Jimmy Bullard

Jimmy Bullard in action for Ipswich Town

James Richard " Jimmy" Bullard ( born October 23, 1978 in Newham, London ) is a former English footballer, who also owns a German passport.

Bullard began his career first at Ebbsfleet United and then became a professional at West Ham United. He could not prevail there over competitors such as Joe Cole, Michael Carrick and Frank Lampard and was fitted in 2001 after a three-week trial period from the third division Peterborough United with a three-year contract.

In January 2003, Bullard signed a contract with the then second division side Wigan Athletic and was mostly uninterrupted for the " Latics " in use. In the season 2005/ 06 Bullard made ​​the jump to the Premier League and has been linked by good performances there briefly with top clubs such as Arsenal and Liverpool. After the season he moved to FC Fulham. After two years he moved to Hull City. There he was, however, only sparsely used, so he was loaned to second division side Ipswich Town in January 2011, which committed him in the summer of fixed and furnished them with a contract until 30 June 2013. For the 2012/13 season Bullard moved to Milton Keynes Dons. In October 2012, he announced, however, due to persistent knee problems end of his career.

Bullard speculated next to a place in the squad the England team on a commitment to Germany because his grandmother is of German descent. His offer to assist in the event of a successful naturalization in the German midfielder Michael Ballack, was rejected by the former Germany coach Jürgen Klinsmann.