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David James

Liverpool FC, Aston Villa FC, West Ham United FC, Manchester City FC, Portsmouth FC
 
53 caps, 46 goals against
21 clean sheets, one penalty shoot-out, seven penalties against (five conceded)
  

 
P 53 W 29 D 11 L 13 F 100: A 58
*(actual F 75: A 46)

65% successful

1997-2010
disciplined: 4
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
3846

Profile

Full name David Benjamin James MBE (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 1 August 1970 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire [registered in Hatfield, September 1970].
Attended Ryde School, Hatfield and Sir John Newsome's School, Welwyn Garden City.
Married To Tanya S. Frayne [registered in South Glamorgan, Glamorganshire, June 1992], four children.
Height/Weight 6'5", 14st. 5lbs. [1998 & 2004]

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [various years] & FindMyPast.com.

Biographies x
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Began as a Watford FC trainee, signing professionally on his eighteenth birthday.  Soon made a name for himself, and after 89 league matches, he was signed by Liverpool FC on 6 July 1992 for �1 million. He would go on to play 314 Premiership matches with The Reds before joining Aston Villa FC on 17 June 1999 for �1.8 million. Another 67 Premiership matches followed. West Ham United FC then signed the England number one on 17 July 2001 for �3.5 million, and although The Hammers dropped out of the Premiership, James played 91 league matches for them, before Manchester City FC signed him on 14 January 2004 for �1.3 million plus a player, he played 93 Premiership matches.  On 12 August 2006, James signed for Portsmouth FC for a �1.2 million fee, and after 134 Premiership matches, left at the end of his contract, and joined Bristol City FC on 30 July 2010. He was released on 1 May 2012 after 81 league appearances. He was released aftar amassing an incredible 769 league appearances. On 28 September 2012, he signed with AFC Bournemouth until the end of the season.
Club honours FA Youth Cup winner 1988-89; Football League Cup winner 1994-95; FA Cup winner 2007-08;
Individual honours PFA Division Two Team of the Year 1991-92; PFA Premier League Team of the Year 1995-96, 2007-08;
Distinctions None

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [various years].

England Career

Player number 1080th player to appear for England. 99th goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 731, 29 March 1997, England 2 Mexico 0, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London, aged 26 years 240 days.
Last match No. 888, 27 June 2010, Germany 4 England 1, a World Cup Finals second phase match at Vodacom Park, Willows, Bloemfontein, Manguang, South Africa, aged 39 years 330 days.
Major tournaments European Championship Finals 2004; World Cup Finals 2006, 2010;
Team honours Tournoi Espoirs de Toulon (U21) Champions 1991;
Individual honours England B (two appearances), England U21 (ten appearances); Tournoi Espoirs de Toulon (U21) Goalkeeper of the Tournament 1991;
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Released by his final club, Bristol City FC in the summer of 2012, whereupon James took up various media work for the duration of Euro 2012 tournament. - Various Media

 

David James - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub
off
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
96+ 53 20 43 10 12 3846 46 84 min 8 21 65% 0 4
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

David James - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 24 15 4 5 54 23 +31 1 9 2.25 0.958 70.8 +10
Away 19 9 4 6 27 20 +7 6 4 1.421 1.053 57.9 +3
Neutral 10 5 3 2 19 15 +4 1 3 1.90 1.50 65.0 +3
All 53 29 11 13 100 58 +42 8 16 1.887 1.094 65.1 +16

 

David James - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Green - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Blue - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Yellow - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Black - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All 53 29 11 13 100 58 +42 8 16 1.887 1.094 65.1 +16

 

David James - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

7 5 1 1 18 7 +11 1 1 2.571 1.00 78.6 +4
WCF 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 1 2 0.667 1.333 50.0 =0
World Cup 10 6 2 2 20 11 +9 2 3 2.00 1.10 70.0 +4

ECP

6 5 1 0 10 2 +8 1 4 1.667 0.333 91.7 +5
ECF 4 2 1 1 10 6 +4 0 1 2.50 1.50 62.5 +1
European Championship 10 7 2 1 20 8 +12 1 5 2.00 0.80 80.0 +6
Minor Tournament 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Friendly 32 16 6 10 59 38 +21 5 8 1.844 1.188 59.4 +6
All 53 29 11 13 100 58 +42 8 16 1.887 1.094 65.1 +16

 

