39 Facts About Teddy Sheringham


Teddy Sheringham played as a forward, mostly as a second striker, in a 24-year professional career.


Teddy Sheringham began his career at Millwall, where he scored 111 goals between 1983 and 1991, and is the club's second all-time leading scorer.


Teddy Sheringham is currently the twelfth-highest goalscorer in the history of the Premiership with 146 goals, and is the competition's 32nd-highest appearance maker.


Teddy Sheringham holds the record as the oldest outfield player to appear in a Premier League match and the oldest player to score in a Premier League match.


Teddy Sheringham was capped 51 times for the England national team, scoring 11 times, and played in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups, as well as the 1996 UEFA European Championship.


Teddy Sheringham has since managed League Two club Stevenage, and ATK of the Indian Super League.


Teddy Sheringham was signed up, initially as an apprentice and scored on only his second appearance for the club in a match away at Bournemouth in January 1984.


Teddy Sheringham scored the first goal in Millwall's first home game in Division One.


Teddy Sheringham was again top scorer for Millwall with twelve goals, having missed ten league games through injury.


Teddy Sheringham had a successful start to his career at the club by being the Premiership's top goalscorer in its inaugural season, scoring 22 goals.


Teddy Sheringham was hugely popular with the Tottenham fans and by the mid-1990s was firmly established as one of the most highly rated strikers in the Premiership.


Teddy Sheringham was signed to replace the iconic Eric Cantona whose retirement had left the Old Trafford faithful demanding a big name to fill the gap.


When Bolton scored, Teddy Sheringham blamed Cole, his strike partner and Cole then refused to talk to him.


Four days after the FA Cup triumph, Teddy Sheringham scored a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final, having come on as a substitute earlier in the game.


Teddy Sheringham was facing stiffer competition than ever for the places up front, most of all from United's new Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.


Teddy Sheringham refused United's offer of a 12-month contract and returned to Tottenham on a free transfer as one of new manager Glenn Hoddle's first signings.


Teddy Sheringham made 80 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham in this period, scoring 26 goals.


Teddy Sheringham became the oldest Premiership player to score a hat-trick when he scored three against Bolton early in the season.


Teddy Sheringham then dropped down a division to the Championship to sign for West Ham United, the club he supported as a boy.


Teddy Sheringham won the Championship Player of the Season award, and helped the Hammers reach the 2005 Football League Championship play-off Final where they beat Preston North End at the Millennium Stadium to return to the Premiership after two seasons in the second tier.


On 13 May 2006, Teddy Sheringham became the third oldest player to appear in an FA Cup final, at 40 years and 41 days old.


Teddy Sheringham appeared in 11 FA Cup, League Cup, and UEFA Cup games for West Ham, scoring two goals.


Teddy Sheringham made only 3 league appearances in 2008, the last of which came against Stoke City on 26 April 2008, the last game at Layer Road.


Whilst at Colchester, Teddy Sheringham was the oldest player in all four divisions of the Football League, and is part of the elite list of players who have achieved more than 700 League appearances in their career.


Something of a late developer on the international scene, Teddy Sheringham did not win his first England cap until the age of 27 in 1993.


Under the reign of manager Terry Venables Teddy Sheringham came to be the preferred strike partner for Alan Shearer.


Teddy Sheringham continued to be a first choice selection under new England manager Glenn Hoddle until the emergence of new teenage superstar Michael Owen during the course of 1998 saw him overshadowed.


Teddy Sheringham was not selected at all for the 2000 European Championships by then manager Kevin Keegan, but the retirement of Shearer from international football after that tournament and the arrival of new manager Sven-Goran Eriksson in 2001 saw a return to international favour for him.


Teddy Sheringham was often deployed as a tactical substitute late in games by Eriksson, valued for his ability to hold the ball up and create intelligent play.


In 2001, Teddy Sheringham scored an important goal for England against Greece in a World Cup qualifying match within 15 seconds of coming on as a substitute, although this event is overshadowed by the 93rd minute equalising free-kick by David Beckham.


Teddy Sheringham possessed good technical ability and upper body strength, which allowed him to retain possession in the box and hold up the ball when playing with his back to goal, and subsequently lay it off to his teammates.


In May 2014, Teddy Sheringham was appointed as an attacking coach with West Ham United.


On 21 May 2015, Teddy Sheringham was appointed to his first managerial role, taking charge of League Two side Stevenage, replacing Graham Westley.


Teddy Sheringham was sacked on 1 February 2016, with the club 19th in the league having collected only three points from their previous eight matches.


On 14 July 2017, Teddy Sheringham was named as the new head coach of Indian Super League club ATK.


On 24 January 2018, Teddy Sheringham was sacked by ATK after winning only three of his ten games in charge of the Kolkata-based outfit.


Teddy Sheringham's son Charlie, born in 1988, became a professional footballer.


Teddy Sheringham has two more children with Kristina Andriotis, whom he married in 2016.


In 2020, Teddy Sheringham competed on the first British series of The Masked Singer, masked as "Tree".