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Wayne Bridge's Biography

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Wayne Bridge was born on 5 August 1980 in Southampton.

Wayne Bridge's football career started as a trainee with Southampton. He ended up playing for Southampton from 1998 until his £7 million transfer to Chelsea in July 2003, signed by Claudio Ranieri.

Bridge's stint at Chelsea included being part of the Premiership winning side of the 2004/5 season under Jose Mourinho.

A year later, however, Chelsea bought Ashley Cole, also an attacking left back, and this, coupled with an injury Bridge sustained after a collision with Alan Shearer at Newcastle on 20 February 2005, in which he broke a fibula bone beneath the knee in his left leg, as well as sustaining a ripped knee ligament, a break to his ankle and some dislocation, led to a lack of appearances by Bridge for Chelsea.

He was loaned to Fulham in 2006, but stayed on Chelsea's books until he signed for Manchester City in January 2009 for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £12m.

Already an England Youth and Under-21 defender, Wayne Bridge was given his full debut for England by Sven-Goran Eriksson in the match against Holland in 2002.

In 2010, Wayne Bridge was featured on the front pages of the English newspapers when it was revealed that his former Chelsea and England team-mate John Terry had been having an affair with Bridge's former partner Vanessa Perroncel, the mother of his son Jaydon.

Against that backdrop, on 25 February 2010, Wayne Bridge announced that he did not want to be selected for England, in effect, ruling himself out of the World Cup.

On 6 July 2012, Brighton & Hove Albion signed Wayne Bridge on loan from Manchester City.

In June 2013, Wayne Bridge signed a one-year contract with Reading.

In 2014, he married Frankie Sandford.

In November 2016, Wayne Bridge became one of the contestants on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

He came fifth.

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