Wayne Bridge

Date of birth05 August 1980
Place of birthSouthampton
NationalityEnglish
Weight75 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionDefender/Left back

Bridge was a a late arrival to England's 2002 World Cup squad as he was not involved in any of the qualifying matches.

Handed his Southampton debut by former England coach Glenn Hoddle, it was his consistent displays for his club that impressed Sven-Goran Eriksson as he hadn't missed a Saints Premiership game in either of the previous two seasons.

Originally a midfielder, Bridge has become an accomplished left back and, having fought off the challenge of Charlton Athletic's Chris Powell, he went head-to-head with Arsenal's Ashley Cole for the starting slot in the Far East despite only making his international debut as recently as February 2002 in Holland.

Bridge's outstanding strengths are his attacking instinct and quality crossing.

He quickly established himself on the left flank following his move to Chelsea but unfortunately suffered a serious ankle injury in a FA Cup game and required a long period of recuperation.

Bridge's contract at Chelsea was extended to June 2010 in November 2006 then to June 2012 in July 2008.

He joined Manchester City in January 2009 with a contract to June 2013.

Bridge joined Reading in July 2013 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Southampton 16 Jan 1998 21 Jul 2003
Chelsea 21 Jul 2003 03 Jan 2009
Fulham 19 Jan 2006 31 May 2006 L
Manchester City 03 Jan 2009 30 Jun 2013
West Ham United 12 Jan 2011 31 May 2011 L
Sunderland 31 Jan 2012 31 May 2012 L
Brighton and Hove Albion 06 Jul 2012 31 May 2013 L
Reading 30 Jun 2013 30 Jun 2014

