David James

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Full Name David James
Age 50 Years Old
Nick Name David James
Gender Male
Famous As Footballer
Birth Date August 1st, 1970
Birth Place Welwyn Garden City, England

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David Benjamin James is an English former footballer who played as a goalkeeper for famous clubs such as Liverpool, Manchester City, Aston Villa, and others. He is also known as a manager at Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League in 2018 and a pundit on BT Sport's football coverage.

Strictly Come Dancing 2019: David James dealt cruel blow hours before the live show

STRICTLY COME DANCING will kick off the competition with a bang this evening. Even though no one will leave the dance floor tonight, David James’ fate may have already been revealed. David James will take to the dance floor for his first dance tonight with professional dancer Nadiya Bychkova. But the pressure may be slightly off of him and the rest of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing stars tonight as there will be no elimination.

Former England footballer David James was announced as the first contestant for this year’s line-up. David revealed he had been asked to join the show on previous occasions but turned the BBC down. However, after finally agreeing to strut his stuff on the dance floor he might not get to try out too many new moves. Ahead of the first live show of the series, David is the favorite to face the first elimination.

Famous for

English former footballer who played as a goalkeeper for famous clubs such as Liverpool, Manchester City, Aston Villa, and others.

Where was David James born?

David James was born on 1 August 1970 in Welwyn Garden City, England. He holds an English nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. His birth name is David Benjamin James with the birth sign of Leo. There is not much information regarding his family except his father is Joe James. Further updates will be added soon. Regarding his education, He attended Sir Frederic Osborn School. He had an interest in football since he was a child which turnouts to be his professional career.

How tall is David James?

Former goalkeeper David James stands the height of 6ft 4in tall with a balanced weight of 91 kg. He has an athletic and healthy body with an attractive personality. Moreover, he has a fair complexion with blue eyes and brown hair color.

Career of David James

  • James started his career as a trainee with Luton's local rivals Watford.
  •  He helped Watford win the FA Youth Cup.
  • James made his league debut on 25 August 1990 in a 1–2 defeat against Millwall.
  • James made 89 first-team appearances for Watford and was named the club's Player of the Season for the 1990–91 season.
  • On 6 July 1992, He was signed for £1.25m by Liverpool.
  • James made his Liverpool debut on 16 August 1992 in a 0–1 league defeat to Nottingham Forest.
  • He also received a runners-up medal in 1996 in the FA Cup while being on the losing side against Manchester United.
  • On 23 June 1999, after 277 games for Liverpool, he was sold to Aston Villa for £1.8 million.
  • James made his Villa debut on 7 August 1999 and kept a clean sheet in a 1–0 away win over Newcastle United in the opening Premier League game.
  •  On 11 July 2001, James moved to West Ham United for £3.5 million, signing a four-year contract.
  • James made his debut for West Ham on 24 November 2001 in a 1–0 home loss to Tottenham Hotspur.
  • On 14 January 2004, James signed to the Premier League club, Manchester City.
  • James made his Manchester City debut on 17 January 2004 in a 1–1 home draw with Blackburn Rovers.
  • On 10 August 2008, James joined Portsmouth for £1.2 million, signing a two-year deal.
  • James kept clean sheets in his first five appearances for Portsmouth.
  • On 22 April 2007, James kept his 142nd Premier League clean sheet in a goalless draw with Aston Villa, breaking the record of 141 previously held by David Seaman.
  • At the end of 2006–07, James was named Portsmouth's player of the season.
  • James signed a one-year contract extension in May 2007, which kept him at Fratton Park until the end of the 2008–09 season.
  • James won the second major trophy of his career as Portsmouth claimed a 1–0 victory over Cardiff City at Wembley Stadium in the 2008 FA Cup Final.
  • On 14 February 2009 against Manchester City, James made his 536th Premier League appearance, breaking Gary Speed's all-time record.
  • On 22 April 2009, Times Online named James as the 15th greatest player in Portsmouth's history.
  • On 30 July 2010, James signed a one-year contract with Championship side Bristol City
  • On 10 March 2012, James reached 900 club appearances in a game against Cardiff City in the Severnside derby, in which he was made captain as a mark of respect.
  • On 27 September 2012, he signed a one-year deal with Bournemouth.
  • On 2 April 2013, James signed a contract with Icelandic club ÍBV until the end of the 2013 season in a joint player/coach capacity.
  • He was signed by Kerala Blasters FC, owned by Sachin Tendulkar, for the 2014 Indian Super League season as a player-manager.
  • His team eventually became the runners up in the inaugural ISL tournament by losing to Atletico de Kolkata 1–0 in the finals.

International career

  • James made his international full debut for Glenn Hoddle's England in a friendly against Mexico on 29 March 1997.
  • He kept his first international clean sheet as England beat Mexico with a score of 2–0 win,
  • James is the only black goalkeeper to represent England as a full international.
  • He went on to play in all of England's matches at Euro 2004.
  • In September 2004, James was dropped from the starting XI after an error in a 2–2 World Cup qualifying draw against Austria
  • James still remained part of the England squad and was selected as the second-choice goalkeeper behind Robinson for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
  • On 7 February 2008, James was selected as the goalkeeper for Capello's first match in charge, a friendly against Switzerland.
  • On 3 June 2010, it was confirmed that James would be traveling to the World Cup Finals in South Africa, and would be allocated the number 1 jersey.

Is David James married?

Former footballer David James was married to his long-time girlfriend Tanya James. He also has four children with his former wife Tanya although their names are still yer to be disclosed. But unfortunately, The couple got divorced in 2005 and also James David went bankrupt due to the divorce in May 2014. In November 2014, James placed for sale hundreds of items of football memorabilia collected during his career, to pay off the debts. Items included 150 signed shirts, shorts, and match balls as well as his customized Vauxhall Astra van and Raleigh Chopper bikes.

Besides, He is currently in a loving relationship with his partner Amanda Salmon. Further updates regarding his relationship will be added soon.

Birthday of David James 

David James celebrates his birthday on the 1st of August with his friends and family.

Net worth of David James

Former footballer David James has earned a good amount of money from his football career. Also, he earns through his other investments and activities and has a net worth estimated to be around $25 million. But his salary is still unknown and is still under evaluation.