James Harper

Date of birth09 November 1980
Place of birthChelmsford
NationalityEnglish
Weight73 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

Unable to break into the senior team at Arsenal, as a youngster James Harper joined Cardiff City on loan with a view to a permanent transfer.

No deal could be reached and he returned to Arsenal before moving on to Reading shortly afterwards.

Jamie went straight into the Royals' first team and quickly justified his substantial transfer fee by scoring a superb goal on his debut against Rotherham United.

A talented midfielder who plays with an assured arrogance and determination, James agreed a new three-year contract with Reading in June 2003 that was extended to June 2008 in March 2006 and to June 2010 in July 2007.

He joined Hull City in August 2010 with a two-year contract.

James joined Doncaster Rovers in August 2012 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Arsenal 08 Jul 1999 28 Feb 2001
Cardiff City 29 Dec 2000 25 Jan 2001 L
Reading 28 Feb 2001 29 Jan 2010
Sheffield United 01 Sep 2009 28 Jan 2010 L
Sheffield United 29 Jan 2010 30 Jun 2010
Hull City 01 Aug 2010 30 Jun 2012
Wycombe Wanderers 24 Jan 2012 27 Feb 2012 L
Hungerford Town 21 Jul 2012 17 Aug 2012
Doncaster Rovers 17 Aug 2012 08 Jan 2014
Barnet 21 Mar 2014 30 Jun 2014
Basingstoke Town 24 Oct 2014

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Cardiff City League Division 3 3
1
2000-01 Reading League Division 2 9
3
1
2
2000-01 Reading League Division 2 Play-Offs 1
1
2001-02 Reading FA Cup 1
2001-02 Reading LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
2001-02 Reading League Cup 3
2001-02 Reading League Division 2 19
7
1
3
2002-03 Reading FA Cup 2
1
2002-03 Reading League Division 1 34
2
2
2002-03 Reading League Division 1 Play-Offs 2
2003-04 Reading FA Cup 2
2003-04 Reading League Cup 2
1
2003-04 Reading League Division 1 35
4
1
1
2004-05 Reading FA Cup 3
2004-05 Reading League Championship 39
2
3
4
2004-05 Reading League Cup 1
1
2005-06 Reading FA Cup 3
2005-06 Reading League Championship 44
1
7
1
2005-06 Reading League Cup 3
1
2006-07 Reading FA Cup 1
1
2006-07 Reading League Cup
1
2006-07 Reading Premier League 36
2
3
3
2007-08 Reading FA Cup 1
2007-08 Reading League Cup 2
2007-08 Reading Premier League 38
6
1
2008-09 Reading League Championship 28
6
1
3
2008-09 Reading League Cup 2
2009-10 Reading League Championship
3
2009-10 Reading League Cup 2
2009-10 Sheffield United FA Cup 2
2009-10 Sheffield United League Championship 31
3
4
2
2010-11 Hull City FA Cup 1
2010-11 Hull City League Championship 27
1
1
3
2011-12 Hull City League Championship
1
2011-12 Hull City League Cup 1
2011-12 Wycombe Wanderers League One 5
1
2012-13 Doncaster Rovers League Cup 2
2012-13 Doncaster Rovers League One 19
8
1
2014-15 Basingstoke Town FA Cup 2
2015-16 Basingstoke Town FA Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Nov 2014 Basingstoke Town v AFC Telford United D 1-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
18 Nov 2014 AFC Telford United v Basingstoke Town L 2-1 FA Cup 1st round replay
07 Nov 2015 Cambridge United v Basingstoke Town L 1-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.