Teddy Sheringham wins Player Of The Month award

Last updated : 11 September 2003 By Alex Dale
The former Nottingham Forest and Spurs striker, who hit a hat-trick for Pompey v Bolton, becomes the first Portsmouth player to win the accolade - at the first attempt, no less. Below is a copy of the press release:

Portsmouth striker Teddy Sheringham has won the Barclaycard Player of the Month
for August, the first of the 2003/04 season.

Sheringham picks up the award having notched four goals in the opening month of
the season which has made him joint top leader of the Barclaycard race for the
Golden Boot. The accolade will give him a timely boost ahead of his first visit
to North London since moving to Portsmouth.

The decision was made by the Barclaycard Awards Panel, which includes
representatives from football’s governing bodies, the media and fans.

The Barclaycard Awards Panel said: "Teddy Sheringham is placed fifth in the
list of all-time Premiership goal scorers and at the age of 37 he is showing no
signs of slowing down. His intelligence and ability have served him well and
will undoubtedly be essential to Portsmouth as the season progresses."

Š In August Teddy Sheringham scored a hat trick against Bolton Wanderers and one
goal against Aston Villa
Š He was born on 2.4.66
Š He started his football career as an apprentice at Millwall where he turned
pro on 19.1.84 and made 244 appearances, bagging 111 goals
Š In 1991 he signed for Nottingham Forest for £2m, scoring 23 goals in 62 games
followed by a £2.1m move to Tottenham Hotspur
Š At White Hart Lane he played 199 games and scored 104 goals but it was at
Manchester United that he picked up his first silverware
Š He signed for Manchester United in June 1997 for £3.5m and during his spell at
United helped them to Champions League glory thanks to a famous goal at the Nou
Camp against Bayern Munich. In the same season he also bagged the opening goal
in United’s FA Cup Final victory over Newcastle United
Š After this successful spell at Old Trafford it was back to Spurs where he
scored 26 goals in 76 games
Š He has won 51 Caps for England
Š Sheringham has scored 138 Premiership goals, putting him fifth in the all-time
top scorers list