James Chamanga

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James Chamanga
Personal information
Full name James Chamanga
Date of birth (1980-02-02) February 2, 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Luanshya, Zambia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Liaoning Whowin
Number 12
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Makumbi Stars ? (?)
–2003 City of Lusaka F.C. ? (?)
2003–2004 National Assembly FC ? (?)
2005 Zanaco FC (loan) 27 (10)
2005–2006 Bush Bucks 24 (7)
2006–2007 Supersport United 23 (8)
2007–2008 Moroka Swallows 21 (14)
2008–2012 Dalian Shide 121 (30)
2013– Liaoning Whowin 82 (36)
National team
2005– Zambia 58 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 May 2012

James Chamanga (born February 2, 1980 in Luanshya) is a Zambian football striker who plays for Liaoning Whowin of the Chinese Super League and the Zambia national football team.


Chamanga made his international debut on 26 February 2005 against Botswana and five months later he scored his first international goal in the COSAFA Cup semifinal against South Africa. His goal against Bafana Bafana earned him his first move abroad as the then South African Premier Soccer League side Bush Bucks signed him in 2005. After Bush Bucks were relegated in 2006 he signed with Supersport United where he was the club's top goalscorer for the 06/07 season.

He was part of the Zambian 2006 African Nations Cup team, who finished third in group C in the first round of competition, thus failing to secure qualification for the quarter-finals. He netted Zambia's opener against Sudan (2008 African Nations Cup) in the Chipolopolo's 3-0 win. Chamanga also scored Zambia's first goal at the 2006 African Nations Cup against Tunisia.

He scored a record-breaking five goals for Swallows in a 6-2 league win against Platinum Stars on December 9, 2007. This included a hat-trick between the 20th and the 24th minute.

In April 2008, Chamanga moved to Chinese Super League club Dalian Shide, after he scored 14 goals in ABSA Premier League for Moroka Swallows in the previous season.[1]

On 6 May 2012, Chamanga made his 100th league appearance for Dalian in a 4–1 home win against Tianjin Teda. He scored a hat-trick in this match.

He scored 14 goals for Liaoning Whowin in 2016 Chinese Super League, tied second on the scorers' ranking table.[2] He renewed his contract with Liaoning Whowin until 2018.


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