|Jay Spearing Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||November 25, 1988|
Jay Spearing is an English professional soccer player who has represented, as a defensive midfielder, various English clubs including Liverpool F.C. (2008–2013), Bolton Wanderers F.C. (2013–2017), Blackpool F.C. (2017–2020), and Tranmere Rovers F.C. (2020–2022). With Liverpool F.C., he had won the Football League Cup in the 2011–12 season and reached the final of the FA Cup in the same season. With Bolton Wanderers F.C., he had finished as a runner-up in the EFL League One in the 2016–17 season. With Tranmere Rovers F.C., he had finished as a runner-up in the EFL Trophy in the 2020–21 season. He has also had loan stints with Leicester City F.C. (2010), Bolton Wanderers F.C. (2012–2013), and Blackburn Rovers F.C. (2015). In June 2022, it was announced that he would be making a return to Liverpool F.C. in a dual role – turning out for the club’s representative team(s) and assisting in the coaching of the club’s age-group teams.
Jay Francis Spearing
Wallasey, Wirral, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom
Wirral, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom
Professional Soccer Player
- Father – Keith Spearing
- 34, 26, 20 – Liverpool F.C.
- 34 – Leicester City F.C.
- 20, 6, 8 – Bolton Wanderers F.C.
- 25 – Blackburn Rovers F.C.
- 44, 8 – Blackpool F.C.
- 8 – Tranmere Rovers F.C.
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jay has dated –
- Jade Burnett (2008–Present) – Jay had started dating his high school sweetheart Jade Burnett in 2008. The couple got engaged in August 2015 and got married in June 2018. They have 3 daughters together named Freya Spearing (b. October 2011), Lily Lou Spearing (b. April 2015), and Ivy Jae Spearing (b. 2019).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of British descent.
- Toned physique
- Often sports a rugged stubble
- Affable smile
- Has multiple tattoos on both his hands
Jay Spearing Facts
- Jay had started his soccer journey in 1997, as a member of the youth team of Liverpool F.C. About a decade later, in 2007, he was the captain of the club’s under-18 team that had won the FA Youth Cup. He was a part of the final of the tournament in the previous season as well but that season would stay more in his memory because a broken leg had greatly diminished his playing time.
- He was promoted to Melwood (the club’s senior team training ground from the 1950s until November 2020) in the summer of 2007 to train with Liverpool F.C.‘s first team.
- A few months after this, he had been voted the best player in the Torneo di Renate, a tournament that had featured under-20 teams of some major European clubs including A.C. Milan and Parma Calcio 1913.
- He was also a key member of Liverpool F.C.‘s reserve side that had clinched the Premier Reserve League in the 2007–08 season. This marked the end of his youth career as he was deemed ready enough to be transitioned into Liverpool F.C.‘s senior team.
- For his performances in the 2012–13 season, he was named the ‘Player of the Year’ by Bolton Wanderers F.C.
- For his performances in the 2020–21 season, he was named the ‘Player of the Year’ by Tranmere Rovers F.C.
- Jay is a patron of the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation, a charitable British organization that works to spread awareness about Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and raise funds for research on the same.
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