Sol Campbell

Date of birth18 September 1974
Place of birthNewham
NationalityEnglish
Weight89 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Following his controversial move from Tottenham Hotspur, Sol duly completed the unenviable task of replacing Tony Adams as Arsenal's leading centre-back.

In the professional sense, he has been proved entirely justified as he has been the rock at heart of the Gunners' successes, as well as gaining extensive experience in the Champions' League.

Originally a forward, he signed for Spurs as an 18 year-old in 1992, and made his international bow against Hungary at Wembley shortly before the Euro '96 tournament.

Under latter day Tottenham Hotspur manager Glenn Hoddle, he was outstanding during the 1998 World Cup in France.

An imposing figure who is unbeatable in the air and strong in the tackle, his partnership with Rio Ferdinand provided the cornerstone of their country's hopes in the Japan and South Korea World Cup finals.

In his 47th appearance, Sol scored his first goal for England in their 1-1 2002 World Cup opener with Sweden when he headed home a David Beckham corner.

He went on to be selected for FIFA's All-Star squad.

Sol's contract at Arsenal was extended to June 2007 in January 2005.

He joined Portsmouth in August 2006 with a two-year contract that was extended to June 2009 in September 2007.

He joined League Two Notts County in August 2009 with a five-year contract that was cancelled by mutual consent less than a month later.

Sol returned to Arsenal in January 2010 with a contract to June 2010.

Signed by his former Spurs coach Chris Hughton, in the twilight of his career, Sol joined Newcastle upon their return to the Premier League.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Tottenham Hotspur 23 Sep 1992 10 Jul 2001
Arsenal 10 Jul 2001 08 Aug 2006
Portsmouth 08 Aug 2006 30 Jun 2009
Notts County 25 Aug 2009 22 Sep 2009
Arsenal 15 Jan 2010 30 Jun 2010
Newcastle United 28 Jul 2010 30 Jun 2011

