Jermain Defoe spotted back in Scotland with Rangers strip weeks after ‘marriage split’ from Scots wife


FORMER Rangers striker Jermain Defoe has been spotted back in Scotland clutching the shirt of his former club.

The footballer spent three years at Ibrox and scored 32 goals in 74 games for the club – as well as landing the Scottish Premiership title in 2021.

Willie VassThe striker landed his only league winners’ medal at Rangers.[/caption]

The couple were pictured in October at the NFL games in London just months before the split rumours.Instagram

@themiraclefoundationscio / InstagramDefoe supplied signed shirts to a Scots charity fundraiser.[/caption]

It was during this hot streak he met wife Donna – but fears over his marriage to the Glasgow beauty therapist surfaced earlier this month after they spent Christmas apart.

The former Sunderland, Spurs and West Ham striker was in St Lucia for the festive season while Donna changed her social media profile names back to maiden name Tierney, and unfollowed her 40-year-old husband online.

The pair were wed at a lavish £200,000 event in Berkshire last summer – with pictures of the big day spread throughout OK! magazine.

However mystery surrounds the ceremony as no record of the nuptials has been sourced locally, or in Glasgow.

Now images show Defoe back in Scotland – a year since leaving Rangers – and clutching a shirt of his former team.

He dropped into Motherwell-based charity The Miracle Foundation to provide signed memorabilia for a fundraiser in March.

The footballer was all smiles as he posed with the CEO and founders of the charity which supports children and young people affected by bereavement and trauma with one-to-one counselling and art therapy.

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Amongst the shirt haul up for grabs at the Crowne Plaza event are tops from Defoe’s playing career including Tottenham, England and two from the Glasgow giants.

The charity wrote: “The very lovely @iamjermaindefoe with our communications manager @mandyraynerr and founders of the charity Urfan and Mariam.

“Jermain popped into the office to hear all about the work we do in Scotland and our plans for the future.

“He also signed a few strips which will be up for auction at our black tie event!”

Defoe captioned his Instagram story with praise for the work being done.

He wrote: “Great to meet @themiraclefoundationscio last night and hear about all the work they do with young people and children affected by bereavement and trauma.”

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The striker also has a charity foundation of him to support homeless, vulnerable and abused children in his family home of St Lucia.

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