EXCITING WELSH WING WIZARD LEIGHTON JAMES SIGNED WITH STYLO MATCHMAKERS IN 1970 AND SHOWCASED GREAT FORM FORM BURNLEY F.C.
Leighton James started his career as a left-winger with Burnley, making his league debut in November 1970 against Nottingham Forest. In 1971, he won his first international cap against Czechoslovakia. Altogether, he played 54 times for Wales and scored 10 goals. In 1975, he signed for Derby County for a then club-record fee of £310,000, and in 1977 joined Queens Park Rangers in exchange for Don Masson. He made his QPR debut against WBA in October 1977 and went on to play 28 league games, scoring 4 goals.
In 1978, Leighton James returned to play with Burnley but left when they were relegated to the third division and signed for Swansea City, helping them from the third division to the first. He had spells with Sunderland, Bury and Newport County before in 1986 he returned to Burnley for a third spell, as youth team manager and occasional player.