Leighton James

Date of birth16 February 1953
Place of birthLoughor
NationalityWelsh
PositionMidfielder

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Burnley 01 Feb 1970 01 Oct 1975
Derby County 01 Oct 1975 01 Oct 1977
Queens Park Rangers 01 Oct 1977 01 Sep 1978
Burnley 01 Sep 1978 01 Apr 1980
Swansea City 01 Apr 1980 01 Jan 1983
Sunderland 01 Jan 1983 01 Aug 1984
Bury 01 Aug 1984 01 Aug 1985
Newport County 01 Aug 1985 01 Aug 1986

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1975-76 Derby County FA Cup 5
1975-76 Derby County League Division One 21
1
6
1976-77 Derby County FA Cup 6
2
1976-77 Derby County League Cup 6
1
1976-77 Derby County League Division One 39
9
1976-77 Derby County UEFA Cup 4
3
1977-78 Derby County League Cup 1
1977-78 Derby County League Division One 7
1981-82 Swansea City UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2
1982-83 Swansea City UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 3
2


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
06 Dec 1975 Birmingham City v Derby County L 2-1 League Division One
13 Dec 1975 Queens Park Rangers v Derby County D 1-1 League Division One
20 Dec 1975 Derby County v Sheffield United W 3-2 League Division One
26 Dec 1975 Leicester City v Derby County L 2-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1975 Derby County v Aston Villa W 2-0 League Division One
03 Jan 1976 Derby County v Everton W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 1976 Derby County v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-3 League Division One
17 Jan 1976 Burnley v Derby County W 1-2 League Division One
24 Jan 1976 Derby County v Liverpool W 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 1976 Derby County v Coventry City W 2-0 League Division One
07 Feb 1976 Newcastle United v Derby County L 4-3 League Division One
14 Feb 1976 Derby County v Southend United W 1-0 FA Cup 5th round
18 Feb 1976 Derby County v Arsenal W 2-0 League Division One
21 Feb 1976 West Ham United v Derby County W 1-2 League Division One
25 Feb 1976 Manchester United v Derby County D 1-1 League Division One
28 Feb 1976 Derby County v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
02 Mar 1976 Leeds United v Derby County D 1-1 League Division One
06 Mar 1976 Derby County v Newcastle United W 4-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
13 Mar 1976 Derby County v Norwich City W 3-1 League Division One
20 Mar 1976 Middlesbrough v Derby County W 0-2 League Division One
24 Mar 1976 Derby County v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division One
27 Mar 1976 Derby County v Birmingham City W 4-2 League Division One
03 Apr 1976 Derby County v Manchester United L 0-2 FA Cup Semi-final
10 Apr 1976 Manchester City v Derby County L 4-3 League Division One
17 Apr 1976 Derby County v Leicester City D 2-2 League Division One
19 Apr 1976 Aston Villa v Derby County L 1-0 League Division One
21 Apr 1976 Derby County v Everton L 1-3 League Division One
21 Aug 1976 Newcastle United v Derby County D 2-2 League Division One
25 Aug 1976 Derby County v Middlesbrough D 0-0 League Division One
28 Aug 1976 Derby County v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
31 Aug 1976 Doncaster Rovers v Derby County W 1-2 League Cup 2nd round
04 Sep 1976 Leeds United v Derby County L 2-0 League Division One
11 Sep 1976 Derby County v Liverpool L 2-3 League Division One
15 Sep 1976 Derby County v Finn Harps W 12-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
18 Sep 1976 Norwich City v Derby County D 0-0 League Division One
22 Sep 1976 Derby County v Notts County D 1-1 League Cup 3rd round
25 Sep 1976 Derby County v West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 League Division One
29 Sep 1976 Finn Harps v Derby County W 1-4
Agg: 1-16
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
02 Oct 1976 Birmingham City v Derby County L 5-1 League Division One
04 Oct 1976 Notts County v Derby County W 1-2 League Cup 3rd round replay
16 Oct 1976 Derby County v Tottenham Hotspur W 8-2 League Division One
20 Oct 1976 AEK Athens v Derby County L 2-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Oct 1976 Stoke City v Derby County L 1-0 League Division One
26 Oct 1976 Brighton and Hove Albion v Derby County D 1-1 League Cup 4th round
30 Oct 1976 Derby County v Bristol City W 2-0 League Division One
03 Nov 1976 Derby County v AEK Athens L 2-3
Agg: 2-5