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League
1
1
1993-94 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
2
1993-94 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 5
1
1993-94 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 27
7
1
1994-95 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 3
1994-95 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 3
1994-95 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 29
1
1
1995-96 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 6
1995-96 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 2
1995-96 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 31
1
2
1996-97 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
1996-97 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 4
1
1996-97 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 38
1
1997-98 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 3
1
1997-98 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 3
1
1997-98 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 34
5
1998-99 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 7
1
1998-99 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 8
2
1998-99 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 37
6
1999-00 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 2
1999-00 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 2
1999-00 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 29
5
1999-00 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Cup 2
1
2000-01 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 5
1
2000-01 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 1
2000-01 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 21
2
1
2001-02 Arsenal FA Cup 7
1
2001-02 Arsenal Premier League 29
2
2
2
2001-02 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 10
2002-03 Arsenal FA Community Shield 1
2002-03 Arsenal FA Cup 5
1
2002-03 Arsenal Premier League 33
2
3
2
2002-03 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 10
1
2003-04 Arsenal FA Community Shield 1
2003-04 Arsenal FA Cup 5
1
2003-04 Arsenal Premier League 35
1
2
1
2003-04 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 9
2004-05 Arsenal FA Cup 1
2004-05 Arsenal Premier League 16
1
1
2004-05 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 4
2005-06 Arsenal FA Cup 1
2005-06 Arsenal League Cup 2
2005-06 Arsenal Premier League 20
2
1
2005-06 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 6
1
2006-07 Portsmouth FA Cup 2
2006-07 Portsmouth Premier League 32
1
1
2007-08 Portsmouth FA Cup 5
2007-08 Portsmouth League Cup 1
2007-08 Portsmouth Premier League 31
1
2
2008-09 Portsmouth FA Community Shield 1
2008-09 Portsmouth FA Cup 3
2008-09 Portsmouth Premier League 32
1
2008-09 Portsmouth UEFA Cup 4
1
2009-10 Arsenal FA Cup 1
2009-10 Arsenal Premier League 10
1
3
2009-10 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 2
1
2009-10 Notts County League Two 1
2010-11 Newcastle United League Cup 1
2010-11 Newcastle United Premier League 4
3
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
22 Sep 2010 Chelsea v Newcastle United W 3-4 League Cup 3rd round
03 Oct 2010 Manchester City v Newcastle United L 2-1 Premier League
20 Nov 2010 Bolton Wanderers v Newcastle United L 5-1 Premier League
28 Nov 2010 Newcastle United v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
05 Dec 2010 West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United L 3-1 Premier League
11 Dec 2010 Newcastle United v Liverpool W 3-1 Premier League
15 Feb 2011 Birmingham City v Newcastle United W 0-2 Premier League
19 Mar 2011 Stoke City v Newcastle United L 4-0 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 England UEFA 1
1992-93 England Under-18 3
1
1993-94 England Toulon Under-21 5
1
1993-94 England UEFA Under-18 4
1
1993-94 England Under-18 1
1993-94 England Under-21 1
1994-95 England B International 1
1994-95 England UEFA Under-21 3
1995-96 England International Friendly
1
1995-96 England UEFA European Championship
1
1995-96 England UEFA Under-21 1
1995-96 England Under-21 1
1
1995-96 England Unofficial
1
1996-97 England FIFA World Cup 4
1996-97 England International Friendly
1
1996-97 England Tournoi de France 2
1997-98 England FIFA World Cup 6
2
1997-98 England International Friendly 3
1997-98 England King Hassan II Cup 2
1998-99 England International Friendly 1
1998-99 England UEFA European Championship 6
1
1999-00 England International Friendly 4
1999-00 England UEFA European Championship 5
2000-01 England FIFA World Cup 2
2000-01 England International Friendly 2
2001-02 England FIFA World Cup 7
1
1
2001-02 England International Friendly 4
2002-03 England International Friendly 1
2002-03 England UEFA European Championship 2
2003-04 England Summer Tournament 2
2003-04 England UEFA European Championship 6
1
2004-05 England FIFA World Cup 2
2004-05 England International Friendly 1
2005-06 England B International 1
2005-06 England FIFA World Cup 1
1
2005-06 England International Friendly
2
1
2007-08 England International Friendly 1
2007-08 England UEFA European Championship 3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
07 Oct 1992 France v England L 2-0 UEFA
17 Nov 1992 England v Switzerland W 7-2 Under 18
17 Feb 1993 Spain v England D 1-1 U18
17 Feb 1993 Spain v England D 1-1 U18
30 Mar 1993 England v Denmark W 4-2 U18
07 Jul 1993 Denmark v England W 0-5 U18
18 Jul 1993 England v France W 2-0 UEFA U18 Group B
20 Jul 1993 England v Netherlands W 4-1 UEFA U18 Group B
22 Jul 1993 England v Spain W 5-1 UEFA U18 Group B
25 Jul 1993 England v Turkey W 1-0 UEFA U18 Final
08 Mar 1994 England v Denmark W 1-0 Under-21
29 May 1994 England v Russia W 2-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
31 May 1994 France v England L 3-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
02 Jun 1994 England v USA W 3-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
05 Jun 1994 England v Belgium W 2-1 Toulon Under-21 Semi-final
07 Jun 1994 England v Portugal W 2-0 Toulon Under-21 Final
06 Sep 1994 England v Portugal D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
11 Oct 1994 Austria v England W 1-3 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
15 Nov 1994 England v Republic of Ireland W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
13 Dec 1994 England v Republic of Ireland W 2-0 B INTER
10 Oct 1995 Norway v England D 2-2 Under-21
14 Nov 1995 England v Austria W 2-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
18 May 1996 England v Hungary W 3-0 International Friendly
26 May 1996 Hong Kong v England W 0-1 UNOFFICIAL
15 Jun 1996 England v Scotland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
09 Nov 1996 Georgia v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
12 Feb 1997 England v Italy L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
30 Apr 1997 England v Georgia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
24 May 1997 England v South Africa W 2-1 International Friendly
31 May 1997 Poland v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
07 Jun 1997 France v England W 0-1 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
10 Jun 1997 Brazil v England L 1-0 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
10 Sep 1997 England v Moldova W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
11 Oct 1997 Italy v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
15 Nov 1997 England v Cameroon W 2-0 International Friendly
11 Feb 1998 England v Chile L 0-2 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 England v Portugal W 3-0 International Friendly
27 May 1998 Morocco v England W 0-1 King Hassan II Cup
29 May 1998 Belgium v England L 0-0 (3-4) King Hassan II Cup
15 Jun 1998 England v Tunisia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
22 Jun 1998 Romania v England L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
26 Jun 1998 Colombia v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
30 Jun 1998 Argentina v England L 2-2 (3-4) FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
05 Sep 1998 Sweden v England L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
10 Oct 1998 England v Bulgaria D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
14 Oct 1998 Luxembourg v England W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 5
18 Nov 1998 England v Czech Republic W 2-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 England v Poland W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
05 Jun 1999 England v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
09 Jun 1999 Bulgaria v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
13 Nov 1999 Scotland v England W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
17 Nov 1999 England v Scotland L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
23 Feb 2000 England v Argentina D 0-0 International Friendly
27 May 2000 England v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
31 May 2000 England v Ukraine W 2-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Malta v England W 1-2 International Friendly
12 Jun 2000 Portugal v England L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
17 Jun 2000 England v Germany W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
20 Jun 2000 England v Romania L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
02 Sep 2000 France v England D 1-1 International Friendly
28 Feb 2001 England v Spain W 3-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 England v Finland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
28 Mar 2001 Albania v England W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
01 Sep 2001 Germany v England W 1-5 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
05 Sep 2001 England v Albania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
13 Feb 2002 Netherlands v England D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 England v Italy L 1-2 International Friendly
21 May 2002 Korea Republic v England D 1-1 International Friendly
26 May 2002 England v Cameroon D 2-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 2002 England v Sweden D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
07 Jun 2002 Argentina v England W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
12 Jun 2002 Nigeria v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
15 Jun 2002 Denmark v England W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Jun 2002 Brazil v England L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
16 Oct 2002 England v FYR Macedonia D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
12 Feb 2003 England v Australia L 1-3 International Friendly
02 Apr 2003 England v Turkey W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
06 Sep 2003 FYR Macedonia v England W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
11 Oct 2003 Turkey v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
01 Jun 2004 England v Japan D 1-1 SUMMER TOURNAMENT
05 Jun 2004 England v Iceland W 6-1 Summer Tournament
13 Jun 2004 France v England L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
17 Jun 2004 England v Switzerland W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
21 Jun 2004 Croatia v England W 2-4 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
24 Jun 2004 Portugal v England L 2-2 (5-6) UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
09 Oct 2004 England v Wales W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
13 Oct 2004 Azerbaijan v England W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
28 May 2005 USA v England W 1-2 International Friendly
08 Oct 2005 England v Austria W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
25 May 2006 England v Belarus L 1-2 B International
30 May 2006 England v Hungary W 3-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2006 England v Jamaica W 6-0 International Friendly
20 Jun 2006 Sweden v England D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
13 Oct 2007 England v Estonia W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
17 Oct 2007 Russia v England L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group E
16 Nov 2007 Austria v England W 0-1 International Friendly
21 Nov 2007 England v Croatia L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group E


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.