Former England striker Bobby Zamora turns 36 today, and we at Shoot! would like the wish the forward a very happy birthday!
Zamora began his professional career at Bristol Rovers, before securing a permanent move to Brighton & Hove Albion in 2000 following a successful loan spell at the club.
He made 136 appearances and scored 83 goals to help the Seagulls achieve back-to-back promotions to the second tier of English football, before moving to Premier League side Tottenham for £1.5 million in the summer of 2013.
However, Zamora struggled to adapt to Premier League football, and moved across London to West Ham in January 2004, where he would help the club win promotion to the top-flight by 2005, and then help solidify their position in the Premier League over the subsequent three seasons.
In 2008, the 36-year-old forward once again moved across London, this time to Fulham, where he went on to score 37 goals in 137 games for the Cottagers, including eight in their run to the Europa League final in 2010.
Zamora then secured a £4 million move to Queens Park Rangers in January 2012 and, although they were relegated in his first full season at Loftus Road, it was he who scored the winner in the Championship Play-Off final to help the Hoops return to the top-flight at the first time of asking in 2014.
A one season stay in the Premier League followed before he returned to Brighton in 2015, although he was released by the club at the end of the 2015/16 campaign.
Nonetheless, on his 36th birthday, we at Shoot! have used pictures to take us back through Zamora’s professional career…