Jermaine Jenas

Former Professional Footballer & TV Pundit

Highly popular football pundit, Jermaine Jenas, is a successful sports speaker. As an expert on “the beautiful game”, he is commonly sought after for industry events, business conferences and more, where he shares his knowledge. Throughout his active playing career, Jermaine scored a total of 39 goals over his 341 league appearances, making this speaker not just knowledgeable, but experienced too. Born in Nottingham, his first appearance was with Nottingham Forest, who he stayed with for a year.

Jermaine then moved to Newcastle United, making him the second most expensive teenage football player at the time. As a testament to his talent and worth, he made 110 appearances and scored four goals over his three years with the club, before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 2005. Jermaine spent the longest time with this club, a total of eight years, during which he scored a monumental 21 goals. After being on loan to Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest, Jermaine moved to Queens Park Rangers in 2013 before suffering career-ending injuries. During his career, Jermaine was named in the 2006 Germany FIFA World Cup, and later scored the opening goal in a friendly against Switzerland in 2008.

In 2016, Jermaine retired from football after succumbing to his knee injury. Though this was a disappointing time for him, it opened up new opportunities in commentating and public speaking. Jermaine’s first role was as an analyst for ITV Sport, while they covered the 2014 UEFA Europa League, before joining BT Sport in 2014. As a speaker, Jermaine can discuss the same footballing insights which he does as a pundit. Charismatic and relatable, he is perfect for school events due to his ability to connect to younger audiences. Along with his friend, Jermaine founded the Aquinas Foundation, which offered football tickets to disadvantaged schools for the students with 100% attendance, tackling truancy head-on.

Jermaine is regarded as the youngest pundit on Match of the Day, reflecting his passion for football from a young age. Jermaine understands the importance of our youth, and the disadvantages that face them in modern society, so has made a number of documentaries exposing knife crime in London. He has also sat down with the Duke of Cambridge to draw attention to mental health and footballers for the show, A Royal Team Talk 2019.

To book Jermaine Jenas as the football speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, Jermaine is known to cover the following topics:

  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Premier League
  • International Football
  • Punditry

Jermaine candidly discussing his retirement in an interview: