About Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher was born on 28 January 1978 in Merseyside, England. He retired from professional football in 2013 as Liverpool’s second-longest ever serving player and has since gone into television punditry. Carragher is a one-club man, having played for Liverpool for his entire career. Although starting out as a full-back, Carragher made a permanent move to centre-back in 2004.
Carragher started his youth career at Liverpool in 1988. He then spent a season with Merseyside neighbours Everton at the Everton School of Excellence, before returning to the Reds’ youth set-up in 1990. Carragher made his professional debut on 8 January 1997 in a League Cup quarter-final defeat to Middlesbrough.
Carragher was named Liverpool vice-captain in 2003, a position he would hold for a decade. He won 11 trophies with the club, which included a treble in 2001 and the 2004-05 UEFA Champions League. Carragher was named in the PFA Team of the Year for 2006 and won the Liverpool Player of the Year award on three occasions. He ended his Liverpool career with 737 appearances and 5 goals to his name.
Carragher won his first England cap on 28 April 1999 in a match against Hungary. He was selected for Euro 2004, although he did not feature at the tournament. Carragher was also a member of England’s squads at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. In total, Carragher made 38 appearances for the Three Lions, retiring from international football in 2010.