Last updated on December 18th, 2022 at 04:49 pm
Facts About Chris Kamara
|65 Years Old
|Place Of Birth
|Alimamy Kindo Kamara
|Ben and Jack
|£500 thousand annually
|6 ft 1 inch
Chris Kamara is an English former professional football player and manager. As a football manager, he managed his former football club Bradford City from 1995 to 1998, where he won a promotion to the old first division just months into the job. Kamara was then hired by Stoke in 1998, where things did not go too well – he lasted just three months in the role.
After his retirement as a footballer and later as a manager, Kamara worked as a presenter and football pundit at Sky Sports from 1992 to 2022. Kamara then started to work in broadcasting for Sky Sports in 1999, before sadly having to retire as a result of his apraxia diagnosis after 24 years in the industry on 15th December 2022.
Where is Chris Kamara from?
Chris Kamara was born on 25th December 1957 in Middlesbrough, a town on the southern bank of the River Tees in North Yorkshire, England. His birth name is Christopher Kamara. He holds an American nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnicity. His star sign is Capricorn. He is a follower of Christianity.
Kamara was born into a middle-class family. His father, Alimamy Kindo Kamara was a naval mariner. His mother, Irene passed away on 21st April 2003 from breast cancer. He was raised by his mother along with his younger brother George and sister Maria with great difficulty as his father was a heavy alcoholic.
What is Chris Kamara doing now?
Kamara's original job was as a naval mariner in the Royal Navy which he started at the age of only 16., the job in which he succeeded his father. While in the Navy, he began playing for the Royal Navy team.
Chris Kamara is an English former professional football player and manager who worked as a presenter and football analyst at Sky Sports from 1992 to 2022.
- His football career started in 1974 after he was signed by Portsmouth FC's manager to play in their youth team. He made his first team debut in August 1975 in a 2–0 defeat by Luton Town. The next match he scored his first senior goal against Bolton Wanderers.
- He went on to play regular football at Fratton Park in the 1975–76 season as "Pompey" were relegated out of the Second Division in last place. The club avoided relegation out of the Third Division by a single point in 1976–77.
- In October 1981, he was transferred to Brentford FC. He settled in well during the 1981–82 campaign and scored a career-best of eleven goals in the 1982–83 season as Brentford posted two top-ten finishes.
- The club then struggled to just one place above the Third Division relegation zone in 1983–84 before rising to 13th place in 1984–85. He won a Football League Trophy runners-up medal in 1985 and left the club in the summer of 1985.
- Kamara joined Swindon Town in August 1985. Under the head coach of Lou, Macari Swindon won promotion out of the Fourth Division as champions in 1985–86. Kamara missed just four games of the 1986–87 season as Swindon secured a second successive promotion by beating Gillingham in the playoffs.
- Kamara missed the replay but played in the original home and away leg fixtures of the tie. However, Kamara became the first English player to be convicted of grievous bodily harm for an on-pitch incident, after breaking Shrewsbury Town player Jim Melrose's cheekbone with a punch straight after the final whistle of a game in the 1987–88 season; he was fined £1,200
- In the summer of 1988, he joined Stoke City. He had a good 1988–89 season, scoring five goals in 44 appearances and he won the player of the year award. He played half of the 1989–90 season and left the club to join Leeds United.
- Kamara helped Leeds win the Second Division title in 1989–90. He appeared sparingly for the "Whites" in the First Division after finding himself injured with an Achilles tendon problem during the 1990–91 campaign. He left Leeds in November 1991 and they went on to win the First Division title.
- In October 1992, Kamara returned to the top flight, now called the Premier League, after joining Dave Bassett's Sheffield United on loan. During this time he had the opportunity to play for Sierra Leone, the country of his father, but declined the offer.
- Before joining United he finally joined his hometown club Middlesbrough, albeit on a one-month loan, in February 1993. The "Blades" were relegated at the end of the 1993–94 campaign after slipping into the relegation zone on the final day of the season after a defeat by Chelsea.
- Kamara signed with Bradford City in the summer of 1994 after being offered a playing-coaching role by manager Lennie Lawrence. The "Bantams" struggled in the 1994–95 season, though Kamara was promoted to assistant manager in April 1995.
Chris Kamara's Awards
- Swindon Town Player of the Season: 1979–80.
- Stoke City Player of the Year: 1988–89
- Football League Second Division: 1989–90
- Football League Fourth Division: 1985–86
Chris Kamara Transfer News
- In 1977, Chris Kamara was sold to Swindon Town for £14,000 from Portsmouth.
- He was re-transferred to Swindon Town in August 1985 for a fee of £12,500.
- In 1991, he joined Luton Town for a £150,000 fee.
Who is Chris Kamara's wife?
The Porstmouth legend has been married for more than four decades to his absolutely stunning and gorgeous wife, Anne Kamara. The long-lasting couple married on 29th May 1982 in a grand wedding ceremony. Together, the couple has two sons, Ben and Jack. The couple is still going strong after forty years of their marriage. In May 2022, Chris Kamara marked a milestone wedding anniversary by putting on the suit he wore on the big day.
He also compared himself and Anne to other well-known couples including Jack and Vera Duckworth from Coronation Street. He tweeted: “40years ago today I married the love of my life 🥰 “Unbelievable Jeff” The wedding suit shirt & tie all still fit 👀👌🏽like Tom & Jerry, Jack & Vera, Ant & Dec, Amber & Johnny 🤣😂 we have stood the test of time".
Chris Kamara Net Worth and Salary
As of December 2022, the net worth of Chris Kamara is estimated to be £16 million. He earned his enormous fortune through his career in football and television as a football pundit. At the peak of his football career, he used to bag around £200 thousand to £400 thousand every year. Before his retirement as a football pundit, he used to make around £300 thousand annually.
How tall is Chris Kamara?
Chris Kamara is 6 ft 1 inch tall and his body weight is around 81 Kg. He has a muscular build body. His body measures 42-31-15 inches (Chest-Waist-Biceps). He wears 11(US) size shoes. He looks really handsome in his short haircut which is black in color. He has a pair of black eyes.
Trivias About Chris Kamara You Need To Know.
- He and his family sufferred a lot of racial abuse during his childhood.
- He was trained at HMS Raleigh at Torpoint and later transferred to HMS Vernon.
- Before the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Kamara changed his name by deed poll to Chris Cabanga.
- He is struggling with speech apraxia.