|Full name||James Chamanga|
|Date of birth||February 2, 1980|
|Place of birth||Luanshya, Zambia|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|2002–2003||City of Lusaka F.C.||?||(?)|
|2003–2004||National Assembly FC||?||(?)|
|2005||→ Zanaco FC (loan)||27||(10)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 January 2015
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.
Chamanga suffered serious shoulder injuriy and fractured ribs when challenging for a header during the match against Guizhou Hengfeng on 8 July 2017, but he recovered and decided to stay with team after its relegation to the China League One.
On 6 July 2018, Liaoning Whowin announced that Chamanga would no longer playing for the team, but participate in team management instead, indicating his retirement.
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- "Players - CSL - China PR - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
- "辽足老将詹姆斯出院赛季报销 最快半年可复出". sports.qq.com. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
- "辽足官宣功勋外援詹姆斯不再征战一线队 进入管理层". Sina (in Chinese). Liaoning FC. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018.