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David James Player Profile

David James Player Profile
David James
Date of Birth:Jan 8, 1970 (Age 47)
Place of Birth:Welwyn
Nationality: England
Height:196 cm.
Weight:91 Kg.
Squad Number:1
David James - Portsmouth
David James has long suffered from a reputation built early on in his career at Liverpool for making mistakes - particularly balls in the air. But since that rough time he has carved out a position as England's best shot-stopper and is one of the first names on Fabio Capello's team sheet.

After spells at West Ham, Aston Villa and Manchester City, James settled in comfortably at Portsmouth where he formed part of a solid defence that won the club the FA Cup in 2008. Possessing lightening reflexes, having James between the sticks could give Capello's side the confidence it needs to progress.

What will be less easy to predict will be James' haircut - changing colour and style more often than Capello's line-up.

Did you know?

James is a bit of a philanthropist, enjoys art, and writing. He also collects Raleigh Chopper bicycles and converted his Chrysler 300 diesel estate to run on rapeseed oil.