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Member Name: karlg
Advantages: Always gives 100%
Disadvantages: A bit slow
When i hear the name Jamie Carragher, the first thing i think of is leader.
Jamie, born an everton fan, has been at the heart of Liverpool football for most of this decade now, he always gives 100% and that is best anyone can do, its a shame a lot of other professional footballers feel they dont have to.
As i said before, Jamie Carragher was born an everton fan, so how did he end up playing for Liverpool? Well when he was in his youth, he was asked to trial for Liverpool, and as they were they the best academy around, he agreed and off he went, even turning up in his beloved Everton top.
From there he progressed up through the ranks and made it into Liverpool reserves and eventually the first team. Also by this stage he had followed Everton all over europe aswell as England.
Once he made his debut for Liverpool he started off playing in all sorts of positions, including right back, left back, centre midfield before eventually finding his current position at centre half, which he has now made his own.
Carraghers highlight has to be the 2005 Champions League Final against AC Milan, where at 3 nil down, Liverpool fought back and won on penalties with carragher at his best and keeping the team together in one of the greatest games of all time.
Jamie has played for England before retiring at 28 to concentrate on the Liverpool team, a decision which has proved to be very shrewd and hopefully extend his shelf life as a liverpool player.
So what has Carragher won while at Liverpool, well here are the honours so far:
FA Cup: 2000-01, 2005-06
League Cup: 2000-01, 2002-03
FA Community Shield: 2001, 2006
FA Youth Cup: 1995-96
UEFA Champions League: 2004-05
UEFA Cup: 2000-01
UEFA Super Cup: 2001, 2005
Just missing that elusive Premier league medal to complete the full set.
Overall, Jamie has been a great assett for liverpool, i could write forever about him, but you canread more inhis autobigraphy, such a great read if your a fan of his. His commitment can never be questioned, i just wish more players were like him.
Summary: Superb player who is a great leader