17th October 1968

Footballer Greame Le Saux is born

Jersey-born Le Saux’s first professional signing was for London club Chelsea, for whom he played his first match aged 21. He stayed for four seasons, during which he made 90 appearances, scoring eight league goals.

He moved to Blackburn in 1993, putting in 129 appearances over four years before being lured back to Chelsea with a £5m fee. Thus, he spent the majority of his career playing for the London team, with his final two years as a professional at Southampton.

He represented England at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, appearing in each of the team’s four matches. England was knocked out in the second round.

Le Saux retired in 2015 and embarked on a career as a football pundit and commentator in the UK and US.


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