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Wayne Bridge scored once in 36 appearances during his seven-year stay with the England senior national team. The left-back played for both the England u-18s and u-21s before he was given a call-up to the senior team by Swede Sven-Goran Eriksson. Virtually all his managers in the England youth team setup predicted that Wayne Bridge will play for the senior team and that prediction came to pass when he was given an invitation to the senior team and the defender made his first full cap against the Netherlands on February 13, 2002. Wayne Bridge proved himself quickly as a reliable left-back and he went on to make two appearances at the 2002 FIFA World Cup tournament in Japan and South Korea. All his appearances at the World Cup in Korea and Japan came as a substitute.

Wayne Bridge also made the 23-man squad for England to the Euro 2004 tournament in Portugal, but he didn’t play at all throughout the tournament as Ashley Cole was the preferred choice at left-back. Wayne Bridge was also used as a left midfielder to solve the problematic position only for him to lose the position to Chelsea teammate Joe Cole due to an injury.


English left-back Wayne Bridge signed for Manchester City after they agreed an undisclosed fee believed to be around £10m with Chelsea for the player. Wayne Bridge left West London giants Chelsea to join Manchester City during the 2009 winter transfer window. He signed for the club while Mark Hughes was the Manchester City manager.


Wayne Bridge penned a four-and-a-half year deal when he signed for the Citizens until 2013. He was introduced to the Manchester City fans for the first time during an FA Cup tie with lower league opposition, Nottingham Forest. The left-sided defender made his first appearance in a Manchester City two weeks after his introduction to the fans. His Manchester City debut came during the 1-0 win over Wigan Athletic.



England international left-back Wayne Bridge moved to Chelsea from Southampton in 2003. The Blues paid £7m plus Graeme Le Saux to secure the transfer of the player. He was a regular in the Chelsea team in his debut season at the club. Wayne Bridge produced his finest moment in an Arsenal shirt as he found the back of the net with a very good goal to give Chelsea a 2-1 win away from home in their Champions League quarterfinal second leg clash. His goal gave the Blues a 3-2 aggregate win as they progressed into the last four of the competition. It also ended a run of 18 games without a win for Chelsea in all competitions.

Wayne Bridge won his first trophy at Chelsea with the Premier League title at the end of the 2004/05 season under manager Jose Mourinho. The left-back started the season as the first choice before he sustained an ankle injury during an FA Cup tie with Newcastle United in February 2014. He was absent for the remainder of the season but the player had already made 15 appearances in the league, which was more than enough for a medal. Continue reading BRIDGE: CHELSEA MAJOR HONOURS REVEALED


Former Chelsea fullback Wayne Bridge is certain thatTottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will pick Premier League champions Manchester City ahead of Chelsea. Wayne Bridge played for both Chelsea and Manchester City before he made the decision to hang up his boots.


Ex-England national team left-back Bridge talked about his compatriot Kane and a potential move away from Spurs in his latest interview monitored by popular media portal Goal. According to Wayne Bridge, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has the finances required to pull off a deal for Kane but the player wants a move to Manchester City.


Frankie Bridge has revealed how her son was rushed to the hospital over the weekend after he struggled to breathe. Frankie Bridge is the wife of former Premier League footballer Wayne Bridge. Wayne Bridge played for Premier League teams like Southampton and Chelsea during a relatively successful career. The left-back won several titles during his time at Chelsea. Wayne Bridge and Ashley Cole battled for the left-back berth at Chelsea during his time with the West Londoners. Wayne Bridge won the Premier League title at Chelsea. He also played for the Three Lions of England.


Wayne Bridge Shares a Theory on Chelsea Replacement

Chelsea loves to deal with loans so much that they can even get their managers involved in it. Something like this has happened recently. Frank Lampard has been appointed as the new substitute for Maurizio Sarri during this summer. He has been welcomed by the fans of the Blues with wide arms. But Wayne Bridge has noticed something about this replacement. He has shared a theory regarding how Frank, who has been his teammate for Chelsea, got this job.

Wayne Bridge along with Frank Lampard won the Premier League in the year 2005. He was desperate to get the appointment for the job. He is of the belief that Roman Abramovich has finished up with Lamps because he knows that bigger names will refuse to join and the reason for that is the transfer ban.
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Wayne Bridge Names his Top 5 Side Team

The former Southampton and Chelsea defender Wayne Bridge has said that Frank Lampard is one of the players that he will not be able to leave out from the perfect 5-side team from amongst players he played within Southampton and Chelsea. The international England player spends 6 years at Chelsea. He had come over from Southampton with left-back that featured 142 times in every competition for Chelsea as they proceeded on to win the title of Premier League in the year 2005 and the League Cup and FA Club in the year 2007.

He is known to have featured in the early success of Chelsea in the era of Roman Abramovich. He has played along with some of the greatest players in the history of the Blues. It doesn’t come as a surprise that Chelsea will dominate the perfect 5 sides of the former left-back. Wayne Bridge chose Matt Le Tissier, the legend of Southampton and as the manager, Glenn after he worked with the former midfielder of Chelsea in the south coast. However, the rest of the 5 side team comprises of teammates from the time he used to play at Chelsea. It includes Frank Lampard, Marcel Desailly, Didier Drogba, and Petr Cech.
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Wayne Bridge Talks about Family Life and More

Wayne Bridge might be retired from the scene of English football as an active player but he still remains in the scene as an inspiration to the younger players. He debuted in the scene of professional football in the year 1998 when he graduated from Southampton Academy. Bridge then played for clubs like West Ham, Chelsea, Fulham, and Manchester City during the years when he played Premier League. Today his focus is his family, his wife and two children, Carter who is three years of age and Parker who is five.

Wayne and Frankie Bridge confess that they would love to have more children when they opened up about their family life at a recent interview. Frankie, the Saturday star, aged 29 and the former footballer at 38 years of age, admitted that they think about it but is not always in sync with the idea. Wayne says that he is open to having another baby but it would not happen so soon. It is not easy and that is also what Frankie agrees. She is not open to the idea of motherhood and that is why she needs time to think about having another baby.
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Former England international, Wayne Bridge happened to be one of the first signings of both the Chelsea and Manchester City modern eras, yet the 38 year old admits he never really believed in himself.

When you ask a footballer about his most memorable moment as a player, you would expect him to say something about winning a major title or scoring a cracking goal. However, Wayne Bridge seems to be the odd one out.

Wayne Bridge In Charity Boxing Fight

Every time the name of Wayne Bridge is mentioned, without any delay, John Terry follows him swiftly. These two great figures are often remembered by football fans and also say a lot about the career of Bridge. Although there were several highlights, the most significant ones include Premier League achievement with Chelsea in 2004 -05 and PFA Team of the Year title in 2001-02.

Bridge took his retirement in the year 2014 and needless to say that he played for the national team of England for 36 times. It is certainly not easy to overlook the accomplishments of this great footballer despite of the fact that he has not been in the spotlight much. He has appeared on a reality show and also had a life that people envied him. Football fans were indeed surprised when they got to know about Bridge’s new venture which is boxing and he showed his appearance in a charity boxing competition for the benefit of Sport Relief. Bridge had to undergo training for nearly 10 weeks for his bout against Spencer Matthews, the reality TV star.
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