|Full name||James Bamidele Oluwatemi Alabi|
|Date of birth||8 November 1994|
|Place of birth||Southwark, England|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2013||→ Scunthorpe United (loan)||9||(1)|
|2013||→ Mansfield Town (loan)||1||(0)|
|2013||→ Forest Green Rovers (loan)||2||(0)|
|2014||→ Scunthorpe United (loan)||1||(0)|
|2014||→ Accrington Stanley (loan)||2||(0)|
|2015–2016||→ Grimsby Town (loan)||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:22, 29 April 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 May 2017 (UTC)
Alabi was born in London Borough of Southwark and began his career with Stoke City playing for the club's academy in 2010–11 before moving to Scottish club Celtic. After a season at Lennoxtown he moved back to Stoke City for the 2012–13 season. On 21 February 2013 he joined League One side Scunthorpe United on loan for a month. After seeing him in training Irons manager Brian Laws compared him as a 'technically better' version of John Gayle, who Laws believes was one of his best signings in his first spell at Scunthorpe. He made his professional debut on 23 February against Hartlepool United at Glanford Park, scoring 10 minutes after coming on as a 67th-minute substitute. On 26 March 2013 his loan spell at Scunthorpe was extended until the end of the 2012–13 season. He remained at Glanford Park for the remainder of the season, playing in nine matches as they failed to avoid relegation.
On 31 October 2013, Alabi joined Mansfield Town on a one-month loan. He made his debut for Mansfield the next day against Southend United but was sent-off after for a late tackle. Alabi then joined Forest Green Rovers on a one-month loan on 28 November 2013. He made his debut on 30 November 2013 in an FA Trophy first round tie against Dartford. He played in six games for Forest Green without scoring before returning to Stoke at the end of December 2013. On 11 March 2014, Alabi joined League Two side Scunthorpe United for a second loan spell with the Iron. He made one appearance for Scunthorpe before returning to Stoke.
On 9 August 2014, Alabi joined Accrington Stanley on a one-month loan. He played three times for Stanley before returning to Stoke. In January 2015 Alabi had a trial with Dutch side De Graafschap.
He was released by Stoke at the end of the 2014–15 season and joined Ipswich Town, after impressing Mick McCarthy by scoring 2 goals in 2 appearances for the under 21's side on trial, on a one-year deal on 24 August 2015. On 25 August 2015, Alabi made his Ipswich debut, scoring in a 4–1 win against Doncaster Rovers in a League Cup second round match. On 25 November 2015, Alabi joined National League side Grimsby Town, on loan until 3 January 2016.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||EFL Cup||Other[A]||Total|
|Scunthorpe United (loan)||2012–13||League One||9||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||9||1|
|Mansfield Town (loan)||2013–14||League Two||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Forest Green Rovers (loan)||2013–14||Conference Premier||2||0||0||0||—||4||0||6||0|
|Scunthorpe United (loan)||2013–14||League Two||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Accrington Stanley (loan)||2014–15||League Two||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||3||0|
|Grimsby Town (loan)||2015–16||National League||2||0||1||0||—||2||2||5||2|
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- "Rovers sign forward on loan from Stoke City". FGR. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Yan Klukowski strikes to earn Forest Green Rovers a replay in FA Trophy clash at Dartford". Gloucester Citizen. 1 December 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
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- "James Alabi returns to Stoke City at end of Scunthorpe United loan". Scunthorpe Telegraph. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- "Striker Alabi signs on loan". Accrington Stanley. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
- "James Alabi few days on trial". De Graafschap. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
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- "Doncaster 1–4 Ipswich". BBC Sport. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
- "Grimsby Town sign James Alabi on loan from Ipswich". Grimsby Telegraph. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "James Alabi signs for rest of season after leaving Ipswich Town". The Chester Chronicle. 29 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
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- James Alabi at Soccerbase
- James Alabi at Soccerway