James Simmonds

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James Simmonds
0Full Name James Simmonds
0Date of Birth 3 December 1987
0Place of Birth Hammersmith, London, England
0Position Attacking Midfielder
0Chelsea career 1999 - 2008
0Debut n/a
0Games (goals) 0 (0)
0Other clubs None
0Years 2012 -
0Role Under-16s Head Coach
0Previous roles Under-15s Head Coach
Academy Coach
0Other clubs -

James Simmonds (born 3 December 1987 in Hammersmith, London, England) is a midfielder who formerly played for Chelsea's Academy team and is now a member of the academy coaching staff.


Pre-Chelsea career

James joined Chelsea as a highly-rated schoolboy, coming from the same Isleworth school as Michael Mancienne.

Chelsea career

Initially breaking into the Under-18 team as a 15 year-old, James was well regarded as a talented winger and accelerated through youth team football into the reserve setup at a very young age. Unfortunately, he never quite kicked on and, after a loan spell at Cardiff City came to nothing, he was released on a free transfer.


James, who could also have represented England, chose to play for the Republic of Ireland at Under-19 level.

Career statistics

Youth Team Football

Season Club Total
Apps Goals
2003-04 Chelsea ? ?
2004-05 Chelsea ? ?
2005-06 Chelsea 15 0

Reserve Team Football

Season Club Total
Apps Goals
2004-05 Chelsea ? ?
2005-06 Chelsea ? ?
2006-07 Chelsea ? ?
2007-08 Chelsea 7 0

Career honours


Post Chelsea Career

A spell at Dover Athletic ended when he joined up with the Glenn Hoddle Academy in Jerez. A move from ther followed to Ecija in the lower Spanish tiers, before he returned to England and Dover on loan in March of 2010. He joined Hampton & Richmond Borough for the 2011-12 season and left for Hemel Hempsted Town in 2014 whilst continuing his coaching career in the Chelsea academy. As of the start of the 2018-19 season he was the club's Under-16 Head Coach.

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