Chris Kamara was born in 1957 and is a retired English footballer. Nicknamed Kammy, he played as defender/midfielder during his career which spanned twenty years. His father was of Sierra Leonian roots and, before his football career, Chris served in the Royal Navy.
During his footballing career he played for many different teams. In recent years this fun loving character has worked as a football pundit and commentator. He has proved very popular with the public due to his light hearted approach.
Born in the North East, Chris was recognised for being a bit of a tough man as a result of his fierce tackles. Nevertheless, his passion for the sport and hard work earned himself a legion of fans and a somewhat cult status. As mentioned previously he had a spell in the Royal Navy. However, this was very short and he began his senior footballing career with Portsmouth in 1975. This was the beginning of a lengthy and highly successful football career, and he remained with this club for two years. Never staying long with one particular club, he spent the following years at Swindon Town (this was followed by a brief return to Portsmouth), Brentford, Swindon Town once again and then Stoke City. In 1990 Chris joined Leeds United where he saw one of the most successful periods of his career. In addition to the above clubs he has also played for Luton Town, Sheffield United and Bradford City.