Jamie Lawrence

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Jamie Lawrence
Personal information
Full name James Hubert Lawrence[1]
Date of birth (1970-03-08) 8 March 1970 (age 48)
Place of birth Balham, London, England
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[2]
Playing position Right winger
Club information
Current team
(First Team Coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Cowes Sports
1993–1994 Sunderland 4 (0)
1994–1995 Doncaster Rovers 25 (3)
1995–1997 Leicester City 47 (1)
1997–2002 Bradford City 155 (12)
2002–2004 Walsall 22 (1)
2003Wigan Athletic (loan) 4 (0)
2004 Grimsby Town 5 (1)
2004–2005 Brentford 14 (0)
2005–2006 Fisher Athletic
2006–2007 Worthing 35 (5)
2007–2009 Harrow Borough
2009 Margate 2 (0)
2009–2011 Ashford Town
Banstead Athletic
Total 313 (23)
National team
2000–2004 Jamaica 24 (1)
Teams managed
2009–2011 Ashford Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jamie Lawrence (born 8 March 1970) is a Jamaican former professional footballer and first team coach at National League South side Whitehawk.

He played as a right winger for Cowes Sports, Sunderland, Doncaster Rovers, Leicester City, Bradford City, Walsall, Wigan Athletic, Grimsby Town, Brentford, Fisher Athletic, Worthing, Harrow Borough, Margate, Ashford Town (where he was player-manager), Banstead Athletic and Cobham

Born in England, he represented Jamaica at international level.

Early and personal life[edit]

Lawrence was born in Balham, London.[3] His parents were from Jamaica.[4] As a youth he served two prison sentences.[5][6][7]

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

He began his career in non-league with Cowes Sports in 1992, before turning professional with Sunderland.[5] He made his professional debut for Sunderland on 20 October 1993.[4] He also played professionally for Doncaster Rovers, Leicester City, Bradford City, Walsall, Wigan Athletic, Grimsby Town and Brentford.[2][3] While playing with Leicester he appeared as a substitute in the 1997 Football League Cup Final replay.[8]

He later played non-league football with Fisher Athletic, Worthing, Harrow Borough, Margate, Ashford Town, Banstead Athletic and Cobham.[2][3][9] While playing for Harrow Borough he cut his knee during a match, and later contracted MRSA.[10]

International career[edit]

Lawrence earned 24 caps for Jamaica between 2000 and 2004, scoring 1 goal.[2] He appeared in 11 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.[11]

Coaching career[edit]

Lawrence was player-manager of Ashford Town between November 2009 and June 2011.[9]

In December 2014 he signed a six-week contract with the Ghana national team, to be their fitness coach for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, having previously worked in a similar role with Sutton United.[12]

Lawrence was appointed first-team coach at National League South Whitehawk in September 2017.[13]

Other endeavours[edit]

His autobiography From Prison to Premiership was released in 2006.[5] It was re-released as an e-book in 2013.[4]

Lawrence started the Jamie Lawrence Football Academy in Tooting 2008.[5]


Leicester City


  1. ^ "Barry Hugman's Footballers - Jamie Lawrence". hugmansfootballers.com. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Jamie Lawrence". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b c James Hunter (20 October 2013). "Sunderland saved my life, says former Black Cats star Jamie Lawrence". Chronicle Live. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d Alistair Magowan (11 March 2008). "Ex-pro Lawrence back at school". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  6. ^ Glenn Moore (5 April 1997). "Leicester rely on heart to counter international art". The Independent. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  7. ^ Jamie Jackson (6 July 2003). "Triumph and despair". The Observer. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  8. ^ a b Glenn Moore (17 April 1997). "Claridge's five-star silver service". The Independent. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  9. ^ a b Gareth Coates (1 July 2012). "International Footballers who have played for the club". Ashford Town (Middlesex) F.C. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  10. ^ Claire Lomax (24 January 2009). "Lawrence now threatening to legal action". Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  11. ^ Jamie LawrenceFIFA competition record (archive)
  12. ^ Simon Parker (30 December 2014). "Bantams hero Lawrence Ghana give it everything at African Cup of Nations". Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  13. ^ http://whitehawkfc.com/players/