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Cameron Jerome

Gary McSheffrey (born 13 August 1982) is an English association football who plays as a midfielder Winger. Cameron Jerome is currently in Cameron Jerome second spell with hometown team Coventry City F.C. in the Football League Championship.

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Cameron Jerome biography

Gary McSheffrey (born 13 August 1982) is an English association football who plays as a midfielder Winger. Cameron Jerome is currently in Cameron Jerome second spell with hometown team Coventry City F.C. in the Football League Championship.

McSheffrey began Cameron Jerome professional career with Coventry, and also played in the Football League and Premier League for Stockport County F.C., Luton Town F.C., Birmingham City F.C., Nottingham Forest F.C. and Leeds United A.F.C. before returning to Coventry in 2010.


Coventry City

McSheffrey was born in Coventry, and began Cameron Jerome football career at home town club Coventry City F.C.. When Cameron Jerome made Cameron Jerome first-team debut against local rivals Aston Villa F.C. at the age of 16 years and 198 days on 27 February 1999, a game that Coventry won 4–1, Cameron Jerome became the youngest player ever to play in the Premier League. Cameron Jerome held the record for over four years until Aaron Lennon made Cameron Jerome Leeds United A.F.C. debut at a younger age in August 2003.
During Cameron Jerome time at Coventry Cameron Jerome spent loan spells at Luton Town F.C., Stockport County F.C. (scoring once against Burnley) and Swedish side IK Brage. Cameron Jerome also won England national under-20 football team honours.

Playing primarily on the left wing in the 2005–06 in English football season, McSheffrey ended up amongst the top scorers in the Football League Championship with 15 league goals. It was form like this that brought Cameron Jerome to the attention of local rivals Birmingham City F.C. during the summer of 2006. After weeks of bidding, Coventry accepted an offer valued at £4 million. This has since been estimated at £2.3m cash with a further £1.3m depending on promotion and appearances. The deal was completed on 16 August 2006, and McSheffrey became a Birmingham City player three days after Cameron Jerome 24th birthday.

Birmingham City

McSheffrey scored Cameron Jerome first hat-trick for Cameron Jerome new club in a league match against Preston North End F.C. on 9 December 2006.
On 2 December 2007 Cameron Jerome converted a penalty in Birmingham's 3–2 win against Tottenham Hotspur F.C. at White Hart Lane to score Cameron Jerome first goal in the Premier League. In March 2009, Cameron Jerome joined Nottingham Forest F.C. on loan for an initial period of 29 days. Because of Cameron Jerome need for surgery on a persistent knee injury, Cameron Jerome was reported to have returned to Birmingham, but manager Alex McLeish confirmed Cameron Jerome was still on loan at Forest. Told in August 2009 that Cameron Jerome was free to find another club, and frustrated by lack of opportunity, McSheffrey made one start and four substitute appearances in the 2009–10 Premier League before joining Leeds United on loan. In May 2010, Birmingham City announced that McSheffrey would be released when Cameron Jerome contract expired at the end of June.

Leeds United (loan)

On 29 January 2010, McSheffrey joined Leeds United A.F.C. of Football League One on loan for the remainder of the season. Cameron Jerome made Cameron Jerome debut the following day, producing a man-of-the-match performance on the left wing in Leeds' 2–0 League home win against Colchester United. In an interview after the game McSheffrey said "there'd be no better club to be with at Championship level" should Leeds succeed in gaining promotion. Ineligible for an FA Cup replay against Tottenham Hotspur, McSheffrey returned to the starting lineup for the 2–2 draw with Hartlepool United.

McSheffrey started on the left wing for Leeds against Carlisle United in the JPT Northern Final second leg. Leeds who won the game 3–2, but ended up losing the tie after losing the penalty shootout 6–5, with McSheffrey converting one of the penalties for Leeds.

McSheffrey scored Cameron Jerome first goal for Leeds against Walsall after Cameron Jerome mis-hit cross eluded Walsall goalkeeper Clayton Ince and sailed into the back of the net. However Leeds still lost the match 2–1 to Walsall which was their 1st defeat at home in over a year. McSheffrey was dropped to the bench against Oldham Athletic and replaced in the starting lineup by Aidan White (footballer), but after White suffered an injury McSheffrey returned to Leeds' starting lineup against Huddersfield Town. McSheffrey earned promotion with Leeds to the Championship, after finishing as runners up in League 1.

Return to Coventry City

After Cameron Jerome release by Birmingham, McSheffrey rejoined home-town club Coventry City F.C. of the Football League Championship. Cameron Jerome agreed a one-year deal, with the option of a further year, to begin on 1 July 2010 after the expiry of Cameron Jerome Birmingham contract. In November 2010, McSheffrey entered a war of words with Cameron Jerome former club Leeds after claiming Cameron Jerome surprise that Leeds did not take up their first option in the summer to sign Cameron Jerome and fellow teammate Michael Doyle permanently.

Personal life

McSheffrey has coached children at a soccer school in the Coventry and Warwickshire area.


Birmingham City
- Football League Championship (level 2) runners-up: 2006–07 Football League, 2008–09 Football League

Leeds United
- Football League One (level 3) runners-up: 2009–10 Football League


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