jamie o'hara - fact file

2005 - 2011            midfielder



Born on 25th September 1986 in Dartford, Kent, England.

Height : - .m  (5' 11")

Weight : -  - kgs  (12st 4lbs)

One of the few players to move from Arsenal to Tottenham, Jamie O'Hara was picked up by Spurs when the Highbury side failed to offer him a new contract and he progressed through the ranks at White Hart Lane.

Raised in Kent and attending Horton Kirby Primary School, Jamie was spotted as a youngster by Arsenal and attended Highams Park School where their Academy players studied, but like many local players, he failed to break through into the squad of expensive imports.  Allowed to leave the club, Tottenham signed him up when his contract at Highbury expired.

While his passing ability and movement added considerably to the midfield of first the Academy side and then very quickly the Reserves, he had to go out on loan to Chesterfield (2006) and Millwall (2007) to get first team experience.

Jamie's ability to run with the ball and spot killer passes make him a talented midfielder and it was this ability which was picked up on by Edgar Davids, who spent time after training with O'Hara to hone his ability and his temperament to make the most of his skills.

As well as his creative ability, Jamie has a good eye for goal and has scored goals both from distance and also by making well-timed runs into the penalty area.  One drawback he has is his fiery will to win, which sometimes gets him in trouble with referees, as he showed when red carded in a Johnstone's Paint Football League Trophy game for Millwall.  He is also believed to be the player who Stephane Dalmat had a fight with in training, precipitating the Frenchman's loan being terminated.

His presence in some Spurs squads during 2006-07 hint that he may be breaking through in the difficult area of midfield, where Tottenham are well blessed with a range of different talents.  Disappointed at being left out of the Juande Ramos' 2008 League Cup winning team, Jamie played more under Harry Redknapp in the early part of the manager's Spurs tenure, with a place on the bench in the 2009 League Cup final and ending up coming on and having a penalty saved in the shoot-out, along with David Bentley, resulting in Manchester United taking the trophy after a 0-0 draw. 

In the 2009-10 season, the midfielder was allowed to go on loan to Portsmouth.  Cash-strapped and bottom of the table, Pompey were reduced to taking on loan layers and free transfers to fill the places left by those who had been sold to keep the club afloat.  Despite making a good impression at Fratton Park, Jamie returned to Spurs in January, but when the South Coast club's transfer embargo was lifted, he returned there on loan until the end of the season, playing his last game in the FA Cup Final where they lost 0-1 to Chelsea.

Had gone out with model Danielle Lloyd for a while and got engaged at the end of 2009, with their first child, a boy called Archie born in July 2010.

Suffered a back injury while at Portsmouth and had surgery in the summer, ruling him out of the Spurs team for the first five months of the season and to get some match time, he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan in the January transfer window for the remainder of the season.  On completion of the loan deal, he agreed to join Wolves on a permanent deal for a fee said to be 5 million.  There followed an unhappy time at Molineux, where the fans turned against him when he was not selected by the manager and he ended up being released in August 2014 and then moving on a free transfer to Blackpool in November 2014.  In a dire state, the Seasiders tried, but were fighting a losing battle against relegation and O'Hara was again released, finding a place on a one year contract at Fulham for the 2015-16 season.

Represented England at youth levels from Under-16 through to Under-18.


Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Arsenal ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Scholar) 1st July 2003 - ?? - -
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (professional) 1st July 2004 - 15th December 2007 v Portsmouth (Premier League) (away)  won 1-0 ?? ??
Chesterfield 13thJanuary 2006 Loan 14th January 2006 v Doncaster Rovers (League) (away) drew 1-1  19 5
Millwall 24th August 2007 Loan ??  ?? ??
Portsmouth ?? 2009 Loan ??  ?? ??
Portsmouth February 2010 Loan ??  ?? ??
Portsmouth 30th January 2011 Loan ??  ?? ??
Wolverhampton Wanderers 30th January 2011 Loan 2nd February 2011 v  Bolton Wanderers (Premier League) (away) lost 0-1 ?? ??
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1st July 2011 5,000,000 ??  ?? ??
Blackpool 5th November 2014 Free 8th November 2014  v Leeds United (Championship)  lost 1-3 ?? ??
Fulham 7th July 2015 Free ??  ?? ??
- ?? ?? ??  ?? ??

