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Teddy Sheringham's Biography

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Teddy Sheringham was born Edward Paul Sheringham in Highams Park, East London on 2 April 1966.

In his long career, Teddy Sheringham formed several fine attacking partnerships at club level, but one of the best was on the international level with Alan Shearer.

Sheringham was 27 when he made his England debut in a 1993 World Cup qualifier in Poland. He went on to win 51 caps.

Teddy Sheringham started out at Millwall. He had a very brief loan spell at Aldershot, before joining Notts Forest for £2 million in 1993.

He was then transferred to Spurs in what turned out to be a controversial manner. Alan Sugar said in an affidavit that Terry Venables had told him that Brian Clough took bungs. The transfer was investigated by the F.A.

The extraordinary Clough denied the assertion, saying:

"A bung? Isn't that something you get from a plumber to stop up the bath."

Sheringham left Tottenham in 1997 and joined Manchester United. He was a goalscorer in one of the most amazing games, when Manchester United beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the 1999 European Cup Final. Sheringham and his fellow substitute Solskjaer both scored in injury time to snatch the win for United.

Sheringham then returned to Spurs and in 2003 he joined Portsmouth on a free transfer.

After the 2004/5 season Teddy Sheringham played for West Ham.

In April 2006 Sheringham turned 40 and was ready to become only the second player (not including goalkeepers) to play in the Premiership older than 40. The first player was Gordon Strachan.

In July 2007 Teddy Sheringham, after being released by West Ham at the end of the 2006/7 season, joined Colchester United in the Championship on a one year deal.

Sheringham has a son Charlie, who was a triallist at Crystal Palace.

In 2007, Teddy Sheringham's girlfriend at the time, Danielle Lloyd entered Celebrity Big Brother.

However, after controversy struck over Jade Goody, Jo O'Meara and Danielle's behaviour in the house, reports started to emerge of Teddy Sheringham distancing himself from Danielle.

Celebrity Big Brother contestant Carole Malone wrote an attack on Sheringham in The Sunday Mirror, including her verdict that: "Teddy Sheringham might be a hero to football fans, but he's a bit of a limp willy when it comes to loyalty, love and doing what's right."

In spite of reports that the couple had got back together, the reconciliation appeared short-lived.

Sheringham is sometimes on television playing some accomplished poker.

The BBC assessed Teddy Sheringham at 40.

After his move to Colchester United in 2007, the BBC put together a photo collection of Teddy Sheringham throughout his football career.

In June 2007, it was announced that Teddy Sheringham had become an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

In March 2008, Teddy Sheringham announced that he was retiring at the end of the season from playing professional football.

He had a short stint as manager of Stevange from 2015-16.

In 2016, he married Kristina Andriotis.

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