#TBT Sports Blog: English National Team’s David “Calamity” James

MIKE Comic 42 Calamity JamesToday’s #TBT sports blog remembers former English National Team soccer goalie ignominiously named David “Calamity” James.

Though David James may have not possessed the most flattering nickname in sports, this good natured goalie easily laughed off the unwarranted title of Calamity James.

The genesis of the Calamity James nickname began when James was in goal with Liverpool in the 1995 season: he allowed 20 goals in 11 games.

The cheeky nickname reached new heights when, ten years later, James allowed four second half goals to the Danes in England’s disastrous 4 – 1 loss.

The talented David James played in the English Premier League for five teams before retiring in 2011. He once held the EPL record for 536 total appearances as well as for a remarkable 173 clean sheets.

Now admired for his charity work off the pitch, this likeable and more than capable goalie is anything but a calamity.

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