Singapore Football

Fact file

  • Name: Jermaine Pennant
  • Date of birth: Jan 15, 1983
  • Nationality: English
  • Height: 1.73m
  • Weight: 64kg
  • U-21 caps (goals): 24 (0)
  • Former teams: Arsenal, Watford, Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Real Zaragoza, Stoke, Wigan
  • Major honours: Community Shield (2004, 2006), Champions League runners-up (2007), FA Cup runners-up (2011)


  • 1999: Signs for Arsenal for £2 million ($4.2m) from Notts County as a 15-year-old and makes his debut aged 16 years and 319 days against Middlesbrough in the League Cup, making him Arsenal's youngest first-team player. The feat was later surpassed by Cesc Fabregas and Jack Wilshere.
  • 2002: Makes his Premier League debut as a substitute for Arsenal against West Ham on Aug 24.
  • 2005: While on loan at Birmingham City, he gets arrested and convicted for drink-driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance. Handed a three-month prison sentence, but was released after serving 30 days. Later signs permanently for the Brummies.
  • 2006: Signs for Liverpool from relegated Birmingham and showed good form initially but found himself overlooked by England coach Steve McCLaren.
  • 2009: Joins Real Zaragoza after being released by Liverpool at the end of his contract. Struggles to adapt in Spain and joins Stoke City on loan a year later, which became a permanent move.
  • 2014: Joins Pune City in the Indian Super League, before signing a short-term contract with Championship club Wigan. He scores three goals in 13 matches for the relegated Latics. Offered a new contract but chose not to accept.