Jermain Colin Defoe is an English footballer who plays as a striker for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, and the England national football team. Defoe began his career with Charlton Athletic, joining their youth team at age fourteen and came up the ranks before moving to West Ham United. He made his professional debut for West Ham in 2000, and after a season-long loan spell at Bournemouth during the 2000–01 season. Defoe finished as the West Ham's top scorer in the 2001–02 season, scoring 14 goals in 39 league and cup appearances, including the only goal in a 1–0 away win against Manchester United. Defoe joined Tottenham in January 2004 for an amount of £7 million Defoe marked his arrival at Tottenham with a goal on his debut in the 4–3 home win over Portsmouth in February 2004 and added a further six in the remainder of the 2003–04 season, scoring seven goals in 15 matches. He then scored 13 goals in 36 matches in the Premier League, including a hat-trick in a 5–1 win over Southampton in December 2004, and nine goals in eight games in the FA Cup and League Cup, in the 2004–05 season. He also received the clubs player of the year award for the 2004 calendar year, as voted by season ticket holders and Spurs members. Defoe also spent a year at Portsmouth after he was deemed surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane, but he returned to Tottenham in the January 2009 transfer window. He is currently the eighth highest goalscorer in Tottenham history. Defoe made his England debut in 2004 and to date has made 52 appearances, scoring 17 goals.