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
19 Aug 2006 Portsmouth v Blackburn Rovers W 3-0 Premier League
23 Aug 2006 Manchester City v Portsmouth D 0-0 Premier League
28 Aug 2006 Middlesbrough v Portsmouth W 0-4 Premier League
09 Sep 2006 Portsmouth v Wigan Athletic W 1-0 Premier League
16 Sep 2006 Charlton Athletic v Portsmouth W 0-1 Premier League
25 Sep 2006 Portsmouth v Bolton Wanderers L 0-1 Premier League
01 Oct 2006 Tottenham Hotspur v Portsmouth L 2-1 Premier League
14 Oct 2006 Portsmouth v West Ham United W 2-0 Premier League
21 Oct 2006 Chelsea v Portsmouth L 2-1 Premier League
28 Oct 2006 Portsmouth v Reading W 3-1 Premier League
11 Nov 2006 Portsmouth v Fulham D 1-1 Premier League
18 Nov 2006 Portsmouth v Watford W 2-1 Premier League
26 Nov 2006 Newcastle United v Portsmouth L 1-0 Premier League
29 Nov 2006 Liverpool v Portsmouth D 0-0 Premier League
02 Dec 2006 Portsmouth v Aston Villa D 2-2 Premier League
09 Dec 2006 Portsmouth v Everton W 2-0 Premier League
16 Dec 2006 Arsenal v Portsmouth D 2-2 Premier League
23 Dec 2006 Portsmouth v Sheffield United W 3-1 Premier League
26 Dec 2006 West Ham United v Portsmouth W 1-2 Premier League
30 Dec 2006 Bolton Wanderers v Portsmouth L 3-2 Premier League
01 Jan 2007 Portsmouth v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Premier League
06 Jan 2007 Portsmouth v Wigan Athletic W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2007 Sheffield United v Portsmouth D 1-1 Premier League
20 Jan 2007 Portsmouth v Charlton Athletic L 0-1 Premier League
27 Jan 2007 Manchester United v Portsmouth L 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 2007 Portsmouth v Middlesbrough D 0-0 Premier League
03 Feb 2007 Wigan Athletic v Portsmouth L 1-0 Premier League
10 Feb 2007 Portsmouth v Manchester City W 2-1 Premier League
25 Feb 2007 Blackburn Rovers v Portsmouth L 3-0 Premier League
03 Mar 2007 Portsmouth v Chelsea L 0-2 Premier League
17 Mar 2007 Reading v Portsmouth D 0-0 Premier League
31 Mar 2007 Fulham v Portsmouth D 1-1 Premier League
14 Apr 2007 Portsmouth v Newcastle United W 2-1 Premier League
22 Apr 2007 Aston Villa v Portsmouth D 0-0 Premier League
11 Aug 2007 Derby County v Portsmouth D 2-2 Premier League
25 Aug 2007 Chelsea v Portsmouth L 1-0 Premier League
15 Sep 2007 Portsmouth v Liverpool D 0-0 Premier League
23 Sep 2007 Blackburn Rovers v Portsmouth W 0-1 Premier League
29 Sep 2007 Portsmouth v Reading W 7-4 Premier League
07 Oct 2007 Fulham v Portsmouth W 0-2 Premier League
20 Oct 2007 Wigan Athletic v Portsmouth W 0-2 Premier League
27 Oct 2007 Portsmouth v West Ham United D 0-0 Premier League
31 Oct 2007 Portsmouth v Blackburn Rovers L 1-2 League Cup 4th round
03 Nov 2007 Newcastle United v Portsmouth W 1-4 Premier League
11 Nov 2007 Portsmouth v Manchester City D 0-0 Premier League
24 Nov 2007 Birmingham City v Portsmouth W 0-2 Premier League
01 Dec 2007 Portsmouth v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
08 Dec 2007 Aston Villa v Portsmouth W 1-3 Premier League
15 Dec 2007 Portsmouth v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 Premier League
22 Dec 2007 Liverpool v Portsmouth L 4-1 Premier League
26 Dec 2007 Portsmouth v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
29 Dec 2007 Portsmouth v Middlesbrough L 0-1 Premier League
01 Jan 2008 Reading v Portsmouth W 0-2 Premier League
05 Jan 2008 Ipswich Town v Portsmouth W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2008 Sunderland v Portsmouth L 2-0 Premier League
30 Jan 2008 Manchester United v Portsmouth L 2-0 Premier League