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
06 Nov 1976 Queens Park Rangers v Derby County D 1-1 League Division One
08 Nov 1976 Derby County v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-1 League Cup 4th round replay
20 Nov 1976 Everton v Derby County L 2-0 League Division One
27 Nov 1976 Derby County v Sunderland W 1-0 League Division One
01 Dec 1976 Derby County v Bolton Wanderers L 1-2 League Cup Quarter-final
04 Dec 1976 Manchester City v Derby County L 3-2 League Division One
15 Dec 1976 Derby County v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
18 Dec 1976 Ipswich Town v Derby County D 0-0 League Division One
27 Dec 1976 Derby County v Leicester City W 1-0 League Division One
08 Jan 1977 Blackpool v Derby County D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 1977 Middlesbrough v Derby County L 2-0 League Division One
19 Jan 1977 Derby County v Blackpool W 3-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
22 Jan 1977 Derby County v Newcastle United W 4-2 League Division One
29 Jan 1977 Colchester United v Derby County D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
02 Feb 1977 Derby County v Colchester United W 1-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
05 Feb 1977 Manchester United v Derby County L 3-1 League Division One
12 Feb 1977 Derby County v Leeds United L 0-1 League Division One
19 Feb 1977 Liverpool v Derby County L 3-1 League Division One
26 Feb 1977 Derby County v Blackburn Rovers W 3-1 FA Cup 5th round
02 Mar 1977 Aston Villa v Derby County L 4-0 League Division One
05 Mar 1977 West Bromwich Albion v Derby County L 1-0 League Division One
09 Mar 1977 Derby County v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
12 Mar 1977 Derby County v Birmingham City D 0-0 League Division One
15 Mar 1977 Bristol City v Derby County D 2-2 League Division One
19 Mar 1977 Everton v Derby County L 2-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
23 Mar 1977 Tottenham Hotspur v Derby County D 0-0 League Division One
02 Apr 1977 Derby County v Stoke City W 2-0 League Division One
06 Apr 1977 Derby County v Norwich City D 2-2 League Division One
09 Apr 1977 Derby County v Aston Villa W 2-1 League Division One
12 Apr 1977 Leicester City v Derby County D 1-1 League Division One
16 Apr 1977 Derby County v Everton L 2-3 League Division One
20 Apr 1977 Derby County v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division One
23 Apr 1977 Sunderland v Derby County D 1-1 League Division One
25 Apr 1977 Coventry City v Derby County L 2-0 League Division One
07 May 1977 West Ham United v Derby County D 2-2 League Division One
11 May 1977 Derby County v Queens Park Rangers W 2-0 League Division One
31 Aug 1977 Derby County v Orient W 3-1 League Cup 2nd round
03 Sep 1977 Derby County v Manchester United L 0-1 League Division One
10 Sep 1977 Chelsea v Derby County D 1-1 League Division One
24 Sep 1977 Liverpool v Derby County L 1-0 League Division One
01 Oct 1977 Derby County v Middlesbrough W 4-1 League Division One
04 Oct 1977 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Derby County W 1-2 League Division One
15 Oct 1977 Derby County v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 League Division One
22 Oct 1977 Birmingham City v Derby County L 3-1 League Division One


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1971-72 Wales British Home Championship
1
1971-72 Wales UEFA European Championship 2
1971-72 Wales Under-23 2
1972-73 Wales British Home Championship 3
1972-73 Wales FIFA World Cup 3
1
1972-73 Wales Under-23 2
1
1973-74 Wales British Home Championship 3
1973-74 Wales FIFA World Cup 1
1973-74 Wales Under-23 1
1974-75 Wales British Home Championship 3
1974-75 Wales UEFA European Championship 5
2
1974-75 Wales UEFA Under-18 1
1974-75 Wales Under-23 2
1
1975-76 Wales British Home Championship 3
1
1975-76 Wales UEFA European Championship 3
1976-77 Wales British Home Championship 3
1
1976-77 Wales FIFA World Cup 2
2
1
1976-77 Wales International Friendly 1
1977-78 Wales International Friendly 3
1978-79 Wales UEFA European Championship 1
1979-80 Wales British Home Championship 3
1
1979-80 Wales FIFA World Cup 1
1980-81 Wales British Home Championship 2
1980-81 Wales FIFA World Cup 2
2
1980-81 Wales International Friendly 1
1981-82 Wales British Home Championship 2
1
1981-82 Wales FIFA World Cup 3
1981-82 Wales International Friendly 1
1982-83 Wales British Home Championship
1


