Kevin James (English footballer)

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Kevin James
Personal information
Full name Kevin Ernest James[1]
Date of birth (1980-01-03) 3 January 1980 (age 38)[1]
Place of birth Southwark, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder / Forward
Youth career
000?–1998 Charlton Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Charlton Athletic 0 (0)
2000–2004 Gillingham 48 (4)
2004–2007 Nottingham Forest 7 (0)
2004–2005 Boston United (loan) 6 (0)
2006 Walsall (loan) 15 (1)
2006 Yeovil Town (loan) 6 (0)
2006 Grimsby Town (loan) 2 (0)
2007 Swindon Town (loan) 2 (0)
2007 Welling United ? (?)
2007–2008 Woking 18 (0)
2008 Crawley Town 12 (2)
2008–2009 Chelmsford City 1 (0)
2010–2017 Dulwich Hamlet 175 (35)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kevin Ernest James (born 3 January 1980 in Southwark) is an English footballer, who last played for Isthmian League Premier Division club Dulwich Hamlet.


James was initially a Charlton trainee, but was released at the age of 20, joining Gillingham. Here he showed promise, and after four years he moved on to Nottingham Forest.

However, his time at Forest was not successful and he made few appearances for the club. His time there included loan spells with Boston United, Walsall, Yeovil Town, Grimsby Town and Swindon Town.

He was released in 2007 and subsequently joined Welling United for a couple of games before moving onto Woking. He played at Woking on non-contract terms, making 18 league appearances and four cup appearances (scoring one goal in the FA Trophy tie at Hemel Hempstead Town) before deciding to leave in January 2008 after failing to agree terms for the rest of the season.

On 16 January 2008, James joined Crawley Town until the end of 2007–08 season.[2]

On 1 July 2008, he signed a contract at Chelmsford City, becoming the club's third signing for the 2008–09 season.

Dulwich Hamlet[edit]

He went on to join Dulwich Hamlet at the start of 2010, going on to make his debut on 6 February 2010 against Chatham Town. He spent nearly eight seasons with Dulwich, making 235 appearances and scoring 38 goals in all competitions, and becoming a key member of the club's coaching staff under manager Gavin Rose, before announcing his departure from the club on 9 November 2017, with Rose commenting “Kev will be a huge loss to the management team and the club on the whole, he has so much to offer the game and we’re sure he’ll be back playing or coaching somewhere very soon. The club have lost a great servant in the short term, but his hard work and dedication will be remembered.”[3]


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 58. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  2. ^ Crawley complete signing of James, BBC Sport
  3. ^ Thank You Kevin James, Dulwich Hamlet F.C.

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