02 Feb 2008 Portsmouth v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
09 Feb 2008 Bolton Wanderers v Portsmouth W 0-1 Premier League
17 Feb 2008 Preston North End v Portsmouth W 0-1 FA Cup 5th round
23 Feb 2008 Portsmouth v Sunderland W 1-0 Premier League
02 Mar 2008 Everton v Portsmouth L 3-1 Premier League
08 Mar 2008 Manchester United v Portsmouth W 0-1 FA Cup 6th round
12 Mar 2008 Portsmouth v Birmingham City W 4-2 Premier League
29 Mar 2008 Portsmouth v Wigan Athletic W 2-0 Premier League
05 Apr 2008 Portsmouth v West Bromwich Albion W 1-0 FA Cup Semi-final
08 Apr 2008 West Ham United v Portsmouth W 0-1 Premier League
12 Apr 2008 Portsmouth v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
20 Apr 2008 Manchester City v Portsmouth L 3-1 Premier League
27 Apr 2008 Portsmouth v Blackburn Rovers L 0-1 Premier League
03 May 2008 Middlesbrough v Portsmouth L 2-0 Premier League
17 May 2008 Cardiff City v Portsmouth W 0-1 FA Cup Final
10 Aug 2008 Manchester United v Portsmouth L 0-0 (1-3) FA Community Shield
17 Aug 2008 Chelsea v Portsmouth L 4-0 Premier League
25 Aug 2008 Portsmouth v Manchester United L 0-1 Premier League
30 Aug 2008 Everton v Portsmouth W 0-3 Premier League
13 Sep 2008 Portsmouth v Middlesbrough W 2-1 Premier League
18 Sep 2008 Portsmouth v Vitoria Guimaraes W 2-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
21 Sep 2008 Manchester City v Portsmouth L 6-0 Premier League
28 Sep 2008 Portsmouth v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 Premier League
02 Oct 2008 Vitoria Guimaraes v Portsmouth D 2-2
Agg: 2-4
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
05 Oct 2008 Portsmouth v Stoke City W 2-1 Premier League
18 Oct 2008 Aston Villa v Portsmouth D 0-0 Premier League
23 Oct 2008 Sporting Braga v Portsmouth L 3-0 UEFA Cup Group E
01 Nov 2008 Portsmouth v Wigan Athletic L 1-2 Premier League
08 Nov 2008 Sunderland v Portsmouth W 1-2 Premier League
04 Dec 2008 VfL Wolfsburg v Portsmouth L 3-2 UEFA Cup Group E
07 Dec 2008 West Bromwich Albion v Portsmouth D 1-1 Premier League
14 Dec 2008 Portsmouth v Newcastle United L 0-3 Premier League
20 Dec 2008 Bolton Wanderers v Portsmouth L 2-1 Premier League
26 Dec 2008 Portsmouth v West Ham United L 1-4 Premier League
28 Dec 2008 Arsenal v Portsmouth L 1-0 Premier League
03 Jan 2009 Portsmouth v Bristol City D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2009 Bristol City v Portsmouth W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
18 Jan 2009 Tottenham Hotspur v Portsmouth D 1-1 Premier League
24 Jan 2009 Portsmouth v Swansea City L 0-2 FA Cup 4th round
27 Jan 2009 Portsmouth v Aston Villa L 0-1 Premier League
07 Feb 2009 Portsmouth v Liverpool L 2-3 Premier League
14 Feb 2009 Portsmouth v Manchester City W 2-0 Premier League
21 Feb 2009 Stoke City v Portsmouth D 2-2 Premier League
03 Mar 2009 Portsmouth v Chelsea L 0-1 Premier League
14 Mar 2009 Middlesbrough v Portsmouth D 1-1 Premier League
21 Mar 2009 Portsmouth v Everton W 2-1 Premier League
04 Apr 2009 Hull City v Portsmouth D 0-0 Premier League
11 Apr 2009 Portsmouth v West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 Premier League
18 Apr 2009 Portsmouth v Bolton Wanderers W 1-0 Premier League
22 Apr 2009 Manchester United v Portsmouth L 2-0 Premier League
27 Apr 2009 Newcastle United v Portsmouth D 0-0 Premier League
02 May 2009 Portsmouth v Arsenal L 0-3 Premier League
09 May 2009 Blackburn Rovers v Portsmouth L 2-0 Premier League
18 May 2009 Portsmouth v Sunderland W 3-1 Premier League
24 May 2009 Wigan Athletic v Portsmouth L 1-0 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.