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 Sports.
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
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
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 football!!
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!!!