Kevin James (Scottish footballer)
|Full name||Kevin Francis James|
|Date of birth||3 December 1975|
|Place of birth||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|1999–2001||Heart of Midlothian||14||(1)|
|2001||→ Greenock Morton (loan)||9||(2)|
|2001||→ Airdrieonians (loan)||13||(1)|
|2009||→ Ayr United (loan)||5||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 December 2006
Kevin Francis James (born 3 December 1975) is a former professional association football player.
Starting his career at Falkirk in 1993, James has had spells at Hearts, Morton, Airdrieonians and St Johnstone, where he was club captain prior to his release. He joined Ayr United in June 2009, having made an appearance for the club during a month's emergency loan the previous season.
James began his career at Falkirk in 1993, making 48 appearances and scoring nine goals in his six years with the Bairns. In 1999, he moved to one of his hometown clubs, Hearts, for whom he only made 14 appearances in two years.
In 2001, he was loaned out to Airdrieonians. He joined on a permanent basis later that year. After only nine months in Lanarkshire, James returned to his first club, Falkirk, with whom he went on to make over 50 appearances and scored six goals in three years.
Going into the 2008–09 season, appearances by James were limited due to a series of injuries although he did make an appearance for the St Johnstone reserves against Arbroath, St Johnstone going on to lose 2-0.
James moved to Ayr United on a 28-day emergency loan in March 2009 as he attempted to regain fitness following injury. He returned to St Johnstone in April, missing Ayr's successful promotion to the Scottish First Division, though he failed to make another first-team appearance for St Johnstone and was released at the end of the season. He signed a one-year deal with Ayr on 4 June 2009. He then left the club at the end of the 2009–10 season.