Who is former Chelsea and England left back Wayne Bridge? | The Sun

WAYNE Bridge is a former footballer who played for Chelsea and England.

The left back made headline on and off the pitch – here's what we know.

Who is former Chelsea and England left back Wayne Bridge?

Wayne Michael Bridge was born on August 5, 1980, in Southampton, England.

He was a professional footballer who played as a left back.

At the age of 15, Bridge was spotted by former Southampton full back Micky Adams who recommended him to the Saints.

He signed as a trainee in July 1996 and made his debut for the senior side in 1998.

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What other teams did Wayne Bridge play for?

Bridge made 151 appearances for Southampton before transferring to fellowPremier League club Chelsea in 2003.

He had an extensive career playing for Chelsea and won three domestic competitions during the six years he was at Stamford Bridge.

He made 86 appearances, scoring once, and bagged the FA Cup and League Cup in 2007, and the Premier League title in 2005.

He went out on loan to Fulham in 2006 and finally left the north London club for Manchester City in 2009, where he played for four seasons.

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However, his last two seasons were on loan with West Ham and Sunderland.

During the 2012–2013 season he played 37 times for EFL Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion while on loan from City.

After playing a season with Reading, Wayne retired in 2014.

During his playing career he was capped 36 times for England between 2002 and 2009, scoring one goal.

He was selected for two Fifa World Cup squads – 2002 and 2006 – and the Euros in 2004.

Who is Wayne Bridge married to?

Wayne is married to The Saturday's singer, Frankie Sandford.

Frankie announced their engagement via Twitter on April 8, 2013.

They were married on July 19, 2014 in a private ceremony.

They share two sons, Parker and Carter.

Wayne was previously in a relationship with model Vanessa Perroncel from 2005 to 2009.

They share a son Jaydon Jean Claude.

Wayne found himself in a scandal when it was claimed his team-mate and England captain John Terry had slept with Vanessa following their split.

John and Vanessa denied the claims but the scandal prevailed leading Bridge to refuse to shake hands with Terry when they played against each other after his move to Manchester City.

What is Wayne Bridge's net worth?

Bridge has an estimated net worth of $9million (£7million).

His net worth will have been earned through his previous football career and his stints on reality TV.

After putting his football career behind him Bridge starred on I'm A Celebrity in 2016.

It was reported he was paid £150,000 to enter the jungle.

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He won the first celebrity series of Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Wins in 2019.

He also fought Made In Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews in a charity Sport Aid boxing bout – and won.

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