David James - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 2004-06 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
WCP 2008-10 6 5 0 1 16 5 +11 1 1 2.667 0.833 83.3 +4
All 7 5 1 1 18 7 +11 1 1 2.571 1.00 78.6 +4
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 2010 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 1 2 0.667 1.333 50.0 =0
All 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 1 2 0.667 1.333 50.0 =0
World Cup Preliminary and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2004-06 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
WC 2008-10 9 6 1 2 18 9 +9 2 3 2.00 1.00 72.2 +4
All 10 6 2 2 20 11 +9 2 3 2.00 1.10 70.0 +4
European Championship Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 2002-04 6 5 1 0 10 2 +8 1 4 1.667 0.333 91.7 +5
All 6 5 1 0 10 2 +8 1 4 1.667 0.333 91.7 +5
European Championship Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 2004 4 2 1 1 10 6 +4 0 1 2.50 1.50 62.5 +1
All 4 2 1 1 10 6 +4 0 1 2.50 1.50 62.5 +1
European Championship Preliminary and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 2002-04 10 7 2 1 20 8 +12 1 5 2.00 0.80 80.0 +6
All 10 7 2 1 20 8 +12 1 5 2.00 0.80 80.0 +6
Minor Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Summer 2006 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 10 6 2 2 20 11 +9 2 3 2.00 1.10 70.0 +4
EC 10 7 2 1 20 8 +12 1 5 2.00 0.80 80.0 +6
Minor 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 21 13 5 3 41 20 +21 3 8 1.952 0.952 73.8 +10

 

David James - Match History
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Glenn Hoddle - 1 full capx

Age 26
- 730 12 February 1997 - England 0 Italy 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HL unused sub 13
1 731 29 March 1997 - England 2 Mexico 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 1
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: Kevin Keegan - 0 full capsx

Age 29
- 766 27 May 2000 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD squad member
- 767 31 May 2000 - England 2 Ukraine 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW
Age 30
- 772 2 September 2000 - France 1 England 1, Stade de France, Saint-Denis Fr AD unused sub 22
- 773 7 October 2000 - England 0 Germany 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HL squad member
 

Coach: Howard Wilkinson - 0 full capsx

- 774 11 October 2000 - Finland 0 England 0, Olympiastadion, Helsinki ECP AD squad member
 

Coach: Peter Taylor - 1 full capx

2 775 15 November 2000 - Italy 1 England 0, Stadio delle Alpi, Torino Fr AL Start 1
 

