Edward Paul "Teddy" Sheringham was born on April 2, 1966 in Highams Park, London.
Over the span of a 25-year career he played for Millwall, Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Portsmouth, West Ham United and Colchester United. He represented England 51 times, scoring 11 goals.
Sheringham began his professional career at Millwall in 1982 at the age of 16 and was sold to Notts Forest for £2 million in July 1991. Just over a year later he was snapped up by Spurs for a £2.1 million fee.
While at Spurs he was the Premiership's top goalscorer in 1993-94 and the following year helped them to a seventh-placed finish.
He was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson for £3.5 million in June 1997 to replace the iconic Eric Cantona at Manchester United.
Sheringham's most successful year as a player came in 1998-99 when he was part of the treble-winning side. The league championship was his first major trophy and then a week later he scored one of United's two goals in the FA Cup final victory over Newcastle.
Sheringham's most famous moment as a Man United player came when he scored the equaliser against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final. United were 1-0 down with only seconds of normal time remaining when Teddy swept home a cross. He then provided the flick-on for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to score the winner.
Having not won a trophy in 15 years as a professional, he had won the top three honours in a mere matter of weeks. In 2000–01, Sheringham played some of the best football of his career as he was United's top goalscorer as well as being voted Player of the Year by both the PFA and FWA. At the end of the season, however, he left to return to Spurs, having won his third Premiership title.
Sheringham's finest hour in an England shirt came in Euro 96 when he was part of Terry Venables' side that swept Holland aside 4-1 at Wembley. He scored twice, as did his strike partner Alan Shearer, in one of England's finest hours. Sadly, England were to be defeated on penalties at the semi-final stage.