Emile Heskey

England 2017

Making his name at hometown club Leicester City following his 1995 Premier League debut aged just 17, Heskey helped the Foxes to lift the League Cup twice and earned his England debut before an £11m move to Liverpool. He formed a formidable partnership at Anfield, and for his country, with his Star Sixes team mate Michael Owen. In his first full season with the Reds they won an astonishing five trophies, including the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup.  His best moment for England came later that year when he scored in the famous 5-1 win over Germany in Munich. He lifted his fourth League Cup in 2003 after victory over Manchester United in the final in Cardiff and a year later moved on to enjoy spells with Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic and Aston Villa. Currently in the top 20 all-time Premier League scorers, Heskey drew the curtain on his professional career in 2016 after two seasons at Bolton Wanderers.

Full name: Emile William Ivanhoe Heskey
Born: 11/01/1978, Leicester, England
Clubs: Leicester City (1994-2000), Liverpool (2000-2004), Birmingham City (2004-2006), Wigan Athletic (2006-2009), Aston Villa (2009-2012), Newcastle Jets (2012-2014), Bolton Wanderers (2014-2016)
International: 62 apps, 7 goals (1999-2010)
Position: Striker

Honours:

  • Football League Cup (2): 1996–97, 1999–2000
  • FA Cup (1): 2000–01
  • Football League Cup (2): 2000–01, 2002–03
  • FA Charity Shield (1): 2001
  • UEFA Cup (1): 2000–01
  • UEFA Super Cup (1): 2001