David James is a prominent English former professional footballer. James played as a goalkeeper and his most recent position was a manager at Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League in 2018. He is also a pundit on Sky Sports football coverage.
James is fifth on the list of all-time Premier League appearances, having played in 572 top-level matches, and held the Premier League record for most clean sheets with 169 until Petr Čech surpassed this record.
David holds the record for the most penalties saved in Premier League history (13). In October 2013, David took up a coaching position at Luton Town, the club he has supported since his childhood.
David James Age
David James was born in Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom on August 1, 1970. He is 52 years old.
David James Height
James is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 6 ft 4 inches (Approx. 1.94 m).
David James Education
He attended and graduated with a high diploma from the Sir Frederic Osborn School. David grew up supporting Luton Town. James signed as a trainee with Luton’s local rivals Watford upon leaving school and was first selected for the club’s senior team in 1989.
his days as a youth player, David helped Watford win the FA Youth Cup. He is an avid artist and has auctioned several of his paintings for charity.
David James Family
David was born and raised by his father Joe James and his mother in Welwyn Garden City. James is of mixed Jamaican and English descent and spent part of his childhood in Jamaica.
David James Wife
He was married to his beautiful ex-wife called Tanya. In 2005, The duo divorced. Together, they have four amazing children. Currently, David with his partner, Amanda Salmon lives in Chudleigh, Devon. James was a 20-a-day smoker during his early career, having taken up the habit while sidelined with injury at the age of 15 and quit for the new millennium. He fronted an anti-smoking campaign in 2008.
David James Salary
David’s annual salary is $960,500 per year.
David James Net Worth
James has an estimated net worth of $15 million.
David James Career
He is a pundit on Sky Sports football coverage. Shortly before Euro 2012, he presented a BBC program entitled Euro’s Most Shocking Moments alongside Richard Bacon. David was also a pundit for the channel at the tournament in Poland and Ukraine.
James was one of BT Sport’s first pundits in 2013. David served at the 2014 FIFA World Cup as a pundit for Eurosport and for India’s Sony Ten at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. On 6 June 2021, He presented Football Scores with David James on the classical music radio station Scala Radio.
He signed as a trainee with Luton’s local rivals Watford upon leaving school and was first selected for the club’s senior team in 1989. At the club level, David made 89 first-team appearances for Watford and was named the club’s Player of the Season for the 1990–91 season.
He kept goal in all 46 Second Division games as Watford escaped relegation. David was signed for £1.25m by Liverpool on 6 July 1992. In 2008, he was inducted into the Watford Hall of Fame for his services to the club.
David firmly re-established himself as England’s first-choice goalkeeper, starting in each of Capello’s first 13 games in charge. Persistent injury problems over the following year left David’s hopes of retaining the No. 1 spot for the 2010 World Cup in doubt, with Capello stating he would only consider players who were 100% fit for his squad.
After the World Cup qualifier against Ukraine on 1 April 2009, he did not start a match for England until the final friendly before the World Cup against Japan on 30 May 2010.
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