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David James (footballer)

David James (footballer)
Personal information
Full nameDavid Benjamin James
Date of birth1 August 1970(age 46)
Place of birthWelwyn Garden City, England
Height1.94 m (6 ft 4.4 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current clubBristol City
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David Benjamin James (born 1 August 1970) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Bristol City.

On 14 February 2009, he achieved the all-time Premier League appearance record with 536 appearances, overtaking Gary Speed. He held this record until being overtaken by Ryan Giggs on the 14th May 2011. He has also been capped 53 times by England, having made his first appearance in 1997.

He gained a Football League Cup winner's medal with Liverpool in 1995, and an FA Cup winner's medal with Portsmouth in 2008 as well as runners-up medals with Aston Villa in 2000, Liverpool in 1996 and Portsmouth in 2010. In 2010, he became the oldest goalkeeper to appear in the FA Cup Final at 39.

James also holds the Premier League record for most clean sheets, with 173.


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