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Southampton League Cup 1
1998-99 Southampton Premier League 15
8
1999-00 Southampton FA Cup 2
1999-00 Southampton League Cup 2
1999-00 Southampton Premier League 15
4
1
2000-01 Southampton FA Cup 4
2000-01 Southampton League Cup 2
1
2000-01 Southampton Premier League 38
1
2001-02 Southampton FA Cup 1
2001-02 Southampton League Cup 3
2001-02 Southampton Premier League 38
2002-03 Southampton FA Cup 4
2002-03 Southampton League Cup 2
2002-03 Southampton Premier League 34
1
6
2003-04 Chelsea FA Cup 2
2003-04 Chelsea Premier League 33
1
1
2003-04 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 11
2
2
2004-05 Chelsea FA Cup 2
2004-05 Chelsea League Cup 4
2004-05 Chelsea Premier League 12
3
2004-05 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 4
2005-06 Chelsea FA Cup 1
2005-06 Chelsea League Cup 1
2005-06 Fulham Premier League 12
2
2006-07 Chelsea FA Community Shield
1
2006-07 Chelsea FA Cup 3
2006-07 Chelsea League Cup 4
1
2006-07 Chelsea Premier League 17
5
1
2006-07 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 3
2007-08 Chelsea FA Cup 3
2007-08 Chelsea League Cup 4
1
2007-08 Chelsea Premier League 9
2
2007-08 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 3
2008-09 Chelsea League Cup 2
2008-09 Chelsea Premier League 3
3
2008-09 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 3
1
2008-09 Manchester City Premier League 16
2008-09 Manchester City UEFA Cup 6
2009-10 Manchester City FA Cup 2
2009-10 Manchester City League Cup 3
2009-10 Manchester City Premier League 23
2
2010-11 Manchester City Premier League 1
2
2010-11 Manchester City UEFA Europa League 3
1
1
2010-11 West Ham United FA Cup 2
2010-11 West Ham United League Cup 1
2010-11 West Ham United Premier League 15
2011-12 Manchester City League Cup 1
2011-12 Sunderland FA Cup 2
2011-12 Sunderland Premier League 3
5
1
2012-13 Brighton and Hove Albion FA Cup 2
2012-13 Brighton and Hove Albion League Championship 37
3
4
2012-13 Brighton and Hove Albion League Championship Play-Offs 2
2012-13 Brighton and Hove Albion League Cup 1
2013-14 Reading League Championship 11
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
16 Aug 1998 Southampton v Liverpool L 1-2 Premier League
22 Aug 1998 Charlton Athletic v Southampton L 5-0 Premier League
29 Aug 1998 Southampton v Nottingham Forest L 1-2 Premier League
08 Sep 1998 Leeds United v Southampton L 3-0 Premier League
12 Sep 1998 Newcastle United v Southampton L 4-0 Premier League
19 Sep 1998 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Premier League
23 Sep 1998 Southampton v Fulham L 0-1
Agg: 1-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
28 Sep 1998 West Ham United v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
03 Oct 1998 Southampton v Manchester United L 0-3 Premier League
17 Oct 1998 Arsenal v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
24 Oct 1998 Southampton v Coventry City W 2-1 Premier League
31 Oct 1998 Sheffield Wednesday v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
07 Nov 1998 Southampton v Middlesbrough D 3-3 Premier League
21 Nov 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Southampton W 0-2 Premier League
28 Nov 1998 Southampton v Derby County L 0-1 Premier League
19 Dec 1998 Southampton v Wimbledon W 3-1 Premier League
16 Jan 1999 Liverpool v Southampton L 7-1 Premier League
30 Jan 1999 Southampton v Leeds United W 3-0 Premier League
06 Feb 1999 Chelsea v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
20 Feb 1999 Southampton v Newcastle United W 2-1 Premier League
27 Feb 1999 Manchester United v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
02 Mar 1999 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton L 3-0 Premier League
03 Apr 1999 Southampton v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
05 Apr 1999 Coventry City v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
15 Aug 1999 Southampton v Newcastle United W 4-2 Premier League
21 Aug 1999 Everton v Southampton L 4-1 Premier League
11 Sep 1999 Middlesbrough v Southampton L 3-2 Premier League
15 Sep 1999 Manchester City v Southampton D 0-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
18 Sep 1999 Southampton v Arsenal L 0-1 Premier League
21 Sep 1999 Southampton v Manchester City W 4-3
Agg: 4-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
13 Dec 1999 Ipswich Town v Southampton W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
03 Jan 2000 Southampton v Bradford City W 1-0 Premier League
08 Jan 2000 Aston Villa v Southampton L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
05 Feb 2000 Southampton v West Ham United W 2-1 Premier League
04 Mar 2000 Southampton v Middlesbrough D 1-1 Premier League
08 Mar 2000 West Ham United v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
11 Mar 2000 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton L 7-2 Premier League
18 Mar 2000 Southampton v Aston Villa W 2-0 Premier League
25 Mar 2000 Chelsea v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
01 Apr 2000 Southampton v Sunderland L 1-2 Premier League
08 Apr 2000 Bradford City v Southampton W 1-2 Premier League
15 Apr 2000 Southampton v Watford W 2-0 Premier League
22 Apr 2000 Southampton v Manchester United L 1-3 Premier League
24 Apr 2000 Derby County v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
29 Apr 2000 Southampton v Leicester City L 1-2 Premier League
07 May 2000 Liverpool v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
14 May 2000 Southampton v Wimbledon W 2-0 Premier League
19 Aug 2000 Derby County v Southampton D 2-2 Premier League
23 Aug 2000 Southampton v Coventry City L 1-2 Premier League
26 Aug 2000 Southampton v Liverpool D 3-3 Premier League
06 Sep 2000 Charlton Athletic v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
09 Sep 2000 Leicester City v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
16 Sep 2000 Southampton v Newcastle United W 2-0 Premier League
20 Sep 2000 Southampton v Mansfield Town W 2-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Bradford City v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
26 Sep 2000 Mansfield Town v Southampton W 1-3
Agg: 1-5
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Southampton v Middlesbrough L 1-3 Premier League
14 Oct 2000 Everton v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
23 Oct 2000 Southampton v Manchester City L 0-2 Premier League
28 Oct 2000 Manchester United v Southampton L 5-0 Premier League
01 Nov 2000 Southampton v Coventry City L 0-1 League Cup 3rd round
04 Nov 2000 Southampton v Chelsea W 3-2 Premier League
11 Nov 2000 Sunderland v Southampton D 2-2 Premier League
18 Nov 2000 Southampton v Aston Villa W 2-0 Premier League
25 Nov 2000 Southampton v West Ham United L 2-3 Premier League
02 Dec 2000 Arsenal v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
09 Dec 2000 Southampton v Leeds United W 1-0 Premier League
16 Dec 2000 Ipswich Town v Southampton L 3-1 Premier League
22 Dec 2000 Coventry City v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
27 Dec 2000 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 Premier League
30 Dec 2000 Southampton v Derby County W 1-0 Premier League
