EXCITING WELSH WING WIZARD LEIGHTON JAMES SIGNED WITH STYLO MATCHMAKERS IN 1970 AND SHOWCASED GREAT FORM FORM BURNLEY F.C.
James started his career as a left winger withBurnley, making his league debut in November 1970 againstNottingham Forest. In 1971, he won his first international cap againstCzechoslovakia. Altogether, he played 54 times forWalesand scored 10 goals. In 1975, he signed forDerby Countyfor a then club record fee of £310,000, and in 1977 joinedQueens Park Rangersin exchange forDon Masson. He made his QPR debut against WBA in October 1977 and went on to play 28 league games, scoring 4 goals.
In 1978, he returned to play withBurnleybut left when they were relegated to the third division and signed forSwansea City, helping them from the third division to the first. He had spells withSunderland,BuryandNewport Countybefore in 1986 he returned toBurnleyfor a third spell, as youth team manager and occasional player.