Sol Campbell

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Sol was a strong and imposing defender who had a long and successful career playing at the highest level. Since retiring from football he has become known for his political work and insightful, straight talking approach.

Sports Biography

Sulzeer (Sol) Jeremiah Campbell was born in Newham, East London, the youngest of 12 children and expressed himself through football during his teen years, training at the FA’s School of Excellence at Lilleshall. From there he went on to play for some of the world’s greatest football clubs, including Portsmouth, Newcastle, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

Sol Campbell Sports SpeakerBeginning his career at White Hart Lane, Sol spent nine years with Spurs, scoring 10 goals in 255 appearances, and captaining the team to victory in the 1999 Football League Cup Final against Leicester City.

In 2001 he joined Tottenham’s North London rivals Arsenal. In his five years and 195 appearances with the Gunners he won two Premier League winners medals and two FA Cup winners medals, encompassing the 2001–02 league and FA Cup double, and being part of the team that became known as The Invincibles for their undefeated 2003–04 Premier League campaign.

He won 73 caps at a senior level for England and represented the side at six major tournaments between 1996 and 2004 including the greatest honour and privilege of his career as Captain of England, becomming what was then England’s second-youngest captain, after Bobby Moore.

He was named in the Teams of the Tournament for the 2002 World Cup and 2004 European Championship. Other honours in the game include being in the PFA Team of the Year three times (1999, 2003, and 2004).

Politics & Other Work

The success enjoyed by Sol on the football pitch has been equalled by his passionate belief in equality, social justice and opportunity. Throughout his playing career, he campaigned hard for racial equality and was also recently proud to have been involved with the Operation Black Vote Campaign to encourage black Britons to vote at the last General Election.

Growing increasingly frustrated with watching from the side-lines, Sol wants to bring something new to our
political system and made it to the final 8 for the 2016 Mayoral Election.

He was also featured in EA Sports’ FIFA video game series and was the cover star for the International edition of FIFA 2000.

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