Cameron Jerome became Norwich's firth signing of the 2014 summer
when he joined the Canaries from Stoke City on 20th August 2014
for a fee reported to be £2m.
Jerome was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. As a youth,
Jerome played for Stile Common, Yorkshire Counties and Westend
Juniors before moving on to Huddersfield Town as a junior, then
moved on via Grimsby Town, Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough
to gain a contract at Cardiff City, after being recommended by
reserve team manager Paul Wilkinson Jerome played under Wilkinson
in Grimsby's youth system, but after Wilkinson left Blundell Park
to take up his position with Cardiff in October 2003, Jerome was
released by replacement Neil Woods for being a disruptive influence.
Jerome made his Cardif City debut in a 00 draw with Leeds
United on 2nd October 2004, as a substitute for Andy Campbell,
before going on to score seven goals in 32 appearances in the
200405 season.,A good run of form in the 200506 season
saw him finish top scorer for Cardiff with 20 goals.
He signed for Birmingham City on 31st May 2006, for a transfer
fee reported as an initial £3 million, potentially rising
to £4m.] Jerome made his debut as a 66th-minute substitute
against Colchester United at St Andrew's on 5th August 2006. However,
it was a debut to forget, as he was sent off within five minutes
of entering play elbowing an opponent in the face. He netted his
first goal for Birmingham against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus
Road on 12th September but had a slow first season at St Andrew's,
scoring just 9 times in 44 games in all competitions.
Jerome scored his first Premier League goal after 32 seconds
of the away match against Derby County on 25 August 2007; his
second goal of that game confirmed Birmingham's first win of the
200708 season. He finished the season as Birmingham's second
top goal scorer with 7 goals in 33 games as Birmingham were relegated.
However, the Blues immediately bounced back in the 200809
season by finishing second in the Championship with Jerome scoring
10 goals in 45 appearances. He won the League Cup with Birmingham
He scored 11 goals in the 2010-11 season winning him a £4million
transfer to Stoke City on 31st August 2011. He scored on his Stoke
City debut in the UEFA Europa League against Dynamo Kiev to earn
his side a 11 draw away from home.
On 5th August 2013 Jerome admitted an FA charge of breaching
betting regulations. He was fined £50,000 and was also severely
warned as to his future conduct by the FA.
On 2nd September 2013 Jerome joined Crystal Palace on loan for
the 201314 season. He made his debut for the club on 14th
September 2013, coming on as a 64th-minute substitute for Dwight
Gayle in a 20 defeat away at Manchester United. In total
Jerome played 29 times for the Eagles scoring twice as they finished
in 11th position.
At the time of joining Norwich, he had played 67 games for Stoke,
scoring 12 goals.
Jerome made his debut for Norwich in the Capital One Cup victory
at home to Crawley Town on 26th September 2014, scoring one of
the goals in a 3-1 win.
He made 45 appearances in 2014/15 scoring 21 goals including
the opener in the 2-0 Championship Play-off final against Middlesbrough
on 25th May 2015. This was his 21st goal of the season and the
first goal scored by a Norwich player at Wembley (unless you count
Asa Hartford's defected shot in the 1985 Milk Cup final)..
Jerome made 34 appearances for City in 2015/16, scoring three goals, as the Canaries were relegated from the Premier League.
He signed a new three year contract with Norwich on 13th June 2016 even though he had been linked with a move to Middlesbrough. He scored 16 goals in 40 games in 2016/17.
On 11th June 2017, it was reported that Norwich would listen to offers from Jerome as they sought to bring in transfer revenue and reduce the wage bill. Middlesbrough and Sunderland were reported to be interested.
On 28th December 2017, it was reported by the Mirror that Cardiff were keen to re-sign Jerome to strengthen their attacking options following injury to Danny Ward. A fee of £1.5million was mentioned. On 1st January, Derby, Sunderland and Birmingham were added to the list of suitors. He moved to Derby on 16th January 2018 on an 18 month contract with Derby paying an undisclosed fee said to be £1.5million.
Jerome made 10 appearances for the England under-21 team between
2005 and 2007 but failed to score.