James Baird (footballer)

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James Baird
James Baird 1.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-05-25) 25 May 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Broxburn, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Snæfell/UDN
Youth career
1998–1999 Livingston
1999–2001 Alloa Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Stenhousemuir 0 (0)
2003 TB 4 (0)
2004 Berwick Rangers 0 (0)
2005 Edinburgh United 4 (0)
2007 Tobago United 25 (0)
2008 MB 25 (0)
2009 AFC Totton 5 (0)
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)
2016 Central F.C. 12 (0)
2017- Snæfell/UDN 1 (0)
National team
2001 Scotland U17 4 (0)
2001 Scotland U18 4 (0)
2009 BVI U23 3 (0)
2013 West Indies 0 (0)
Teams managed
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.

James Baird (born 25 May 1983) is a Scottish football goalkeeper who has been playing professionally for several years.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

After moving between a number of Scottish clubs, including Alloa Athletic,[1] Faroese clubs and Trinidad and Tobago Professional Football League club Tobago United.[2] He joined in May 2017 to Iceland to sign with Snæfell/UDN.[3]

International[edit]

Baird made four appearances for Scotland U17 in 2001 and 2002.[citation needed]

as Coach/Manager[edit]

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.[4] There has been rumours of a return in 2016 for the Caribbean cup.[5] James is also the Technical Director and goalkeeper for the West Indies Football Association.[6]

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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] James has also coached T&T Highlanders, The West Indies National team and Guaya United in the Trinidad and Tobago Super league.

Personal life[edit]

James now Resides in Trinidad with his wife and family and has just welcomed the arrival of his son Broden Santiago Baird.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

He also owns and runs his own football team and academy called Trinidad and Tobago Highlanders.[7]

James also does Media work with Local Trinidad and Tobago station WI Sports and commentates on local football matches.[citation needed] During the 2014 World cup James was the TV 6 Morning Edition expert and regularly gave his thoughts on many of the matches.[citation needed]

James also works with Zoop goalkeeping gloves supplying the Caribbean with the Brand.[citation needed]

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