Liverpool's Jamie Carragher - The Facts

18 May 2013 12:46

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher will play his last game before retiring when the Reds take on QPR at Anfield on Sunday. Here we take a look at the career of the long-serving Liverpool legend:

Born: Bootle, Merseyside, England

Birthplace: 28.01.1978


Champions League, 2005

UEFA Cup, 2001

FA Cup, 2001, 2006

League Cup, 2001, 2003, 2012

FA Community Shield, 2001, 2006

European Super Cup, 2001, 2005

1996 - Having joined Liverpool's youth academy aged nine, the boyhood Everton fans signs his first professional contract with the Reds.

1997 - Makes his Liverpool debut aged 19 as a substitute in a League Cup semi-final at Middlesbrough in January.

1997 - Just 10 days after his debut, he nets his first goal for the club in a 3-0 win over Aston Villa on his first start at Anfield.

2001 - Helps Liverpool win a treble of FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup and starts in all three finals against Arsenal, Birmingham and Alaves respectively.

2005 - Enjoys the high point of his career as Liverpool recover from 3-0 down at half-time to beat AC Milan in the Champions League final in Istanbul. The Reds eventually win on penalties and, despite not taking a kick, Carragher played a significant role as he told Reds goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek to try to put off the Milan players before their kicks. It worked as three missed to give Liverpool their first European Cup for 21 years.

2006 - Another medal and more penalty shoot-out drama as West Ham are beaten on spot-kicks after a 3-3 draw in the FA Cup final. Carragher had given West Ham the lead with a first half own goal, but inspired by Steven Gerrard's two-goal heroics Liverpool recovered to win.

2007 - Breaks Ian Callaghan's all-time Liverpool European record with his 90th continental appearance in the Champions League semi-final against Chelsea.

2010 - Coaxed out of international retirement by England manager Fabio Capello for the World Cup and plays two group games before his involvement in South Africa is cut short by suspension. Following England's second round exit, he retires from international football for the second time, having previously quit in 2007.

2011 - Sets a British record for European appearances as he plays his 137th match against Sparta Prague.

2012 - Makes his 700th appearance for Liverpool in a 1-0 Europa League third qualifying round match against FC Gomel.

2012 - Wins the 11th and final piece of major silverware in his illustrious career as Liverpool beat Cardiff on penalties in the League Cup final.

2013 - Announces his intention to retire at the end of the season. Sunday's game against QPR will mark his 737th Liverpool appearance, second only to Ian Callaghan on the club's all-time list.

Source: AFP