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Jimmy Bullard

Fulham FC




Full name James Richard Bullard
Born 23 October 1978 in East Ham, Essex [registered in Newham, December 1978].
Attended Bexley Primary School and Erith Secondary School
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 10lb. [2005]


Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2005] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career playing for Kent Schools and then North Kent Schools. He began his career with the Corinthians club and then with Gravesend & Northfleet FC, West Ham United FC bought him for a transfer fee of £30,000 on 10 February 1998. But without any league appearances, he signed on a free transfer with Peterborough United FC on 6 July 2001, where he made 66 league appearances, scoring eleven goals. It was enough to get him noticed by Wigan Athletic AFC, where he signed for £275,000 on 31 January 2003. He made 145 league appearances, scoring ten times. On 28 April 2006, it was announced that Bullard would sign for Fulham FC at the end of the season for £2.5 million. After 39 Premier League appearances and six goals, Bullard signed for Hull City AFC on 23 January 2009 for a record fee paid £5 million.  Bullard joined Ipswich Town FC on loan from 27 January 2011, scoring five in sixteen league appearances. After being released from his Hull contract on 18 August 2011, making only 23 Premier League appearances, scoring seven, Bullard joined Ipswich permanently on 25 August 2011. He made a further 21 league appearances, scoring once. He joined MK Dons FC on 28 August 2012, but made just two league appearances. He retired from playing on 1 October 2012 due to his persistent knee injury.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 2002-03; Division One runners-up 2004-05;
Football League Cup
runners-up 2005-06;
Individual honours PFA Division Two Team of the Year 2002-03;
FA Premier League Player of the Month
November 2009;
PFA Championship Team of the Year
Ipswich Town FC Supporter's Player of the Year
Distinctions None


Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2005]

England Career

Player number did not appear for England.
Position(s) Midfield
Only match None
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Although English by birth, Bullard has a German grandmother and is therefore eligible for the German national team.  In the run-up to the 2006 World Cup, it was reported that Bullard was contemplating an international call-up from the Nationalmannschaft, having made his interest known to the national coach Jürgen Klinsmann.


Jimmy Bullard - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 min 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


Jimmy Bullard - Match History
 Club: Fulham F.C. - 0 full appearances

manager: Fabio Capello - 0 full capsx

Age 29
- 866 6 September 2008 - Andorra 0 England 2, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona WCP AW squad member
- 867 10 September 2008 - Croatia 1 England 4, Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb AW
Age 30
- 870 19 November 2008 - Germany 1 England 2, Olympiastadion, Berlin Fr AW unused sub 18