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Football player Leighton James

Leighton James
Born on 16 February 1953 (age 70)

National team appearances of Leighton James

TeamPeriodCapsCapt.Sub. inSub. offGoalsPen.Goals/ Caps
Wales
1971 - 1983541381030.185
Total:541381030.185

Player stats by club

Clubs of footballerPeriodCapsCapt.Sub. inSub. offGoalsPen.Goals/ Caps
Burnley FC, Burnley27 Oct 1971 - 23 May 19752111310.143
Derby County FC, Derby19 Nov 1975 - 20 Sep 1977145410.286
Queens Park Rangers FC, London14 Dec 19771
Burnley FC, Burnley29 Nov 19781
Swansea City AFC, Swansea17 May 1980 - 02 Jun 198216112310.188
Sunderland AFC, Sunderland23 Feb 198311
Player stats by competition
Competition
Played
Capt.
Sub. in
Sub. off
Goals
Pen.
Goals/ Caps
British Championship (BC)
25
3
4
3
1
0.120
European Championship qualifiers (QE)
11
2
2
1
0.182
World Cup qualifiers (QW)
12
1
1
5
1
0.417
Friendly matches and other tournaments
6
1
Total:
54
1*
3
8
10
3
0.185
* - not considered 3 matches with unknown captains
Career highlights
Match dateOpponent teamEventAge
27 Oct 1971
Czechoslovakia
debut18 years 8 months 11 days
28 Mar 1973
Poland
first goal20 years 1 month 12 days
14 Oct 1981
Iceland
first cap as captain28 years 7 months 28 days
27 Apr 1982
England
50th cap29 years 2 months 11 days
23 Feb 1983
England
last appearance30 years 7 days
Record of Leighton James's goals by opponent team
Opponent teamGoalsPen.Matches
with goals
Matches by goals in a matchGoals/Matches
with goals
CapsGoals/Caps
123>3
Luxembourg
21112.00021.000
Czechoslovakia
2112.00030.667
Turkey
21112.00030.667
England
21221.000110.182
Poland
1111.00020.500
Northern Ireland
1111.00070.143
(+) other teams26
Total:103743001.429540.185
Record of national team matches played by Leighton James
National teamPlayedWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstWinning Percentage
Wales national team54191124575545.4

Leighton James's international caps

as player of Burnley FC, Burnley:
debut age - 18 years 8 months 11 days
1
27 Oct 1971 18:00 (+1:00)

Prague, Letenský Stadion (Sparty)

UEFA Euro 1972 Qualifying, Group 1
2
24 Nov 1971 14:00 (+2:00)

Bucharest, Stadionul 23 August

UEFA Euro 1972 Qualifying, Group 1
3
24 May 1972 20:00 (+1:00)

Glasgow, Hampden Park

British Championship 1972
4
15 Nov 1972 19:30

Cardiff, Ninian Park

1974 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 5
5
24 Jan 1973 19:45

London, British Empire Exhibition Stadium (Wembley)

1974 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 5
age when scoring first goal - 20 years 1 month 12 days
6
28 Mar 1973 19:30 (+1:00)

Cardiff, Ninian Park

1974 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 5
goal
7
12 May 1973 15:00 (+1:00)

Wrexham, The Racecourse

British Championship 1973
8
15 May 1973 19:45 (+1:00)

London, British Empire Exhibition Stadium (Wembley)

British Championship 1973
9
19 May 1973 19:30 (+1:00)

Liverpool, Goodison Park

British Championship 1973
10
26 Sep 1973 17:30 (+1:00)

Chorzów, Stadion Śląski

1974 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 5
11
11 May 1974 15:00 (+1:00)

Cardiff, Ninian Park

British Championship 1974
12
14 May 1974 20:00 (+1:00)

Glasgow, Hampden Park

British Championship 1974
13
18 May 1974 15:00 (+1:00)

Wrexham, The Racecourse

British Championship 1974
14
04 Sep 1974 19:30 (+1:00)

Vienna, Praterstadion (Wiener Stadion)