Career Record
0 League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
1 Other appearance; 0 goals
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
Chesterfield (loan)
19 League appearances; 5 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
European appearances; 0 goals
Millwall (loan)
4 League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
1 Other appearance; 0 goals
Portsmouth (loan)
- League appearances; - goals
- FA Cup appearances; - goals
- League Cup appearances; - goals
- Other appearances; - goals
Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan)
- League appearances; - goals
- FA Cup appearances; - goals
- League Cup appearances; - goals
- Other appearances; - goals
Wolverhampton Wanderers
- League appearances; - goals
- FA Cup appearances; - goals
- League Cup appearances; - goals
- Other appearances; - goals
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- League appearances; - goals
- FA Cup appearances; - goals
- League Cup appearances; - goals
- Other appearances; - goals

England international
0 full caps;  0 goals
Under-21 caps; goals
Under-18 caps; goals
Under-17 caps; goals
18 Under-16 caps; goals  -  debut v Northern Ireland (Came on as a substitute in a 3-0 win)
FA Cup runners-up medal 2009-2010 (Portsmouth)
- Cup winners medal 19---


First game seen :  Millwall v Spurs (pre-season friendly), which Spurs won 2-1
First record : Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
First Crush : Emma Bunton (Spice Girls)
First foreign holiday :  Lanzarote
First football team : Sutton Dynamos Under-9s
First medals : League and Cup medals with Sutton medals Under-9s
First part time job : Doing work experience with his Dad's vending machine company
Spurs idol : Glenn Hoddle
First professional goal scored : For Chesterfield against Bournemouth
First car : Mercedes CLK
First Film seen :  Mutant Ninja Turtles
First England game played :  U16s v Northern Ireland
Also enjoys playing tennis and swimming.
Likes to listen to 50 Cent.

Travelled to :  Dubai, Mexico, America
Favourite country visited : Dubai
Favourite Holiday :  Would like to go to the Maldives, but best destination is Florida
Goods brought home from holiday :  Ralph Lauren clothing
Favourite car :  White Range Rover SuperSport TVD8 (just bought one)
Favourite magazine/paper :  Men's Health/News of the World
How many CDs have you got ? : Six in the car and about 10 at home
Most played CD at the moment :  Ne-Yo - "Miss Independent"
Favourite track : 50 Cent - "If I Can't"
Most embarrassing CD :  Britney Spears
Watched on DVD on coach :  Prison Break
Who would you most want to sit next to on a long haul flight ? :  Paul Gascoigne
If your house was on fire, what would you save :  Framed Paul Scholes shirt
Most Prized Possession :  Canvas print of celebration after first Spurs goal v Slavia Prague
Most necessary accessory :  Blackberry phone
Most proud moment : Playing for spurs; buying Dad a car
Usual Routine :  Wake 08:30; Watch Sky Sports News; Have porridge; shower; listen to iPod, change; drive to training
Unnecessary invention :  Speed cameras
Do you collect anything ? :  Starting to collect football shirts
Dance style copied :  Prodigy
Whose poster was on your bedroom wall ?  :  Paul Gascoigne
First memory of playing football :  At Horton Kirby School in Dartford, where he dribbled round whole team and scored
Best player when young :  Joe Horlock, was at Arsenal but now at Sittingbourne
Favourite trick :  Cruyff turn
Other sports played at school :  Cricket, Basketball, Rugby
Pets as a child :  A mongrel dog Lola and a Scottish Westie called Jasper
Would talent would you like to have :  Able to sing



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What they said about Jamie O'Hara
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What Jamie O'Hara said
... about his loan spell at Millwall  24.12.2007 (Spurs TV).

"At Millwall it was a dogfight at the bottom end of the table," said O'Hara. "I had to learn that you have to graft. I grew up very quickly.

 ... about the reception at his first home game after missing a penalty in the shoot-out in the League Cup Final 05.03.2009 ...  (Spurs website).
"The reception from the fans was pretty amazing," said the 22-year-old. "It really made me feel part of the Club and all its tradition. It gave me goose-bumps to be honest.  I love the Club and will give 100 per cent every time I go on the pitch, so the reception meant so much to me.  Sunday was difficult. Nobody wants to miss a penalty on such a big occasion, and I was disappointed, but I believe it will make me stronger mentally.  It's part and parcel of being a footballer at this level. You're going to make mistakes, you've just got to be strong enough to deal with them."
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