Sol Campbell

Knowledge Identifier: +Sol_Campbell


Sol Campbell

Retired English footballer add

Category: Football

Born in 1974.

Countries: England (50%), United Kingdom (22%), Centre (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: England, Premier League, Sven-Goran Eriksson

Linked to: Defender, Lister Community School, The Football Association, Argentina national football team




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Sol Campbell was born in 1974 add something


Born in east London to Jamaican parents, Campbell's professional debut was at the age of 18 for FA Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur in December 1992 add something


Campbell made his first team debut for Tottenham in December 1992 against Chelsea, scoring a goal after coming on as a substitute for Nick Barmby, though he did not appear again that season add something


He made his international début as a substitute against Hungary on 18 May 1996 add something


Campbell started all four of England's matches in the 1998 World Cup add something


During the 1998 World Cup, Campbell was involved in a highly controversial incident in England's second round clash against Argentina add something


In May 1998 Campbell became what was England's second-youngest captain, after Bobby Moore, aged 23 years 248 days add something


Campbell was England's first choice centre-back throughout the successful qualification campaign for Euro 2000 and played in all three group games at the tournament, which England exited after defeat by Romania add something


In 2001 he controversially joined Tottenham's North London rivals Arsenal, the first high profile free transfer within the Premier League under the Bosman ruling add something


In the summer of 2001 Campbell's contract expired add something


After the retirement of Tony Adams, Campbell partnered Rio Ferdinand in England's successful qualification campaign for the 2002 World Cup tournament to be held in Korea and Japan add something


Campbell's first and only goal for England came in the 2002 World Cup in the opening group game against Sweden add something


He was named in the official Teams of the Tournament for the 2002 World Cup and 2004 European Championship add something


Campbell continued to play for England after Euro 2004, although his place in the international team had become less secure since the emergence of the central defensive partnership of John Terry and Rio Ferdinand, which blossomed during Campbell's period of absence with injury in 2005 add something


Campbell maintained his place in the centre of defence as he took part in England's successful qualification campaign for Euro 2004 add something


Ricardo Carvalho - BBC Sport football expert Alan Hansen said that Carvalho was, along with Sol Campbell, the best defender at Euro 2004


John Terry - He played for his country at Euro 2004, and England Manager Sven-Göran Eriksson stated that Terry was the first-choice centre back, ahead of Sol Campbell


Campbell's brother John was jailed for twelve months in 2005 after assaulting a man who suggested Sol was homosexual add something


Nevertheless, in October 2005 he won his 66th cap and earned himself a place in the top 20 most capped England players add something


Campbell was named in England's squad for the 2006 World Cup, but was third-choice centre back, with coach Sven-Göran Eriksson preferring the partnership of Ferdinand and Terry add something


In 2006 Campbell become 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 add something


The match was his 200th appearance for the Gunners in all competitions and his first !Champions_League (UEFA_Champions_League) match since the 2006 final against &Barcelona (FC_Barcelona), in which he scored add something


As of 20 June 2006 he had played 69 times for England, scoring one goal add something


On 8 July 2006, Arsenal announced that Campbell had parted ways with the club in order to seek "a fresh challenge" add something


After Sven Goran Eriksson's resignation, new coach, Steve McClaren, choose to look elsewhere for central defensive strength and was dropped for his first game in charge against Greece in August 2006 add something


In August 2006 he joined Premier League side Portsmouth on a free transfer; his three years with the club included captaining them to success in the 2008 FA Cup Final against Championship side Cardiff City add something


On 8 August 2006 he completed his move to Premier League team Portsmouth, signing a two-year contract add something


Jamie Carragher - Former England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson generally used two central defenders from John Terry, Rio Ferdinand and Sol Campbell in preference to Carragher, but occasionally used Carragher as right-back as deputy for Gary Neville, as he did during the 2006 World Cup.


In 2008 Campbell was voted 15th in the "Gunners' Greatest 50 Players" poll add something


In 2008, he began dating interior designer, Fiona Barratt add something


McClaren recalled a fit Campbell for England's Euro 2008 qualifiers against Estonia and Russia in October 2007 add something


New coach Fabio Capello did not select Campbell for his first squad in January 2008 add something


Fabio Capello - On 31 January 2008, it was confirmed that a number of senior players including Sol Campbell and Beckham had not been selected for Capello's debut squad


In 2009 Campbell launched his charity "Kids go live" which allows inner city children to see a variety of live sporting events such as Wimbledon, The Olympics and rugby internationals add something


Years later the anger from Spurs supporters remained; in January 2009, four Tottenham Hotspur fans were banned from every football ground in England and Wales for three years after being found guilty of chanting an offensive song containing indecent language aimed at Campbell add something


Campbell left Portsmouth in July 2009, when his contract expired, and signed a five-year deal with League Two side Notts County the following month add something


Campbell left the club by mutual consent in September 2009, having played just one game for the club add something


Campbell began training with the Arsenal side in mid-October 2009, in a bid to maintain his fitness ahead of the January transfer window add something


Campbell enjoyed a fine run of form on his return to Arsenal and had retained hope of making it to England's squad for the 2010 World Cup, which would have been his fourth outing on the world stage along with a record seventh major tournament for his country add something


In January 2010, Campbell sued Portsmouth for £1,7 million in unpaid image rights and bonus payments add something


It was confirmed on 12 January 2010, that Campbell would participate in a reserve fixture against West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground, and that talks regarding a permanent move were being held add something


They married in Corbridge, Northumberland on 17 July 2010 add something


On 28 July 2010, after turning down an offer of a two-year contract with Scottish club Celtic, Campbell joined Newcastle United on a one-year contract add something


He made his first appearance for the club in the third-round Football League Cup win over Chelsea on 22 September 2010 add something


Mikael Silvestre - In April 2010, Silvestre filled in for the absence of Sol Campbell and Alexandre Song against Barcelona, during which match Arsenal conceded a goal which many claim to be the fault of Silvestre


On 25 May 2011, manager Alan Pardew announced that Campbell had been released and as a result he became a free agent add something


In 2013, he said he liked "the mentality of Labour but the policies of the Conservatives" add something


In 2014, he criticised Ed Miliband's proposals for a mansion tax on properties worth over £2m, calling it "madness" add something


He has stated that feels there is not enough racial diversity in the Football Association, and he made newspaper headlines in March 2014 after claiming that institutional racism on the part of the FA meant he was never chosen to captain the England team during his playing career add something


In February 2015, he confirmed his intention to run for the Conservative Party nomination for Mayor of London in the 2016 election add something


In the list of four candidates chosen in July 2015, Campbell was not shortlisted to be the Conservative Party's London mayoral candidate for 2016 add something


In December 2015, Hallington Hall was put up for sale, for just under £6m, after being totally renovated add something


During the 2016 referendum on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of or leave the European Union, Campbell supported Brexit add something


On 30 January 2017, Campbell was named as Dennis Lawrence's assistant manager, after the latter was appointed manager of the Trinidad and Tobago national team add something


Campbell was appointed manager of Macclesfield Town on 27 November 2018, bottom of League Two. add something