UEFA Euro 1976 Qualifying, Group 2
15
30 Oct 1974 19:30

Cardiff, Ninian Park

UEFA Euro 1976 Qualifying, Group 2
16
20 Nov 1974 19:30

Swansea, Vetch Field

UEFA Euro 1976 Qualifying, Group 2
17
16 Apr 1975 17:30 (+1:00)

Budapest, Népstadion

UEFA Euro 1976 Qualifying, Group 2
18
01 May 1975 16:00 (+1:00)

Luxembourg City, Stade Municipal

UEFA Euro 1976 Qualifying, Group 2
2(1p.)хgoal
19
17 May 1975 15:00 (+1:00)

Cardiff, Ninian Park

British Championship 1975
20
21 May 1975 19:45 (+1:00)

London, British Empire Exhibition Stadium (Wembley)

British Championship 1975
21
23 May 1975 15:00 (+1:00)

Belfast, Windsor Park

British Championship 1975
as player of Derby County FC, Derby:
22
19 Nov 1975 19:30

Wrexham, The Racecourse

UEFA Euro 1976 Qualifying, Group 2
23
24 Apr 1976 17:30 (+1:00)

Zagreb, Stadion Maksimir

UEFA Euro 1976 Qualifying, Quarterfinal
24
06 May 1976 19:30 (+1:00)

Glasgow, Hampden Park

British Championship 1976
25
08 May 1976 15:00 (+1:00)

Cardiff, Ninian Park

British Championship 1976
26
14 May 1976 19:00 (+1:00)

Swansea, Vetch Field

British Championship 1976
goal
27
22 May 1976 15:00 (+1:00)

Cardiff, Ninian Park

UEFA Euro 1976 Qualifying, Quarterfinal
28
06 Oct 1976 19:30 (+1:00)

Cardiff, Ninian Park

Friendly International
29
17 Nov 1976 20:00

Glasgow, Hampden Park

1978 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 7
30
30 Mar 1977 19:30 (+1:00)

Wrexham, The Racecourse

1978 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 7
goal
31
28 May 1977 15:00 (+1:00)

Wrexham, The Racecourse

British Championship 1977
32
31 May 1977 20:00 (+1:00)

London, British Empire Exhibition Stadium (Wembley)

British Championship 1977
1(1p.)хgoal
33
03 Jun 1977 19:00 (+1:00)

Belfast, Windsor Park

British Championship 1977
34
06 Sep 1977 19:30 (+1:00)

Wrexham, The Racecourse

Friendly International
35
20 Sep 1977

Kaifan, Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium

Friendly International
as player of Queens Park Rangers FC, London:
36
14 Dec 1977 20:00 (+1:00)

Dortmund, Westfalenstadion

Friendly International
as player of Burnley FC, Burnley:
37
29 Nov 1978 19:30

Wrexham, The Racecourse

UEFA Euro 1980 Qualifying, Group 7
as player of Swansea City AFC, Swansea:
38
17 May 1980 15:00 (+1:00)

Wrexham, The Racecourse

British Championship 1980
goal
39
21 May 1980 20:00 (+1:00)

Glasgow, Hampden Park

British Championship 1980
40
23 May 1980 19:30 (+1:00)

Cardiff, Ninian Park

British Championship 1980
Comments

Wales upcoming fixtures

Friendly International
Wales vs Gibraltar
Wrexham, Wednesday 11 October 2023
UEFA Euro 2024 Qualification
Wales vs Croatia
Cardiff, Sunday 15 October 2023
UEFA Euro 2024 Qualification
Armenia vs Wales
Yerevan, Saturday 18 November 2023
UEFA Euro 2024 Qualification
Wales vs Turkey
Cardiff, Tuesday 21 November 2023
Leighton James's most often teammates
Terry Yorath (1971 - 1981) - 38 games
Brian Flynn (1974 - 1983) - 37 games
Leighton Phillips (1971 - 1981) - 37 games
Dai Davies (1975 - 1982) - 33 games
John Mahoney (1972 - 1983) - 33 games
Wales players born on 1 October
John Morgan (1854) - 10 caps, 2 goals
Trevor Ford (1923) - 38 caps, 23 goals
Mark Aizlewood (1959) - 39 caps
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