Jamie RedknappFootball Pundit and Former Player
Jamie Redknapp is a former professional footballer, Sky Sports Pundit and columnist.
Jamie quickly became of the most popular and talented footballers of his generation after beginning his career at A.F.C. Bournemouth under his father, manager Harry Redknapp in 1989. Jamie moved on to play for Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton in a fast-paced athletic career. A technically skillful and creative midfielder, Redknapp was capped for the England team 17 times and played a big part in England’s Euro 1996 campaign. In 2005 Redknapp retired from professional football.
Jamie then forged a highly successful career in the media. Well known for his impeccable dress sense and love of suits Jamie became the face of the Marks & Spencer Signature range in 2006 and the ambassador of the World Cup Budweiser campaign. In 2010 Jamie become the main face for M&S Menswear boosting sales by 450% in two weeks with the successful fashion partnership continued into 2012.
In 2013 Jamie was announced as the face of Beko’s FA Cup Activity and in 2014 Jamie was unveiled as the face of Avon UK’s bestselling male fragrances Elite Gentleman and Elite Gentleman Untailored, appearing across brochures and the online shop, with this a partnership continuing into 2017. Jamie also worked with Nivea Men on a hugely successful social media campaign titled ‘Redknapp’s Grass Roots Round Up’.
Later that year, Jamie and his wife Louise made their first ever TV appearance together on ITV1’s The Jonathan Ross Show alongside Yoko Ono and Vin Diesel. They have worked together on a number of advertising campaigns such as Thomas Cook and Nintendo Wii, with 2014 seeing their partnership for PANDORA Jewellery’s #PANDORAwishes Christmas campaign, shot by Matthew Brookes, which created a huge rise of 35% in sales.
Football will always be at the heart of Jamie’s career. Having joined Sky Sports in 2005, he continues to act as one of their principle pundits, passing on his extensive knowledge of the game to millions of viewers. In 2013, Jamie was announced as the presenter of ‘Saturday Night Football’ on Sky Sports alongside David Jones, which continues to air. In 2015 Jamie worked with Budweiser on their dream goal campaign to find the nation’s best goal scorers alongside Gary Neville and Ed Chamberlain. It was Budweiser’s most successful UK advert of all time.
Jamie also writes a weekly column for the Daily Mail and is the face of Skybet. Jamie is also a Team Captain, alongside Freddie Flintoff, Jack Whitehall and host James Corden on the BAFTA winning sports panel show ‘A League of Their Own’ which has just filmed its tenth series for Sky1. A three part American road trip of the hugely popular show has just been filmed and will air in early 2016.
In early 2016, Jamie worked with Walkers in the launch of their new ‘Tear ‘n’ Share’ crisps TV campaign, starring in their advert alongside fellow football pundits Gary Lineker and Alan Hansen. Jamie was later announced as the ambassador for the Braun Father’s Day campaign, as the brand released a study revealing a need for British youngsters to show dads the love.
Jamie and wife Louise have been married for over 16 years, and live in Surrey with their two sons, Charley and Beau.