01 Jan 2001 Liverpool v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
06 Jan 2001 Southampton v Sheffield United W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2001 Southampton v Charlton Athletic D 0-0 Premier League
20 Jan 2001 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
27 Jan 2001 Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-1 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2001 Southampton v Leicester City W 1-0 Premier League
10 Feb 2001 Southampton v Bradford City W 2-0 Premier League
17 Feb 2001 Southampton v Tranmere Rovers D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round
20 Feb 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Southampton L 4-3 FA Cup 5th round replay
24 Feb 2001 Middlesbrough v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
03 Mar 2001 Manchester City v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
17 Mar 2001 Southampton v Everton W 1-0 Premier League
02 Apr 2001 Southampton v Ipswich Town L 0-3 Premier League
07 Apr 2001 Leeds United v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
14 Apr 2001 Chelsea v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
21 Apr 2001 Aston Villa v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
28 Apr 2001 Southampton v Sunderland L 0-1 Premier League
01 May 2001 Newcastle United v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
05 May 2001 West Ham United v Southampton L 3-0 Premier League
13 May 2001 Southampton v Manchester United W 2-1 Premier League
19 May 2001 Southampton v Arsenal W 3-2 Premier League
18 Aug 2001 Leeds United v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
25 Aug 2001 Southampton v Chelsea L 0-2 Premier League
09 Sep 2001 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
11 Sep 2001 Brighton and Hove Albion v Southampton W 0-3 League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
24 Sep 2001 Southampton v Aston Villa L 1-3 Premier League
29 Sep 2001 Middlesbrough v Southampton W 1-3 Premier League
09 Oct 2001 Gillingham v Southampton W 0-2 League Cup 3rd round
13 Oct 2001 Southampton v Arsenal L 0-2 Premier League
20 Oct 2001 West Ham United v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
24 Oct 2001 Southampton v Ipswich Town D 3-3 Premier League
27 Oct 2001 Fulham v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
03 Nov 2001 Southampton v Blackburn Rovers L 1-2 Premier League
17 Nov 2001 Derby County v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
24 Nov 2001 Southampton v Charlton Athletic W 1-0 Premier League
27 Nov 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Southampton L 2-2 (5-6) League Cup 4th round
02 Dec 2001 Everton v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
08 Dec 2001 Leicester City v Southampton W 0-4 Premier League
15 Dec 2001 Southampton v Sunderland W 2-0 Premier League
22 Dec 2001 Manchester United v Southampton L 6-1 Premier League
26 Dec 2001 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 Premier League
29 Dec 2001 Southampton v Leeds United L 0-1 Premier League
01 Jan 2002 Chelsea v Southampton W 2-4 Premier League
09 Jan 2002 Southampton v Liverpool W 2-0 Premier League
13 Jan 2002 Southampton v Manchester United L 1-3 Premier League
16 Jan 2002 Rotherham United v Southampton L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
19 Jan 2002 Liverpool v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
30 Jan 2002 Southampton v West Ham United W 2-0 Premier League
02 Feb 2002 Arsenal v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
09 Feb 2002 Newcastle United v Southampton L 3-1 Premier League
23 Feb 2002 Southampton v Bolton Wanderers D 0-0 Premier League
02 Mar 2002 Ipswich Town v Southampton W 1-3 Premier League
06 Mar 2002 Southampton v Middlesbrough D 1-1 Premier League
16 Mar 2002 Southampton v Leicester City D 2-2 Premier League
23 Mar 2002 Sunderland v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
30 Mar 2002 Southampton v Fulham D 1-1 Premier League
01 Apr 2002 Blackburn Rovers v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
06 Apr 2002 Southampton v Derby County W 2-0 Premier League
13 Apr 2002 Charlton Athletic v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
20 Apr 2002 Southampton v Everton L 0-1 Premier League
27 Apr 2002 Aston Villa v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
11 May 2002 Southampton v Newcastle United W 3-1 Premier League
17 Aug 2002 Southampton v Middlesbrough D 0-0 Premier League
24 Aug 2002 Liverpool v Southampton L 3-0 Premier League
28 Aug 2002 Southampton v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
31 Aug 2002 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
11 Sep 2002 Southampton v Everton W 1-0 Premier League
14 Sep 2002 West Bromwich Albion v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
21 Sep 2002 Southampton v Charlton Athletic D 0-0 Premier League
28 Sep 2002 Bolton Wanderers v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
02 Oct 2002 Southampton v Tranmere Rovers W 6-1 League Cup 2nd round
05 Oct 2002 Southampton v Manchester City W 2-0 Premier League
21 Oct 2002 Aston Villa v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
27 Oct 2002 Southampton v Fulham W 4-2 Premier League
02 Nov 2002 Manchester United v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
06 Nov 2002 Liverpool v Southampton L 3-1 League Cup 3rd round
09 Nov 2002 Southampton v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
16 Nov 2002 Newcastle United v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
23 Nov 2002 Southampton v Arsenal W 3-2 Premier League
02 Dec 2002 West Ham United v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
07 Dec 2002 Southampton v Birmingham City W 2-0 Premier League
14 Dec 2002 Southampton v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
21 Dec 2002 Leeds United v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
26 Dec 2002 Chelsea v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
28 Dec 2002 Southampton v Sunderland W 2-1 Premier League
01 Jan 2003 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 Premier League
04 Jan 2003 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur W 4-0 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 2003 Middlesbrough v Southampton D 2-2 Premier League
18 Jan 2003 Southampton v Liverpool L 0-1 Premier League
01 Mar 2003 Southampton v West Bromwich Albion W 1-0 Premier League
09 Mar 2003 Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
15 Mar 2003 Fulham v Southampton D 2-2 Premier League
22 Mar 2003 Southampton v Aston Villa D 2-2 Premier League
05 Apr 2003 Southampton v West Ham United D 1-1 Premier League
13 Apr 2003 Watford v Southampton W 1-2 FA Cup Semi-final
19 Apr 2003 Southampton v Leeds United W 3-2 Premier League
21 Apr 2003 Birmingham City v Southampton L 3-2 Premier League
26 Apr 2003 Charlton Athletic v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
03 May 2003 Southampton v Bolton Wanderers D 0-0 Premier League
07 May 2003 Arsenal v Southampton L 6-1 Premier League
11 May 2003 Manchester City v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
17 May 2003 Arsenal v Southampton L 1-0 FA Cup Final


