Sulzeer Jeremiah “Sol” Campbell (born 18 September 1974) is a former England international footballer. A central defender, he had a 19-year career playing in the Premier League and an 11-year international career. Born in east London to Jamaican parents, he began his career with Tottenham Hotspur in December 1992. He spent nine years at Spurs, scoring 10 goals in 255 appearances, and captaining the team to victory in the 1999 Football League Cup Final against Leicester City. In 2001 he joined Tottenham’s North London rivals Arsenal on a free transfer, and as a result remained a hated figure amongst many Spurs supporters for the rest of his career. In his five years and 195 appearances at Arsenal he won two Premier League winners medals and two FA Cup winners medals, encompassing the 2001–02 league and FA Cup double, and being part of the team that became known as The Invincibles for their undefeated 2003–04 Premier League campaign. He scored Arsenal’s only goal in their 2–1 defeat to Barcelona in the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final. In August 2006 he joined Portsmouth on a free transfer; his three years with the club included captaining them to victory in the 2008 FA Cup Final. At the end of the 2008–09 season he made the surprise move of dropping down three levels of the English football pyramid to join League Two side Notts County on a free transfer. He left the club by mutual consent in September 2009, having played just one game for the club. The next year he made a brief return to Arsenal, before ending his career with Newcastle United. Since his retirement from football, Campbell has become increasingly vocal about British politics. In 2013, he said he liked “the mentality of Labour but the policies of the Conservatives”. In 2014, he criticised Ed Miliband’s proposals for a mansion tax on properties worth over £2m, calling it “madness”. He has also stated that he is considering joining the Conservative party and would be interested in helping the party gain more of “the black vote”. He has bemoaned the meagerness of racial diversity in the Football Association, and he made newspaper headlines in March 2014 after claiming that institutional racism on the part of the FA meant he was never chosen to captain the England team during his playing career. Campbell had been named as starting captain for England in a friendly against United States men’s national soccer team in May 2005 under Sven-Göran Eriksson, he was replaced with Zat Knight at half-time following an ankle injury. In February 2015, he confirmed his intention to run for the Conservative Party nomination for Mayor of London in the 2016 election. In the list of four candidates chosen in July 2015, Campbell was not shortlisted to be the Conservative Party’s London mayoral candidate for 2016.