Friday, 10 September 2010


There are not many players of the stature of Jamie Carragher. He has been at Liverpool all his career and played over 600 games for Liverpool. Amazing really as he was an Everton supporter as a boy.
  Jamie was born on the 28th of January 1978 and grew up in Liverpool, he came through the youth system at Liverpool and was part of the FA Youth Cup winning team of 1996 and he made his first team debut in 1996 under the management of Roy Evans. He started out as a full back but later on in his career in fact in 2004 when Rafa became manager he was moved into central defence. Carragher has played more games in European competition than any other Liverpool player. Jamie has also represented England over a number of years, making his debut in 1999 but because of his versatility in defence making him never a regular in the England team. He retired from international duty before being brought back for this years World Cup.
  Carragher has also had much success over the years with Liverpool under various Liverpool managers. 2001 was a tremendous year for Jamie winning the League Cup, the FA Cup and the UEFA Cup all in the same season. He then won the UEFA Super Cup in 2001. In 2003 he won the League Cup again, before having his greatest night in May of 2005 winning the Champions League, later that year he again won the EUFA Super Cup. Jamie won the FA Cup for a second time in 2006 in an amazing final against West Ham winning on penalties. So he has quite a collection but his will to win I'm sure will him more before he decides to hang up his boots.
   I have always loved Carragher as he plays with his heart and gives everything in every game for the club and if we had eleven Carraghers in the team we would not lose many games I'm sure of that. A great defender he's proved that for numerous years and a great organiser at the back, he is always shouting, instructing, motivating and organising from the back, he is just such an important player for the club and I hope he continues for many more years to come. On his testimonial, it just shows the character of the man to give all the proceeds to charity, not many players nowadays would do such a thing these days.
  All the best Carra.



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