Former Professional Footballer
Sulzeer Jeremiah “Sol” Campbell is a retired English footballer, best known for his position as a central defender and for captaining the England Squad. Sol has played for Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Portsmouth and Newcastle United, and represented his country in the sport.
Campbell gained his first full cap for the England national football team aged 21. In May 1998, aged 23 years 248 days, Campbell became what was then England’s second-youngest captain, after Bobby Moore. Campbell’s first goal for England came in the 2002 World Cup in the opening group game against Sweden. In 2006, Campbell became the only player to have represented England in six consecutive major tournaments, playing in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 European Championships, and the 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Cups, and he has a career total of 73 England caps. He was named in the official Teams of the Tournament for the 1998 and 2002 World Cups and 2004 European Championship. He is also one of only a select few who have played over 500 Premier League games.
Campbell’s other honours in the game include being in the Professional Footballers’ Association Team of the Year three times, in 1999, 2003 and 2004.