On 7th of February 2013 Liverpool defender James Lee Duncan Carragher better known to football lovers as Jamie Carragher announced that he will be hanging up his boots at the end of the 2012/2013 season.
Interestingly Jamie rejected a one year extension to his contract at the Anfield Club choosing instead to call it quits on an illustrious career while at the very top.
Jamie Carragher first ventured into football at the tender age of 7 when his talent was recognized by an under 11’s team called Merton Villa. He was then accepted at the Liverpool Academy at age 16 after a stint at the FA School of excellence. He ventured into professional football aged 18 in the 1996/1997 season and has been a permanent fixture at the top flight since then. He is one of the very few ‘one-club’ players remaining in the English premier League.
Liverpool vice captain since 2003, Jamie has played a total of 723 times for the Anfield club with 496 of those appearances being in the league and has been the backbone of the Liverpool defence for many years. The mental image of Jamie Carragher barking orders from deep in the heart of defence will be an everlasting memory.