Jimmy Jump

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Jimmy Jump and Lionel Messi

Jaume Marquet i Cot (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈʒawmə məɾˈkɛt i kɔt]), more popularly known as Jimmy Jump, born on 14 March 1976, is a streaker from Sabadell, Catalonia, Spain, known for interfering in several major entertainment and sporting events.



On 4 July 2004, during the UEFA Euro 2004 final between Greece and Portugal, he threw an FC Barcelona flag at the Portuguese captain – Luís Figo – who left that team to join their archrivals, Real Madrid, in 2000.[1]

In the semi-final of 2005-06 UEFA Champions League between Villarreal and the Arsenal FC , ran on the track just before the start of the second half. On the pitch, he threw a shirt from FC Barcelona ahead of Arsenal Thierry Henry , with the name Henry and number 14. On 25 June 2007 Henry signed up for Barça.

At the end of the Champions League of 2007 between Milan and Liverpool , Jimmy Jump ran down the field with a Greek flag , but this was not shown by the television cameras. In August of the same year, after Messi scored a goal in Bayern , Jimmy Jump put a hat on his head.

He also appeared in 2008, in the semi-final of the Eurocopa between (Germany) and Turkey . This time carrying a flag of Tibet and a shirt with the inscription " Tibet is not China ."

Jimmy Jump also jumped into the field during a game of the Spanish league between Barcelona and Racing de Santander. It was joined by Samuel Eto'o.

On 11 July 2010, moments before the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final between Spain and the Netherlands played in Johannesburg, South Africa, Marquet rushed onto the field and attempted to place a Barretina on the World Cup trophy before being apprehended by several security guards. He was ordered to pay a ZAR2,000 fine for the incident.[2]

On 11 September 2010, Marquet ran onto the field before the second half of the Hungarian Derby between Újpest and Ferencváros. He held a Catalan flag, with the message "Kubala [a former Barcelona and Ferencváros player] forever". Before the security guards caught him, he kicked the ball into the Ferencváros goal.[3] Security handed him over to the police and he was taken into custody for four hours, before being released and fined approximately EUR€350.

Formula 1[edit]

In the 2004 Spanish Grand Prix, Jimmy ran through the starting grid during the parade lap, only to be apprehended by the race marshals shortly after. While he claimed to have many fans (due to his other performances at football matches), he was criticized for risking the lives of the drivers, even though the cars were still travelling at low speed at this point.


During the 2009 Men's Singles Finals of the French Open, he accosted eventual winner Roger Federer, attempting to place a red barretina on his head. Marquet was tackled by a security guard while stumbling after he jumped over the net. He faced up to 12 months in prison for the incident.[4]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

During the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Norway, Marquet invaded the stage during the Spanish performance of Daniel Diges and took part in the choreography. He subsequently left the stage at the venue and was immediately escorted away from the concert area and taken to Sandvika police station, where he was arrested and fined NOK15,000. Due to the incident, Svante Stockselius, the executive supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest at that time, allowed Spain to perform for a second time after the last regular performance.[5][6][7][8][9][10]

Goya Awards[edit]

On 13 February 2011, during the 25th Goya Awards ceremony, Marquet invaded the stage just before the best actor award was handed over to Javier Bardem. Before being whisked away, Marquet could say only a few words on the microphone and cover the Best Actor Goya statuette with a barretina.[11]


On 14 September 2010, after the Champions League match between Barcelona and Panathinaikos, Marquet appeared in a weather forecast on Hungarian channel TV2. He waved, shouting "Barcelona, Barcelona!"; put his cap on the forecaster, and chanted "Barça!" Marquet had a microphone attached to this t-shirt because he was a guest in an earlier talk show.[12]

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  1. ^ Glendenning, Barry (4 July 2004). "Portugal 0 – 1 Greece". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  2. ^ Telegraph staff and agencies (11 July 2010). "World Cup final: Pitch invader 'Jimmy Jump' tries to grab trophy before kick off". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Jimmy Jump akciójától a szurkolók balhéjáig – fotók" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport Online. 12 September 2010. Archived from the original on 12 September 2010. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  4. ^ "French Open 2009: Intruder Jimmy Jump approaches Roger Federer during final". The Daily Telegraph. 7 June 2009. Archived from the original on 31 May 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Kjent stuntmann stormet scenen under MGP-finalen". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). 29 May 2010. Archived from the original on 31 May 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
  6. ^ "Spania får fremføre på nytt" (in Norwegian). NRK. 29 May 2010. Archived from the original on 31 May 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
  7. ^ Minell, Sven; Gustafsson, Martin; Axelsson, Malin (29 May 2010). "Hoppar upp på scen – mitt i sändning". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 31 May 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2010.
  8. ^ "Jimmy Jump salta al escenario durante la actuación de España en Eurovisión". La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 28 May 2010. Archived from the original on 31 May 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2010.
  9. ^ Stage invasion during Spain's performance – Eurovision Song Contest Final 2010 – BBC One. 29 May 2010. Event occurs at 1:06. Retrieved 10 May 2010 – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "Spain invaded in Eurovision Song Contest as Germany's". The Daily Telegraph. Associated Press. 30 May 2010. Archived from the original on 31 May 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2010.
  11. ^ Goya Awards 2011: Sinde Law Controversy, Jorge Drexler Sings, Jimmy Jump Crashes Party. Alt Film Guide. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  12. ^ Jimmy Jump in TV" weather forecast. indavideó. 15 September 2010. Event occurs at 0:23. Retrieved 15 September 2010.

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