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Hall of Fame 2024 nominee: Jermain Defoe

2 Apr 2024

See the striker's best goals and record-breaking achievements as we profile the 15 nominees in contention

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We are looking at the 15 nominees who have been shortlisted for the Premier League Hall of Fame in 2024.

The two players with the most combined votes from the fans and a Premier League Awards panel will enter the Hall of Fame. Fans can have their say by voting up until 12:00 BST on Monday 8 April.

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Jermain Defoe

Defoe became a fans' favourite thanks to his ability to score on a regular basis across eight spells at six different Premier League clubs.

His 162 Premier League goals are the ninth-highest in the competition’s history, including 91 in 276 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur. It was only at AFC Bournemouth that he did not reach double figures.

Defoe's poacher's instinct was matched by his ability to score spectacular goals, with 22 of his 162 strikes coming from outside of the box, 17 of which were for Spurs.

His superb hit from a narrow angle for AFC Bournemouth at Crystal Palace won the December 2017 Goal of the Month award. Sunderland fans will also remember with fondness his brilliant winning volley in the Tyne-Wear derby in April 2015.

Career in numbers
Category Jermain Defoe
Appearances 496
Goals 162
Assists 33
Monthly awards 2
What they said

"I’ve only great things to say about Jermain. He’s a great boy and a tremendous professional, as well as being a superb striker." - Harry Redknapp

"He's one of the best finishers I've ever seen. That was the first thing that struck me when working with him, how good his finishing is from all angles." - Eddie Howe

Did you know?

Defoe has the most goals as a substitute in Premier League history, scoring 24 goals off the bench.

No player has scored more Premier League goals against the defending champions than Defoe’s nine, level with Alan Shearer.

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