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

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
27 Oct 1971 Czechoslovakia v Wales L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
24 Nov 1971 Romania v Wales L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
06 Jan 1972 England v Wales L 2-0 U23
26 Jan 1972 Scotland v Wales L 2-0 U23
24 May 1972 Scotland v Wales L 1-0 British Home Championship
15 Nov 1972 Wales v England L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
29 Nov 1972 Wales v England L 0-3 U23
24 Jan 1973 England v Wales D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
14 Mar 1973 Wales v Scotland L 1-2 U23
28 Mar 1973 Wales v Poland W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
12 May 1973 Wales v Scotland L 0-2 British Home Championship
15 May 1973 England v Wales L 3-0 British Home Championship
19 May 1973 Northern Ireland v Wales L 1-0 British Home Championship
26 Sep 1973 Poland v Wales L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
16 Jan 1974 England v Wales D 0-0 U23
11 May 1974 Wales v England L 0-2 British Home Championship
14 May 1974 Scotland v Wales L 2-0 British Home Championship
18 May 1974 Wales v Northern Ireland W 1-0 British Home Championship
04 Sep 1974 Austria v Wales L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
30 Oct 1974 Wales v Hungary W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
20 Nov 1974 Wales v Luxembourg W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
21 Jan 1975 Wales v England L 0-2 U23
25 Feb 1975 Wales v Scotland W 2-0 U23
16 Apr 1975 Hungary v Wales W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
01 May 1975 Luxembourg v Wales W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 2
09 May 1975 Wales v Italy D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group D
17 May 1975 Wales v Scotland D 2-2 British Home Championship
21 May 1975 England v Wales D 2-2 British Home Championship
23 May 1975 Northern Ireland v Wales L 1-0 British Home Championship
19 Nov 1975 Wales v Austria W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
24 Apr 1976 Yugoslavia v Wales L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
06 May 1976 Scotland v Wales L 3-1 British Home Championship
08 May 1976 Wales v England L 0-1 British Home Championship
14 May 1976 Wales v Northern Ireland W 1-0 British Home Championship
22 May 1976 Wales v Yugoslavia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
06 Oct 1976 Wales v West Germany L 0-2 International Friendly
17 Nov 1976 Scotland v Wales L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
30 Mar 1977 Wales v Czechoslovakia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
28 May 1977 Wales v Scotland D 0-0 British Home Championship
31 May 1977 England v Wales W 0-1 British Home Championship
03 Jun 1977 Northern Ireland v Wales D 1-1 British Home Championship
06 Sep 1977 Wales v Kuwait D 0-0 International Friendly
20 Sep 1977 Kuwait v Wales D 0-0 International Friendly
14 Dec 1977 West Germany v Wales D 1-1 International Friendly
29 Nov 1978 Wales v Turkey W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
17 May 1980 Wales v England W 4-1 British Home Championship
21 May 1980 Scotland v Wales L 1-0 British Home Championship
23 May 1980 Wales v Northern Ireland L 0-1 British Home Championship
02 Jun 1980 Iceland v Wales W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Group 3
15 Oct 1980 Wales v Turkey W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
24 Feb 1981 Republic of Ireland v Wales W 1-3 International Friendly
25 Mar 1981 Turkey v Wales W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
16 May 1981 Wales v Scotland W 2-0 British Home Championship
20 May 1981 England v Wales D 0-0 British Home Championship
09 Sep 1981 Czechoslovakia v Wales L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
14 Oct 1981 Wales v Iceland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
18 Nov 1981 USSR v Wales L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
27 Apr 1982 Wales v England L 0-1 British Home Championship
24 May 1982 Scotland v Wales L 1-0 British Home Championship
27 May 1982 Wales v Northern Ireland W 3-0 British Home Championship
02 Jun 1982 France v Wales W 0-1 International Friendly
23 Feb 1983 England v Wales L 2-1 British Home Championship


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