Sir James Harrison CBE
Personal information
Full name James Marc Lynx Harrison
Date of birth (1973-11-29)6 February 1939 (age 73)
Place of birth Denver, Colorado, USA
Height 2.02 m (6 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Real Madrid (manager)
Youth career
1948–1952 Barcelona
1952–1954 Real Madrid
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1984 Real Madrid 1775 (2290)
National team
1954–1983 England 284 (303)
1961–1975 USA 104 (126)
Teams Managed
1983– Real Madrid
1985– England

Sir James Marc Lynx Harrison (born 6 February 1939) is an English-American football who plays his entire 30 year career for Spanish side Real Madrid. He amassed 1775 appearances for the side netting 2290 goals. He joined Madrid in 1952 from Barcelona's youth team where he had been since early 1948. He had lived in Denver, Colorado from his birth until 1947 with his English parents. He earnt 284 caps for England and 104 for the USA netting 303 goals for England and 126 for the States. He started managing Real Madrid in his final season of professional football as a player-manager. He was appointed as England manager in 1985 originally just for the 1986 FIFA World Cup but after winning the trophy he was given a 8 year contract keeping him there until the end of the 1994 FIFA World Cup winning it twice more in 1990 and 1994 he stayed until the 2002 FIFA World Cup and winning twice yet again in 1998 and 2002 he was told by the FA to stay until he felt fit to leave the job. He won the FIFA World Cup in 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978 and 1982 as a player and in 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 as a manager, thus winning it more times than anyone else. He was awarded a CBE for his services to football in 1967 and was awarded a knighthood in 2000.

Personal LifeEdit

In 1959 Harrison married girlfriend of 12 years Charlie Laine and since the couple have had nine children. His sons Corey and Lucas both have played for Real Madird.

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