Lauren James, Biography

Lauren James
Lauren James

Lauren James is a 19-year-old female English footballer and the younger sister of Chelsea and England defender Reece James.

The striking midfielder currently plays for FA WSL club Manchester United and is the youngest player in the team.

Date of Birth

She was born on September 29, 2001


Lauren James is 19 years old based on her birthdate of September 29, 2001.


She attended Whitton School in Whitton, London.



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At just 13, James was discovered by Arsenal and trained with the boys’ team – two years later, she made it to the women’s first team.

After coming off the bench in the 67th minute, James made her debut for Arsenal against Everton, coming on as a substitute in a 2–0 win.

In October 2018, James joined United from Arsenal, where she was the second-youngest player in the club’s history.

After scoring three goals in United’s first four matches, she was crowned September’s FA Women’s Championship Player of the Month.

During her time with the United, she netted 14 times and earned a call-up to the England Under-19 team for the 2019 UEFA Under-19 Championship as a result.

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The day before her 18th birthday, James scored our first-ever goal in the Women’s Super League, leading to a 2-0 win over Liverpool.

Chelsea Move

Chelsea and Manchester United have reached an agreement on a transfer fee for Lauren James.

Up to £200,000 will be invested in the deal, including bonuses, and is a record transfer between two Women’s Super League clubs.


Lauren James Her Brother Reece James
Lauren James Her Brother Reece James

James is the younger sister of Chelsea and England defender Reece James.

She has cited her father Nigel, a UEFA licensed football coach, as inspiration: “[He] has helped me every step of the way. I grew up playing football with my brothers and wanted to play like them; I have always loved the game. I am grateful to my Dad for all the time, effort and love that he has put into my football by coaching me in order that I reach the very best level.

  • Father – Nigel James (Former Football Player, Football Coach)
  • Siblings – Reece James (Older Brother) (Professional Football Player), Joshua James (Older Brother)


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