Coach: Sven Göran-Eriksson - 32 full capsx

3 776 28 February 2001 - England 3 Spain 0, Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham Fr HW Start off ht 1
1-0 when substituted
- 777 24 March 2001 - England 2 Finland 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool ECP HW squad member
- 778 28 March 2001 - Albania 1 England 3, Stadiumi Kombetar, Tiranë ECP AW
4 779 25 May 2001 - England 4 Mexico 0, Pride Park Stadium, Derby Fr HW sub ht 22
3-0 when substituting
- 780 6 June 2001 - Greece 0 England 2, Olympiakó Stádio Spiros Louis, Athína ECP AW squad member
 Club: West Ham United FC - 17 full caps  
Age 31
5 781 15 August 2001 - England 0 Netherlands 2, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HL sub ht off 48 13
0-2 when substituting
0-2 when substituted
6 786 13 February 2002 - Netherlands 1 England 1, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam Fr AD sub ht 13
1-0 when substituting
7 787 27 March 2002 - England 1 Italy 2, Elland Road, Leeds Fr HL sub ht 91 13
0-0 when substituting
- 788 17 April 2002 - England 4 Paraguay 0, Anfield Road, Liverpool Fr HW unused sub 22
8 789 21 May 2002 - Korean Republic 1 England 1, Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo-si Fr AD sub ht 22
0-1 when substituting
9 790 26 May 2002 - Cameroon 2 England 2, Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe City, Japan Fr ND sub ht 22
1-1 when substituting
- 791 2 June 2002 - England 1 Sweden 1, Saitama Sutajiamu Niimarumarunii, Saitama-shi, Japan WCF ND unused sub 22
- 792 7 June 2002 - Argentina 0 England 1, Sapporo Dōmu, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo-shi, Japan NW
- 793 12 June 2002 - Nigeria 0 England 0, Ōsaka-shi Nagai Rikujō Kyōgijō, Ōsaka-shi, Japan ND
- 794 15 June 2002 - Denmark 0 England 3, Niigata Sutajiamu, Niigata-shi, Japan NW
- 795 21 June 2002 - England 1 Brazil 2, Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi city, Japan NL
Age 32
10 796 7 September 2002 - England 1 Portugal 1, Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham Fr HD Start 1
- 797 12 October 2002 - Slovakia 1 England 2, Štadión Tehelné pole, Bratislava ECP AW unused sub 13
- 798 16 October 2002 - England 2 FYR Macedonia 2, The Friends Provident St Mary's Stadium, Southampton HD unused sub 13
11 799 12 February 2003 - England 1 Australia 3, Boleyn Ground, Upton Park, London Fr HL Start off ht 1
0-2 when substituted
12 800 29 March 2003 - Liechtenstein 0 England 2, Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz ECP AW Start 1
13 801 2 April 2003 - England 2 Turkey 0, Stadium of Light, Sunderland HW Start 1
14 802 22 May 2003 - South Africa 1 England 2, ABSA Stadium, King's Park, Durban Fr AW Start off ht 1
1-1 when substituted
15 803 3 June 2003 - England 2 Serbia & Montenegro 1, Walkers Stadium, Filbert Way, Leicester Fr HW Start 1
16 804 11 June 2003 - England 2 Slovakia 1, The Riverside Stadium, Middlehaven, Middlesbrough ECP HW Start 1
Age 33
17 805  20 August 2003 - England 3 Croatia 1, Portman Road, Ipswich Fr HW Start off ht 1
1-0 when substituted
18 806  6 September 2003 - FYR Macedonia 1 England 2, Gradski Stadion, Karpoš, Skopje ECP AW Start 1
19 807 10 September 2003 - England 2 Liechtenstein 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester HW Start 1
20 808 11 October 2003 - Turkey 0 England 0, Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadyumu, Istanbul AD Start 1
21 809 16 November 2003 - England 2 Denmark 3, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester Fr HL Start 13
off ht
1
2-2 when substituted
 Club: Manchester City FC - 13 full caps  
22 810 18 February 2004 - Portugal 1 England 1, Estádio Algarve, Caliços, Almancil Fr AD Start 1
23 811 31 March 2004 - Sweden 1 England 0, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Heden, Göteborg Fr AL Start 1
24 812  1 June 2004 - England 1 Japan 1, City of Manchester Stadium, Eastlands, Manchester TC HW Start 1
- 813 5 June 2004 - England 6 Iceland 1, City of Manchester Stadium, Eastlands, Manchester HW unused sub 13
25 814 13 June 2004 - France 2 England 1, Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa, Portugal ECF NL Start 92 1
26 815 17 June 2004 - England 3 Switzerland 0, Estádio Municipal de Coimbra, Fonteda Cheira, Coimbra, Portugal NW Start
27 816 21 June 2004 - Croatia 2 England 4, Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa, Portugal NW Start
28 817 24 June 2004 - Portugal 2 England 2, Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa AD Start
Age 34
29 818 18 August 2004 - England 3 Ukraine 0, St James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HW Start 1
30 819 4 September 2004 - Austria 2 England 2, Ernst Happel Stadion, Leopoidstod, Wien WCP AD Start 1
- 820 8 September 2004 - Poland 1 England 2, Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów AW unused sub 13
- 821 9 October 2004 - England 2 Wales 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester HW unused sub 13
- 822 13 October 2004 - Azerbaijan 0 England 1, Tofiq Behramov adιna Respublika Stadionu, Narimanov, Baku AW unused sub 13
- 823 17 November 2004 - Spain 1 England 0, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid Fr AL unused sub 13
- 824 9 February 2005 - England 0 Netherlands 0, Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham Fr HD unused sub 13
- 825 26 March 2005 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester WCP HW unused sub 13
- 826 30 March 2005 - England 2 Azerbaijan 0, St. James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HW unused sub 13
31 827 28 May 2005 - USA 1 England 2, Soldier Field, Near South Side, Chicago, Illinois Fr AW Start 1
32 828 31 May 2005 - Colombia 2 England 3, Giants Stadium, The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey Fr NW Start off ht 1

