After a career spent in the lower divisions, Wilko picked up Kamara
from Stoke in the run-in to promotion in 1990. He was known as a
combative player - sometimes going a little bit too far over the top:
an elbow on an opposition player during his time at Swindon landed him
with a court appearance in addition to the obvious grief from the
FA. He only made 9 appearances that season, but his commitment and his
power in the air certainly helped in a few crucial games. After 18
months with Leeds, he moved on to Luton, then returned to Yorkshire
with Sheffield United. He has had spells in management with Stoke and
Bradford City and is now a regular summariser and presenter for Sky
Michael Tarpey says: Chris Kamara is the coolest guy around,
especially after his banzai appearance. we aintree road brothers have
named our street game after him...Chris Kamara Street Football. we ask
chris for his support in helping us fight the nieghbours in out battle
to legalise C.K street football.
Anon says: Chris Kamara is the coolist presenter on sky, his
enthusiasm is top drawer, top leeds player, great bloke, wish him well
in everything.. Top Man...
Peter says: There's only one Chris Kamara. I wish he were still our
manager at Bradford City.
Patrick Turner says: Chris Kamara is the coolest cat on sky. That
barnet tach combo is the stylish thing since lemahl's mullet! give
that man the keys to england!
deidre says: chris kamara is god, he is so cool i love his shirt
that doesnt fit him
John Egginton says: Chris Kamara is simply a nice guy. A good
allround football good guy, if only there were more Chris Kamaras in
the world, it would be a better place!
Space Banjo says: The man is nothing short of a God. That is all.
300 Minute Man says: On my way to the start of the London Marathon
in 1999, I saw Chris queueing up to relieve himself of some of the
gallons of water he had taken on board earlier that morning. I
greeted him by name and wished him all the best. He responded
enthusiastically and seemed genuinely dismayed when he got to the end
of his good luck message but could not address me by my name. He
muttered 'Yeah thanks. Good luck to you too er...........mate' I was
pleased to see afterwards that he had returned an excellent time. When
he finished I was still at the wrong side of the Tower of London.
Well done, Chris.
paul robson says: Chris Kamara is a real gent met him a couple of
times in Tenerife where he owns property he uses a Irish bar called
the Hole in the wall and he even sings in there and is good but has
time for everyone what a guy
Eddie Webb says: Chris had agreed to do a presentation to some kids
I had been coaching in Armley, Leeds but was under treatment for a
serious ankle injury. I expected him to cry off, but he turned up on
crutches and not only made the presentation but refereed a game from
the centre circle whilst still on his crutches. He spent ages with
those kids, signing autographs and making them feel special. I am sure
they will never forget the occasion. Seems typical of him, top man
Emmarooney says: I met Chris at the Home Nations Masters football
tournament 2004 in Cardiff. He is the 2nd coolest person I have ever
met!!!! (after Everton's Kevin Campbell) He chatted to me for ages and
signed an autograph for me. Then I had a photo with him. He even said
"This is unbelievable, Jeff!" when I asked him to!!!! He always has
time for fans and is one of the nicest guys around.
Kutha says: My friend is the son of Chris Kamara and ill just like
to say hes a top bloke who has time for anyone and to all them jealous
people who say he only works for sky because he is of an ethnic
minority, the can get stuffed!
dan summers says: He looks like lionel ritchie and must struggle to
trim that really thin moustache of his...sounds like he smokes 40
woodbines a day...he's got one hell of a voice though, but a much
better footballer with his trademark hoof clearances into the
Tomo says: I met Chris Kamara in 1993 in a pub in Spain. He was
drinking Sangria with Peter Jackson. Jacko was taking the mickey out
of his pencil line mustache which yes he did have even back then. He
then took to the stage and sung a flawless rendition of Dancing On The
Ceiling before signing autographs and swigging several pints of the
local ale. What a feller he is always up for a laugh and loves
Matt Heg says: Chris Kamara. What can i say the bloke should be
priminister or something. He's a class act and a true gent, such a
laugh on sky sports. lovin the tasche!
Speedy says: I tackled him once in the Navy playing for HMS
Intrepid against HMS Nelson. My leg is still ringing!!!