David James

Where is David James now?

David James was playing as goalkeeper for Bristol City in the Championship at the age of 41 before being released at the end of the 2011-12 season.

He then went to play in Iceland for IBV where he also worked as assistant coach to former Portsmouth team mate Hermann Hreidarsson.




In 2005 James set up the David James Foundation to help Malawian communities move towards improving long term food security.

James officially retired in 2013 with the aim of obtaining his coaching badges and moving into football management.

He is currently working towards obtaining his UEFA Pro Licence.

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In order to achieve some coaching experience he linked up with Luton Town as a goalkeeper coach in October 2013.

In 2014 James declared himself bankrupt and auctioned off a lot of his football memorabilia including 150 player’s shirts that he had collected during his playing days.

Reports suggested that James had earned £25 million in his 20 year career.

In October 2014 David James joined Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters as player coach for the inaugural 10 week season.

The team went all the way to the final but lost out to Atlético de Kolkata featuring another former Liverpool player Luis Garcia.

He is currently working for BT Sport as one of their football coverage analysts providing in depth matchday analysis.

Following the sacking of Luton Town manager John Still in December 2015, David James was the bookies favourite to become their new manager but the role went to Brighton’s first team coach Nathan Jones.

In 2016, David James participated in the Great Sport Relief Bake Off where he pitted his baking skills against other celebrities including the Prime Minister’s wife Samantha Cameron.

James was a member of the successful PlayOn soccer sevens side that won the Masters plate at the 2017 Hong Kong Masters.

In July 2017 David James will be representing England in Star Sixes, a new six-a-side indoor international tournament at the O2 in London featuring some of the world’s most iconic footballers.

Follow David James on Twitter @jamosfoundation

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David James: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionGoalkeeper
Appearances572
Goals0
Yellow Cards13
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forAston Villa, Liverpool, Manchester City, Portsmouth, West Ham United

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com