £8 million with add-ons on July 26, 2006. Pennant made his Liverpool debut against Maccabi Haifa in a UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match at Anfield, where he went on to win the fans' Star Man award after impressing in pre-season. In Liverpool's 2–0 home victory over Chelsea in the Premier League on January 20, he scored his first goal for the team. Pennant beat his former club Arsenal 4–1 on March 31, 1999. After not being picked for the England squad to face Israel and Andorra in March 2007, Pennant expressed disappointment with England boss Steve McClaren's inability.

Pennant began the 2007–08 season in a good shape, putting in solid results on both flanks as Liverpool reached the top of the Premier League table in the first month. Despite Liverpool boss Rafael Bentez's support, he was once more dismissed by McClaren for the England team in their European Championship qualifiers against Israel and Russia. Pennant could not recover his form as Liverpool struggled to recover their early season form following the international break, but he could not continue his form.

Pennant was suspended against Porto in Liverpool's first UEFA Champions League match of the season on September 18, 2007.

Pennant was loaned out to Portsmouth, where he spent the second half of the 2008–09 season. He appeared in 13 league games for Portsmouth but without scoring a single goal. Following his release, Pennant did not receive a new deal by Liverpool, and he eventually became a free agent after his deal came to an end on July 1st.

On July 9, 2009, Pennant passed a medical and agreed to a three-year contract with Real Zaragoza. He made his La Liga debut on the first matchday of the season by playing 71 minutes in Zaragoza's 1–0 victory over Tenerife. He was reprimanded by coach José Aurelio Gay for being late for training three times in the space of two weeks; he was sent home on the third occasion and disciplined. He never played for Real Zaragoza again.

Pennant agreed a four-month loan contract with Premier League side Stoke City on August 30, the last day of the summer transfer window. In the home match against Aston Villa on September 13, he made his Stoke debut as a replacement. In the January transfer window, boss Tony Pulis suggested that Pennant's loan switch be made permanent. After his loan period, Pennant also stated his intention to remain in Stoke.

On December 29, 2010, Pennant joined Stoke on a permanent basis for a two-and-a-half year, with a £1.725 million initial fee that could increase to £2.8 million.

Following his release, Pulis stated that Pennant will not be complacent. Stoke won by 4–0 over Newcastle United in March 2011, his first goal of the season for the club, and he scored his second goal of the season as they defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–0. He has also scored against his former club Arsenal. Stoke defeated Manchester City 1–0 in the 2011 FA Cup Final, and Pennant was the 2011 FA Cup Finalist.

Prior to the 2011-12 season, Pennant was given the number 7 shirt. However, he reverted to number 16 because a large number of followers had already purchased a replica shirt with his name and old number. Pennant continued his good fortune in 40 of the club's 59 games (starting in 231), assisting the team in reaching the round of 32 of the FA Europa League and the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Pennant's season was dominated by off-the-pitch issues, although he lost a club curfew twice before matches against Everton and Crawley Town. This sparked rumors about his future at the club, but Pennant insisted he was not planning to leave the Britannia Stadium.

However, with the signing of Wolverham Wanderers winger Michael Kightly, Pennant was unable to help him re-engage with Tony Pulis' plans, and on October 12, 2012, he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in a three-month loan contract. He did not have the best spells at Molineux, getting off to a tenacious start and was criticized by some of the Wolves' support for some poor performances, and he returned to Stoke in January 2013. Pennant's return to Stoke found him out of the first squad and seemed to be done before the 2012-2013 season was due, and he was included on Stoke's released list. However, Stoke manager Mark Hughes gave Pennant a one-year deal, which he accepted.

Pennant returned to the team for the 2013-14 season, and he defeated West Ham United 1–0 on August 31, 2013. However, his employment was terminated on January 24, 2014, after making no impact under Hughes.

Pennant joined Pune, India's Super League side, on November 6, 2014. He appeared seven times for Pune, finishing in sixth place.

On February 21, 2015, Pennant returned to England and joined Wigan Athletic, a Championship club, on a free transfer until the end of the season. He played 13 times and scored three goals, three of which were free-kicks, but he was unable to help Wigan avoid relegation to the third class. He had been offered a new deal with the club but he refused to accept it.

Pennant went to court in January 2016 with the Singapore-based Tampines Rovers, which resulted in a 12-month contract after nothing came out of a trial with Thai club Muang Thong United. He was set to receive a 70% wage cut from his Wigan's salary, according to local news. He scored his first goal in a friendly match against Hougang United on February 26, 2016 from a free kick. Pennant went on to score against Home United and against Warriors FC.

Pennant returned to England football in January 2017 after a short-term deal with League One club Bury.

During July 2017, Pennant underwent a trial period with Scottish Premiership club Hibernian, but the club decided not to give him a contract.

Billericay Town's Billericay Town, an Isthmian League Premier Division club, has since signed him for two years. Pennant left Billericay Town after just four months, having made 13 appearances in the FA Cup (1 goal) and 2 in the FA Cup.

By August 2019, Pennant had been out of work.

International career

When Pennant was on the England under-21 team for breaking a curfew before a crucial match against Turkey, head coach David Platt sent him home. He later apologised for his conduct. In a match against the Croatia under 21, he was suspended for punching Niko Kranjar. However, he did manage to make 24 appearances for the U21s in total, making him one of the top-capped Englishmen at this level.

Despite being of Jamaican and Irish descent, he opted to represent England internationally; however, although he competed for England under 21 years old, he did not play for the senior team. Pennant said in March 2011 that even though he would still "love to play for England," he had informed the Football Association of Ireland that he was keen to represent Ireland. "I'm going to play international football with Ireland with both hands" and "if I have the opportunity to play international football with Ireland."


If Jordan Henderson plays for England against Belgium, Jermaine Pennant jokes'something is going to go through the television,' he says it would be 'uproar' if the midfielder plays at Wembley Stadium, March 26, 2024
Jermaine Pennant has argued for Manchester United starlet Kobbie Mainoo to start for England against Belgium, and has joked that if Jordan Henderson appears on the television, he'd throw something through the door. Despite playing his first against Brazil last weekend, Mainoo is expected to make his first appearance for the Three Lions at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday. Gareth Southgate has plenty to think about going into the European Championships with Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham.

Jess Impiazzi takes a savage swipe at cheating ex Jermaine Pennant after shock split as she breaks her silence: 'I don't think I'd ever tolerate that again', February 29, 2024
The 34-year-old actress on The Beach admitted that she 'gave everything' to their marriage and was hoping to become pregnant through IVF, but that was not appropriate.

In naming Premier League's Best Ever Centrebacks, former Liverpool and Arsenal star Jermaine Pennant snubs John Terry as he says he "turned him inside out.", February 25, 2024
Chelsea legend John Terry finds himself in fourth place among the best Premier League centre-backs of all time, with Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk surpassing him. Pennant even posted a lighthearted comment about Terry's rough start to their playing days.
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