James Baird (footballer)
|Date of birth||25 May 1983|
|Place of birth||Broxburn, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|2010||North East Stars||0||(0)|
|2011–13||T & T Highlanders FC||44||(0)|
|2014–15||Galveston Pirate SC||0||(0)|
|2015||Galveston County Rangers Football Club||0||(0)|
|2008–09||MB1905 Ladies (Head coach)|
|2011–12||T & T Highlanders FC (coach)|
|2013–14||Navassa Island FA (Technical Director)|
|2013–16||West indies FA (Technical Director)|
|2015–16||Guaya United FC (Technical Director)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 June 2017.
After moving between a number of Scottish clubs, including Alloa Athletic, Faroese clubs and Trinidad and Tobago Professional Football League club Tobago United. He joined in May 2017 to Iceland to sign with Snæfell/UDN.
He also trained with the British Virgin Islands national football team and played for the under 23's in a small local tournament but after eligibility problems, decided against representing the senior side. There has been rumours of a return in 2016 for the Caribbean cup. James is also the Technical Director and goalkeeper for the West Indies Football Association.
All throughout James career he has also coached whilst playing , as a young player helping out with his hometown club Broxburn Colts goalkeepers to working with Coerver as Gk coach. His first real coaching role was with MB1905 ladies team where he coached whilst playing for the club, The team did well getting promotion to the top woman's division. James has also coached T&T Highlanders, The West Indies National team and Guaya United in the Trinidad and Tobago Super league.
James now Resides in Trinidad with his wife and family and has just welcomed the arrival of his son Broden Santiago Baird.
Baird was a member of the Global United charity team, which plays matches all over the world to bring awareness to global warming, in 2009 they had matches in Germany and participated in a tour during the 2010 world cup.
He also owns and runs his own football team and academy called Trinidad and Tobago Highlanders.
James also does Media work with Local Trinidad and Tobago station WI Sports and commentates on local football matches. During the 2014 World cup James was the TV 6 Morning Edition expert and regularly gave his thoughts on many of the matches.
James also works with Zoop goalkeeping gloves supplying the Caribbean with the Brand.
- "Alloa's summer ins and outs". BBC Sport. 2001-08-04. Retrieved 2007-12-29.
- Bailey, Joel (20 September 2007). "Tobago, Rangers in last eight". Trinidad & Tobago's Newsday. Archived from the original on 21 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-29.
- TRADING PLACES Former Hearts keeper James Baird swaps Trinidad and Tobago’s Central FC for Icelandic club Snaefell
- Exclusive interview: From Scottish winds to Caribbean beaches, the unique story of James Baird
- http://www.trinidadandtobagohighlandersfc.com/james-baird.php[dead link]
- Former Central goalkeeper Baird talks up opportunity for T&T players after Iceland move