Retired English left-back played for seven more clubs after his beloved Southampton. He came through the Saints Academy before making his professional debut for Southampton in 1998. He scored two goals in 198 appearances for the Saints in the Premier League.


Wayne Bridge moved to Chelsea from Southampton after five years in the first team. He sealed a move to the Blues in the summer of 2003 in a swap deal that saw the Blues pay £7m for him in addition to fellow left-sided player Graeme Le Sauxmoving in the other direction.

While he was at Chelsea, Bridge spent some time on loan at fellow West London team Fulham. He spent some time on loan with the Cottagers in 2006. English international Wayne Bridge left Chelsea to join Manchester City between 2009 and 2013. The Englishman was sent on loan to three different clubs while he was at Manchester City.

Wayne Bridge had loan spells at West Ham United, Sunderland and Brighton and Hove Albion while he was still on the books of the Citizens.

Southampton Academy graduate Bridge spent the final year of his football career at Reading during the 2013/14 season.

Wayne Bridge played three times for the England u-18 between 1998 and 1999 without finding the back of the net. He also didn’t score for the England u-21s in eight appearances between 1999 and 2001. His debut for the senior team of England came in 2002.

Bridge played his first game for the Three Lions of England against the Netherlands in February 2002 under the watchful eyes of Swedish tactician Sven-Goran Eriksson. He went on to represent England at both the 2002 FIFA World Cup tournament in South Korea and Japan where he made two substitute appearances. He didn’t feature at all at Euro 2004 despite making the squad. In total, he scored once in 36 appearances for the England senior team between 2002 and 2009.

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