James Quinn is an English-born Northern Irish ex-International soccer player. A Forward, James’ final club was Northampton Town. He played for numerous clubs throughout his career, and was also capped over 50 times as an Northern Ireland International.
After four league games with Birmingham City, Quinn was sold to Blackpool for £25,000. He scored a total of 47 goals and made 150 first-team starts over five years. Two of those goals were scored against Premier League outfit Chelsea in the League Cup.
These exploits led West Bromwich Albion to sign Quinn for £500,000. From 1998 to 2001 James made over 123 appearances in all competitions for West Bromwich Albion. During 2001-02, Quinn’s final season with the club, James was loaned out to Notts County & Bristol Rovers. During the Summer of 2002 James made the move to Dutch side Willem II.
Quinn was released by Willem II in January 2005. He had been unhappy with his life in the Netherlands, and set about finding a new club in England whilst training with the MK Dons. He quickly became Paul Sturrock’s first permanent signing for Sheffield Wednesday, going on to play with Peterborough United, Bristol City and Northampton Town in the final years of his career.
Through his career James appeared over 50 times for his county and scored goals against Belgium, Luxembourg, Malta and Serbia & Montenegro.
Quinn retired from playing soccer in 2007 and decided to concentrate on passing his knowledge and experience onto youth players through coaching. In the summer of 2010, James undertook and passed the prestigous UEFA ’A’ License. James then, in 2011, achieved the highest level coaching license in the world when he completed and passes the UEFA Pro License!
PSA are delighted to bring in such International expertise to the Club. Director of Coaching, John Newman, states, " To bring in staff to the club, with such international recognition as a player and world renowned coaching qualifications, only continues to signify the steps PSA are taking to provide local soccer players with the best opportunities to develop."
James previously helped PSA during the 2010 season and hosted a prestigeous summer camp for the PSA Premier players. In his return, James will now be the head coach for the NPL ’98, ’95 boys and Premier 95/96 Orange Boys.
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