|Jamie Carragher Profile|
|DOB||28 Jan 1978|
|Town of Birth||Bootle, Liverpool|
"Jamie Carragher was born in Bootle and from the age of 3 his Mum and I can remember, that he wanted to be a footballer. By the time Jamie was 7 years old, I had to tell a little white lie and say that he was 8, because in those days you needed to be 8 to play competitive football. He immediately started playing on a Sunday for Merton Villa in the under 11's Bootle and Litherlands District League.
Even in those early days Jamie's potential and natural abilities where very obvious; those abilities combined with determination and total dedication to developing the skills necessary to play at premiership level, have ensured that Jamie achieved his dream."
Since those early days Jamie Carragher has become one of the Premier League’s most dependable defenders. He always plays with absolute commitment and his name has been one of the very first names on the team sheet for over a decade.
Jamie Carragher is the epitome of what supporters love to see on the pitch - a local lad from Bootle who knows just how much Liverpool Football Club means to the people who pay to watch games.
Jamie Carragher has decided, as a way of saying thank you to the people of Merseyside and all Liverpool Football Club Supporters, to set up the "23 Foundation" to "help give local kids a chance" and, as with everything in his life, Jamie is committed to making this lifetime project a success he says it is one of his proudest moments to date:
Jamie Carragher always knew what he wanted to be. Fortunately for the young Jamie Carragher there was support and opportunity within his local community:
"My proudest moments of the last 15 years of my life, both in football and outside football, are captured above and I will never forget all the help and support I have received on my journey. I would like to say thank you to my best friend and wife Nicola, my beautiful children James and Mia, my Mum and Dad for making me the person and player I am, my brothers John and Paul and all the Liverpool Fans out there.
The list above only goes up to 2011 at the moment but, you have my word that I will continue to help and support the people of Merseyside for many years to come!"