1-2 when substituted

Age 35
33 829 17 August 2005 - Denmark 4 England 1, Parken Stadion, Kbenhavn Fr AL sub ht 13
0-0 when substituting
- 834 12 November 2005 - Argentina 2 England 3, Stade de Genève, Genève, Switzerland Fr NW unused sub 13
- 835 1 March 2006 - England 2 Uruguay 1, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester Fr HW unused sub 13
2 b 25 May 2006 - England B 1 Belarus 2, Madjeski Stadium, Reading Fr HW Start off ht 1
- 836 30 May 2006 - England 3 Hungary 1, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester Fr HW unused sub 13
34 837 3 June 2006 - England 6 Jamaica 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester Fr HW sub ht 13
4-0 when substituting
- 838 10 June 2006 - England 1 Paraguay 0, Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany WCF NW unused sub 13
- 839 15 June 2006 - England 2 Trinidad & Tobago 0, Frankenstadion, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany NW
- 840 20 June 2006 - Sweden 2 England 2, Rhein Energy Stadion, Köln, Germany ND
- 841 25 June 2006 - England 1 Ecuador 0, Gottlieb Daimler Stadion, Stuttgart, Germany NW
- 842 1 July 2006 - England 0 Portugal 0, Veltins Arena, Erle, Gelsenkirchen, Germany ND
 Club: Portsmouth FC - 19 full caps

Coach: Steve McClaren - 1 full capx

Age 37
35 854 22 August 2007 - England 1 Germany 2, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr AW sub ht 13
1-2 when substituting
- 855 8 September 2007 - England 3 Israel 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW unused sub 13
- 856 12 September 2007 - England 3 Russia 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London HW unused sub 13
- 857 13 October 2007 - England 3 Estonia 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London HW unused sub 13
- 858 17 October 2007 - Russia 2 England 1, Olimpiyskiy Kompleks Luzhniki Stadion, Moskva AL unused sub 13
- 859 16 November 2007 - Austria 0 England 1, Ernst-Happel Stadion, Wien Fr AW unused sub 13
- 860 21 November 2007 - England 2 Croatia 3, The National Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HL unused sub 13
 

Coach: Fabio Capello - 18 full capsx

36 861 6 February 2008 - England 2 Switzerland 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 1
37 862 26 March 2008 - France 1 England 0, Stade de France, ZAC du Cornillon Nord, Saint-Denis Fr AL Start 1
38 863 28 May 2008 - England 2 USA 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 1
39 864 1 June 2008 - Trinidad & Tobago 0 England 3, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain Fr AW Start off ht 1
0-2 when substituted
Age 37
40 865 20 August 2008 - England 2 Czech Republic 2, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 1
41 866 6 September 2008 - Andorra 0 England 2, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain WCP AW Start 1
42 867 10 September 2008 - Croatia 1 England 4, Stadion Maksimir, Maksimir, Zagreb AW Start 1
43 868 11 October 2008 - England 5 Kazakhstan 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 1
44 869 15 October 2008 - Belarus 1 England 3, Dinamo Stadion, Lyeninski, Minsk AW Start 28 1
45 870 19 November 2008 - Germany 1 England 2, Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin Fr AW Start off ht 1
0-1 when substituted
46 871 11 February 2009 - Spain 2 England 0, Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, Sevilla Fr AL Start off ht 1
1-0 when substituted
47 872 28 March 2009 - England 4 Slovakia 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start off ht 1
1-0 when substituted
48 873 1 April 2009 - England 2 Ukraine 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Start 1
Age 38
49 879 10 October 2009 - Ukraine 1 England 0, Stadion Dnepr-Arena, Kirovs'kyi, Dnepropetrovsk WCP AL On 12 12
0-0 when replacing Green, who was sent off
- 880 14 October 2009 - England 3 Belarus 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London HW squad member
- 882 3 March 2010 - England 3 Egypt 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW unused sub 12
- 883 24 May 2010 - England 3 Mexico 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW unused sub 24
50 884 30 May 2010 - Japan 1 England 2, UPC Arena, Graz, Austria Fr NW Start off ht 1
1-0 when substituted
- 885 12 June 2010 - England 1 USA 1, Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Phokeng, Rustenburg, South Africa WCF ND unused sub 1
51 886 18 June 2010 - England 0 Algeria 0, Kaapstad-stadion, Green Point, Kaapstad, South Africa ND Start
52 887 23 June 2010 - Slovenia 0 England 1, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, North End, Die Baai, South Africa NW Start
53 888 27 June 2010 - Germany 4 England 1, Vodacom Park, Willows, Bloemfontein, Manguang, South Africa NL Start

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