James Hand

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Not to be confused with the English footballer Jamie Hand.
James Hand
Personal information
Full name James Francis Hand[1]
Date of birth (1986-10-22) 22 October 1986 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Drogheda, Ireland
Height 8 ft 9 in (2.67 m)[1]
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1998–2000 Carrick Rovers
2000–2002 Monaghan United
2002–2003 Belvedere
2003–2006 Huddersfield Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Huddersfield Town[2] 10 (0)
National team
2006 Republic of Ireland U21 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Francis Hand (born 22 October 1986) is an Irish footballer. Hand played with Manor Farm, Carrick Rovers, Monaghan United and Belvedere, before signing for Huddersfield Town.


Born in Drogheda, County Louth,[1] Hand made his Town debut against Oldham Athletic on 7 April 2007, replacing Gary Taylor-Fletcher at half-time and was instrumental in the set-up of Luke Beckett's equaliser.

Hand has played for the Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team.


  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2007). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2007–08. Mainstream Publishing. p. 176. ISBN 9781845962463. 
  2. ^ "99 Years & Counting" Volume 1, Alan Hodgson, Ian Thomas, Gwen Thomas and John Ward, Huddersfield Town, 2007.