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
1998-99 England UEFA Under-18 2
1998-99 England Under-18 2
1998-99 England Under-21
1
2000-01 England Under-21 1
2001-02 England FIFA World Cup
2
2001-02 England International Friendly 4
1
2001-02 England UEFA Under-21 5
2001-02 England Under-21 1
2002-03 England International Friendly
2
2002-03 England UEFA European Championship 3
2003-04 England International Friendly
3
2003-04 England Summer Tournament
1
1
2003-04 England UEFA European Championship 1
1
2004-05 England FIFA World Cup 2
2004-05 England International Friendly 1
2005-06 England International Friendly 2
1
2006-07 England International Friendly
1
2006-07 England UEFA European Championship 1
2007-08 England International Friendly 2
2
2007-08 England UEFA European Championship 1
2008-09 England FIFA World Cup 1
1
2008-09 England International Friendly 1
2009-10 England FIFA World Cup 1
2009-10 England International Friendly 1
1


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
02 Sep 1998 Republic of Ireland v England W 0-5 U18
13 Oct 1998 Italy v England W 2-4 U18
08 Mar 1999 Spain v England D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 1
10 Mar 1999 England v Andorra W 8-0 UEFA U18 Group 1
27 Apr 1999 Hungary v England D 2-2 Under-21
27 Feb 2001 England v Spain L 0-4 Under-21
14 Aug 2001 England v Netherlands W 4-0 Under-21
31 Aug 2001 Germany v England W 1-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 9
04 Sep 2001 England v Albania W 5-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 9
05 Oct 2001 England v Greece W 2-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 9
09 Nov 2001 Netherlands v England D 2-2 UEFA Under-21 Play-off
13 Nov 2001 England v Netherlands W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Play-off
13 Feb 2002 Netherlands v England D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 England v Italy L 1-2 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 England v Paraguay W 4-0 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
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
07 Sep 2002 England v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
16 Oct 2002 England v FYR Macedonia D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
29 Mar 2003 Liechtenstein v England W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
02 Apr 2003 England v Turkey W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
03 Jun 2003 England v Serbia and Montenegro W 2-1 International Friendly
20 Aug 2003 England v Croatia W 3-1 International Friendly
10 Sep 2003 England v Liechtenstein W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
16 Nov 2003 England v Denmark L 2-3 International Friendly
18 Feb 2004 Portugal v England D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 England v Iceland W 6-1 Summer Tournament
04 Sep 2004 Austria v England D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
08 Sep 2004 Poland v England W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
17 Nov 2004 Spain v England L 1-0 International Friendly
12 Nov 2005 Argentina v England W 2-3 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 England v Uruguay W 2-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2006 England v Jamaica W 6-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 2006 England v Greece W 4-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 2007 Estonia v England W 0-3 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
06 Feb 2008 England v Switzerland W 2-1 International Friendly
28 May 2008 England v USA W 2-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 2008 Trinidad and Tobago v England W 0-3 International Friendly
15 Oct 2008 Belarus v England W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
19 Nov 2008 Germany v England W 1-2 International Friendly
10 Jun 2009 England v Andorra W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
12 Aug 2009 Netherlands v England D 2-2 International Friendly
14 Oct 2009 England v Belarus W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
14 Nov 2009 Brazil v England L 1-0 International Friendly


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